Rensselaer Rp-3

Rensselaer Rp-3

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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-3 (for Rensselaer Polytechnic design 3) is an American mid-wing, T-tailed single-seat, glider that was designed by Brian E. Thompson and produced by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York. The RP-3 was the third aircraft design in Rensselaer's Composite Aircraft Program and was completed in 1998. The aircraft is of composite construction. Its 54 ft (16.5 m) span wing employs a Wortmann FX-67-K170/17 airfoil and features split flaps. The landing gear is a retractable monowheel, with an auxiliary tailwheel. The aircraft is considerably larger and heavier than its predecessors, the RP-1 and RP-2, with an empty weight of 650 lb (295 kg) and a gross weight of 1,000 lb (454 kg). Despite its large wingspan the RP-3 achieved only a 32:1 glide ratio.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Sent Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136267101
  • 9786136267104