The top of the score sheet in a contest near you!
HpH Glasflügel 304-S, 304SJ (jet)
and 304MS (self launch)
and coming soon, 304TS (Twin Shark) 2 place*
* first flights 2012


ser# 20 First flight 12-22-11


Solo 2625-01Certified for retractable powerplants For self launching motorgliders up to 600kg of gross weight
website: http://www.binder-flugmotorenbau.de/solo2625-01.html?&L=1


304S JET


Copyright Jochen Ewald and HPH
304S Brochure and PRICELIST

Data Sheet TBS 400N-J40P
WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS BELOW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ2EX2aJ910
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcTeut1wE2o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y32_QizSuUs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFBUv-QYU6M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBdJRCiug7k&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBdJRCiug7k&feature=related

The weather after several weeks of fabulous soaring conditions Saturday was horible with low IFR over the whole region and menacing rain and T storms announced. finally the sky cleared a little to 2500" AGL, and we where off the only tow that day at TSA, very unusual at this time of the year. flew 2 flights of 35mins on saturday and 2hrs on Sunday, it just gets better at each flight. More news to come later.
It is everything you can expect, Easy to fly, hardly notice you are flying a 18m, except for the speed and the glide, very comfortable "that cockpit". Light commands, accelerates fast, turn ratio like the 15m.
Andre de Baghy

Do you need a roomy cockpit?!?

THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF LUXURY AND PERFORMANCE!

BROCHURE
Jochen Ewald flight evaluation of  the new 304S  
The 18-Metre Class HpH 304s Shark is worth a closer look, says Jochen Ewald – and check out how it places when it races
"

 appearing now in Sailplane and Gliding magazine
Read this impressive report now!

Test pilot Ludek Kluger was surprised with excellent characteristics this new superglider.
He reported excellent flying quality from first moment.

From the ground up these are new sailplanes and designed with the very latest technology in not only wing planforms but in cockpit safety, construction techniques and materials, improved pilot ergonomics, controls systems innovations and more to be not only the very best in performance in the class but in every detail.
SEE LATEST IMAGES AND PROGRESS ON HPH WEBSITE http://www.hph.cz/

and on http://www.wingsandwheels.com/preview.htm
Test pilot Ludek Kluger was surprised with excellent characteristics this new super glider.
He reported excellent flying quality from first moment.

Accepting orders now!


Fuselage structure is prepared for engine installation

Highly effective TBS 400N jet engine
(click on image for JET SPECS!)

Binder Flugmotorenbau GmbH
Solo 2625-01
For self launching motorgliders up to 600kg of gross weight
Certified for retractable powerplants

solo26-25-01-05.jpg

Power ca 38 KW / 52 hp
max. Continuous  rpm 6250 l/min
Carburator 1 Mikuni
Compression 9,5 : 1
Ignition Ducati, Bosch W5 AC
Reduction gear Toothed belt
Fuel consumption 21,5 l/h
Weight 23 kg
Alternator 12 V  150 W
Lubricant 1:50 Autosuper-2-stroke eng. oil
Propeller pillar Carbon fibre
Prop (Technoflug)

2-blade CRP

March 27th 2007 well known pilot and author Gerhard Marzinzik made test flights in the new HpH 304S in preparation for his evaluation report to be published soon in AEROKURIER Magazine.
Test flights with water ballast and comparison testing along with a new Ventus 2 were completed with very positive results.

New 304S prototype along side comparison Ventus 2 sailplane



PRICE LIST HERE
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304S IN COMPETITION!


click on link above for contest results


1st Production 304S......1st competition for a production 304s
results........of course.....1st!

