Winglets in the neo Series

 

After last year’s the successful development of winglets for aircraft competing in the Red Bull Air Race within DG Group’s consolidated companies, we decided to take advantage of the knowledge gained from these projects for advanced sailplane design. Within the scope of the approval as Development Company according to Part-21J, we first developed innovative 18m tips for our DG-1001. Our goal was to particularly optimize the sailplane for instructional purposes. After a very successful completion of the project, we decided to further optimize the LS8, which since its introduction to the standard class in the middle of the 1990s had been continuously built almost without any alteration. So we started to design new winglets for this model, too. Due to our customers’ high demand we then continued our efforts and planned winglets for the LS1-f, in order to have our new wingtips’ potential also available for club class gliders. In the course of all these projects a whole new product family was generated. We simply call it the „neo“ –series.

 

 

DG-1001 neo Winglets

 

Special features:

  • Optimized for 18m wingspan
  • Any DG-1000 Club, S and T may be upgraded
  • Improved stall characteristics
  • Reduction of minimum speed
  • Better handling qualities in thermal flight
  • Modern look
  • Approval with TM1000-25 at hand

 

 

 

 

LS8 neo Winglets

 

Special features:

  • Optimized for LS8 airfoil and 15m wingspan
  • Any LS8 may be upgraded
  • Reduction of airflow separation on the outer wing
  • Reduction of induced drag
  • Enhancement of roll rate / handling qualities
  • Less sensitive to yawing
  • Considerable performance gain in slow flight
  • Flying with a higher wing loading is possible
  • Considerable gain of gliding performance in straight flight, according to Idaflieg evaluation
  • Approval with TM 8023 at hand

 

 

 

 

LS1-f neo Winglets

 

Special features:

  • Optimized for LS1-f airfoil
  • Any LS1-f may be upgraded
  • Reduction of airflow separation on the outer wing
  • Reduction of induced drag
  • Enhancement of roll rate / handling qualities
  • Less sensitive to yawing
  • Considerable performance gain in slow flight
  • Mass of non-lifting parts increased from 230kg to 250kg
  • EASA certification finished (TN63)

 

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