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Old 11-26-2005, 04:06 AM
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Default RE: Would appreciate any help at all

I have observed that flying gliders is the best way for someone to learn about elevator control and airspeed management - especially slope soaring. With a strong motor up front it is too easy to just pull up and zoom around. Many fly like this and it catches up with them during landing. Nothing knocks the idea home like being continuously forced to control speed with pitch. With a glider, the entire flight is in "dead stick" mode! Just about every time I meet someone who flies powered planes very well, have that fine touch and consistency on landing, they are glider enthusiasts too.

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