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  • Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadin :: General Discussion -- DTM< 17 Jul 2019 | 12:04 am

    Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadin :: General Discussion -- DTM Author: DTMLocation: Santa Barbara, California, USASubject: Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadinPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 22:04 UTC (GMT 0)Topic Replies: 8 tsahi wrote: mm wrote: The difference between theory and practice resides in that theoretically there is no difference but .... not so true and not so contradicting intuition once you take physics into count brakes work by creating drag. drag increase with speed. more loaded glider fly faster. so, when a glider in[…]

  • Re: classification of thermals :: General Discussion -- t.rex< 16 Jul 2019 | 11:50 pm

    Re: classification of thermals :: General Discussion -- t.rex Author: t.rexLocation: Ancona 43N 13ESubject: Re: classification of thermalsPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 21:50 UTC (GMT 0)Topic Replies: 23 Hi Catalin, No neg from me, but I think being instrument dependent is not the best way to progress. zmucica wrote: ... Regarding flying without any vario at all, that is something that you can only do if you are not aiming for anything in this sport. If you are just happy to be in the air, that's just fine. However,[…]

  • Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadin :: General Discussion -- mm< 16 Jul 2019 | 11:23 pm

    Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadin :: General Discussion -- mm Author: mmLocation: mexicoSubject: Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadinPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 21:23 UTC (GMT 0)Topic Replies: 8 See? Plenty of less than accurate argument material already. I really don´t feel like it today, sorry._________________Before you try to make yourself understood, make sure you understand. [ goto post ]

  • Re: classification of thermals :: General Discussion -- tsahi< 16 Jul 2019 | 11:18 pm

    Re: classification of thermals :: General Discussion -- tsahi Author: tsahiSubject: Re: classification of thermalsPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 21:18 UTC (GMT 0)Topic Replies: 23 zmucica wrote: tsahi wrote: it is kind of ok to look at your instruments all the time if you thermal alone, once there are a few gliders thermaling together you just scare the other pilots. my vario have the option to show where the strongest lift was, never felt the need to look at it to find it. I rather not looking at it[…]

  • Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadin :: General Discussion -- adamjedgar< 16 Jul 2019 | 10:57 pm

    Author: adamjedgarLocation: sydneySubject: Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadinPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 20:57 UTC (GMT 0)Topic Replies: 8 Heavier wing loading stall at higher speed. I would argue that less brake is needed to stall it The next question would be which stalls faster, a lightly loaded wing or a heavier loaded wing? [ goto post ]

  • Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadin :: General Discussion -- tsahi< 16 Jul 2019 | 10:50 pm

    Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadin :: General Discussion -- tsahi Author: tsahiSubject: Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadinPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 20:50 UTC (GMT 0)Topic Replies: 8 mm wrote: The difference between theory and practice resides in that theoretically there is no difference but .... not so true and not so contradicting intuition once you take physics into count brakes work by creating drag. drag increase with speed. more loaded glider fly faster. so, when a glider in more loaded it fly faster, there[…]

  • Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadin :: General Discussion -- tim8061< 16 Jul 2019 | 10:39 pm

    Author: tim8061Subject: Re: Does brake length to stall change by changing the wingloadinPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 20:39 UTC (GMT 0)Topic Replies: 8 I have been middle of the weight range on all my wings bar one on which I was slightly over the top. That one stalled with noticeably less brake travel - IMHO more wing loading means less brake travel to stall it; although they were different wings they were all Bs. [ goto post ]