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A VARIOMETER FOR DYNAMIC SOARING

Taras Kiceniuk

Abstract


In the paper 'Dynamic Soaring and Sailplane Energetics' we looked at how a sailplane can get energy from wind shear, gusts and turbulence. Some of that material is repeated here for background. The paper 'Calculations on Soaring Sink' explains how even downdrafts can power a sailplane. This paper discusses some ideas for a new type of variometer. An inertial based instrument that may enable glider pilots to fly faster and farther by using efficient dynamic soaring techniques.

Keywords


Aerodynamics, Design, Coaching

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