Kinetic 100"  DP the fastest production glider in the world...
Jason Lilly lauches the new Kinetic 100 DP on the 392 mph record setting day


On October 21, 2007, the first 100” KineticDP Prototype set a new world record of 309mph at Norco, Ca on its maiden flight. From that point forward, the Kinetic has seen many major design improvements and has since raised the bar 13 more times to the current world record speed of 498mph.

While most commercially available DS planes are simply strengthened versions of non-DS airframes, the 100” KineticDP was specifically designed from the ground up with one thing in mind: High Speed Dynamic Soaring! The 100” KineticDP features custom airfoils developed by the renowned Dirk Pflug that perform very well at a wide range of speeds but are really in their prime at speeds over 200mph. All parts of the Kinetic are produced from extremely accurate CNC molds using cutting edge technologies and a slew of exotic high performance fibers in strategic locations to achieve extreme strength and stiffness. The Kinetic has a unique combination of features including high wing loading, span loaded 3 piece wing, generous tail moments, and slight polyhedral to give it the super smooth and stable handling characteristics necessary for high speed pursuits.

I have long dreamed of bringing this level of performance to the DS world and it is now a reality. It’s about time that people had the choice of owning a DS sailplane designed and developed by a DSer specifically for DSing! I think you will get great satisfaction in owning and flying the best DS airframe available…


Trim the 100" KineticDP so that the elevator is down 0.02" (.5mm) inches (measured at the outboard tips of the elevator) in normal level flight. The flaps and ailerons should be trimmed flush for hands off flight and using snapflap, the flaps and ailerons should move down with up elevator by approx 4 degrees ( 0.125"(3.2mm) measured at flap root edges) at max elevator.When the elevator is deflected 0.180"(4.5mm) up, the flaps and ailerons should be approximately nuetral. For Crow, program 0.255" (6.5mm) up Ailerons, 75deg down Flaps, and 0.17" (4.3mm) down elevator (total including the .02" trim gap). Keep in mind that this will vary with CG…

Control Horn Measurements

Hole to Skin Distance
.615" (15.5mm)
Locate hole directly over intersection of wiper and aileron skin
.654" (16.6mm)
0.06" (1.5mm) behind hingeline
.28" (6.8mm)
0.315" (8mm) behind intersection of wiper and elevator skin
Use the innermost hole on the servo arms except for flap where the second hole is necessary to achieve full travel (about 70-80deg). This will give a clevis to servo shaft center line distance of 0.5". The aileron clevis to servo shaft centerline dimension is 0.39"
Set flap servo horn in line with the pushrod when flaps are not deployed so that they are locked out (allow for reflex!)
Set aileron servo horn one spline increment forward of vertical so that there is more up aileron travel than down.

Recommended Surface Deflections

Dynamic Soaring
.365" (9.3mm)
.229" (5.8mm)
.260" (6.6mm)
.130" (3.3mm)
.244" (6.2mm)
.187" (4.7mm)
.182" (4.6mm)
.182" (4.6mm)

Recommended Gear

JR DS3421
JR DS3421, JR DS9411 (slight buldge), Airtronics 94820
DS3421, Volz Micromaxx XP, JR DS378
5cell / 6v AA 2000mah Eneloop NIMH 3x2 custom pack 
Center of Gravity:
3.25-3.3" (8.3-8.4cm) from center panel root LE