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Rolladen-Schneider Segelflugzugbau
Mhlstrasse 10, Postfach 1130, D63323 Egelsbach, Germany
Tel +49 (0)6103 4126 Fax +49 (0)6103 45526

US Agent: Mike Adams / Pik Pacific, Tel (310)376-4590 Fax (310)372-1252


Rolladen-Schneider LS-1

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The LS-1 Standard Class design resulted from the collaboration of Wolf Lemke and Walter Schneider after they had worked together on the ground breaking Akaflieg Darmstadt D-36 project. Production models made their debut at the 1968 German Nationals, where they took first and second place. Helmut Reichmann won the Standard Class at the 1970 world Championship at Marfa, Texas in a LS-1. The LS-1 was produced in several sub-models, including the 1C with all moving tail, the 1D with water ballast, and the 1F with redesigned rudder and conventional tailplane. ATC.


Rolladen-Schneider LS-2

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Rolladen-Scheider LS-3

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The LS-3 was a 15 meter racing class sailplane with full-span flaperons instead of the more usual flap/aileron combination. The flaperons are coupled with dive brakes to reduce approach and landing speeds. The LS-3a version has separate flaps and ailerons. All 3 series use a fuselage similar to that developed for the Standard Class LS-1f, which features a front-hinged canopy and a fixed stabilizer on a T-tail. The LS-3-17 version was offered with a 17 m. wing with no change in gross weight. ATC


Rolladen-Schneider LS-4

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The Standard Class successor to the LS-1, the LS-4 first flew in 1980. It features a new airfoil (Wortmann mod.) on its double-tapered wing, larger upper-surface double segment Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes and a variety of rigging improvements. The fuselage is derived from that of the LS-3a. The improved LS-4a has an increased gross weight and ballast capacity and strengtened landing gear. LS-4s took the first 6 places (and 21 out of the first 25) in the Standard Class at the 1983 World Championships at Hobbs, NM.


Rolladen-Schneider LSD Ornith

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Rolladen-Schneider LS-5

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Rolladen-Schneider LS-6

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The 15 m. racing class LS-6 first flew in 1983. The flaps are linked to the ailerons. Approach control is by top surface Schempp-Hirth airbrakes. The LS-6a and 6b models had an optional 5 kg. / 12 lb fin ballast tank. LS-6s won the first two places at the 1985 World Championships at Rieti, Italy and the first three places at the 1987 Worlds at Benalla, Australia. At the 1991 World Championships at Uvalde, TX, the first four places were taken by LS-6bs and LS-6cs. The LS-6 comes with tip extensions increasing the span to 17.5 m. (LS-6c/ 17.5) and 18.0 m. (LS-6c/18.0 m.)


Rolladen-Schneider LS-7

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This Standard Class sailplane first flew in 1987, and uses a modified LS-6 fuselage. It is fitted with a tail ballast tank for trimming purpose.


Rolladen-Schneider LS-8

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The LS-8 is designed to Standard Class specifications. Winglets come as standard and a fin ballast tank is an option. Approach control is by top surface Schempp-Hirth airbrakes. Wingtip extensions bringing the span to 18 m. are also an option. At the 1995 World Championships at Omarama, New Zealand, LS-8s scored 2nd, 4th and 5th in the Standard Class. ATC


Rolladen-Schneider LS-9

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Rolladen-Schneider LS-10

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