|Jul 29, 2011, 02:45 PM|
How not to aero tow
It had seemed a good idea at the time, flat field, bigish glider, pull it up with another plane.
As unofficial gang photgrapher, I was there to record the attempt.
Large two channel glider had a tow release fitted, line was attached to tow plane, maybe the choice of tow plane was not the best, but well sometimes you run with watcha got.
Is a midget mustang a good tow plane?
Well the first flight went OK, not too high, the release worked fine, down she came to a safe landing.
OK, lets go for a bit more height.
The problem is it gets a bit more difficult to judge things as they get higher, things get a bit stressy, the line starts to jerk a bit, following the tow plane gets harder.
Suddenly a wing folds, tow release works, luckily.
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