Glaser-Dirks DG-100

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Glaser-Dirks DG-100
Type: Glider of the Club Class
Design country:

Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany


DG aircraft construction

First flight:

May 10, 1974

Production time:

until 1989

Number of pieces:


A DG-101

The Glaser-Dirks DG-100 was the first type of glider , which the glider manufacturer Glaser-Dirks (today: DG Flugzeugbau ) designed from 1973 and which had its first flight on May 10, 1974. It comes from the test models D-37 and D-38 of the Akaflieg Darmstadt , on which Wilhelm Dirks had participated.

The DG-100 is built in GRP construction and has a pendulum control unit . Variants of the DG-100 are DG-100G, DG-101 and DG-101G. These are not improvements in flight performance, only external changes. The suffix G indicates a dampened horizontal stabilizer , the DG-101 has a one-piece hood that opens up to the front instead of the two-part hood - only used on the DG-100 and DG-200. 37 copies with a damped rudder were produced, in 1983 the successor Glaser-Dirk's DG-300 went into series production and production of the DG-100 slowly came to an end.

A total of 327 pieces of this aircraft were built, 105 of them in the factory at Glaser-Dirks and another 222 at ELAN (today AMS Flight) in Slovenia, of which 145 pieces are still registered in Germany today. Due to its very balanced flight characteristics and good flight performance, the DG-100 is one of the most expensive club class aircraft on the used market, alongside the comparable ASW 19 and LS1f models.

Technical specifications

Parameter Data
span 15 m
Wing area 11.00 m²
Wing extension 20.50
Wing profiles FX61-184 / FX60-126
Hull length 7 m
Empty weight with minimum equipment approx. 230 kg
Payload in the seat Max. 117 kg
baggage Max. 30 kg
Max. Take-off weight with water ballast (min. 80 kg) 418 kg
Wing loading 28-38 kg / m²
Water ballast 2 × 50 l
Top speed 260 km / h
Top speed in gusty weather 260 km / h
Maneuver speed 165 km / h
Top speed in winch and auto start 130 km / h
Maximum speed in aircraft tow 165 km / h
Stall speed 60 km / h
Slightest sinking 0.59 m / s at 74 km / h
Permitted load multiples + 5.3 / −2.65 g
Glide ratio 39.2 at 105 km / h
Approved aerobatic maneuvers pos. Looping , turn , chandelle , spinning

See also

Web links

Commons : DG-100  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. Type overview DG aircraft with first flight, construction figures, technical data and flight performance. (PDF; 126 kB) DG Flugzeugbau, March 4, 2016, accessed on July 4, 2019 .
  2. a b c d Thomas Bergmann: DG-100. (No longer available online.) April 2007, archived from the original on March 28, 2014 ; accessed on July 13, 2012 (published in the magazine Segelfliegen 4/2007). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /