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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:51 PM
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What's wrong with heavy?
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It's not about getting a quicker change in pitch. For normal, thermalling use, it's a way of adding camber for thermalling. Steep banked turns mean more lift needed to maintain flight, you usually hold up elevator in a steep turn so you get that. Another thing you get from it is a lower stall speed so the plane handles better, less chance for goofing up.

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