Analysis of a New Competition, the E-Glide

Convention Center Ballroom B Friday, February 21, 2022 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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NEGLAIS, Benjamin

There was a lot of speculation about what to expect from the first e-glide event. Basically, gliders with electric engines were able to use their power during the race without being coldly “out landed.” This talk will travel along with some IGC traces to establish best use of the electric systems and tactical management of the energy used by the pilots during the race. We will also try to answer a single question: is it still a sailplane race?