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During many years our DG-1001S has been renowned for its versatility which offers a broad range of gliding options. With its selection of different wingspans the two-seater can be flown in various configurations, depending on your particular intention. A DG-1001S is not only the appropriate glider for competition flying or cross country soaring, it is well suitable for basic instruction and aerobatics, too. For each customer we may offer an individually designed sailplane, just as you like.

Cockpit







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.

Our two-piece canopy provides great visibility. The rollover bar between the two canopies adds to the sailplane’s safety. If desired you may of course order a tinted canopy.

All the control elements are clearly arranged and intuitively accessible. By means of well adjusted control surfaces and only a slight effort needed on stick and rudder pedals students will quickly learn to operate the ship and enjoy flying it.

We are optionally offering a new instrument panel for all DG-1000 models, so you may place modern large board computers in it.

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.

Wings

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.

Variable Wingspan

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 neo winglets and thus achieve an 18m wingspan. This setup is principally designed for instructional purposes. The somewhat more compact dimensions offer better ground handling qualities. All different wingspan options – as mentioned above – are mounted via DG’s tried and tested snap-out point. And so your wingtips are exchanged in just a couple of minutes.

Trim Box

The trim box positioned in the vertical tail is a unique feature of the DG-1001 family. Herewith your crew’s individual weight and balance can be optimized. It is not only useful for spin training but also enhances the glider’s handling characteristics in level flight or while thermaling. The allowable center-of-gravity range may as well be utilized without employing the ballast box.This is especially interesting for instruction purposes, when you understandably don’t want to change the number of trim weights after every single winch-launch. Only for aerobatics the trim box should always be stocked according to the specifications.

Safety

Our DG-1001S has a modern safety cockpit according to JAR-22. Some lives have already been saved thanks to the construction. To further enhance safety, we have designed a flashlight for the DG-1001 family which is integrated into the sailplane’s nose. The red flashlight significantly adds to crash-prevention. It is well visible from far distances and in any weather conditions. An important tool particularly in mountainous areas!

Flexibility

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.


 








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