RP-1 Rensselaer   


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General Details
Manufacturer: Rensselaer
Plane Name:

RP-1

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 1
   
Performance:
L/DMax: 20 52 kph / 29 kt / 33 mph
   
MinSink: 0.61 m/s / 2.0 fps / 1.18 kt
   


 

Specifications:
Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
/sq.m
lb.
/sq.ft
kg lb.
11.5 37.5 12 129 53 116 67 149 120 265 10 2.05 0 0
Aspect ratio: 11
Airfoil: Wortmann FX-63-137
Structure: composite/ Kevlar/ PVC foam
Engine:

Comment:
The Rp-1 which first product of the Composite Aircraft Program, Glider of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a project partly supported by NASA. The RP-1, althrough operated with an FAA airworthiness certificate, was also designed to permit foot launching.


           

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