By Fred Thomas
This precise publication by means of Prof. Fred Thomas of the Technical college of Braunschweig grew out of the author's paintings with the Braunschweig Akaflieg (University-affiliated educational Flying Group). In its unique German, it served as a textbook and helpful reference for college kids within the Akafliegs. This English variation has been accelerated and up to date to incorporate many sailplanes and technical advancements showing because the most up-to-date German variation.
The booklet emphasizes actual relationships instead of mathematical element, making it compatible for starting pilots and engineers alike.
Discusses the layout of high-performance sailplanes: Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Certification laws, Cross-Country thought, and layout Optimization. incorporates a reference part with simple layout information for over a hundred and fifty sailplanes.
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Fundamentals of Sailplane Design by Fred Thomas