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By Fred Thomas

This distinct e-book through 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 necessary reference for college kids within the Akafliegs. This English version has been improved and up to date to incorporate many sailplanes and technical advancements showing because the most recent German version.

The publication 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 conception, and layout Optimization. incorporates a reference part with simple layout info for over a hundred and fifty sailplanes.

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