GLIDE  |  environmentally friendly glider 

GLIDE is an electrically powered sailplane design project. 
The concept is to carry solar panels in addition to the battery. Its parameters, robust fuselage and wing profile are intentionally similar to the DG-1000.

Technical Specification
Crew: 1+1
Capacity: 160 kg (353 lb) of water ballast
Length: 8.57 m (28 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 17.5 m2 (188 sq ft)
Aspect ratio: 22.8
Empty weight: 461 kg (1,016 lb)
Gross weight: 750 kg (1,653 lb)
Propellers: 2-bladed foldable propeller

Never exceed speed: 270 km/h (170 mph, 150 kn)
Maximum glide ratio: 46.5
Rate of climb: 1.3 m/s (260 ft/min) (engine on, still air)
Rate of sink: 0.5 m/s (98 ft/min) (engine off)


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