Wolfgang Piper’s gliders for FSX


Glaser-Dirks DG-600-17 for FSX by Wolfgang Piper

Without the incredible collection of vintage, classic and contemporary gliders provided by Wolfgang Piper and his helpers, virtual soaring enthusiasts like myself would be faced with  a dearth of glider models to choose from.   These models are freeware but many of them match the quality of payware models and they just keep getting better with recent new releases.  So if you have the slightest interest in virtual gliding, take a look at the incredible range of models available at: Wolfgang’s website


Rolladen-Schneider LS8-18 for FSX by Wolfgang Piper


A few of my favourite models from Wolfgang’s collection are:

Schleicher ASW 27 B Very competitive for racing events
Rolladen-Schneider LS8-18 No flaps – good for beginners but still a very competitive 18m class racer
Schleicher ASH 25 Extremely challenging but very convincing flight model. Outstanding L/D ratio for those extra big blue holes between thermals.
Schleicher ASW 20 CL-J A jet powered motor glider – very versatile
Schleicher ASK 21 Nice 2 seater training model – no retractable gear to worry about
Glaser-Dirks DG-600-17 See my YouTube test flight below
Schleicher ASG 29 Nice 18m class racing glider


YouTube Test Flight – DG-600-17

Recently I made a video of my test flight of the Glaser-Dirks DG-600-17.  It is a short flight from McBride (CAV4) to Valemount (CAH4) in British Columbia Canada using the outstanding Orbx FTX Northern Rocky Mountains scenery.  It was mostly ridge running with a little bit thermal soaring and a relaxing long final glide, giving me time to appreciate the scenery. It does not get any better than this unless you are fortunate enough to go soaring in the real world.


5 thoughts on “Wolfgang Piper’s gliders for FSX

  1. Jorgen Renstrom

    Hi. I have installed some of Pipers Gliders. Everything works exept for the beeping sound from the vario. The vario is quet on all the gliders I installed. All other sounds work like the sound from the airbrakes and when the landing wheel goes up and down. Do you have any ide what the problem is????

    Thanks Jorgen

    Skelleftea Sweden

    1. James Allen Post author

      I installed Wolfgang Piper’s gliders in P3DV4 in which the audio for the vario is automatically enabled. If you have the gliders installed in FSX, you may need to enable the vario audio manually each time you start a flight session. You can do this by enabling the 2D cockpit view and looking for a rotary switch on the instrument panel. The location of the switch may vary from model to model. From memory it is usually near the bottom of the panel. When the audio vario is switched on, you can return to the 3D cockpit view. Could that be your problem?

      1. Jörgen Renström

        Hi again! I have tryed to go to 2d cockpit and push the vario switch but no sound. I even tryed to install FSX on another PC and installed FSUIPC4.DLL SOARRec.dll FSSound.dll.
        But I still dont get any vario sound………… I have downloaded several gliders but no luck.

        Thanks anyway!

  2. SlowBoat

    Did anyone find a solution to the vario sound. Same problem here. The power switch is on, the varios work (asw 27) and there are two knobs at the bottom of the vario; a mcready that works and another one that doesn’t seem to do anything. Any solutions?


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