2008 Easter Comps - Performance Class
Chinchilla, 21.03.2008 - 29.03.2008  Performance - Overall results after 5
# CN Pilot Country Glider Total
1. GAG Georgenson Andrew Boonah 304s Shark 4751.1
2. VCX Woolley Chris CQGC Ventus 2cxm 4743.4
3. OBH Hatfield Bill Kingaroy LAK 17/15m 4491.7
4. 36 Takizawa Shinzo Narromine Discus 2a 4333.9
5. XOW Nowak Chad DDSC LS 7 4218.0
6. IUO Brown Simon Geelong Discus 2c 18 4192.6
7. GKU Spletter Errol SDASC LS 8 4155.4
8. JSR Henderson Ralph DDSC Duo Discus T 4020.4
9. XJW Lane Bevan Kingaroy Discus b 3967.6
10. GAW Hart Robert DDSC Nimbus 2 c 3878.3
11. XOT Wilkinson Bill SDASC Discus b 3829.0
12. KDX Club Kingaroy   Duo Discus 3672.3
13. GXY Tabart Tony Corangamite SC Nimbus 4DM 3602.7
14. 77 Nicholls John ASC Discus b 3601.9
15. GGH Mitchell Pearce DDSC Ventus b 3449.5
16. GKO Hoskings Richard DDSC ASW 20 3214.5
17. DYZ McKenzie Graeme Kingaroy Discus 2b 3046.8
18. ZBW Ward Bob DDSC Ventus 2cM 2949.0
19. XGG Schmidt Greg Kingaroy LS 8 2750.0
20. FQL Lambert Dennis DDSC Nimbus 2 c 2696.9
21. FQL Cavanna Tony DDSC Nimbus 2 c 1893.8
22. NNA Morgan Owen Warwick Ventus 2c 1792.5
23. GXY McCaffrey Shane DDSC Nimbus 4DM 986.5
24. GXY Griffiths Peter DDSC Nimbus 4DM 0.0
24. ZBW Harris Steve   Ventus 2cM 0.0
24. KDX Truitt Mike Kingaroy Duo Discus 0.0
HC GAW Wade Brian Caboolture Nimbus 2 c 0.0

304S prototype (the ONLY NON-German Glider)
 in the German 18 Meter National Championship finished
an impressive 9th overall out of 37!
This was even after an unfortunate land-out on one day dropping guest pilot
Jan-Hinnerk Scheel to 24th on this one day.
Without question, the 304S is proving itself to be a formidable competitor!


Final standings:

