DG-200 is a 15 metre class glider built by Glaser-Dirks. It first flew in 1977. Wingtip extensions to 17 metres were offered in 1978. Later enhancements included a single-piece canopy, a carbon-fibre wing spar and a change in the wing profile. A total of 192 DG-200 were built.
It belongs to the same generation as the
Rolladen-Schneider LS3, Alexander Schleicher ASW 20, Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus, Eiri-Avion PIK-20 and Glasflügel Mosquito.
DG-400 motor glider was derived from the DG-200/17C.
Variants [ edit ]
The original production model
Improved model with large one-piece canopy replacing the split type of the DG-200 and other refinements highlighted by customer feedback and flight testing.
The Dg-200 with optional wingtip extensions to 17m span
The Dg-202 with optional wingtip extensions to 17m span
The Dg-200 with optional wingtip extensions to 17m span and carbon fibre spars
Specifications (15 metre wing) [ edit ]
Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 130 kg (290 lb) water ballast
Length: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 3 in)
Height: 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 10.0 m 2 (107.6 ft 2)
Aspect ratio: 22.5
Empty weight: 238 kg (525 lb)
Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)
Maximum glide ratio: 42
Rate of sink: 0.59 m/s (116 ft/min)
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