Schreder HP-14T

The HP-14 is a Richard Schreder-designed all-metal glider aircraft that was offered as a kit for homebuilding during the 1960s and 1970s. It was originally developed by retrofitting improved wings to the fuselage and tail of the HP-13. Schreder won the 1966 US national soaring championship in the prototype HP-14.

 

The fuselage and wings are of all-aluminum riveted construction.

 

Ours is an HP-14T with a more conventional T-tail design for better slow speed flight characteristics and easier transport on the ground.

This photo is of a special HP-14T also known as the Bickle T-6.  The museum's aircraft is awaiting restoration.

General characteristics

Crew: 1

Length: 23 ft 10½ in (7.28 m)

Wingspan: 59 ft 0½ in (18 m)

Height: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m)

Wing area: 146.2 ft2 (13.58 m2)

Aspect ratio: 23.9

Wing profile: Wortmann FX-61-163

Empty weight: 639 lb (290 kg)

Gross weight: 840 lb (381 kg)

 

Performance

Maximum speed: 134 mph (216 km/h)

Maximum glide ratio: 44 @ 96 km/h (60 mph)

Rate of sink: 98.4 ft/min (0.5 m/s)