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Gehrlein GP-1

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The GP-1, which first flew in 1968, was designed by Jay and Rod Gehrlein as a simple kit-built sailplane. The all metal ship features a constant-chord (76 cm/ 30 in) wing with scissors-type airbrakes.

Wing span: 15m / 49.2ft    
Wing area: 11.5sq.m / 120sq.ft
Empty Weight: 208kg / 458lb
Payload: 92kg / 204lb
Gross Weight: 300kg / 662lb
Wing Load: 26.91kg/sq.m / 5.5lb/sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 20
L/DMax: 35 @ 97 kph / 52 kt / 60 mph
Airfoil: Wortmann FX-61-184
MinSink: 0.61 m/s / 2.0 fps / 1.18 kt
No. of Seats: 1
Structure: all metal
No. Built: 5

 

 


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