17 relations: Ab initio, Aileron, Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co, Center of gravity of an aircraft, Center of pressure (fluid mechanics), Fiberglass, Forward-swept wing, Glider (sailplane), Gliding, LET L-13 Blaník, List of gliders, Plywood, Rudolf Kaiser, Schleicher ASK 21, Schleicher K7, SZD-9 Bocian, Textile.
Ab initio is a Latin term meaning "from the beginning" and is derived from the Latin ab ("from") + initio, ablative singular of initium ("beginning").
An aileron (French for "little wing" or "fin") is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.
Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co is a major manufacturer of sailplanes located in Poppenhausen, near Fulda in Germany.
The center of gravity (CG) of an aircraft is the point over which the aircraft would balance.
The center of pressure is the point where the total sum of a pressure field acts on a body, causing a force to act through that point.
Fiberglass (US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber.
A forward-swept wing is an aircraft wing configuration in which the quarter-chord line of the wing has a forward sweep.
A glider or sailplane is a type of glider aircraft used in the leisure activity and sport of gliding.
Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne.
The L-13 Blaník is a two-seater trainer glider produced by Let Kunovice since 1956.
This is a list of gliders/sailplanes of the world, (this reference lists all gliders with references, where available) Note: Any aircraft can glide for a short time, but gliders are designed to glide for longer.
Plywood is a sheet material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another.
Rudolf Kaiser (10 September 1922 – 11 September 1991) was a designer of gliders who worked for Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co.
The ASK 21 is a glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) two-seater mid-wing glider aircraft with a T-tail.
The Schleicher K7 Rhönadler, aka Ka-7 or K-7, is a West German high-wing, two-seat, glider that was designed by Rudolf Kaiser and produced by Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co.
The SZD-9 Bocian (Polish: "Stork") is a multi-purpose two-seat sailplane that was designed and built in Poland at Szybowcowy Zakład Doświadczalny (Glider Experimental Works) in Bielsko-Biała, beginning in 1952.
A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread).