(made in 1997)
This is Solarwing's first kingpostless glider. The Scandal XK is claimed to be only 1.5 kgs heavier than the standard kingposted Scandal. The cross boom is of composite construction and was designed by Dr Bill Brooks.
Scandal SK. Sail area 14.4 sq m, span 10.35 m, nose angle 1.31 degs, aspect ratio 7.44:1, packed length 5.8 m, double surface 85%, battens 23 (inc 4 lower ), airframe material 7075-T6 and HT30-TF, flying weight 32.5 kg, pilot weight 72-92 kg, price £3795.00. Note a 13.6 sq m XK is produced (58-78kg pilot weight).