Effect of aerodynamic design on glider performance

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The performance of a glider is determined by means of the velocity polar, which represents the connection between horizontal and sinking speed. The mean sinking speed for a given speed range can be determined on the basis of the velocity polar. These data form the basis for the most propitious design of a performance-type glider with a view to long-distance flight.

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Lippisch, A January 1, 1935.

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The performance of a glider is determined by means of the velocity polar, which represents the connection between horizontal and sinking speed. The mean sinking speed for a given speed range can be determined on the basis of the velocity polar. These data form the basis for the most propitious design of a performance-type glider with a view to long-distance flight.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930094655 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-762
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930094655
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc63463

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  • January 1, 1935

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Lippisch, A. Effect of aerodynamic design on glider performance, report, January 1, 1935; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc63463/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.