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DG-505 Elan

The DG-505 Elan is one of the club's primary training aircraft.

A slightly earlier model than the DG-1000S (also owned by the club), the DG-505 is in all respects a very similar aircraft. While it is a high-performance aircraft more than capable of long-distance flights, it is also an easy, predictable and comfortable glider ideal for students.

This aircraft has optional wing extensions which may be fitted to increase the wingspan from 18 m to 20 m, significantly improving performance at the expense of a slight change in handling.

All students at Melbourne Gliding Club will perform their first solo in either the DG-505, or the closely-related DG-1000s.

DG Flugzeugbau DG-505 Elan - Aircraft Data
 Country of Manufacture:  Germany  Registration:  VH-VMF
 Manufactured:  2005  Empty Weight:  400 kg
 Construction:  Fibreglass / Carbon Fibre  Wingspan:  18-20 m
 Best Glide Ratio:  40:1 (18 m), 44:1 (20 m)  G-Limits:

 +7 / -5

 Instrumentation:  LXNav S100  Maximum Speed:  270 kph / 150 kts
 Member Rate:  $0.90 / Minute  Flight Manual:  DG500 Orion Flight Manual
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