Rensselaer Rp-2

Rensselaer Rp-2

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Rensselaer RP-2 (for Rensselaer Polytechnic design 2) is an American mid-wing, single-seat, glider that was designed by Steven J. Winckler and produced by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York. The RP-2 was the second aircraft in Rensselaer's Composite Aircraft Program and first flew in 1985. The aircraft is of mixed construction, made from carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, Kevlar and fiberglass. Its 44.25 ft (13.5 m) span wing employs a Boeing 80-163 airfoil and features split flaps. The aircraft weighs just 273 lb (124 kg) empty. The landing gear consists of a conventional glider-style monowheel. The aircraft achieved a 29:1 glide ratio.
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136266237
  • 9786136266237