Archaeopteryx Ruppert Composite GmbH   

General Details
Manufacturer: Ruppert Composite GmbH
Plane Name:

Archaeopteryx

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: Germany
Designer: Roger Ruppert
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 1
   
Performance:
L/DMax: 28
   
MinSink: 0.44 m/s | 87 fpm
   


 

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.
13.6 44.6 12.8 138 0 0 0 0 160 353 0 0 0 0
Aspect ratio: 0
Airfoil:
Structure:
Engine: none

Comment:
The Archaeopteryx was conceived as a conventional glider configuration for foot launch. Primary targets were set to minimize the mass, allowing slowest possible flight speeds and providing good manoeuvrability based on a friendly stall behaviour as well as outstanding high-speed flight performances with full fairing on the cockpit. The concept permits a safe foot launch also in nil wind conditions. Excellent climb rates and an efficient riding out of extremely weak and slim thermals (microlift) are possible. Besides, the concept includes a high performance in fast and uncritical gliding as well.


           

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