Re: Power Loading

Douglas R. Jones (
Tue, 16 Jan 1996 11:53:08 -0600

>This seems pretty amazing to me especially considering that
>there used to be a bunch of discussion in the glider camps about
>using fabric on the tops of wings to help keep the flow attached.
>As I haven't done any testing myself, I will procede with
>caution on current projects.

What this did was to provide some food for thought and discussion. One of
the reasons Doc Crabb likes film coverings is that he feels (gosh I wish he
would hop in here) they are lighter than fabric coverings even when painted.
This very well may be. Though I am currently using a fabric covering that
comes in at 1.8 oz/sq ft (yd?).

>Nice as they would be, I'm not holding my breath for either....

Nor am I!

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