Rang  WBK  Name  Land  Flugzeug  Verein  1. Tag  2. Tag  3. Tag  4. Tag  5. Tag  6. Tag  Punkte
1 29 Leucker, Dr. Hermann NW ASG 29 LSC Bayer Leverkusen
989
979
786
59
897
1000
4710
2 JOY Schuster, Jürgen BY Ventus 2 cxT Aeroclub Ansbach
976
897
797
159
751
987
4567
3 OG Gertzmann, Rolf NW Ventus 2 cxt LSV Dorsten
891
880
772
243
780
944
4510
4 71 Schunk, Mathias BY LS 10 SFZ Königsdorf
904
823
714
163
892
936
4432
5 10 Back, Holger RP LS 10-st AC Nastätten
907
824
796
32
872
921
4352
6 W1 Schmacht, Hansjürgen BY ASH 26 AC Bamberg
952
819
745
160
818
843
4337
7 29E Möker, Michael NI ASG 29 SFG Salzdetfurth
891
742
688
243
783
955
4302
8 WM Meuser, Werner HE Ventus 2 Cxa KVfL Marburg
956
794
750
65
880
850
4295
9 IH Scheel, Jan-Hinnerk SH HPH 304 S AC Lübeck
928
783
735
142
851
792
4231
10 WS Sinn, Walter BY Ventus 2 cxM SFG Donauwörth
912
793
736
65
874
845
4225
11 XL Weidenbach, Andreas BW ASH 26 E LSV Degerfeld
957
790
713
79
820
844
4203
12 BC Umlauf, Jan HH Discus 2ct HAC Boberg
919
783
696
155
850
774
4177
13 7L Sommer, Norbert HE Ventus 2ct SFC Hirzenhain
854
786
758
77
834
866
4175
14 2B Behrendt, Armin BY Ventus 2c SFZ Königsdorf
907
784
789
64
700
928
4172
15 IR Mathar, Rudolf NW ASH 26 E LSV Aachen
931
906
531
44
804
928
4144
16 B1 Weber, Bernd BW Ventus 2cxT FG Neckartal Köngen
907
803
527
141
884
854
4116
17 25 Beutter, Ulrik BW Ventus 2 cxT FSV Mössingen
813
809
785
42
845
819
4113
18 MC Kühl, Andreas BB Ventus 2cxT FSV Eisenhüttenstadt
838
794
722
86
778
868
4086
19 GM Mecherlein, Götz HB Ventus 2 cxT WFG Lemwerder
924
913
802
32
699
713
4083
20 3V Gmeiner, Wolfgang BW Ventus 2 C 18m FG Ellwangen
912
794
530
156
876
810
4078
21 MD Emde, Siegfried NW ASH 26 E Sportflug Niederberg e.V.
896
770
778
34
825
774
4077
22 KT Bonsack, Thomas NI Discus 2ct LSV Oldenburg
872
776
734
39
780
859
4060
23 OS Samson, Siegfried HE DG 800 LA AC Langenselbold
692
826
741
78
806
913
4056
24 37 Spiegelberg, Gerd HE LS 8-18 LSC Bad Homburg
822
783
743
40
833
799
4020
25 1G Tacke, Thorsten NW Ventus 2cxT Luftfahrtvereinigung Greven e.V.
909
793
531
64
876
846
4019
26 VR Runge, Carsten BY DG 808 FSC Aschaffenburg
683
778
710
244
830
758
4003
27 DG Dirks, Wilhelm BW DG 808 C LSV Bruchsal
747
902
715
40
792
793
3989
28 AB Bauer, Hanns-Günther BY LS 6 c- 18WL SFZ Ottengrüner Heide
888
755
741
64
729
792
3969
29 TOY Kuhn, Dr. Thomas BY Ventus 2cxT Aeroclub Ansbach
941
783
789
64
716
655
3948
30 4J Seitzinger, Daniel BY Discus 2 C Aeroclub Ansbach
931
788
538
30
809
803
3899
31 26 Schreyer, Stefan HE ASH 26 E AeC Langenselbold
692
826
722
43
790
810
3883
32 HL Brüning, Kai NW LS 6 c- 18WL LSC Bayer Leverkusen
965
767
539
81
765
587
3704
33 BV Polhaus, Volker HE LS 8-18 FSV Offenburg & Reinheim
680
811
702
73
609
769
3644
33 C Costabel, Sascha BW Ventus 2 FSC Mühlacker
684
799
552
174
744
691
3644
35 SM Holtmann, Swen BW LS 8 SFV Mannheim
554
790
730
64
702
657
3497
36 DM Fromme, Stefan BW Ventus 2 cxT FSV Sindelfingen
902
998
493
41
822
0
3256
37 AT Machetanz, HaJo NW LS 8-18 LVA Aachen
744
1000
484
64
185
0
2477


The first official competition for the new 304S
First day .....3rd Place!
Second day.....1st Place!
In fact 304S remains in 1st place
overall for 5 out of 8 days!
OVERALL RESULTS:
Day 1-3rd,  Day 2-1st,  Day 3-1st,  Day 4-1st,  Day 5- 1st, Day 6- 1st, Day 7- 6th, Day 8-8th
A
n unprecedented first showing the lone 304S took on best gliders that the largest sailplane manufacturers in the soaring world could throw at it and finishes a very respectable 8th out of 41 in it's first contest ..not bad......not bad at all!

Open - Overall results after Day 6
PS: Jana Vepreková currently in 2nd place will give up the Ventus 2C in favor of the 304S ser#2
for European Championships!

