HP-8 Airmate HP Aircraft, LLC   

General Details
Manufacturer: HP Aircraft, LLC
Plane Name:

HP-8 Airmate

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: R. E. SChreder
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 1
L/DMax: 37 108 kph / 58 kt / 67 mph
MinSink: 0.67 m/s / 2.2 fps / 1.30 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
12.19 40 10.22 110 280 618 105 232 385 850 37.67 7.53 0 0
Aspect ratio: 24
Airfoil: NACA 65 (3)-618
Structure: all-metal

Schreder’s first sailplane, the HP (for ‘High Performance’) 7, first flew in 1957 and was destroyed in an aerotowing accident right after the 1957 U.S. Nationals. Schreder then built the improved HP-8 in 1958 and won the Nationals with it in that year again in 1960. He set world records with it in all three speed categories in 1959, and two of these were raised again by the same ship flown by George Moffat. The solo example belongs to the National Soaring Museum.


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