Vogt Lo-150

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Lo-150
Role Glider
National origin West Germany
Designer Alfred Vogt
Number built 15
Developed from Vogt Lo-100

The Vogt Lo-150 is a West German high-wing, single seat glider that was designed by Alfred Vogt and produced by the Wolf Hirth Company.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The Lo-150 was developed from the 10 m (32.8 ft) wing span aerobatic Vogt Lo-100 as a performance cross country sailplane.[1][2]

The Lo-150 is constructed from wood, including its wooden monocoque fuselage. Its 15 m (49.2 ft) span two-piece wing employs a Clark Y airfoil and incorporates flaps for glidepath control. Early examples use a take-off dolly and land on a fixed skid, while later ones use a fixed monowheel landing gear.[1][2][3]

Fifteen Lo-150s were produced.[1][2]

Operational history[edit]

Several Lo-150s were imported into the United States. A.J. Smith won the US Nationals flying an Lo-150 in 1961. Harold Jensen flew an Lo-150 700 km (435 mi) in 1962, winning the Barringer Trophy.[1][2]

Specifications (Lo-150)[edit]

Data from Sailplane Directory and Soaring[1][2] The World's Sailplanes:Die Segelflugzeuge der Welt:Les Planeurs du Monde[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 6.15 m (20 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.0 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 10.9 m2 (117 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 20.6:1
  • Airfoil: Clark Y
  • Empty weight: 200 kg (441 lb) equipped
  • Max takeoff weight: 310 kg (683 lb)

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 200 km/h (124 mph; 108 kn)
  • Rough air speed max: 150 km/h (93.2 mph; 81.0 kn)
  • Aerotow speed: 150 km/h (93.2 mph; 81.0 kn)
  • Winch launch max speed: 100 km/h (62.1 mph; 54.0 kn)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 34 at 105 km/h (65.2 mph; 56.7 kn)
  • Rate of sink: 0.68 m/s (134 ft/min) at 86 km/h (53.4 mph; 46.4 kn)
  • Wing loading: 28.4 kg/m2 (5.8 lb/sq ft)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Activate Media (2006). "LO-150 Wolf Hirth". Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Said, Bob: 1983 Sailplane Directory, Soaring Magazine, page 91, Soaring Society of America November 1983. USPS 499-920
  3. ^ Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Shenstone, B.S.; K.G. Wilkinson (1958). The World's Sailplanes:Die Segelflugzeuge der Welt:Les Planeurs du Monde (in English, French, and German) (1st ed.). Zurich: Organisation Scientifique et Technique Internationale du Vol a Voile (OSTIV) and Schweizer Aero-Revue. pp. 68–72. 

References[edit]

  • Shenstone, B.S.; K.G. Wilkinson (1958). The World's Sailplanes:Die Segelflugzeuge der Welt:Les Planeurs du Monde (in English, French, and German) (1st ed.). Zurich: Organisation Scientifique et Technique Internationale du Vol a Voile (OSTIV) and Schweizer Aero-Revue. pp. 68–72. 

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