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    Help identifying this glider

    I got this glider over the weekend. No manual, no instructions, and no markings that I could find. Could you provide some tips on where I can find some additional information about this glider? Can it be converted to electric power? (I assume it requires some extensive surgery)

    The previous owner fixed a hole in the canopy by adding another canopy on top of the hole. That is why it seems like the canopy has a bubble towards the rear of it.

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    RE: Help identifying this glider

    Try going to Sailplane Directory.com, look through there and see if any match. Hope this helps.
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    RE: Help identifying this glider

    It looks to be an ASW 28.
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    RE: Help identifying this glider

    Look at the canopy, that is a DG-600/800 of some sort. What is the span and wing construction?

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    RE: Help identifying this glider


    ORIGINAL: rcsoar4fun

    .....What is the span and wing construction?
    The span is approximately 107 inches. From what I can tell, the wings are built up wood and sheeted, but I'm not 100% sure.

    Thanks for the help. I'm a helicopter and powered airplane pilot. I wanted to get into hotliners or similar on the cheap by buying this at an auction. Turns out I may have bought a scale glider and I'm having second thoughts about hacking it off to install an electric motor.

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    RE: Help identifying this glider

    I agree with rcsoar4fun... while the rest of the plane could arguably be a semi-scale model of a variety of sailplanes, the canopy shape (where it meets the fuselage) appears to be representative of the Glaser-Dirks DG series. Here's the DG600:

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    RE: Help identifying this glider

    Ok Thanks for the info. Any idea as to the model's manufacturer? I'd like to know if it is a $50 model or a $300 model. I don't want to take a hacksaw to a $300 model to convert it to electric.

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    RE: Help identifying this glider

    Further research leads me to believe you have a Gerasis 2.7m DG600, based on wingspan and color of wing tips. An older model, now out of productionif I'm not mistaken, but definitely closer to $300 than$50 when new.
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    ORIGINAL: AMA-69405

    Further research leads me to believe you have a Gerasis 2.7m DG600, based on wingspan and color of wing tips.Β* An older model, now out of productionΒ*if I'm not mistaken, but definitely closer to $300 thanΒ*$50 when new.Β*

    Thanks AMA-69405, based on your info, I found this:
    [link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=835226[/link]
    it looks identical to mine. I might keep it in stock form and fly it for a while.

    Any idea on where to find a new canopy?

    Thanks again.
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    RE: Help identifying this glider

    Sorry, no clue as to a canopy replacement source...
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