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.
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)
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)