Astir (CS, CS-77 and Jeans)
The original Astir CS burst onto the UK scene in about 1976 and was an instant hit despite the "eaten too many doughnuts" look. It answered most clubs requirement for an easy to fly glass glider that low houred club wannabies could cruise about in and get to use the “land before the far hedge" technique , rather than the “just through” one used by Libelle and Cirrus owners of the time. It also offered hours of bar talk as to how the wing retainers worked. Grob followed the CS with the CS-77 and Jeans which are slightly better looking. Being well built and robust, Astirs have stood the test of many tyro glider pilots’ landings. Wing roots are slightly heavy to rig but once airborne, performance is actually pretty good and competes with the likes of ASW-15’s, LS-1d’s, Libelles and Std Cirrus. (With thanks to "Gordon W"!)
For more information see this Astir beat up!