Re: [billvon] Question about coming back from a long spot
In reply to:
>I am not so sure about that. Brakes add drag, using a touch of rears will improve >the glide path without adding to the drag.
Pulling down part of the tail does indeed add some drag. Distorting the entire canopy with rear risers adds more drag.
Now that I must take issue with.
If that were the case then why would swoopers use rears to maximize their glide ("swoop") and only switch to toggles when the airspeed drops to a point where extra lift (with its attendant drag increase) is needed?
To be clear, in the long spot scenario, I am talking about a "touch" of rears, not a full plane-out.
(This post was edited by DocPop on Dec 7, 2012, 4:47 PM)