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7.E. Is there a glide ratio disadvantage?




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This article is from the Hanggliding and Paragliding FAQ, by Joao Geada with numerous contributions by others.

7.E. Is there a glide ratio disadvantage?

Supine is usually percieved as being a higher drag position than prone
but actual tests performed over long glide paths side by side fail to
show any significant difference at best glide speeds. high speeds
there may be a slight disadvantage.

 

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