Fundamentals of Sailplane Design

by Fred Thomas

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First time in English:

(cover of book)

Fundamentals of Sailplane Design

("Grundlagen für den Entwurf von Segelflugzeugen")

by Fred Thomas
Foreword by L. M. M. Boermans
(President, OSTIV)

ISBN 0-9669553-0-7
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 99-61150
9" x 10.5", 286 pages, hardcover
Index and Bibliography

$65 US + S&H
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The definitive text on sailplane design by Fred Thomas, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). Covers the basics of sailplane design, including aerodynamics and flight mechanics, operational and regulatory requirements, aerodynamic design optimization, wind tunnel and flight test procedures, and historical outlook. Appendix with extensive collection of detailed design data and 3-view drawings for over 150 sailplanes, including both vintage gliders and modern sailplanes.


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