Book - G Dale - The Soaring Engine, volume 4: Airframes, Equipment and Avionics.
Volume 4 is about the equipment. Gliding is an unusual blend of technology and artistry, and todayâ€™s sailplanes are aerodynamically refined and optimised.
Current avionics suites are equally sophisticated, with powerful processors, moving maps, complex user interfaces, electronic conspicuity systems and internet connectivity.
This high performance comes at the cost of significantly increased complexity.
The aim of this book is to review some of the important features of modern composite airframes, explain and clarify the latest developments in avionics, and show pilots how to operate their glider and instrument suite to maximum effect.
Intended for pilots at all experience levels the content is easy to follow with many colour illustrations and a comprehensive appendix.
Illustrated with clear simple diagrams, this book is a primer for soaring pilots flying anything from a paraglider to high performance sailplanes.
Format: 240mm x 297mm