performance

Re: Speaking of the Ventus...
The Ventus is certainly a higher performance glider than the Discus. However, it depends your experience. The Ventus has a VERY special spin and stall behaviour. I wouldn't recommend it for an ...
by 11jason11
Re: DG 101G or ASW 19B
... e which you like, best package for money.Forget DG300! Too much money for too little improvement in performance. Try an ...
by Freebird335
Re: What glider if not a Speed Astir?
The ASW-19 would do as well as the Pegase, not quite as good a performance, but should be cheaper. The ASW-19 was the machine of choice for the U.K. team in the Junior Sport Class World Gliding ...
by Mathiasll
Re: SparrowHawk Sailplane
... e SSA Convention in 2002. Why would you not buy one? mmmmm 1) light weight MIGHT make for very poor performance into a headwind.. fun for flying around but not good cross country.. 2) ...
by scottb
Re: Winglets for standard cirrus
I have not flown with winglets, but the following comments have been made by experienced pilots. One owner had original wing tips, LS type winglets and Ventus type winglets. Over a competition he ...
by The effects of winglets
New glider Schleicher ASW-28 15/18 meter
Is there any information on the web regarding the 18m version of the Schleicher Standard class ASW-28? There is a news item on the Schleicher website ...
by rohandsa
Worst glider ever
I have at one time or enother, flown most of the types assigned to the bottom of the desirables list; never had a chance at a TG-2 but i am surprised no one mentioned the 2-22!! It was a lot worse in ...
by filrabat
Re: Gelcoat and Lacquer/Acetone
Good post, Bob. So what should we be using to thin gel goat for spraying? I've been told by an engineer at Simtec to use acetone because it was so volatile that it would evaporate after leaving the ...
by MANAX99
Re: Grob Twin
My club has both a Twin II Acro and a Twin Astir. The Twin Astir's only failing is that the back seat can be awkward. I've found that if you take a little time to fit yourself properly it can be very ...
by BangmanX
Jantar standards and comparison to asw 15b
Looking for that "perfect" first plane and have come down to a few choices. 1. Any out there that have had a good amount of experience with both Jantar standards -- 41a and 48-1 (Jantar Standard ...
by timinnc
Re: Experimental Sailplanes
You didn't state what performance range you were interested in. The old Stan Hall Cherokee II is a delightful experimental design that is both light and robust. It is stressed for mild aerobatics ...
by vmessina
For Sale: Glasflugel Kestrel 17
GLASFLUGEL KESTREL 17 S/N 30, great condition, fresh annual, instruments including Cambridge CNAV glide computer, water ballast, Prandtl TE probe, large cockpit (I'm 6'5'), removable fwd canopy (a ...
by Squirrel-Honest
Re: Recommended training for newbie Discus owner.
Fly a lower performance single seater first. SZD-51 comes to mind... Have your instructor watch your takeoff and landings...do 25 flights in a lower performance before jumping into the hot potatoe. ...
by ETTREK
Re: Question about ultralight gliders
Another ultralight glider, with World record claims pending, is the SparrowHawk, built in Bend, OR, USA. See http://www.windward-performance.com
by Grogs
Re: Worst glider for instructors
... the Slingsby equivalent was the T31. The K2 from which the K7 was developed was intended as a high performance two-seater for the same market as the Slingsby Eagle, both were competing ...
by domr
Re: What difference between albastar 13,5 and silent 2. they are 2 13.5 ultrali...
The Silent is in production, the polar has best L/D about 40 at 48 kts. The AlbaStar AFAIK is only a prototype but has better performance: claims 42:1 at 105 kph.
by UK Pilot
Re: Pilatus B4 questions
Joeri, The Pilatus B4 is an aerobatic glider, and as such, should be able to do a spin in a fully controlled manner, as this is a recognised aerobatic manoeuvre. The glider has a hole through the aft ...
by dflaim
Re: Schleicher glider nicknames
I do know about this, but that's probably because I own a Zugvogel. But I have to correct you on that the SF27 is a 15m-version of the Zugvogel. In reality it is a different glider, the fuselage ...
by tiderider
Re: Standard Cirrus
'Real World' Performance differences between the Libelle 201 and the Cirrus? Can't be more than 2 points? :unsure: Tnx Pieter
by Libelle Flyer
Re: Vario Installation
From wiki: A simple variometer can be constructed by adding a large reservoir (a thermos bottle) to augment the storage capacity of a common aircraft rate-of-climb instrument. In its simplest ...
