RP-2 Rensselaer   

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General Details
Manufacturer: Rensselaer
Plane Name:


Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Steven J. Winckler
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 1
L/DMax: 29 72 kph / 39 kt / 45 mph
MinSink: 0.69 m/s / 2.25 fps / 1.33 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.
13.5 44.25 11.1 120 124 273 74 164 198 437 17.83 3.64 0 0
Aspect ratio: 16.4
Airfoil: Boeing 80-163
Structure: GFRP/CFRP/ Kevlar

The RP-2, which first flew in 1985, was designed 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.


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