Taurus offers complete freedom and independence thanks to the retractable engine, double retractable main landing gear, excellent gliding performance, inexpensive maintenance and a well-ventilated spacious cockpit.
Taurus is the only two-seat glider with a 15-meter wing-span and it is also the most independent in operations. Equipped with a powerful, yet fully retractable high-performance 50 HP fuel engine and double retractable main undercarriage, the Taurus can go gliding wherever and whenever you want. When others will be waiting for a helper to connect the tow rope and hold the wingtip for take-off, the Taurus M can be already several flying hours away.
The ease of assembling the glider shall be pointed out as well. Taurus is the easiest 2-seat glider to assemble, due to its automatic control connections and the fact that one wing only weighs 45 kg (99 lbs).
|It is important to highlight Taurus key outstanding characteristics:
- Powerful take-off and climb:
From the take-off to 500 m (1650 ft) Taurus M only needs 3 minutes, 6 minutes to 1000 m (3300 ft) and 10 minutes to 1500 m (5000 ft). Then, reaching target altitude, you shut down and retract the engine at a flick of a switch – literally. It may seem unspectacular, but Taurus outperforms even a single-seat self-launching gliders when it comes to take-off and climb.
- Gliding performance:
Gliding brings a new meaning when you start taking advantage of the excellent 41:1 glide ratio coupled with 5 flaperon settings and head to your next waypoint. Flying is much more fun in the side-by-side cockpit arrangement where you can easily share tasks with your copilot, conduct lessons or simply small talk with your friend.
Safety is our primary concern. This is why Taurus features the Safety Cockpit Concept. The entire cabin area is encased with energy absorbing structures made from Kevlar fibre, an amazing material which maintains the integrity of the cabin and makes it safe also in case of stronger impacts. Together with our special Safety Cockpit Concept the Taurus can also be equipped with the ballistic parachute rescue system, which saves the complete aircraft together with the crew in case of severe emergencies.
- Intelligent engine control system:
The intelligent engine control system will do everything by itself, making sure the propeller has positioned itself correctly and retracting the engine for you, while you concentrate on finding that perfect lift! Built-in safety will even prevent inadvertent start-up or retractions of the engine!
- A vrooom with the view:
The cockpit of the Taurus is very long and comfortable. Even the very tall pilots do not have problems fitting inside. Side-by-side seating arrangement makes communication between the pilots perfect, unlike conventional tandem two-seaters. Full dual controls are reachable to both pilots. The pedals, seats, headrest and ventilation can be adjusted to suit your body size and needs in just seconds, also during flight. A special ergonomically shaped instrument panel houses all the instruments you will ever want without obstructing the excellent view in all directions. There are side pockets for each pilot and a roomy baggage compartment behind the seats with space for an oxygen system as well.