(made in 1977)
The Scorpion has a very low sink rate and can also be flown at very high angles of attack. This facilitates circling more easily in small thermals. Cross country thermaling flights on Scorpions are a common occurrence. The low stall speed make take-offs and landing a delight, and top landing can be made in lighter winds.
A and B Scorpions have 1 3/4 inch cross spars, C and D have 1 7/8 inch. The Scorpion has a totally folding A frame with a removeable bottom bar. The cross spar is split to facilitate storage and carriage. The usual Hiway quick release nose catch is retained and the wing posts simple push into bushed apertures in the leading edges. Knock down versions are available where the leading edges fold. Scorpions are available as either prone or seated and in four sizes.
Scorpion C. Leading edge 20 ft 11 in, keel 10 ft 9 in, sail area 220 sq ft, aspect ratio 5.3, weight 56 lbs, pilot weight range 11-14 st, price £464.00.