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03-03-2018, 06:18 AM
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Posted By AEAJR

When I put the original handbook together pure...

When I put the original handbook together pure gliders were the way to go and electric gliders were still heavy and draggy. Today's e-gliders are as light or lighter than the pure gliders and they...
02-13-2014, 08:09 PM
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Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Video from one of the Unlimited sailplane...

Video from one of the Unlimited sailplane contests at our field.
This is an Eastern soaring league contest. This is a man on man launch

That's me in the tan hat and blue shirt calling the launch...
08-12-2013, 04:51 PM
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Posted By AEAJR

Since this is Wattflyer AND so many new glider...

Since this is Wattflyer AND so many new glider pilots are getting into soaring with electric launched gliders, let me add this resource.

This is a free e-book on the subject of electric powered...
03-13-2012, 04:50 AM
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Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Thanks for letting me know. I have updated the...

Thanks for letting me know. I have updated the links. They should work now.
06-01-2011, 10:45 AM
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Posted By AEAJR

Nice job of reducing weight on your glider. ...

Nice job of reducing weight on your glider.

Some general statements first.

Degrees of deflection on your surfaces is according to to your personal preferences. Every bird and every pilot are...
04-20-2011, 11:53 PM
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Posted By AEAJR

Cool Digital on the elevator is not a maximum...

Digital on the elevator is not a maximum recommendation, I presume they are saying that they see this as the minimum use of digital.

Digitals have much more precise centering and since the...
04-20-2011, 10:25 PM
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Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Good topic, but hardly focused on flying gliders...

Good topic, but hardly focused on flying gliders now is it? In most cases the MFG recommends servos so there is not much to figure out. Just buy what they recommend and you will be good. If you have...
08-13-2010, 05:35 AM
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Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

They are all different and all fun. Wing spans...

They are all different and all fun. Wing spans run from 33" to 134"
08-13-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

You asked to see photos of my gliders. This is...

You asked to see photos of my gliders. This is not all of them and it does not include any of the electric launched gliders. But it is a good sample.
05-15-2010, 03:33 PM
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Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

RD, Thanks for your kind words. It is posts...

RD,

Thanks for your kind words. It is posts like yours that tell me that what I do is worthwhile. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. Now don't forget to pass it on to others.

Best of...
10-18-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

I continue to be impressed with the Radian. I now...

I continue to be impressed with the Radian. I now own one and it is now my main trainer plane.

The Easy Glider and Easy Glider Pro, as a pure gliders, continue to get my top recommendation as a...
06-18-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

A Timer's Guide for TD contests. By Ed Anderson...

A Timer's Guide for TD contests.
By Ed Anderson

The timer's role at the typical thermal duration contest can be as simple as
running a watch, keeping the pilot aware of the time, and reporting...
04-27-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

FIRST GLIDERS - Many Options - Consider Electric ...

FIRST GLIDERS - Many Options - Consider Electric

I have been teaching new pilots for several years. While I personally prefer pure gliders, I find that new pilots learn faster on electric...
09-08-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Glider pilots often talk about flying in...

Glider pilots often talk about flying in contests. Many new pilots shy away from this because they feel they are not interested or not ready for competition. However, what I have lreaned is that...
03-10-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Depends on how you fly. Your plane will normally...

Depends on how you fly. Your plane will normally climb under power but how much is up to you.

Since I tend to fly my planes more as gliders than as aerobats, I tend to tune for neutral glide at...
03-10-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

If your CG is forward of the recommend point then...

If your CG is forward of the recommend point then your plane is REALLY nose heavy.

With these parkflyers, most people will trim elevator so the plane flies level at 1/2 throttle. I like to...
03-09-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

If you are getting porpoise, then you have a trim...

If you are getting porpoise, then you have a trim problem. Likely too much up elevator is trimmed in.

The elevator ends up getting trimmed up a bit to support that heavy nose. As you move the...
02-29-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

For all you budding RC Soaring guys, you should...

For all you budding RC Soaring guys, you should make a point of subscribing to RC Soaring Digest. This is a free publication on the topic of RC Soaring, both thermal and slope.
...
02-07-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Tips on Easy Star as an e-glider. Balance -...

Tips on Easy Star as an e-glider.

Balance -

Many people have their Easy Star's too nose heavy. This makes them more stable for beginners, but it also leads to a common complaint that the...
01-18-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

You will enjoy the Easy Star.

You will enjoy the Easy Star.
10-24-2007, 09:35 AM
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Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

We sound like we started in a similar way. I...

We sound like we started in a similar way. I started on an Aerobird which I learned to thermal. A Spirit was my first glider. Now I fly gliders 80% of the time.
04-12-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Now you have one!

Now you have one!
04-11-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Cool TeamTigerPaw and Frank, I accumulate info...

TeamTigerPaw and Frank,

I accumulate info for myself. As I do so I write it up, organize it and offer it up to my students, and all of you. There are lots of people doing this.

Its fun to...
01-16-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

I am talking about the articles I write and post...

I am talking about the articles I write and post on the interent, or articles that other people have found on the internet. Really good discussion threads might be appropriate as well, but I tend to...
01-06-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

What should I add to the glider pilot's handbook?

What should I add to the glider pilot's handbook?
10-03-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 38,355
Posted By AEAJR

Cool The New Glider Pilot's Handbook

THE NEW GLIDER PILOT'S HANDBOOK
Second Edition
by Ed Anderson

If you are just getting started in thermal duration gliders in any form, then there are many things you will want to know. The New...
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