WHY BUILD A DOUBLE-SEATER?
Why did HpH decide to build a new double-seater from the scratch? There are already several performing models on the market. Nevertheless, they believe that no one really thought of a double-seater as of a competition-ready, high-performance sailplane model. That is exactly what they had in mind, when they started to think of a double-seater as appealing and performing as a single-seat glider. Their Twin Shark has not only the performance to fly in the FAI double-seater 20m-class, it also is as comfortable to sit in and to fly as any single-seater from their factory – no matter which of the seats you prefer.
Number of seats: Two - in tandem
Engine Option: 3 (no engine, self launch, jet turbine)
Wingspan: 20 meters
Length: 8.95 m / 29.36 ft
Empty weight: 1,020 lbs
Maximum takeoff weight: 1,874 lbs
Water ballast: 31.7 gallons
Best glide: 49:1 / 69 kts
Minimum sink at minimum weight: 98 fpm @ 50 kts
Stall speed at MTOW: 37 kts
VNE: 145 kts