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Old Nov 24, 2012, 03:05 PM
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great input

Originally Posted by G Norsworthy View Post
On the road I usually fly all the way through a thermal and out the other side before starting the turn. The way I turn to go back into it often depends on the terrain, the location of the sun, and how far off the road it is. I will take another pass all the way through the thermal at a different angle and try to mentally mark which side is stronger. Using this info I will then start the circle from where I ended up. The direction depends only on which way the perceived core is and the shortest path to it. I will only alter the direction if there is another plane in the space.

Closer to the ground I tend to fly the plane more like a dlg and keep it going the direction I start but adjust the location for drift by loosening and tightening the circle on the sides.
thank you sir. very interesting and valuable input.
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