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In recent years we furnished the LS8-sc neo with several updates. A Mandl Air Extractor, which leads excess air to the outside, was integrated into the fuselage. The device controls the incoming airstream and avoids excess pressure. What’s more, we replaced the LS’ large tail wheel by a smaller one with a diameter of 150mm (made by Tost) and adjusted the wheel spat accordingly. The cross-sectional area was thus reduced by 2/3. Due to a higher angle of attack, the 5″-gear has improved the take-off roll. A very comfortable upgrade. A parking break may prevent the glider from inadvertent rolling on the ground.
The LS8’s well-proven tail unit remained almost unaltered. However we re-engineered and improved several smaller details in this area. In order to improve aerodynamic characteristics we modified the transition between vertical tail and elevator. The little set-off simply disappeared. A nice side-effect when taping the glider; it is now much easier.
The LS8-sc cockpit was modernized. It comes in the same look as our LS10. In a crash situation the safety cockpit will effectively protect the pilot from injuries. The bowden cables for water ballast are well hidden under the side cladding. We were able to enlarge the cockpit’s front part by lowering the front section of the seatpan, so it now offers additional space and legroom. The avionic batteries were placed under the two-peace seatpan and may easily be reached through a maintenance opening. We reorganized the instrument panel to carry larger board computers. It now offers sufficient space for all instrumentation desired.
Like in past years, we are offering the LS8-sc with two different wingspans. Competitive pilots will most likely be interested in the new 15m