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 teh 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.
- Span: 13,8 m
- Wing area: 14,7 m2
- Aspect ratio: 13
- Min. sink rate: 0,65 m/s
- Glider weight: 44 kg
- Min. take-off weight: 90 kg
- Max. take-off weight: 181.5 kg
- Transport dimensions: 5,15x0,48x0,2 m
- Rigging/derigging: approx. 18 Minuten
- Certification: DHV 3E
- Spars can be transported seperately