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HP Aircraft HP-16

Bryan HP-16



The HP-16 involved major changes in Schreder’s HP-15 design, with a different wing similar to the RS-15 of much lower aspect ratio and grater area. The aluminum wing skins are bonded to foam ribs, including rivet use and construction time. The HP-16 retains the very effective 90 degrees Schreder flaps. One belongs to the National Soaring Museum.

Structure: all-metal except for foam wing ribs.

Wing span: 15m / 49.2ft
Wing area: 10.5sq.m / 113sq.ft
Empty Weight: 192kg / 424lb
Payload: 226kg / 500lb
Gross Weight: 418kg / 924lb
Wing Load: 39.81kg/sq.m / 8.18lb/sq.ft
Water Ballast: 90kg / 200lb
Aspect ratio: 21.5
Airfoil: Wortmann 67-150
L/DMax: 36 89 kph / 48 kt / 55 mph
MinSink: 0.66 m/s / 2.16 fps / 1.28 kt
Seats: 1
No. Built: 20



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