Old Time HLG – Discus launched

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    Anybody investigated the legality of launching an OT HLG discus style in competition?
    There were some pretty big gliders designed from that era that may benefit from a tip launch.

    Then the question must be asked of the suitability for tip launch of an OT HLG that doesn’t have the currently preferred sub-rudder and V-stab configuration for tip launch.

    Lee Hines

    Sure, some of my SoCal chums tried it last year before SAM Champs.
    Dick Peterson even found one with the Y tail group but it was too
    short-bodied to work, as I recall.
    I think the Hervath straight, not the swept wing one, was found to
    be of some good with tip launch.

    The case rests, at this stage, so try it!


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