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Zigolo calm air glide before fairings

Zigolo calm air glide before fairings

Published on Oct 8, 2014

Zigolo unscientific test of glide from 1,000 feet. I am using a handheld vario which is indicating 1.6 m/s (315 FPM) climb. Glide was 1.8 to 2.0 m/s (354 to 393 FPM). You can also see why I prefer electric propulsion! Glide time was about 3 minutes which confirms the vario data. With some fine tuning I expect to see around 300 fpm sink rate or better.


Chip W. Erwin
South Lakeland Airport
Lakeland, FL

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