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Offline Gjsteube

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Glide Ratios
« on: October 13, 2016, 07:16:11 PM »
Just curious  as to what flying Double Eagles are finding for Glide Ratio numbers. Is there any chance in getting close to 8:1 or is 4-5, about the norm?

Offline MrG

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Re: Glide Ratios
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 07:38:38 PM »
Mine was 4.2:1 with NO engine running
Not that i want to test that again, but now we working hard on drag reduction it does seam to be a bit better and 
should have better numbers soon.
MrG
Temora Airport  Australia
1st Aussie DE built / flown
19-8866
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1 Oct 2015 First Flight
30th April 2018 - 115 hrs Flown