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Glaser-Dirks DG-800

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Models of the DG-800, which first flew in 1991, have been developed including the unpowered DG- 800S, the Rotax powered DG-800A and the liquid cooled buried engine configuration of the 800B substantially reduces noise emissions. Each model comes either with a one piece 18 m. wing or a 15 m wing with tip extensions increasing the span to 18 m. The engine in the DG-800 A is a 32 kW/ 43 bhp. Rotax 505A.


Later 800Bs are fitted with an Oehler Solo liquid cooled two-cycle engine with automatic fuel injection.

DG-800 18m
Wing span: 18m / 59ft
Wing area: 11.81 sq.m / 127sq.ft
Empty Weight: 338kg / 745lb
Payload: 187kg / 412lb
Gross Weight: 525kg / 1157lb
Wing Load: 44.45 kg/sq.m / 9.11lb/sq.ft
Water Ballast: 100kg / 220lb
L/DMax: 50 110 kph / 59 kt / 68 mph
MinSink: 0.50 m/s / 1.63 fps / 0.99 kt
Seats: 1
Aspect ratio: 27.42
Airfoil: Boermans DU-89-138/14, root; DU-92-137/14 tip
Structure: CFRP/AFRP/GFRP
Engine: 37 kW/51 bhp MidWest AE 50 or 40 kW/55 bhp Oehler Solo 2625

DG-800 15m

Wing span: 15m / 49.2ft
Wing area: 10.7sq.m / 115sq.ft
Empty Weight: 224kg / 736lb.
Payload: 191kg / 421lb.
Gross Weight: 525kg / 1157lb
Wing Load: 44.45kg/sq.m / 9.11 lb/sq.ft
Water Ballast: 100kg / 220lb
L/DMax: 45 116 kph/ 63 kt/ 72 mph
MinSink: 0.59 m/s / 1.92 fps. / 1.14 kt
Seats: 1
Aspect ratio: 21.07
Airfoil: Boermans DU-89-138/14, root; DU-92-137/14 tip
Structure: CFRP/AFRP/GFRP
Engine: 37 kW/51 bhp MidWest AE 50 or 40 kW/55 bhp Oehler Solo 2625

DG-808C 15m
Wingspan: 15 m (49.2 ft)
Wing area: 10,68 sq.m (115.0 sq.ft)
Aspect ratio: 21,07
Fuselage length: 7,055 m (23.1 ft)
Fuselage height: 1,434 m (4.7 ft)
Empty weight with parting (full instruments): 334 kg (736lb)
Wing loading with 80 kg payload: 38,8 kg/sq.m (7,95 lbs/sq.ft)
Water ballast wings (option): 100 lt(26.4 US gal)
Max. Weight of the normal version: 525 kg (1156lb)
Max. Wing loading: 49,2 kg/sq.m (10.1 lbs/sq.ft)
Max. Speed vne: 270 kph (146 kt)
Stall speed with 80 kg (176 lbs) payload: 72 kph (39 kt)
Best glide ratio at max. weight: 1:45 at 116 kph (63 kt)
Min. Sink at 400 kg (881 lbs): 0,59 m/s (116 ft/min) at 80 kph (43 kt)
Engine: SOLO 2625, 39kW/53hp
Reduction gearing: 3:1
Fuel tank fuselage: 22 lt(5.8 US gal)
Fuel tank wing (Option) : 2 x 10 lt(2x2,5 US gal)
Take-off distance 15m (50 ft) obst. weight 450 kg / 992 lbs): 200m (656ft)
Climb rate (weight 450 kg / 992 lbs): 4,5 m/s (885 ft/min)

DG-808C 18m
Wingspan: 18 m (59.0 ft)
Wing area: 11,81 sq.m (127.0 sq.ft)
Aspect ratio: 27,43
Fuselage length: 7,055 m (23.1 ft)
Fuselage height: 1,434 m (4.7 ft)
Empty weight with parting (full instruments): 338 kg (745lb)
Empty weight no parting (full instruments): 335 kg (738lb)
Wing loading with 80 kg payload: 35,1 kg/sq.m (7,19 lbs/sq.ft)
Water ballast wings (option): 100 lt(26.4 US gal)
Max. Weight of the normal version: 525 kg (1156lb)
Max. Wing loading: 44,5 kg/sq.m (9,1 lbs/sq.ft)
Max. Speed vne: 270 kph (146 kt)
Stall speed with 80 kg (176 lbs) payload: 68 kph (37 kt)
Best glide ratio at max. Weight about: 1:50 at 110 kph (59 kt)
Min. Sink at 400 kg (881 lbs): 0,50 m/s (98 ft/min) at 76 kph (41 kt)

DG-808S
Wingspan: 15 m (49.2 ft)
Wing area: 10,68 sq.m (115.0 sq.ft)
Aspect ratio: 21,07
Fuselage length: 6.86 m (22.5 ft)
Fuselage height: 1.39 m (4.56 ft)
Empty weight  (full instruments): 256 kg (564lb)
Wing loading with 80 kg payload: 32.4 kg/sq.m (6.62 lbs/sq.ft)
Waterballast wings: 120 lt/174 lt/239 lt (31.7 USG /46.0 USG /63.2 USG)
Waterballast in fin tank: 6  lt(1.6 USG)
Max. weight: 570 kg (1255lb)
Max. wing loading: 53.4 kg/sq.m (11 lb/sqft)
Max. speed VNE: 270 kph (146 kt)
Stall speed with 80 kg (176 lbs) payload: 66 kph (35.5 kt)
Best glide ratio at max weight: 1:45 at 116 kph (63 kt)
Min. sink at 400 kg (881 lbs): 0,55 m/s (108 fpm) at 75 kph (40 kt)

DG-808S (without winglets)

Wingspan: 18 m (59.0 ft)
Wing area: 11,81 sq.m (127.0 sq.ft)
Aspect ratio: 27,43
Fuselage length: 6.86 m (22.5 ft)
Fuselage height: 1.39 m (4.56 ft)
Empty weight  (full instruments): 262 kg (578lb)
Wing loading with 80 kg payload: 29.4 kg/sq.m (6.02 lbs/sq.ft)
Waterballast wings: 120 lt/174 lt/239 lt(31.7 USG /46.0 USG /63.2 USG)
Waterballast in fin tank: 6 lt(1.6 USG)
Max. weight: 600 kg (1321lb)
Max. wing loading: 50.8 kg/sq.m (10.4 lb/sqft)
Max. speed VNE: 270 kph (146 kt)
Stall speed with 80 kg (176 lbs) payload: 63 kph (34 kt)
Best glide ratio at max weight: 1:50 at 110 kph (59 kt)
Min. sink at 400 kg (881 lbs): 0,47 m/s (92 fpm) at 72 kph (39 kt)

 

 


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