FOR SALE: Janus A (Schempp Hirth)
A great syndicate glider for taking friends and family flying or for training and cross country.
The time has come to sell our Janus. This is the original Janus with the all flying tail and no water ballast. You would never know that it has an all flying tail. It is not pitch sensitive and has excellent manners.
Some background… T&J bought this insurance write off (as we have done many times before) 15 years ago. The plan was to work on it in our spare time. Well, there was not much spare time so it has taken until this year to complete the project.
The good points…
All new paint except for the tail plane which is in good condition.
New canopy perspex.
Enclosed trailer in good condition. Registered in NSW.
Full tow out gear.
VHF with repeater.
LNav with repeater
(The Colibri shown in the photo was borrowed and is not for sale)
This Janus has some desirable upgrades… tail wheel… nose and CG releases… hydraulic disk brake and linear bearings in the aileron system which greatly reduces aileron loads.
The not so good points…
No parachutes included.
5500 hours total time… so 6000 hour life extension is coming up in a few years. Some of the requirements have already been carried out as part of the repairs. This is a very tight ship.
GWZ would make a great syndicate glider or Xcountry trainer for a club. L/D is 40:1 measured.