The cockpit is like in all other DG-1001 models ergonomically designed; you will never experience fatigue in flight. With a seat cushion and an adjustable back rest the pilot can optimize his position in the front seat. The rudder pedals are re-adjustable in flight – another plus factor in terms of comfort. Any pilot from 1,55m up to 2m will comfortably be seated in the front seat. Copilots or instructors of any size take advantage of a continuously adjustable back seat. If you want to fly with a passenger you can take the stick out. Big side pockets offer adequate room to store everything you need during a (long) flight.
The DG-1001S’s electric driven and high landing gear is a peculiarity in the two-seater class. With this special feature anybody can easily operate the main wheel safely and trouble-free. The entire process of lowering the gear takes 8-10 seconds. While on the ground, a safety switch prevents the gear from unintended retracting. The undercarriage, which is powered by the on-board voltage, can be operated several hundred times per load cycle. You don’t have to worry about training students. If for any reason a problem with the electric supply should come up, you can still operate the retractable gear from both pilot seats via an emergency handle. A pneumatic spring pushes the gear reliably into its locking position.
The lightweight inner wings (approx. 85kg) are easily mounted, and the connection of flight controls happens automatically. A bolt near the trailing edge reliably secures each wing, so at all times, especially under high loads, they resist lateral forces. Both water skins can carry together up to 160l and thus offer a nice flexibility. You can adjust the wing loading as desired. In any wingspan configuration our two-bladed airbrakes are working effectively. The wheel brake is combined with the airbrakes’ handle in the cockpit. We are offering lashing rings as optional equipment. Those can be screwed into a notch near the airbrakes on the bottom side of the wings to comfortably and safely tie down the rigged sailplane on your airfield.
Thanks to its sectioning point at 17,2m the DG-1001S is very flexible. You may adapt the glider to any particular need. We are offering our two-seater series with 20m tips, including winglets. In this configuration the sailplane is especially prepared for cross country soaring and competition purposes. But recreational pilots will love the 20m design as well: It shows a great gliding performance and pleasant handling qualities in thermals. With our common end plates the wingspan can be downsized to 17,2m. This design facilitates a high agility around the longitudinal axis. Great for aerobatics! You may also order our new
Unlike any other sailplane the DG-1001S offers a broad variety of different outfits and configurations. In addition to the above mentioned variation of wingspans the glider can be prepared for an afterward installation of a sustainer engine. As an alternative to the electric driven landing gear we can equip your DG-1001S with a lowered main gear in combination with a nose wheel. It is manually operated and poses a reasonable concession if your club wants to use the two-seater for both, instruction and cross country soaring.