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Old Feb 18, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Great thread John,

With my vario I get a report on altitude, rate of climb, and battery voltage. This has been common in our sport for years.

We all have wished for airspeed readout. The pilot should make the decision on changing airspeed not a device. Several radio manufactures have telementry that downlink airspeed. Must be GPS speed. How accurate I don't know.

A gyro or stabilazation device as the Eagle Tree "Guardian" really catches my eye to help with those long runs or when you loose sight of your glider. Sounds good but I would rather it not be a part of what we do. Part of the fun is working on your skills to fly straight and keep the glider under control.

Glider location determined by GPS can be done now. Maybe helpful for turnpoints.


Regards Dean
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