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Old Jun 08, 2010, 11:57 PM
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Does anybody have GPS data from the Sacramento contest or any other contest that shows a higher climb rate at higher altitude? I don't need the 3d, just the profile view as plotted by the SkyTrace software. I have both my first lap and some data from another contest that shows above 1000m the slope of the climb curve is a straight line. Meaning there is an energy advantage flying high but maybe not always a climb rate advantage. I know it "feels" like the lift is stronger way up, but is it really true in the ranges we fly?
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