Hans Jacobs

Hans Jacobs ( born April 30, 1907 † 24 October 1994) was a German glider design engineer and aviation pioneer. As Chief of the German Research Institute for Gliding (short DFS) in Griesheim, he was responsible for the design and construction of some known glider pattern, including for DFS Habicht, DFS Kranich, DFS Weihe and DFS in the years before the Second World War 230

In 1951, Jacobs brought an updated version of the crane on the market, the Crane III.

Along with Herbert Lück he wrote the book Workshop practice for the construction of plain and gliders for practical gliders.

Hans Jacobs developed the next for use in most aircraft spoilers.


  • Performance glider. Instructions for the construction of a free-flying model aircraft on the type of modern high performance glider. Foreword by Alexander Lippisch. Maier, Ravensburg 1930.
  • High-performance engine model and ducks model. How to build a free-flying models with rubber motor drive. Maier, Ravensburg 1930.
  • Brushless gliders and rocket flight models. Instructions for easily and quickly build models in various sizes. Maier, Ravensburg 1932.
  • Glider. Guidance for the self. Maier, Ravensburg 1932.
  • With Herbert Lück: Workshop practice for the construction of plain and gliders. Maier, Ravensburg 1932 7th Edition 1955 Exact reprint: .. Schäfer, 1989 in Hannover, ISBN 3-88746-220-3.