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PH-77 R.R.G. Zögling.jpg
R.R.G. Zögling (PH-77) with a cockpit fairing fitted
Role Glider
National origin Germany
Designer Alexander Lippisch
First flight 1926
Introduction 1926
Status No longer in production

The Zögling (English: pupil) is a German high-wing, cable-braced, single seat primary glider that was designed by Alexander Lippisch in 1926 and produced with many variations by a variety of manufacturers.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Zögling was designed to be a training glider for basic flight training. The usual launch method was by bungee cord from a sloped hill. Because training was conducted solely by solo flight the aircraft had to be very easy to fly and also easy to repair.[1]

The high-wing design uses a kingpost and cable bracing. The primary structure of the glider is of wood, with the wings, tail surfaces and inverted "V" kingpost all finished in doped aircraft fabric covering. The pilot sits on a simple seat in the open air, without a windshield.[1]


D.D. Zögling[citation needed]
RRG-1 Zögling[citation needed]
DFS Zögling 33[citation needed]
DFS Zögling 1[citation needed]
Lippisch Zögling[citation needed]
Teichfuss L.T.30[citation needed]
G 101
production in Sweden[citation needed]
Kegel Zögling
copies or licence production by Kegel-Flugzeugbau Kassel, using the 'AK' logo on the King-post.[citation needed]

Aircraft on display[edit]

Specifications (Zögling)[edit]

Data from Planeurs - Zögling[4]The Virtual Aviation Museum[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 5.290 m (17 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.040 m (32 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.010 m (6 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 15.85 m2 (170.6 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: Göttingen 358
  • Empty weight: 85 kg (187 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 155 kg (342 lb)
  • Wing loading: 9.8 kg/m2 (2.0 lb/sq ft)

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists


  1. ^ a b c d The Virtual Aviation Museum (n.d.). "Stamer Lippisch Zögling". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  2. ^ National Soaring Museum (2011). "Sailplanes in Our Collection". Archived from the original on 16 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  3. ^ US Southwest Soaring Museum (2010). "Sailplanes, Hang Gliders & Motor Gliders". Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ "J2mcL Planeurs - Fiche planeur n°". www.j2mcl-planeurs.net (in French). Retrieved 4 July 2019.

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