DOLPHIN-STYLE SOARING - A COMPUTER SIMULATION WTH RESPECT TO THE GLIDER'S ENERGY BALANCE
Keywords:Aerodynamics, Design, Training, Coaching
AbstractIn recent years, the so-cal1ed dolphin style of gliding flight has been used more often in contest and performance flights. Simply explained, dolphin flight is a series of climbing (in lift) and diving (in sink) rnaneuvers in which the pilot attempts to make the best use of the conditions while continuing to fly in a straight line. Used to effect, this style of flying leads to a surprising increase in cross-country speed over that predicted by MacCready formalism under the same condltions.
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