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The paths of soaring flight

Author: Frank Irving
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; River Edge, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is concerned with the sport of soaring, mainly with the mathematical basis of sailplane design and operation. It does not tell the beginner how to fly, but it will give an experienced pilot some background, with historical notes showing how ideas have evolved and could develop in the future."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Irving
ISBN: 1860940552 9781860940552
OCLC Number: 37903486
Description: xiii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Sect. A. The sailplane in still air. Ch. 1. Units, and Some Basic Ideas. Ch. 2. Wings and Winglets. Ch. 3. The Drag of a Sailplane. Ch. 4. The Equations of Motion --
Sect. B. Instruments for soaring flight. Ch. 5. Instruments for Soaring Flight. Ch. 6. Other Instruments --
Sect. C. The sailplane in the atmosphere. Ch. 7. The Sailplane in the Atmosphere. Ch. 8. Flying in Thermals: the Classical Analysis. Ch. 9. Some Ideas on the Practice of Cross-Country Flying. Ch. 10. More Advanced Ideas on Cross-Country Flying. Ch. 11. Optimisations in General. Ch. 12. The Effects of Wind. Ch. 13. The Effect of Centre of Gravity Position. Ch. 14. A Brief Note on Computers, Flight Data Recorders, GPS, etc. App. II. Conversion Factors.
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