Guggenmos ESC

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Role Hang glider
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Drachenbau Josef Guggenmos
Designer Josef Guggenmos
Status Production completed
Unit cost
8155 (2003)

The Guggenmos ESC is a German high-wing, single-place, rigid-wing hang glider that was designed by World Hang Gliding Champion Josef Guggenmos and produced by his company Drachenbau Josef Guggenmos.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The ESC was designed as a competition rigid wing glider. The aircraft was built in two sizes, both certified to DHV Class 3. The aircraft underwent a program of continuous improvement and refinement during its production history.[1]


ESC 2002
Large size model for heavier pilots, with a 12.1 m (39.7 ft) span wing, nose angle of 143°, wing area of 13.4 m2 (144 sq ft) and an aspect ratio of 11.1:1. The pilot hook-in weight range is 70 to 104 kg (154 to 229 lb). The price was 8155 in 2003.[1]
Small size model for lighter pilots, with a 11.2 m (36.7 ft) span wing, nose angle of 143°, wing area of 12.1 m2 (130 sq ft) and an aspect ratio of 10.5:1. The pilot hook-in weight range is 66 to 90 kg (146 to 198 lb). The price was €8155 in 2003.[1]

Specifications (ESC 2002)[edit]

Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 12.1 m (39 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 13.4 m2 (144 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 11:1


  1. ^ a b c d e Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 45. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X