The ATOS-VR has been designed as our competition glider for high cross-country performance. The adjustable V-tail, with angle of attack coordinated with the flap setting, give the VR a great, well defined speedbar pressure over the whole range of speed. . The winglets improve the directional stability, leading to relaxed gliding at high speeds and perfectly coordinated turns while thermalling. The winglets also directly improve the performance by optimising the lift distribution, making the overall wing more effective.
Competition results of the last few years prove the high level of performance of the ATOS-VR.
Handling characteristics of the VR show once again, that performance and handling are not contradictory when flying rigid wings. Take-off and landing are easily done due to the effective flaps. When set to maximum angle, these flaps make steep approaches and landing on the smallest field possible. At 15° they give the VR the extra lift for best climbing in narrow thermals.
The ATOS-VR has reinforced carbon composite spars, adding a sizable amount of stiffness to the wing and offering a comfortable flying in turbulent conditions or on fast finals. The certified hook-in weight is 140kg, enabling the use of a mosquito motor harness for the heavier pilots as well.
The ATOS-VR is offered in two versions:
- Standard version with our long time approved Stormlite-sail
- Race version with our Technora-sail
The Technora sail offers increased stiffness, resulting in higher sail tension, leading to a better defined aerofoil and less deformation at higher speeds. The VR with the Technora sail has a unique look.
After using this sail material for 2 seasons now, we can say nothing negative about the durability of the Technora. However, we are a few years away from being able to guarantee the life span proven with our Stormlite sails.
ATOS VRS the new glider for small pilots, but with superior performance.
New wing geometry:
- accomplish glide ratio and minimum sink comparable to ATOS VR
- small wing but still nice and smooth flying characteristics
- smaller pack size, for easier transports with cable car and by airplane
We want to highlight the very good directional stability and the exact handling. But still the ATOS VRS introduce a new level of manoeuvrability to the ATOS.
technical data (to be approved by certification authority)
wing span: 12 m
weight: ca. 35kg
packing size: 4m
The glider with certification will be available for season 2013. Serial production has already started and orders are welcome.