DG Flugzeugbau 505

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Notes, developed by SSB members, on how to rig the 505.

Diagram of the water tail tank B system.

Repair manual for the DG-500. Note that SSB operates a DG-505.

The Bay Area Soaring Club put together this detailed guide on assembling a DG505.
British Gliding Association data sheet for the DG505.

Connection and wiring information for PDAs/GPS.

Various check lists for the DG505.

Various notes related to the DG505.

Registration certificate. Always consult the aircraft documentation for current certificate. 

Excel weight and balance calculator. Always consult the pilots operating handbook before use.
Diagram of the main water tail tank system.
Flight manual for the DG-500. Note that SSB operates a DG-505.

Specifications for DG-500 (SSB has 505 model)5PB_ground2

  • Span 18.0 m./ 59.1 ft (22.00 m./ 72.2 ft)
  • Area 16.6 sq. m. / 178.6 sq.ft. (18.29 sq.m./ 196.8 sq.ft)
  • Aspect ratio 19.52
  • Airfoil Wortmann FX-73-K-170/20 root; -170/22 tip
  • Empty weight 390 kg. / 860 lb. (445 kg./ 981 lb.)
  • Payload 225 kg. / 496 lb. (305 kg. / 672 lb.)
  • Water ballast 160 kg / 353 lb
  • Gross weight 615 kg. / 1,356 lb. (750 kg./ 1,653 lb.)
  • Wing loading 37.05 kg. / sq. m. / 7.59 lb. / sq. ft.
  • (41.0 kg. / sq. m. / 8.40 lb. / sq. ft.
  • Structure CFRP/GFRP

Performance

  • L/D max. 40 109 kph / 59 kt / 68 mph
  • (47 111 kph/ 60 kt./ 69 mph)
  • Min. sink (0.51 m/s / 1.67 fps / 0.99 kt)
  • 80 kph/ 43 kt/ 49 mph)