Glaser-Dirks DG-300 · GliderReview

Glaser-Dirks DG-300

DG-300
Average Price €27000 7
  • €29789.77
  • €24500
  • €31336.06
  • €25000
  • €26650
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    Average Flown Distance

    (source: OLC 2016)

    For Beginners
    Crosscountry
    Competition
    Handling
    Climbing
    Spin Recovery
    Aerobatics
    Rigging

    Thanks to its peculiar all-perspex full-lenght canopy, the Glaser-Dirks DG-300 is one of the most recognizable sailplanes in the market.

    It was first marketed as a competitor of other more expensive standard class racers such as Rolladen-Schneider LS4 and Schempp-Hirth Discus. Whilst DG-300's overall performances are a little lower in the real world than advertised - especially at high speeds - it is still one of the best climbers around and a great ship for its price.

    The instrument panel is a little on the small side, but the large and comfortable cockpit easily overcompensate for this downside. Rigging is also easy and safe, since the DG-300 comes with automatic connections on all controls.

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    Why buy

    Because it's beautiful, the view from the all-perspex cockpit is fantastic, and you will never ever have cold toes anymore.

    General characteristics

    Class Standard
    Crew 1
    First flight 1983
    Built 511

    Technical characteristics

    Height 1.39 m
    Length 6.8 m
    Wingspan 15 m
    Wing Area 10.3 m²
    Aspect Ratio 21.9
    Flaps No
    Empty Weight 238 Kg
    Gross Weight 500 Kg
    Ballast 130 Kg
    Retractable Gear Yes
    Retractable Propeller No
    Self Launching No

    Performance

    Min Sink 0.54 m/s
    Glide Ratio 42
    Stall speed 68.5 Km/h
    VNE 270 Km/h