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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RP-2


The RP-2, which first flew in 1985, was designed by Steven J. Winckler as a part of the Composite Aircraft Program, Glider of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Rensselaer, NY. The wing is equipped with split flaps for approach control.

Wing span: 13.5m / 44.25ft
Wing area: 11.1sq.m / 120sq.ft
Empty Weight: 124kg / 273 lb
Payload: 74kg / 164lb
Gross Weight: 198kg / 437lb
Wing Load: 17.83kg/sq.m / 3.64lb/sq.ft
Seats: 1
Aspect ratio: 16.4
L/D max: 29 at 72 kph/39kt/45mph
Min sink: 0.69m/s / 2.25 fps / 1.33 kt
Airfoil: Boeing 80-163
Construction: GFRP/CFRP/ Kevlar



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