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Beta DG-100 Update #6 1.2

Glaser-Dirks DG-100

  1. Phil--king
    The Glaser-Dirks DG-100 of 1974 is the first sailplane manufactured by Glaser-Dirks, developed from the Akaflieg Darmstadt D-38, the Standard class sailplane was designed by Wilhelm Dirks.

    General characteristics
    • Crew: One pilot
    • Capacity: 100 kg (220 lb) water ballast
    • Length: 7.00 m (22 ft 11¾ in)
    • Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 2½ in)
    • Height: 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in)
    • Wing area: 11.0 m2 (118.4 ft2)
    • Aspect ratio: 20.5:1
    • Empty weight: 230 kg (507 lb)
    • Gross weight: 418 kg (921 lb)

    • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (161 mph)
    • Maximum glide ratio: 39:1
    • Rate of sink: 0.59 m/s (116 ft/min)
    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaser-Dirks_DG-100

    How to start this airplane:

    because this doesn't have an engine you have to spawn it in the air,
    by pressing F8 then pgUp for a while and then F7

    About the thermal lift feature:
    What is a glider without thermal lift? Kind of boring. So this is why this mod has some sort of wind simulation for thermal lift.

    How to use it ?
    This feature is active by default . If you want to change the difficulty of the Simulation you can change the values in the tuning section of the vehicle
    If you are in the cockpit view. There are two instruments which indicate the direction and the altitude of the thermal. right direction, left alitude.
    If you don't want this information, you can disable them in the vehicle's parts menu.

    At least hints:

    Best manueverability if the airspeed is in the green marked range.
    Fly slower if you are in a thermal, this will give you more vertical Speed.
    Be carefull if airspeed is in the yellow marked range.

Recent Reviews

  1. Bluedevil
    Version: 1.2
    Such a great mod, exploring several map into the sky and the feeling of freedom is indredible. Congratulations for all this hard work. If you want to continue to improve your mod maybe you could add some water ballast that the user could modify in the tuning menu, a trailer for this glider with the wings that can be detached or attached, and maybe a system to launch the glider into the sky. You can be proud of your work ;)
  2. Joelvb
    Version: 1.2
    Great mod really like to fly around and challenge me to keep it up in the air.
    Just small things I like to point out is, that the ailerons have few problems in two areas.
    First: they create too much lift. It is possible to fly with one wing missing, because the ailerons create so much lift.
    Second: They break a bit too early. Normaly in the yellow marked range it is still possible to fly without breaking stuff, but sometimes even with small imputs I get damage at the them.
    Also I would like a bit less stiff wings.

    It sounds like I don´t like it but that is far from the truth
    Keep going, I like it
  3. alvin05
    Version: 1.2
    is it possible to add an engine version for lols
  4. Michaelflat
    Version: 1.2
    Awesome, this should have an icon though as it seems like some 5min automation job unless you look at the category :P
    Version: 1.0
    Amazing! I can't wait for more updates
  6. nitramcivohalv
    Version: 1.0
    very nice
  7. Blijo
    Version: 1.0
    It is really fun to fly and glide around the maps. It flies very smoothly and the landing gear works well.
  8. default0.0player
    Version: 1.0
    Nice! Can't wait to strap some JATO on this plane.
  9. Gradarobett
    Version: 1.0
  10. Vector355
    Version: 1.0
    i seem to remember this thing, very cool
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