|Manufacturer||Drachenbau Josef Guggenmos|
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.
Design and development
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.
- 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.
- ESC C
- 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.
Specifications (ESC 2002)
Data from Bertrand
- Crew: one
- Wingspan: 12.1 m (39 ft 8 in)
- Wing area: 13.4 m2 (144 sq ft)
- Aspect ratio: 11:1
- Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 45. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X