Need to know how to buy, build or set up your sailplane? How about flight simulators or magazines about sailplanes? Here are some links to to web pages that may help you.
These resources may well be more details than someone new to this sport wants or needs. To avoid wasting time and money getting started, you should contact LISF and we will be happy to help and guide you – we don’t charge for this. In general, members start to become available to help on the field in April and stop in November, with the greatest number available when the weather is warmer.
The Novice Lounge
Thermals and how to catch them
Everything You Wanted to Know About Electric Flight – An e-Book
Things to Check on a RTF
CrrcSim – a free flight simulator for Linux, Mac OSX (ppc and rosetta compatible) and Windows (98/2000/XP/7). The Supra model feels like flying a real Supra.
Setup notes for crrcsim-0.9.9 and crrcsim-0.9.12 on Linux Mint 13 – The control box setup notes are applicable to Windows computers.
Plane and Radio Setup
Used Airplanes and Gliders
Advanced Sport or Intermediate Competition Gliders
The Eastern Soaring League
Contest Flying Tips – Secrets to Contest Flying
The Purpose of Ruddering – When flying gliders we want to fly in the most efficient fashion possible. In the article at this link, Dr. Mark Drela provides an excellent discussion on the value of good ruddering.
Finding and working Very Light Lift – Mark Drela
Timing the Zoom on a Winch Launch
FAI Soaring Rules – Click on “Sporting Code Section 4: Aeromodelling”. FAI is the world governing body for air sports and aeronautical world records
Launch Settings – Launch-Meister by Daryl Perkins
Launch Settings – Maximizing Your Launch Potential by Joe Wurts
Trimming – Center of Gravity and Dive Testing by Ben Clerx
Trimming – Maximum Performance by Ben Clerx
Discus Launched Gliders
Interested in Discus Launched Gliders – DLG
SuperGee Thread 1
SuperGee Thread 2
SuperGee Thread 3
SuperGee Thread 4
SuperGee Thread 5