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Old Mar 18, 2008, 11:11 PM
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New full scale HP-24 homebuilt

I've been following this project for a year , this guy ( Bob Kuykendall )
is pretty amazing ,he resides in N. Ca. He has taken over where Dick Scheder left of with the HP-series sailplanes.

http://www.hpaircraft.com/hp-24/
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 03:50 AM
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it's been one hell of a ride, should be a nice ship unfortunatley it knid of looks like all the others....
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 05:45 AM
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it's been one hell of a ride, should be a nice ship unfortunatley it knid of looks like all the others....
The closer we get to an optimum design the more these things are going to look like each other.

In a way, that's why, for modeling, I like some of the older designs where just getting something built with the materials available was the problem that had to be solved. Performance, comfort and safety are the criteria for full sized soaring, looks and character are what's important in a model.

(Is that why my only scale job so far is the ASW 28-18? No, I got that because it was a beautiful ARF and I don't really have the room to build something that large.)

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Old Mar 19, 2008, 02:08 PM
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I believe the intent was to have it look like all the others. Odd-ball ships like the Diana 2 are a hard sell - regardless of the superior performance they look funny acc. to the establishment, which is a pretty conservative crowd.

I'd venture to say with the euro doing what it is to the dollar, and if he can hold the $17-18k entry price point, and if there are no "suprises" in the test phase, he will have more orders than he will care to produce. Not since the American Spririt has such a craft been made available to homebuilders. I applaud his efforts.

http://www.sac.ca/index2.php?option=...=316&Itemid=88

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Old Mar 19, 2008, 02:10 PM
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"We are specifically designing the HP-24 forward fuselage and cockpit for more upright seating, with better ergonomics and visibility than the HP-18. We believe that better comfort and reduced fatigue will result in a better soaring experience, and improved overall performance by the pilot. "

It's hard to imagine better visibility and comfort than what the HP-18 provided...how much easier does it get than flying in a supine position with your flying arm on a padded arm rest with a side stick? This 24 must be some glider!

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Old Mar 19, 2008, 03:58 PM
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I hear where your coming from. After a long master pattern build I will be finally moulding my 1/3rd SB 13, I only hope it flies ok, but at least I'll know which is my model in the sky.
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I once attended a SHA Sailplane Homebuilders Assoc seminar in Bryan OH at Dick S's hangers. Jim Marske flew his Monarch via Auto Tow several times.
Dick had lots of great stories to tell. Too bad he is gone now.

Is this guy going to make model Kits someday ?
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