Production of the LS-10s and st (engine version) is now in progres and the first customer will take his deliver soon! Solaire Canada has an early option that will be available this winter.
At the time of writing Richard Walters (representing the US in the 18M class) has won the first two days at the "Pre-Worlds" in Luesse, Germany flying the LS10.
Solaire Canada has purchased the second LS 10-a
Serial no 10002 has arrived. It was flown by Petr Krejcirik in the World Championsips in Sweden last spring and finished a strong 6th.. in the 18 Meter class. We have also secured strong order positions for the first year of production.
Please call us for details.
LS10 Contest "10"
Winpilot now has the capability to run the LX1600.
This combination of PDA and simple flight computer simplifies
the cockpit setup and illuminates duplication of information.
The input of settings like wingloading, McReady, bugs etc. will all be be done on the PDA and automatically passed on to the flight computer.
Requires WP V5.28 (available now!)
We also have an 80 mm (3 1/8) new flight computer display unit
that works with the CAI 302.
It is a "plug and play" setup and gives all the information as displayed on the new ( High Res) LX7000.
Please call for details.
The LS10 prototype has now won several serious competions
in Europe. DG plans to build the LS10 as soon as they can. The LS8 prodution
line has been setup in Bruchsal, Germany. So it looks like Solaire Canada
will once more sell and deliver new gliders and we are looking forward to
our new DG relationship. Please contact us for a delivery position on the
well proven LS8-18 and in the new LS10.
We can now also sell the fine line of DG models of gliders and motor gliders.
Furthermore we have also been appointed as a SeeYou dealer and carry both the SeeYou evaluation(PC) program and the new SeeYou Mobile (PDA) programs. Please contact us about this beautiful and exiting new flight navigation, information and final glide program for Pocket PC's. It is fully integrated with the well known SeeYou program and works with the new LX1600 as well as other flight computers and flight recorders.
We have a good inventory of LS parts, so please contact us for availability!
The LS4 winglets are here and Ed Jr. has just re-finished an LS4 in his shop and installed a pair.
We are taking orders. Certification is
pending. There have already been quite a few installed on a number of LS4's
in Germany. They are typical LS configuration with the curved design and are
easy to install. At the moment they can only be installed on LS4's licenced
in the "Experimental" category.
For more pictures and prices please go to our "Specials" section
Reports and feedback are very positive and we are confident
they will enhance low speed handling and improve performance.
The LS6 winglets that are going to be made available for the LS6 A's and B's are soon to follow.
Our new strip behind the house........................
We our proud to announce that the first (glider) landing at the newly seeded strip in the backyard took place on Sunday July11th, 2004.
The grass is only about two inches high and there is some manicuring, weeding and cutting to be done soon. We call it "Hollow Hills" which is the English translation for the Hollestelle name. The strip is 2000ft. by 90ft.
Once we are hapy with it we will install the windsock and publish the coordinates!
The widsock is up and the co-ordinates are: 43 04.517 / 81 03.150
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First flight of the LS10
Friday June 6th 2003 was the big day:
First comments by chief designer Dipl.-Ing. Werner “micro”
Scholz who is also responsible for the flight testing:
The production manager and long-time LS6 pilot Dipl.-Ing. Joachim Wirkner made the next flight. After landing he smiled and said that you just feel at home – as it is expected from the LS gliders.
Walter Schneider and Wolf Lemke, also present during the first flights, were equally impressed and enthusiastic about everything which was to be seen and heard about the new ship.
On the following long weekend some eight hours were flown and the expected improvements over the LS6 could be demonstrated:
Friction in the aileron was diminished further. Main reason is the LS8-like sealing of the flaperons which uses no mylar tapes any more.
The modification of the aileron deflections resulted into smaller hand forces during steep turns. Together with the new wing shape and the new winglets this enables now tight circling with nearly no stick force at all.
The new outer wing geometry together with the new airfoils make flying near the stall easier – the glider is good to handle at maximum lift and thereby needs less concentration in tight thermals.
This all (low friction and hand forces plus excellent low speed handling) results in the fact that the LS10 climbs very well and is on par even with sailplanes of lower wing loading during thermalling.
The new airfoil with slightly increased flap chord has shown the expected maximum lift coefficient. As bugs and rain were readily available during Saturday it could be also proven that the airfoil is tolerant against bugs and rain as it already known for the LS6 airfoil.
The expected improvements in the medium and high speed region have not been measured as this implies special flights under test conditions. But every opportunity to fly-together with similar glider types was used and every time the feeling was of having a ship which runs very well.
The take-off is as carefree as it was with the LS6 or LS8 – no problems were experienced either at the winch or during aero-tow.
Landing can be made with quite steep approaches thanks to the slightly enlarged air brakes and the proven landing setting of the flaperon. The new 5-inch wheel together with hydraulic disc brake enables now shorter landing distances and even better comfort on the ground.
All flights were made in the 18 meter configuration without water ballast
in a trim range from “slightly nose heavy” to “near
the rear limit.” Flying at minimum speed and the beginning of
spin testing demonstrated a very docile and harmless flying quality,
as it is with the LS6.
! SEE OUR LS10 "IN-FLIGHT" PICTURES ON THE LS10 PAGE !
The LS8 type approval has been issued by the FAA (LS8a and LS8-18)
required documentation to licence the LS8-18 in the "normal"
category have been posted on this site. TB8012 and the updated Flight
and Maintenance Manuals it refers to.
! SEE OUR NEW LS10-18 in flight ......!
Pictures of the long awaited LS 10 are in, fresh
from the factory.
Most LS AD's are posted in PDF format on this website (by model) ready to be downloaded.
If you can not find some of the latest TB's please go to the DG webite until we have added them to ours.