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Use with [glider] for sailplanes: a type of glider intended for soaring and designed with conventional aerodynamic control surfaces, else use [glider] only.

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Why do you pull back on the stick in a forward slip?

In a forward slip (I'm learning to fly sailplanes, if that matters), quite a lot of back pressure is needed to keep the nose up in a forward slip. Why, aerodynamically speaking, is this the case? I ...
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Program to make glider polars

I was using flow5 to make some speed polars for a glider with real dimensions, however I read about PGEN (polar generation software) that could simulate the thermal effect, but apparently it is an ...
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Incidence angle in Sailplane

I am determining the shape of the fuselage of a sailplane and I found something that gives me a little conflict, and that is that in most sailplanes it has an inclined tip, I read that this helps ...
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Use twist to improve stall characteristics in ideal distribution of lift coefficient

Is practical use twist (geometric or multiple airfoils to improve stall characteristics) when it has lift coefficient distribution ideal or near due to wing plataform? I am analyzing a "Schuemann&...
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