April 15, 1987
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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.
|span||15 m||17 m||18 m|
|Wing area||10.95 m²||11.59 m²||11.81 m²|
|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)|
|engine||M version only: a single cylinder Rotax 275 , 18 kW / 25 PS|
- Type certification of DG single seaters - Type Certificate Data Sheet EASA.A.239 DG single seaters (PDF)