May Bank Holiday Monday

The weather was rubbish, but we can always rely on Paul and Alan for some entertainment.

Downforce

Even with a trimmer as powerful as that on the Puchacz, ‘Transonic Prentice’ can be relied on for some extra help.

“At transonic speeds, an aircraft can experience a shift rearwards in the center of pressure due to the buildup and movement of shockwaves. This causes a nose-down pitching moment called ‘Mach tuck’. Significant trim force may be needed to maintain equilibrium….”

About the Author: Colin

Flies gliders - repairs winches
Likes - 1024mb, brisk north winds, leek & potato soup
Dislikes - East winds, Newham

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