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    Apis 15 Meter

    Apis Sailplanes Inc.
    P. O. Box 2010
    Moriarty, NM 87035
    United States

    Phone: 505-269-8234

    http://www.apisgliders.com
    apisgliders@aol.com

    CATEGORY:
    Type Fixed-wingSport-Pilot Compliant No
    Status No Longer Sold
    Categories Glider
    PERFORMANCE:
    Max Speed (mph) 139Service Ceiling (ft)
    Cruise Speed (mph) 51Rate of Climb (fpm)
    Stall Speed (mph) 36Takeoff Distance (ft)
    Range (statute mi) 380Landing Distance (ft) 300
    POWERPLANT:
    Engine
    Design HorsepowerH.P. Low Range
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.)H.P. High Range
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
    Empty Weight (lb) 327Useful Load (lb) 334
    Gross Weight (lb) 661
    Wing Area (ft2) 132Length (ft) 21
    Wingspan (ft) 49.2Height (ft) 4
    DESIGN:
    Wing Design MidFolding Wings Yes
    No. of Seats 1Tandem No
    Cockpit Width (in) 32
    Landing Gear Tailwheel
    Materials Composite
    KIT AND PLANS:
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available Yes
    Plans Available NoIncludes Engine Yes
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 400Number Built & Flown 1
    Kit Cost ($US) $32,000Plans Cost ($US) $
    Build Cost Range $34,000 - $37,000
    COMMENTS:
    Glide ratio 40:1 @ 56 mph. Wing panel weight, 82 lbs. Assembly time 10 minutes. Extensive use of carbon fiber, automatic control hookkups, full span flaperons and conventional airbrakes. Engine can be added later.