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Old Mar 19, 2014, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jswain View Post
very clever Jim, i hadn't thought about the weight trying to get dragged upwards

john s.
Might have to try that at our field John.

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Old Mar 31, 2014, 11:06 AM
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A few more examples of hi-start launches:

GLIDER ON HI-START (4 min 45 sec)

Crimson Glider High Start (3 min 8 sec)

Hi-starts are not just for little woodies. The Nan Shadow is a high end composite competition glider

Nan Shadow F3J High Start Launching (2 min 18 sec)

Mike Smith is a world class competition pilot.
Glider High Start Tutorial.mp4 (11 min 45 sec)
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Old Apr 01, 2014, 01:58 AM
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thanks aeajr... that last video was great. Too bad I didn't see that before I watched all the other videos and pieced together all the good stuff from each to end up launching like Mike does. hehehe I still have good and bad launches anyway. Just need to practice. The best launches aren't necessarily the highest. Just the ones when I find the thermals.
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