Questions tagged [glider]

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What is the heaviest payload a modern theoretical glider could carry?

Let's define a glider as any plane with a better than 0.75m/s minimum sink rate. Let's also assume it meets all EASA requirements for load factors and handling. Knowing that the spar is an important ...
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Does altitude affect glide ratio?

Lower altitude means higher air density, which means more liff, which means a glider can maintain a given glide slope at lower airspeed. As a rule, aircraft tend to have higher peak L/Ds at low ...
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