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Sailplane and Soaring Manual

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"What you really need is step-by-step information in one place which, if followed, will lead to achievement of a specific goal. This book can be your step-by-step guide into the wonderful world of soaring."

Sailplane and Soaring Manual
RCM Anthology Library
Al Doig
R/C Modeler Corporation, California
Book, 140 pages

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First printed in 1981, this is the 1984 revised edition of Al Doig's classic book. Part of the RCM Anthology Library Series.
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Chapter I - An Introduction To Radio Controlled Model Soaring
Chapter II - About the Types of Sailplanes
Chapter III - Selection of the First Soaring Systems Olympic 650 Plans
Chapter IV - Building the Olympic 650: Tools Required; Materials Required; Material Preparation; Fuselage Construction; Stabilizer Construction; Rudder/Fin Construction; Wing Construction
Chapter V - Installation of Hardware and Radio in the Olympic 650 Sailplane: Hinge Installation; Tail Installation; Servo Mounting; Switch Mounting; Receiver Mounting; Tow Hook Installation; Tailskid Installation; Control Surface Check; Disassembly
Chapter VI - Covering the Olympic 650: Setting the Iron Temperature Control; Covering
Chapter VII - Final Assembly and Balancing: Skid Installation; Tailskid Installation; Tow Hook Installation; Hinge Installation; Tail Installation; Pushrod Installation; Wing Hold-Down Dowel Installation; Radio Installation; Balancing the Olympic 650; Final Checks
Chapter VIII - Alternate Construction — Electric and Glow Engine Powered Models: Electric Power System; Glow Engine Powered Version; 2 Meter Wingspan Version
Chapter IX - Basic Aerodynamics: The Forces in Flight; How a Wing Lifts; How Airfoil Lift Can Be Varied; Center of Pressure; Wing Stabilization; Rudder Action; Maximum Glide Angle vs Minimum Sink Rate of Sailplanes; Flaps; Spoilers; Trimming an R/C Sailplane; Adding Weight to a Sailplane to Improve Its Performance
Chapter X - Launching Equipment: The Hi-Start; Electric Winches; Building an Electric Winch
Chapter XI - Testing, Trimming, and Flying Your Sailplane: Glide Tests; Hand Gliding; On a Little Slope; Launching With a Hi-Start; Thermal Flying; Thermal Sensors; Slope Flying; Glow Engine Version Flights; Electric Power Version Flights
Chapter XII


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