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My theory is that continuing circling and going around to get into lift may be more efficient (less drag) as there is no "fighting back" disturbing the momentum the glider assumed on its own.

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My theory is that continuing circling and going around to get into lift may be more efficient (less drag) as there is no "fighting back" disturbing the momentum the glider assumed on its own.

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Consider that there is generally sink around the outside of the lift, so I tend to want to avoid the sink and get into the lift as fast as I can. Turing away to "come back around" to the lift means you are flying in the sink and any minor reduction of drag (debatable in the first place) is far outweighed by flying in the sink.
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there is generally sink around the outside of the lift
An interesting point to consider.

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