Hütter H-17 Sailplane Model Kit
Resin Model Kit
Scale: 1:72
Wing Span of Full Size Glider: 9.69 m (31.8 feet)
Wing Span: 13.4 cm (5.3 inches)
Length: 6.4 cm (2.5 inches)
Designed and built in Austria in 1934. 
The kit includes the complete airframe, decals and assembly and painting instructions.

The excellent book Sailplanes 1920 - 1945 by Martin Simons includes an excellent write-up, photos and scale drawings of this glider.  A quote from the book, "For flying in the Austrian Alps, the brothers Wolfgang and Ulrich Hütter of Salzburg designed a small, 10 meter span single seat sailplane which they expected to achieve a glide ratio of 17:1.  Hence it was named the Hütter 17 or H-17.  It resembled a small Grunau Baby, with high wing of Gö 535 profile, strut braced, above a hexagonal box fuselage with open cockpit.  However, the ailerons were slotted to ensure good response at all times and everything possible was done for easy building.  As soon as the prototype had been proved satisfactory, plans were published and about a dozen sets were sold quickly.  After this, the Hütters joined the Schempp-Hirth Company in Göppingen, as designers.  The H-17 became the Göppingen 5.  A landing wheel and canopy, with a windscreen were added.  A few were built in the factory and many more plans were sold."

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