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Old Jul 20, 2009, 12:29 PM
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David, if you are familiar with real gliding then you should know the start and finish height of a glider in a triangular distance flight (competition) is insignificant. The real travaling speed of the glider is a ratio between gliding in an almost strait line and thermalling in a thermal to gain altitude. If you are heavy, it will take longer to climb to the same altitude in the thermal. This you then have to offset by a better glide speed on the glide. It's all very complicated and basically taking water only works out positively if the lift conditions are good and/or if there is lots of wind.

I can recommend for any F5B pilot to get a book on gliding, inparticular one that involves how to read the air and competition flying. It's very interresting!
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