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IPE / Industrie Paranaense de Estruturas IPE 02 Nhapecam
The 02 tandem two-seater, known as the Nhapecam, is the second training sailplane from the Brazilian firm of IPE - Industrie Paranaense de Estruturas at Curitiba, and has been under development for some months; it made its first flight on 24 May 1979.
The 02 is a cantilever shoulder wing monoplane with a modified Scheibe SF-30 Club-Spatz wing section; it is rather larger than the Quero Quero II, with a span of 16.60m (54ft 5Vain), a longer, more pointed nose and a lengthened one-piece cockpit canopy under which the two pilots sit. There are spoilers in the wing upper and lower surfaces, and the landing gear consists of a non-retractable monowheel and a tailwheel. A powered version of the 02, the IPE 03, was under development; this has a repositioned low wing and a retractable landing gear, and probably a 60hp Limbach powerplant.
An order for at least 30 IPE 02s for the Brazilian Clubs was confirmed in 1980.
Span: 54 ft 5.5 in
Length: 25 ft 11 in
Height: 4 ft 11 in
Wing area: 170.1 sqft
Aspect ratio: 16.6
Empty weight: 551 lb
Max weight: 1,058 lb
Max speed: 124 mph (in smooth air)
Min sinking speed: 2.13 ft/sec
Best glide ratio: 30:1 at 50 mph

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