Forums: Skydiving: Safety and Training: Re: [Quagmirian] Question about coming back from a long spot: Edit Log


airtwardo  (D License)

Dec 7, 2012, 1:36 PM

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Re: [Quagmirian] Question about coming back from a long spot

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For most canopies, a little bit of brake gives you a better glide than using rear risers.
Does this actually improve absolute glide ratio, ie would you cover more ground in still air?

It's hard to say it absolutely will with all canopies, it's dependent on the wing and the loading etc. It usually does...when ya find the sweet spot & you are in the air longer with a minimal loss of forward speed you go father.

It's that you're trading more time under canopy for forward speed...with a tailwind you tend to cover a lot more ground that way, not always necessarily so in 'still' air depending on the trim etc.


(This post was edited by airtwardo on Dec 7, 2012, 1:55 PM)


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