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Pacific D-8

The D-8 was designed by Ken Coward as an all-metal glider, easy-to-built home construction project. One belongs to the National Soaring Museum. Three were built.

Pacific D-8
Span: 9.68 m./ 21.75 ft
Area: 9.29 sq. m. / 100 sq.ft.
Aspect ratio: 10
Airfoil: NASA 4418 (mod)
Empty weight: 115 kg. / 253 lb.
Payload: 94 kg / 207 lb.
Gross weight: 209 kg / 460 lb.
Wing loading: 22.40 kg. / sq. m. / 4.6 lb. / sq. ft.
L/D max. 17
Min. sink 1.28 m/s / 4.2 fps / 2.49 kt
Seats: 1

 

 


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