THE CHOICE OF LIMTTATONS FOR WNCH LAUNCHING
Keywords:Aerodynamics, Structures, Design, Safety
AbstractThe operating limitations for winch launching a particular type of sailplane are the maximum weak link strength and the maximum winch launching speed. In this paper, we examine the consequences of OSTIVAS definitions, on the assumption that the minimum available values have been chosen. We then consider whether more suitable values could be chosen, both from the design point of view and perhaps as a guide to future revisions of OSTIVAS.
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