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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:31 PM
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My opinion is, in general telemetry should be allowed but with a few exceptions. Those exceptions being any telemetry whose primary function would be to allow control of the glider without the pilot in visual contact with the glider. So this would rule out video, turn and slip indicator, artificial horizon, etc. Anything that moves a control surface without pilot input should not be allowed. Based on those rules I would vote for the following:


1. Autopilot - NO

2. Airspeed control - NO

3. Gyro stabilizer or any other stabilizing device that moves a control surface without direct pilot input- NO

4. Video telemetry- NO

5. GPS telemetry - YES

6. Airspeed telemetry - YES

7. Vertical speed telemetry (Vario) - YES

8. Altitude telemetry - YES

9. Flight computer in chase vehicle to assist the pilot in utilizing any of the above telemetry. YES
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