Re: [potatoman] Question about coming back from a long spot
OK, back to the 45degree to the wind and zigzagging it, when going upwind, or wind into face to LZ.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. When dealing with a headwind, and the reduced glide it offers, you have a limited supply of 'distance' to work with. Zig-zagging will only make your trip to the LZ (or wherever you end up short of the LZ) that much longer.
On top of the that, the increase in speed you're counting on will come at the expense of altitude. Remember the limited supply of 'distance' mentioned above, your repeated turns will only wear that down even further.
It sounds more like one step back, followed by another step back.
(This post was edited by davelepka on Dec 12, 2012, 7:32 AM)
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