Glaser-Dirks DG-600

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Glaser-Dirks DG-600
Type: Glider
Design country:

Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany


DG aircraft construction

First flight:

April 15, 1987

Production time:


Number of pieces:


The Glaser-Dirks DG-600 is a single-seat high-performance glider with flaps from DG Flugzeugbau . The aircraft made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) can be regarded as the successor to the DG-200 and DG-400 and was offered with wingspan of 15 and 17 meters from the start. From 1989 the model range was expanded to include a self-launching variant, DG-600M. From 1991 onwards, variants with a wingspan of 18 meters with larger clip-on wings (DG-600/18, DG-600 / 18M) and winglets were also offered.

development and construction

The DG-600 fuselage is based on the fuselage of the DG-400, but has a slimmer tail unit with a 7 liter ballast tank in the tail fin. Canopy and instrument panel are practically the same as on other DG aircraft.

A special feature of the control surfaces are the flaperons . The wings have a flatter profile and a greater aspect ratio than earlier DG gliders, which results in higher performance but poorer slow flight properties. The 15-meter version in particular has these disadvantages. The aircraft was therefore less successful on the market and after a fire in the production halls in 1992, in which the surface forms were destroyed, the production of the DG-600 was stopped after only 112 units. The Glaser-Dirks DG-800 was later offered as a successor model.

Technical specifications

DG-600/18 with landing gear extended for landing and fence deflectors under the cockpit hood
span 15 m 17 m 18 m
crew 1
Wing area 10.95 m² 11.59 m² 11.81 m²
Elongation 20.55 24.95 27.42
Wing profile HQ35 / HQ37
Hull length 6.83 m
Preparation mass 257 kg / 305 kg (M version) 260 kg / 310 kg (M version) 262 kg / 312 kg (M version)
Max. Takeoff weight 525 kg 480 kg
Water ballast 180 kg / 120 kg (M version)
Minimum speed 64 km / h / 71 km / h (M version) 62 km / h / 69 km / h (M version)
Slightest sinking 0.56 m / s / 0.6 m / s (M version) 0.5 m / s / 0.53 m / s (M version) 0.49 m / s / 0.51 m / s (M version)
Glide ratio 45 49 50
DAeC index 110 113 116
engine M version only: a single cylinder Rotax 275 , 18 kW / 25 PS

Web links

Commons : DG-600  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. Data sheet for all DG aircraft ( Memento from August 23, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 126 kB)
  2. a b 25 years DG Segelflugzeug und Motoregler ( Memento from September 8, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  3. DAeC Index List 2012 ( Memento from October 14, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  4. DG-400 and DG-600