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Glaser-Dirks DG-100

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Glaser-Dirks DG-100
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Type designation DG-100
Competition class Club (formerly Standard)
Number built 327
Crew 1
Length 7.00 m
Height 1.4 m
Cockpit width 0.62 m
Cockpit height 0.81 m
Wingspan 15 m
Wing area 11.00 m²
Aspect ratio 20.50
Wing profile FX 61-184
FX 60-126 (tip)
Empty mass ca. 230 kg
Water ballast 100 kg
Maximum mass 418 kg
Wing loading ca. 28 - 38 kg/m²
Maximum speed 260 km/h
Rough air speed 260 km/h
Maneuver speed 165 km/h
Stall speed 60 km/h
Minimum sink rate 0.59 m/s at 75 km/h
Best glide ratio ca. 37 (DG-100)
ca. 38 (DG-100G)
Roll rate 5 s at 87 km/h
-45º to +45º bank

The DG-100 of 1973 is the first sailplane type manufactured by Glaser-Dirks. It is built of glass reinforced plastic and has an all-flying tailplane and a two-piece canopy. The original DG-100 was superseded by the DG-101 and DG-101G. These successors have improvements such as single piece canopies and, with the DG-101G, a conventional tailplane with fixed stabiliser and movable elevator.

After the bankruptcy of Glaser-Dirks the new founded company DG Flugzeugbau GmbH took over the service for these gliders.