Advancing our knowledge: Exploring roll stability in rigid-wing hang gliders

Advancing our knowledge: Exploring roll stability in rigid-wing hang gliders

November 3, 2005 edition
Steve Seibel
steve at aeroexperiments.org
www.aeroexperiments.org

 

 

 When you rest your hands lightly on the base bar but avoid making intentional roll inputs, does your aileron- or spoileron-controlled rigid-wing hang glider tend to return to wings-level after a slight disturbance in in smooth air? At trim speed? When you pull in for a higher airspeed?

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