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Old Sep 30, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by fizzer82 View Post
Is it that hard to explain? ... It sounds like, you launch a glider, hop in the back of a truck, and see how far you can fly the thing. Is that about it?
Nope, not anymore. It's how FAST you can fly it on a particular course. RC XC soaring has evolved to be as close to full-sized soaring as possible: best average speed on course wins. http://xcsoaring.com/organize.html is an overview of what's involved in a typical XC contest. It's dated a bit, but it provides basic info.

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