PRIBINA CUP 2007 Open Class
Overall results after Day 6
# CN Pilot Country Glider Total
1. IH Petr Krejcirík Czech Republic HPH 304S/18m 5026
2. BB Karol Staryszak Poland SZD 56 Diana 2 4964
3. A1 Ales Maraz Slovenia Nimbus 3/25;5m 4886
4. 2CI Svend Andersen Denmark ASG 29/18m 4740
5. GX Peter Szabo Hungary ASH 25EB 4726
6. 12 Josef Bušek Czech Republic LAK 12 4588
7. MP Peter Marosi Hungary Ventus 2C/18m 4411
8. PBI Jan Walther Gevad Denmark DG 600/18m 4404
9. BW1 Patrick Puskeiler Germany Duo Discus 4351
10. 4T Peter Batenburg Netherlands Nimbus 4 4173
11. K1 Steffen Keppler Germany Ventus 2C/18m 4108
12. CZ Jana Vepreková Czech Republic Ventus 2C/18m 4029
13. ZB Zdzislaw Bednarczuk Poland Ventus 2C/18m 3952
14. DE Michael Eisele Germany Ventus 2A 3918
15. BV Volker Polhaus Germany LS 8/18m 3873
16. FX Tibor Fratrik Slovakia LS 8/18m 3818
17. ECC Adam Czeladzki Poland LS 8/18m 3787
18. CXI Branislav Jesensky Slovakia Ventus 2C/18m 3697
19. INV Dirk Nieuwenhout Netherlands ASH 25 3569
20. HJ Poul Kim Larsen Denmark ASH 25 3501
21. 71 Thomas Wettemann Germany Ventus 2B 3494
22. VO Stasys Skalskis Lithuania LAK 17a 3453
23. 77 Peter Gonczi Hungary Nimbus 3/25;5m 3448
24. WG Klaus Gerhard Specht Germany Ventus C/17;6m 3400
25. K5 Marc Puskeiler Germany Duo Discus 3264
26. TS Tomasz Smolski Poland Jantar 2/2b 3254
27. I Henning Kjersgaard Nielsen Denmark Ventus C/17;6m 3235
28. NV Vytautas Maciulis Lithuania LAK 17A/18m 3210
29. IR István Réti Hungary Ventus 2C/18m 3191
30. BA1 Jan Kovalcik Slovakia Nimbus 2 3189
31. K9 Johannes Breckel Germany Discus 2C/18m 3175
32. MA Botond Szabadfi Hungary Nimbus 3T/25;5m 3140
33. SK László Kapuy Hungary Ventus C/17;6m 3031
34. 1W Johan Frey Denmark Duo Discus T 2997
35. 170 Wojciech Kos Poland Ventus 2C/18m 2800
36. PB Istvan Magyar Hungary Ventus B/16;6m 2348
37. LT Lubomír Svoboda Czech Republic LAK 19/18m 2303
38. VL Freddy Vincent Andersen Denmark ASH 25/>26m 2258
39. LM Matthias Luithardt Germany ASH 26 2128
40. KW Jorgen Legind Hansen Denmark ASW 20/16;6m 1755
41. Z Kim Freund Denmark Janus C with retractable gear 1219

Innovation and attention to detail!

Note the skeletal structure built in to the advanced safety cockpit!

Gone now are the "kinks" or bends in the leading edge shown in artist renditions and computer images of the proposed 304S design to finally reveal what had been part of the kept secret until now. The new 304S wing has a elliptical design with not only a graceful sweep to the leading edge but the upward bend added completely without the former breaks of other designs in a continuously contoured wing ending perfectly with the totally new "shark fin" wing tips. Unlike those now used for the new 304S even the most advanced computer designed molds of the past had been made from several sections and had to be hand filled  to complete a single wing mold of these proportions.

 
photos copyright: Jacob Boer
Not simply a facelift of an existing technology, but the very latest in a long study of what was, until now, the “State-of-the-Art”. The HpH Glasflügel 304-S and Glasflügel 304-SE are designed to take advantage of both, the 15 meter racing class and the rising popularity of the 18 meter classes with a totally new carbon fiber 18/15 meter 304S and the 15 meter only 304SE. In keeping with the Glasflügel heritage, innovations in the new fuselage introduces a new safety cockpit far beyond the “standards”of all other manufacturers, with superior ergonomics and roomy comfortable cockpit for even larger pilots.
Capability for Self-Launch or (Turbo) sustainer to be added (built in capability in all production 15/18 “S” models) and of course the renown HpH quality and craftsmanship admired by all and second to none!

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