Schweizer SGU 1-2
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Mercury Glider Club|
Design and development
The success of the Schweizer SGP 1-1 as a club glider in the summer of 1930 convinced the Schweizers and the Mercury Glider Club to build an improved glider with better performance for the following year.
The 1-2 was flown by the Mercury Glider Club in the summer of 1931. That club later became the Hudson Valley Soaring Club and continued to operate the glider. The HVSC used the 1-2 as a training glider while they used the prototype Schweizer SGU 1-7 for soaring
The club named the 1-2 "The Brick", a reference to its low performance. The sole 1-2 built did not survive and there are no examples available today.
The success of the 1-1 and the 1-2 lead the Schweizer brothers to continue on to design and build improved gliders, including a single SGU 1-3 the following year and to form the Schweizer Metal Aircraft Company.
Data from Schweizer: A History
- Crew: 1
- Length: 22 ft 1 in (6.73 m)
- Wingspan: 40 ft (12 m)
- Wing area: 197 sq ft (18.3 m2)
- Aspect ratio: 8.12
- Airfoil: U.S.A. 35A
- Empty weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
- Gross weight: 455 lb (206 kg)
- Lift-to-drag: 10 (estimated)
- Wing loading: 2.31 lb/sq ft (11.3 kg/m2)
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