Glaser-Dirks DG-200

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DG-200
Role 15 metre class sailplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Glaser-Dirks
First flight 1977
Number built 192

The 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.

The DG-400 motor glider was derived from the DG-200/17C.

Variants[edit]

DG-200
The original production model
DG-202
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.
DG-200/17
The Dg-200 with optional wingtip extensions to 17m span
DG-202/17
The Dg-202 with optional wingtip extensions to 17m span
DG-202/17C
The Dg-200 with optional wingtip extensions to 17m span and carbon fibre spars

Specifications (15 metre wing)[edit]

General characteristics

  • 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 m2 (107.6 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 22.5
  • Empty weight: 238 kg (525 lb)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)

Performance

  • 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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