Descent Control

Overview

The human eyes and brain can easily and quickly detect very small changes in angle.

 

Parallax is a difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle between the sight lines.

 

Parallax, and our ability to sense it, provides our brains with the information we need to control the descent of a glider.

 

Prerequisites

Airspeed Control

 

Documents

Study Guide Descent_Control.pdf
Condor
Flight Plan Descent_Control.fpl
Replay Descent_Aerodynamics_1.rpy
Descent_Aerodynamics_2.rpy
Descent_Control_Demonstration.rpy
Descent_Control_Practice.rpy
Optimized_Descent_1.rpy
Optimized_Descent_2.rpy
Parallax_Demonstration.rpy

Reading/Work Assignment:

Flight Training Manual for Gliders – Holtz
Lesson 5.3 Glide Slope Control Using the Airbrakes