|Average Price||€14000 2|
Average Flown Distance
(source: OLC 2016)
Our editors' review up to date on Dec 28 2016
DG is a now legendary glider company that got it's start with the venerable DG 100. This standard class glider was based on the experimental model, the Akaflieg Darmstadt D-38. If you are lucky enough to come across this glider on the used marketplace give it your serious consideration. This glider looks good, assembles easily, and gives you most of the experience of flying the more modern DG 300 at a considerable discount. Although modern in the 1970's, it's airfoil is thick by today's standards limiting its top speeds. However, the DG 100 more than makes up for this with good slow speed handling, excellent climbing characteristics and minimal performance degradation from bugs or water. It cruises well at 80 kts and below. Flexible wings insure a soft ride through its speed envelope. This glider is competitive with the ASW 19 and the LS-1 and very capable cross country glider which shines in weak conditions.
You will notice some gliders have "ELAN" on the side. These models were not produced by DG directly but are otherwise identical. The wings are secured with two large wing pins placed directly though the spars aft of the pilot. This makes wing assembly a breeze! The manual hookups for control surfaces require minimal effort. You will find you can assemble and disassemble a DG 100/101 "G" version about as quickly as a modern auto-hookup glider. Light wings make finding a helper much easier.
Newer pilots may be put off by the GC hook for aerotow. Do not be afraid, aerotowing is a delight and the DG behaves superbly behind the tug.
Amazing visibility, easy assembly, docile handling, good airbrakes, killer looks.
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|Wing Area||11 m²|
|Empty Weight||230 Kg|
|Gross Weight||418 Kg|
|Min Sink||0.59 m/s|
|Stall speed||67 Km/h|