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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bill Cummings » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:55 pm

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby SamKellner » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:41 am

Bill,

That is the footlaunch hill in the last graphic. When foot launching there and gaining a bit of altitude, the airport is within glide.

The hillside to the west is even closer.

The left turn pattern you drew is close to what we do. The altitude at release determines whither to stay inside the tree line, or fly over.

That corner does kick off thermals regularly. If you are low, flying a bit faster than trim thru that point is a good idea. Most often students stay over the

airfield, until we move the pulley all the way to the south end.
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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:20 pm

Great team work!!!!

Sam, would you like me to make animations from these?
If so, do you have any final corrections and/or adjustments to make before I make them?

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby SamKellner » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:23 pm

Bob,

Let me think about it for a while. :|

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:14 pm

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Re: Tow Patterns

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:40 pm

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:13 pm

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:29 pm

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:25 am

How's this one looking?

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