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Irving Prue UHP-1

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The all metal UHP-1 first flew in 1967 featuring a fixed wheel and skid, spoilers and drag chute and a T- tail with fixed stabilizers and movable rudder and elevator. Fabric covered the wing aft of the spar. A second example was built with an all- metal wing whose specifications and performance are given here(the first ship was more than 100 lbs. Lighter). It is flapped, has retractable gear and gear doors, carries water and has a fully trimmable stabilizer.

Wing span: 17.37 m / 57 ft
Wing area: 10.59 sq.m / 114 sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 28.5
Airfoil: NACA 63(3)-618
Empty Weight: 229 kg / 505 lb
Payload: 174 kg / 384 lb
Gross Weight: 403 kg / 889 lb
Wing Load: 38.05 kg/sq.m / 7.8 lb/sq.ft
L/DMax: 40 96 kph / 52 kt / 60 mph
MinSink: 0.49 m/s / 1.6 fps / 0.94 kt
Seats: 1
No. Built: 2

 

 


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