miraclepieco wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Sounds like one of those inane theoretical exercises concocted by people who are busy finding excuses to do other things than actually fly. I'll bet Manfred Ruhmer frets over this question constantly.
Have you noticed where flyingcat is from? It's quite possible that the weather there is not flyable. At least not as often as where Mikey lives and flies. My flying sites are crap this time of year. The wind rarely if ever cooperates here in the winter months, so I have plenty of time for dreaming of flying and concocting other means of achieving flight. If you're not questioning things, then you're merely accepting the status quo.
Everything in the system is on a flexible central pivot using the leverage of downtubes so surprisingly little force is required to flare. I'll go out on a limb and say 18.2 lbs, or 8.55 kg. Wanna bet if someone actually puts gauges on their glider that this WAG is pretty close?
Pounds and kilograms are not units of force, Mike.
Sounds like a project for Steve Aden, the only person I know who flies AND calculates all this technical stuff.
You're welcome, glad I could help. Now go fly and write us a thrilling story of your exciting adventure instead of this didactic Pagen-esque ANAL-ysis.
Why is Mike so pherking negative and condescending all the time? Not enough flying perhaps?