After the success of the LS8e neo with its simple and ingenious FES propulsion system, we started thinking about how to integrate this propulsion concept into the DG1001. At the same time we wanted to use our latest knowledge in the field of winglets and outer wings to further improve the flight characteristics. Together with LZ Design from Slovenia we developed the DG1001e neo. The world’s first double-seater with FES in series production.
Use Of The FES
The FES can be activated and deactivated in a very short time from the front as well as from the back seat. Stepless power control makes it possible to adjust the power of the system depending on the situation.
At low altitude, you first climb with increased power and a solid climb towards the next upwind. At a safe altitude, you reduce power and continue flying with about 8 kW. As soon as you have found a new climb, the FES can be switched off within a few seconds. This is the most efficient way to use the energy.
Usually, you always get home or at least reach an airfield. Outlandings belong to the past.
Keep it Simple
The simple and brilliant functional principle which is proven in the rc-model sector since decades was successfully adapted on sailplanes by LZ Design. Intuitive controls, simple handling and a low level of maintenance make this system the first choice among all sustainer systems.
To activate the system you simply need to turn on the FES main switch and adjust the rpm needed on the FCU’s power-potentiometer. Instantly the electric motor will start to turn and allows a firm climb rate. The propeller blades remain open due to centrifugal force.
To switch-off the propulsion system you set motor power back to zero. The FCU will automatically stop the motor and align its propeller. Airstream pushes back the blades to the fuselage and by turning-off the FES main switch the system is deactived.
Enjoy The neo Feeling
The new outer wing with neo winglet has been designed with new profiles from the separation point onwards. It gives more feedback in thermals and improves handling and climb. The new design fits perfectly to the silhouette of the DG-1001 and underlines the sporty look. Experience the neo feeling with a wingspan of 20m!
Flexible Like No Other
The DG1001e neo was developed with a focus on cross-country flying. Therefore, the 20m neo outer wings are part of the serial standard. But the aircraft can also be used for aerobatics and training.
n order to maintain versatility of the DG1001e neo, especially in the club, the aircraft with 17.2m ends can still be used for aerobatics. For this, only the FES batteries have to be removed to comply with the weight limits of the structure.
Pilot Training with FES?
Many clubs are struggling with declining student and member numbers. To counteract this development, fast learning success is important. The faster the student progresses, the greater the likelihood that he or she will complete the training and remain with the club. This is exactly where the DG1001e neo comes in.
Not every airfield has good thermal conditions. Often many take-offs are necessary to teach the important basics, especially at the beginning of the training.
With the DG1001e neo you have the possibility to make extended training flights out of short pattern flights and to impart the practical knowledge effectively. If you only use the FES for a short time during each take-off, you will safely reach a thermal and can effectively perform the exercises. Even if there are no thermals on a weak day, you can maintain altitude and exercise manoeuvres.
The result is an increased learning success, increased enjoyment of the training and a reduction in the training time.
Those who prefer a low entry can also order the DG1001e neo with a low, mechanically operated, retractable landing gear.
Flying Without Limits!
The DG1001 can be equipped with a handicap system in its version with fixed or electrically operated landing gear. The lever on the left side of the cockpit, which is otherwise used for the manual retractable undercarriage, is used for rudder control and enables people with handicap to enjoy the beauty of our sport.