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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RP-1

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The RP-1 which first product of the Composite Aircraft Program, Glider of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a project partly supported by NASA. The RP-1, although operated with an FAA airworthiness certificate, was also designed to permit foot launching.

Span: 11.5m / 37.5 ft
Wing area: 12 sq.m / 129 sq.ft
Empty Weight: 53 kg / 116 lb
Payload:    67 Kg /149lb
Gross Weight: 120 kg/ 265 lb
Wing Load: 10 kg/sq.m / 2.05 lb/sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 11
Seats: 1
L/D max: 20 52 kph / 29 kt / 33 mph    
Min sink: 0.61 m/s / 2.0 fps / 1.18 kt
Airfoil: Wortmann FX-63-137
Structure: composite/ Kevlar/ PVC foam

 

 


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