|R.R.G. Zögling (PH-77) with a cockpit fairing fitted|
|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.
Design and development
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.
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.
- D.D. Zögling
- RRG-1 Zögling
- DFS Zögling 33
- DFS Zögling 1
- Lippisch Zögling
- Teichfuss L.T.30
- G 101
- production in Sweden
- Kegel Zögling
- copies or licence production by Kegel-Flugzeugbau Kassel, using the 'AK' logo on the King-post.
Aircraft on display
- National Soaring Museum, Elmira, New York, United States
- US Southwest Soaring Museum – replica fuselage only
- 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)
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- The Virtual Aviation Museum (n.d.). "Stamer Lippisch Zögling". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- National Soaring Museum (2011). "Sailplanes in Our Collection". Archived from the original on 16 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- US Southwest Soaring Museum (2010). "Sailplanes, Hang Gliders & Motor Gliders". Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- "J2mcL Planeurs - Fiche planeur n°". www.j2mcl-planeurs.net (in French). Retrieved 4 July 2019.
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