Training at The Highest Level
With 18m wingspan and neo winglets your DG1001S becomes a training aircraft. Easy handling on the ground and agile, good-natured flight characteristics distinguish the two-seater in this configuration!
With the centre of gravity in the forward position, the DG1001 can be kept stable in a deep stall. If the centre of gravity is gradually lowered by using the trim weights, the tendency to stall slowly increases. However, the glider remains easily controllable over the entire CG range and quickly terminates the stalled flight condition when the stick is released.
If you set the centre of gravity to the aft range via the trim weights, the DG1001 is excellent for spin training. The glider can be induced and recovered using standard procedures and exhibits the behaviour of modern plastic gliders.
Unlike older generation aircraft, modern plastic aircraft spin alternately steep and flat. A characteristic that cannot be simulated with old training two-seaters in mixed or wooden design. With the DG1001, students are thus specifically prepared for the flight behaviour of modern aircraft.
The flight performance in 18m is comparable to old standard class aircraft and thus far better than comparable training two-seaters.
A 20m double-seater with which you can also perform aerobatics is the dream of many customers. It ensures a consistently high utilisation throughout the year, especially in clubs. The DG1001S has been equipped with wing tips that reduce the wingspan to 17.2m. This allows not only simple aerobatics, but also category A aerobatic manoeuvres.
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!
Setting Your CG
The trim weight boxes in the front cockpit and the trim box in the fin offer maximum flexibility choosing the right centre of gravity. Light as well as heavy pilots can adjust the glider to their needs and as an instructor you get the rare opportunity to demonstrate the influence of the centre of gravity in a simple way.
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Trim weights in the cockpit are standard on all gliders. But the possibility of compensating cockpit load with weights in the fin as well is not very common. Often these weights are used solely to perform spin exercises. But in the DG1001 family, the centre of gravity can be adjusted for all flight purposes.
However, some people think using the trim weights is too cumbersome or inconvenient. The easiest solution is to simply leave the box empty. You can use the trim box, but you don’t have to. It is not necessary to adjust the weights ahead of every launch. Analogue to other training double-seaters, you can fly with a front CG setup as well.
To make choosing the correct centre of gravity as easy as possible, each glider is supplied with a trim chart which makes it very easy to determine the correct number of trim weights.
A practical way for use in a club is to determine the lightest pilot/co-pilot combination o the day and set the trim weights accordingly. You then can use this setup and fly all day without touching the trim weights at all.
Only for spinning and aerobatics it is necessary to use the trim box in the tail according to the chart.
Keeping You Safe
The state-of-the-art cockpit with it’s bonded structural elements ensures maximum safety. Together with the main wheel damped by steel springs, the DG1001Club neo can absorb more energy in a crash than comparable aircraft.
A high-quality interior with a modern, timeless design guarantees a good feeling while flying. The seat ergonomics allow long flights without fatigue even in the DG1001’s training version.
To improve visibility in the air, a flash light is available for the DG1001 in the fuselage nose.
The integrated hardware can be connected to a FLARM device and thus controls the flash interval depending on the collision warning levels. The video illustrates how it works.