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Goppingen GÖ-1 Wolf 1


The Wolf was named after Wolf Hirth, partner with Martin Schempp in the then new firm of Sportflugzeugbau Goppingen (now Schempp-Hirth). It was produced in 1935 as a rival to the Schneider Grunau Baby as a utility (rather than a high performance) sailplane. It lacks any approach control devices but has a built-in wheel, an unusual feature for the time. It was used widely for aerobatic displays, for which it could be fitted with an extra strut (making a V- strut) to permit inverted maneuvers. It had poor spinning characteristics, and in 1938 all those flying in Germany were grounded until modifications were incorporated in the wingtip and ailerons.
Structure: I-strut-braced wood/ fabric wings and tail, wood fuselage.

Göppingen Gö 1 Wolf
Wing span: 14m / 45ft
Wing area: 14.5sq.m
Length: 20.669 ft / 6.3 m
Empty Weight: 145kg / 330lb
Max Payload:100kg
Gross Weight: 220kg
Wing Load: 14.6kg/sq.m
Aspect ratio:13.1
Airfoil: Gottingen 535
Seats: 1
L/DMax: 17 @72 kph / 39 kt / 45 mph
MinSink: 0.91 m/s /3.0 fps / 1.78 kt
Crew: 1



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