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Irving Prue 215

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Designed by Irving Prue and first flown in 1949, the all metal 215 was taken by Harold Hutchinson to 2nd place in the 1958 Nationals. The design featured a V-tail and retractable wheel, with flaps for glidepath control. One example belongs to the National Soaring Museum.

Wing span: 12.2 m / 40 ft
Wing area: 8.36 sq.m / 90 sq.ft
Empty Weight: 154 kg / 340 lb
Payload: 91 kg / 200 lb
Gross Weight: 245 kg / 540 lb
Wing Load: 29.31 kg/sq.m / 6 lb/sq.ft
Water Ballast: 0
Aspect ratio: 20
Airfoil: Airfoil NACA 23012,8318
L/DMax: 29 84 kph / 45 kt / 52 mph
MinSink: 0.79 m/s / 2.6 fps / 1.54 kt / 64 kph / 35 kt / 40 mph
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 3

 

 


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