by dandywriter
Re: ASW 20 wing tip extensions
M&H if you are talking about 15M tips. I cannot say enough about how positively they effected the performance of my 20 (better roll control on takeoff, slower thermalling speed, etc.) Of course I ...
by filip`
Re: Blanik L33 Solo
My club has one. In general, a very pleasant glider to fly. Very light on the controls and it coordinates well easy to tow and land. A Schweizer 1-34 has a similar best L/D but some folks who've ...
by chaos syndrome
Re: ASW 20L information
ASW-20B and ASW-20C Pro: Anything else. In my opinion the 16.6m wingtips don't increase performance - the 20 starts to glide worse over 120 kp/h compare to the 15m version - the wingtips increase the ...
by Grumpster
Compare flying qualities of ASG-29 vrs SH Ventus 2C
... e in both these fantistic sailplanes to compare the fit, finish, comfort, ergonomics, and climb/run performance. Thanks for your ...
by WL2N
Asw20 vs Discus
Hi, I am looking for advice on whether there is any difference in performance between the two. I know it will be fairly small as they both have the same handicap, but I have to choose between both ...
by 123
Re: Trends in Sailplane design
If the eta is so great why is there no performance data on the website?? - maybe I missed it. there was no point in going for longer wingspan than currently. George Emsden
by Vhear
Re: Fauvel flying wings
I don't agree. You can't say that the Fauvels were not very successful. More than one hundred AV-36 or AV-361 have flown all over the world, it is probably much more than all the Marske flying wings ...
by Linda2
Re: Alternatives for glider insurance?
A 1-36 was recently damaged in an outlanding back east. The repair estimate was $27,000, far in excess of the hull or insured value. 1. Don't under-insure your hull. 2. Schweizer parts are _really_ ...
by filrabat
Re: Standard Austria - Can I?
... t saw your post about selling your Austria. I'm currently looking for a glider in about this price/performance range. If you would be so kind, I'd be very interested to talk to you about your Std. ...
by Kyle
Re: Looking for good condition older sailplane for $15,000 or so. USA location....
Where in the US and any idea what type/performance range you're looking for?
by RJ
Re: SZD-45 OGAR
Michael I've given about 25 hours of instruction in the Ogar several years ago. I might be able to answer some of your questions. Email directly to me please. The one I flew had a Revmaster VW engine ...
by 10stone5
Schreder HP-11A For Sale, North Carolina
For Sale, 17 meter HP-11a in enclosed trailer. Good condition. Electric vario and panel-mounted radio. This aircraft placed First in the 1968 U.S. Nationals and was the first glider in North America ...
by 11jason11
The Boy Who Flew With Condors
... roduction of the film Walt Disney picks up a desk model of a glider. It looks like a two place high performance with T tail. I think it is a model of Ted Smith's 'Soaring Star' that was built in the ...
by pra1968
Re: Kestrel 17!
I would not disagree with you Al. As a previous owner of a Kestrel 19 I confirm that it was a very pleasant glider to fly, the only fault was the nice noise the airbrakes made and the fact that this ...
by trampamlm
Colibri logger
Hi folks, About to buy a new data logger and the Colibri sounds pretty good (price/performance etc). Anyone out there with experience using a Colibri, and how does it compare to other loogers on the ...
by glider
I'm looking for a Discus B or CS. If you have one for sale p...
... e please contact me at <email> . Also, I've been told that the HpH 304C has about the same performance, more room (I fit in the A or B well), and has a great ...
by rick.hoffmann50
FS DG-303 ELAN Acro
Built 1998, serial #3E480, 120 hours TT, like new. Great performance and handling, fully aerobatic (+7, -5 G). Equipped with factory winglets, Becker 4201 radio, Terra TRT-250D transponder, ILEC ...
by ArleneBird
C172 as a towplane
Does anyone have experience using a 180HP C172 as a towplane? How does it's performance compare to, let's say, a 150HP Citabria? Any particular problems to be aware of? Thanks,
by headhouse
Hello to everyone! I´ve been flying a std libelle 201 for the past 6 years ...
... flying a std libelle 201 for the past 6 years and I would like to change to one glider with better performance. I fly around 70 to 100 hours per year, so I think I should fly without flaps because I ...
by jaume
Polar for LS-1F
Does anyone have the polar for a LS-1F? Or, at least enough points to plug into the Cambridge palm nav. Also, is there any difference between all the LS-1 models are far as performance goes? Thanks
by piemti

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