Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:31 pm Post subject: How does Janyce appear from another glider?
Here's your answer to that and the question of, How does Chippy appear from a landing hang glider while discus launching his R/C sailplane? But wait--there's more. Also addressed is the question of how radically can a T2C 144 be mushed in order to avoid an otherwise certain overshoot?
Nice video and nice flight. I'm not crazy about the mushed approach. Even a T2C (or a Litespeed) can get a crap L/D if you rock upright and pull in to about 40 mph.
Yes I agree. I'd have been fine if I just continued diving for the ground on my base leg turn and just skimmed for 200 yards. I was trying to keep my glider positioned to record Chippy's discus-launch R/C glider in frame and also not plow into him.
Full mush landings are at the extreme end of acceptable technique and I do not recommend them to others. I do practice the technique at safe altitude to insure I know in advance what the control limits of all my gliders are.
I would never attempt this on a Falcon as it will drop a wing and turn downwind but then it isn't even needed.
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