DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000

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DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000
Type: Glider of seater class
Design country:

Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany


DG aircraft construction

First flight:

July 27, 2000

Production time:

2000 until today

Number of pieces:

185 (as of 2012)

The DG-1000 is a two-seater glider from the German glider manufacturer DG Flugzeugbau . It is the further development of the DG-505 , its maiden flight took place on July 27, 2000.

In addition to the newly developed wing, a new landing gear is available as an option, which swivels so far forward that a nose wheel can be dispensed with. The " Piggott hook " was added as a novelty to the control elements, which prevents the airbrakes from extending unintentionally. The wings are made of CFRP . The gliding index is 110.


There are ten versions so far:

  • DG-1000S is the standard version with a 20 m span. Intended for cross-country flights and as the classic competition machine.
  • DG-1000S-18 / 20m is the variant with additional surface ends for the 18 m version.
  • DG-1000S Club has a "fixed" 18 m span and is a cheaper option for clubs. If a later conversion to DG-1000S-18/20 m is planned, the area division must be ordered as well.
  • DG-1000T with homecoming aid - a 30 HP engine with a specially developed propeller.
  • DG-1000J : This unofficial variant of the DG-1000 has a jet engine with 400 N thrust, which can be used as a homecoming aid instead of the turbo . High horizontal flight speeds are possible. The jet engine was integrated into the aircraft by Akaflieg Karlsruhe.
  • DG-1001Club neo is the further development of the DG-1000S Club with a standard surface division for a 20 m span.
  • DG-1001e neo is the further development of the DG-1001TE with electric drive (first flight in early 2020).
  • DG-1001M is the first self-launching version of the DG-1000 with an approximately 70 hp solo motor.
  • DG-1001S-18 / 20m is the further development of the variant with additional surface ends for the 18 m version.
  • DG-1001TE is a DG-1000T with an electric motor. Due to a lack of demand, there was only one prototype.

The turbo version is available for both spans. The newly developed "DEI-NT" engine control system largely relieves the pilots of operating the engine. In the 20 m configuration, it is approved for simple aerobatics, and with 18 m for full aerobatics.

Since February 2009 the aircraft has been produced as "DG-1001" with some innovations compared to the DG-1000, such as an electric retractable landing gear and the "Mandl suction", which brings a slight increase in performance. The first delivery of the self-launching DG-1001M took place in April 2010. By the end of 2010, 99 pure gliders had been produced, 51 with turbo engines and six self-launchers.

DG-1000J ( AK-9 ) with the jet engine extended

The Akaflieg Karlsruhe has its DG-1000 equipped (D-KAKJ) with a jet engine AMT MK-titanium. 6 The first flight took place in August 2011 at the Idaflieg summer meeting in Aalen-Elchingen.


In February and March 2011 the US Air Force Academy ordered a total of 19 DG-1001 clubs as aerobatic trainers and as “basic trainers” under the designation TG-16A . In December 2011, the Indonesian Air Force also ordered three copies of the DG-1001 Club for training purposes. After the DG-1001 Club had already been successfully sold in four different countries, a contract with the Brazilian Air Force was also concluded in 2014 as the fifth country to order ten of the model for training purposes.

Technical specifications

span 20 m 18 m
Wing area 17.53 m² 16.72 m²
Hull length 8.57 m
Preparation mass 415 kg 411 kg
Max. Flight mass 750 kg
Top speed 270 km / h
Glide ratio 46.6 at 120 km / h 42 at 123 km / h

See also

Web links

Commons : DG-1000  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Type overview (PDF; 126 kB) ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) at dg-flugzeugbau.de, accessed on January 11, 2012
  2. AK-9: DG-1000J turbine. Akaflieg Karlsruhe, June 11, 2015, accessed on July 4, 2019 .
  3. First flight of the DG-1000 turbine. (No longer available online.) August 23, 2011, archived from the original on February 6, 2012 ; Retrieved August 28, 2011 .
  4. Stefan Göldner: 19 DG-1001 for the US Air Force. (No longer available online.) DG Flugzeugbau GmbH, archived from the original on 23 August 2011 ; accessed on May 9, 2011 : "Press release on the DG-1000 Club"
  5. DG Piloten-Info December 2011. (No longer available online.) In: dg-flugzeugbau.de. DG Flugzeugbau, December 2011, archived from the original on March 28, 2014 ; Retrieved January 11, 2012 .
  6. http://soaringcafe.com/2014/10/ten-dg-1001club-trainers-brazil/ Ten DG-1001 Club trainers for Brazil's Air Force