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by erikb
February 1st, 2013, 11:33 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 71315

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

It's not a matter of the amount of pull on the rubber band or the amount of left roll. It "falls" into the glide because of the flaps. Then how do solid winged gliders "fall" into their glide? What the flaps do is change the wings shape to reduce lift in acceleration. If the wings did not flatten o...
by erikb
January 31st, 2013, 6:01 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 71315

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

Here is an example of a Left-Left and using his left hand to pull. This is also an example of too much left roll and too much pull on the rubber band. This is seen by the glider coming out too fast at the top. Causing him to loose several seconds of air time. The glider should just run out of energy...

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