Earlier this morning, Dick Butler made the first two flights in his Concordia, at Tullahoma airport. Initial reports are very positive. He says she flies wonderfully. He plans on making a longer thermal flight this afternoon. We hope to post some pictures of the event later today. These new winglets are designed by Prof.
Interview with Dick Butler about the Concordia - Soaring Cafe
Their vision was to design an Open Class sailplane with maximum performance from a pure competition standpoint with no intent to go into serial production. The primary criteria for a production open class sailplane are that it must:. Akaflieg Darmstadt D Circe click for full size. This team was not the only game in town contemplating the ultimate soaring machine.
What I realized was that in the open class of competition sailplanes there had been no significant improvements in performace for the last 20 years, while the other sailplane classes had made significant performance increases from advances in both aerodynamics and structures. With structural work complete on the fuselage it is now time to enter the next phase of the fuselage construction—to finalize aerodynamic contouring and then painting. No one could have predicted the time and complexity involved in designing, building and installing the Concordia flight control systems. As discussed in preceding chapters, very few compromises were made in the Concordia wing design from the viewpoint of aerodynamics and handling qualities.
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If I could rearrange the alphabets I would arrange I and U together. Not looking for short term.