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DG Flugzeugbau DG-100 & DG-101

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The all-fiberglass Standard Class DG-100 was based on the Akaflieg Darmstadt D-38 which Wilhelm Dirks designed before forming Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH ( now DG flugzeugbau GmbH). It has Schemmpp-Hirth type tope-surface airbrakes, an all-flying T-tail and water ballast. Options offered included both retractable and fixed landing gear, and a fixed stabilizer. After more than 100 were built it was succeeded by the DG-101, offering a front-hinged canopy, automatic trim and a cockpit of improved impact-resistant design. The DG-100 Club is an unballasted, fixed gear version with a gross weight of 385 kg / 849 lb.. Some were constructed by Elan in Slovenia.


 

DG Flugzeugbau DG-200 & DG-202

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DG developed the 15-meter Class DG-200 from the Standard Class DG-100 series using the same fuselage and tail, but with flaps and a reduced wing area. After more than 100 DG-200’s had been produced the improved DG-202 was introduced with a one-piece canopy, automatic trim, modified airfoil, automatic elevator hookup and new cockpit interior. DG subsequently produced add-on wing tips for the DG-202 (known as the DG-202/17) increasing the span to 17m. –202/17 details are shown in parenthesis.


DG flugzeugbau DG-300

Specifications – DG 300 ( DG-300 club in parenthesis)

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The Standard Class successor to the DG-101 featues an HQ airfoil with blow-holes to inject high-energy air into the boundary layer to delay laminar separation. It has fin ballast for center of gravity control. Approach control is by top surface Schemmpp-Hirth type airbrakes. Like other DG ships, the –300 features a parallelogram stick to avoid turbulence-included control inputs. Some were manufactured by Elan in Slovenia. The DG-300 Club is a simplified version with a fixed main wheel suitable for club use. Specifications in parenthesis are for the Club. Both the DG-300 and the DG-300 Club are produced in Acro models stressed for +7/-5 g. The improved DG-303 Elan model (which also comes in standard, standard Acro, Club and Club Acro variants) has a modified wing section and winglets, and a claimed L/D max. of 44 and a minimum sink rate of 0.53 m/s / 1,73 fps/ 1,93 kt. Water ballast is an option for the –303 Club Elan.


 

DG Flugzeugbau DG-400

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The DG-400, which first flew in 1981, is a self-launching development of the unpowered DG-202. It has 15 m. wings and add-on tips to increase the span to 17 m. An electric extension-retraction system deploys the dual-ignition 2 cycle engine. Accompanying data are for the 17. M version. Without the tip extensions, the 15 m. version carries 20 kg / 43 lb. More payload, but with higher sink rate (0.60 m/s / 1.97 fps / 1.17 kt ) and lower L/D (41). B. Brunzil of Switzerland raised the world 500 km speed triangle record to 170.06 kph/ 91.8 kt/ 105,7 mph flying a DG-400


 

DG Flugzeugbau DG-500

Specifications – DG-500 T Elan trainer (DG-500/22 in parenthesis)

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The DG-500 comes in a number of sizes which all share the same basic fuselage. The 500T Elan Trainer, which first flew in 1989 has an unflapped 18 m. wing without provision for water ballast; retractable gear is an option. The front cockpit design has been purposely made similar to that of the DG-300 Club. The higher performance versions ( DG-50022 Elan and DG-500 M) have a 22 m. flapped wing and are, respectively, unpowered and self-launch models. The powered model (DG-500M) has been liquid cooled Rotax poerplant on an electrically retracting pylon, digital engine instrumentation (DEI) and water ballast reduced to 100 kg. 220 lb. And comes with an optional steerable nosewheel. The DEI, which has instrumentation in both cockpits, shows rpm, temperatures, pressures and fuel quantity as well as controlling the amount of fuel injected by the electronic fuel system. Engine retraction is automatic once the propeller has been stopped and centered. All 22m. ships, which have a four piece wing, have retractable gear as standard. Performance of the 500M is similar to the 500/22 Elan, but empty and gross weights are 565 kg./ 1,246 lb. And 825/1,819 lb. Respectively. A developed with 3 different sets of wingtips –17.2 m. for aerobatics, 18 m. and (with winglets) 20 m. A flapped unpowered development of the DG-500/22 Elan. Known as the DG-500/20 Elan Winglets, has been designed for the German 20 m. two-place contest class. This has the 750 kg/ 1,653 lb. Gross weight of the –500/22, and a wing loading of 45.0 kg/sq.m./ 9.22 lb/sq. ft. Manufacture of the DG-500 is partly by Elan in Slovenia. Specifications in parenthesis are for the unpowered DG-500/22.


 

DG Flugzeugbau DG-600

Specifications – 15 m. without winglets (in parenthesis, 17 m.)

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The successor to the DG-202/DG-400, the unpowered 15 m. racing class DG-600 first flew in 1987, followed by the mast mounted self-launching DG-600M in 1989. The fuselage is based on that of the DG-400, but with a more slender tailboom. The wing has a thin section with fully span flaperons. Approach control is by the top surface double panel Schemmpp-Hirth type airbrakes. There is also a fin ballast tank which carries 7 kg / 15.4 lb. Of water. The 600 comes with four different wingtip configurations- conventional 15 m, 15 m with winglets, conventional 17 m. and swept back 18 m. The DG-600/18 and –600/18M named ‘Evolution’ have gross weight of 480 kg/ 1,058 lb. And 440 kg/ 970 lb respectively. In the 600M, main ballast is reduced to 120 kg/ 265 lb. Specifications for the 17 m. model are given in parenthesis.


DG Flugzeugbau DG-800

Specifications – DG-800B/ 18.0 ( 15 m. in parenthesis)

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Three models of the DG-800, which first flew in 1991, have been developed, the unpowered DG-800S, the Rotax powered DG-800A and the liquid cooled buried engine configuration of the 800B substantially reduces noise emissions. Each model comes either with a one piece 18 m. wing or a 15 m wing with tip extensions increasing the span to 18 m. The engine in the DG-800 A is a 32 kW/ 43 bhp. Rotax 505A. Specifications for the 18 m. two-cylinder two cycle MidWest powered 800B, with the 15 m. model in parenthesis. Later 800B’s are fitted with an Oehler Solo liquid cooled two-cycle engine with automatic fuel-injection.


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