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Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus

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Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus is a 15metre-Class glider built by Schempp-Hirth GmbH.

Klaus Holighaus was managing two glider manufacturers: Schempp-Hirth and Glasflügel. In designing the glider he therefore used the wings from the Glasflügel 303. It first flew in September 1976. Originally it had an all moving tail-plane, but a conventional tail was added later, as were carbon-fibre spars.

The wing aerofoil was already out of date and the Mini-Nimbus performed poorly compared with its rival, the Alexander Schleicher ASW 20. Nevertheless 200 Mini-Nimbuses were built.

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