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SZD 59

May 2017 issue highlights

FRONT COVER: Peppe Panzieri lands his 4 meter span SZD 59 at Fossato di Vico, Italy. Photo by Jiri Hladky.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, ISO 160, 1/6400 sec., f2.8, 200 mm


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There are 15 articles and /or items of interest in this edition of RCSD. Here's a list of the major articles:

  • F3K Team Fundraiser Clinic and Competition - Kevin "Rowdy" Botherway covers this event held at Levin, New Zealand, April 1-2, 2017.

 • Australian International RC Glider Event
- F5J, March 10 2017, and F3J, 11-12 March 2017, covered by Kevin "Rowdy" Botherway.

 • Gordy's Travels -  The Elegance of Contest Landings
- Spot landings are often referred to as “dork” landings, or even “crash” landings. Here's another perspective.  

 • Gordy's Travels - Hey, F3RES'rs! Rubber Milk is back!   - 
Protect your hi-start from deterioration with this product.  

 • The Darmstadt D-17 and "Chanute" Sailplane  - Simine Short, co-editor of Bungee Cord, explores the history of the D-17 airframe, from its original design, construction and flying in Germany, through its extensive history in the United States, including its reconstruction as the "Chanute" and eventual destruction. Color 3-view courtesy of Martin Simons.

 • Performance Increase Possibilities of Gliders - A reprint of the DG Flugzeugbau library web page. Covers boundary layer suction, winglets, and flaps, plus a section on measuring L/D.

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