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Changing Gears While Soaring

Changing Gears While Soaring

You see a hill ahead, as you approach the bottom of it you downshift to keep the RPM high so you can maintain your speed up the hill. You do not wait until you are rapidly slowing down and the accelerator is floored before downshifting.Do you shift gears while...
Thermalling

Thermalling

When can I leave? To thermal is to admit defeat. At least that it is the motto I use when flying Open Class. Club Class is a little different.I am not making any headway, granted the higher I climb the farther I can glide so it is important, it will help soon but at...
How much Deviation?

How much Deviation?

We have all heard about the 30-degree rule. I also talked about Ingo Renner (Ingo Renner’s Discus was specially made without ailerons, he chooses to climb straight ahead.) being able to just drive his sailplanes straight on course. Then Dale Bush has his motto...