AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF CIRCLING FLIGHT FOR SAILPLANES

Spencer Webb, Richard Sheppe, Klaus Keim, David Ellis

Abstract


Over a 3 year period we have developed a sensitive accelerometer and a software algorithm to automatically detect circling flight in sailplanes. The results are available in a commercial Soaring Navigation Computer. The response from pilots who flew the system during tlie 1988 season has been very favorable.

Keywords


Design, Training, Coaching

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