Schreder HP-14

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Role Club class Sailplane
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Richard Schreder
Variants * Preiss RHJ-7

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.[1] 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.[2]

The HP-14 features a folding V-tail and 90-degree flaps for glidepath control. The fuselage and wings are of all-aluminum riveted construction.[2]


Development of the HP-14 was carried out by several parties but the biggest modifications to the design were carried out by Slingsby Aviation at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England, where a 20-metre wing was fitted on the prototype HP-14C, along with an enlarged V-tail. Later Slingsby production aircraft had a conventional cruciform tail. Slingsby production and sales were hampered by certification problems, particularly with flap actuation at high speed, and the disastrous fire at Kirbymoorside on 18 November 1968. Slingsby produced only three aircraft. Other homebuilders incorporated their own modifications but none achieved production status.[citation needed]


Developed from a modified HP-13 fuselage, with V-tail, using the Wortmann section wings of the Schreder HP-12[3]
An 18-meter span HP-14 produced by Slingsby with a conventional cruciform tail,[3] flown by Nicholas Goodhart at the 1968 World Championships at Leszno in Poland.[citation needed] The initial prototype used an enlarged V-tail.[citation needed]
The HP-14 fitted with the 18-meter 'C' wing and a T-tail.[3]
Krutchkoff SHP-1
An HP-14 with a new fuselage designed by Andre Krutchkoff.[3]
Zauner OZ-4
Modified version with a 19.2 m (63.0 ft) wingspan and a 850 lb (386 kg) gross weight.[3]

Specifications (Slingsby HP-14C)[edit]


Data from Coates, Andrew. “Jane's World Sailplanes & Motor Gliders new edition”. London, Jane's. 1980. ISBN 0-7106-0017-8

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)


  • 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)


  1. ^ Air Trails: 80. Winter 1971.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b Activate Media (2006). "HP-14 HP Aircraft, LLC". Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Sailplane Directory. "Schreder HP-13 and HP-14". Retrieved 2009-08-15.