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Instituto de Pesiquas Technologicas / IPT IPT-2 Aratinga
The IPT-2 Aratinga was a glider produced by the Brazilian Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas (IPT).
In the early 1940s, the Wood Research Department of the Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas carried out intensive research into the use of indigenous woods in aircraft construction. The results were so promising that it was decided to set up its own aviation department. Its first director was Frede Abranches Brotero, who gathered a team of young engineers around him. Silvio de Oliveira was entrusted with the development of a new advanced glider and decided to revise the Grunau Baby, which was already used in Brazil.
The IPT-2 Aratinga was designed as a shoulder-wing aircraft with a conventional tail unit and a closed single-seat cockpit. A skid was under the hull. The machine was a wooden structure made from local woods, with the hull partly covered with plywood and partly covered with fabric. The wings were completely covered with fabric.
The only prototype IPT-2 Aratinga glider performed its maiden flight in July 1942.
The machine was later used by José Carlos de Barros Neiva, who developed it into a successful glider, the Neiva B Monitor.
Wing span: 10 m
Wing area: 8.7 m²
Length: 5.52 m
Empty weight: 185 kg
Minimum speed: 55 km / h
Top speed: 130 km / h
Seats: 1

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