I called in to Kaipara Flats airfield this afternoon just in time to catch Tim Harrison returning from a local flight in his Glaser Dirks DG 400 motor glider ZK-GPL2. Although Tim can operate his glider totally independently with its self launching capability, he was happy to have a hand to put it to bed.
Tim just after touchdown...
and on roll-out.
With the tail dolly and wing wheel in place, ready to push back.
A 17 metre wingspan becomes 15 metres as Tim detaches the wing extensions (Tim's hangar is less than 17 metres wide)
Now a 15 metre ship, with the new hangar in the background.
Then fit a neat hydraulic lifter with wheels for maneuvering,
and safe in the back of Tim's hangar.
A previous post on ZK-GPL2 can be found HERE