Aspect Ratio and the Mirage
Class time boys and girls.
Articles like this gave us better understanding of what is going on with our sailplanes and why.
Now-a-days it is slap the radio in and balance the latest and greatest that cost an arm and a couple of legs and go fly.
Glad I only paid a couple of legs for my moldie
On the other hand it is the guys that have been around that are handing this knowledge down to the new guys and their carbon slippers. Some of them get it and some of them get it but don't know it.
Aspect Ratio, L/D, Cl, Cd, MAC, Stab Moment, Nose Moment . . . . . it's what makes them fly.