Flight Performance of Aircraft > Gliding and Unpowered Flights
When the winch rotates, the rope continuously pulls
the glider to a desired airspeed until it has acquired sufficient altitude.
AIAA Journal > Birth of American Soaring Flight: A New Technology
…was no hill for takeoff, a
launching device was designed where Avery, standing on a trolley
and holding the glider , was pulled aloft by … is known as a winch launch in today’s soaring … the length of the rope ), he released (Fig. 20…
…flight where the launch failure was the seminal
event and from which the glider was unable to .... This included: breaks (weak link/ cable break/ rope break/ unexpected release) as well as power failures ( winch power failure, tug wave off
/ power loss).
Silent revolution - glider technology
The most common method of launching a glider is either to tow it into the air from the ground using a winch or a moving vehicle or to tow it behind a powered aircraft. .... In the past, elastic bungee ropes were also sometimes used to launch gliders from slopes.
Lexicon of aviation
It denotes lifts a very economic start method by that a glider (or a hanging slider or paraglider) over a start distance of some 100 is strongly accelerated m with aid of a motor winch inactively fixed to the bottom (Gasolines, diesels .... After that Ausklinken of the winch cable the pilot will try to find a → winding in the environment that carries the glider in a greater height and so duration and → range of the flight to increase.
Lexicon of aviation
It denotes lifts a very economic start method by that a glider (or a hanging slider or paraglider) over a start distance of some 100 is strongly accelerated m with aid of a motor winch inactively fixed to the bottom (Gasolines, diesels .... After demAusklinken of the winch cable , the pilot will try to find a → winding in the environment that carries the glider in a greater height and to increase so duration and → range of the flight.
Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences (Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences) > Periodicals
phases of soaring treated are the as-
sisted take-off, rope and release prob-
lems, a glider train ride, spot landings
and C.A.A. tests, cross-country soar-
ing, and advanced training. .... An in-
teresting suggestion is also made for
adapting the winch method of assisted
The Coastal and Global Scale Nodes of the Ocean Observatories Initiative
~50 km (tuned to capture mesoscale features at each site) and
the gliders nominally execute repeat … an EM universal, a 5 m
EOM section, an instrument frame, a wire rope termination
with inductive … Global Arrays,
a wire-crawling profiler will be combined with a surface-
piercing winched profiler in a…
Journal of Aircraft > Stratospheric towed vehicle concept
2000-1 fluid tank, a special winch system was placed. .... The glider (ASW 19) was a normal glider equipped with additional
navigation systems and avionics. .... 4-mm-thick
line of Dyneema SK 60, made by Eurocord, a Dutch rope manufacturer, and DSM…
Journal of Hydronautics > A Survey of Analytical Methods for Dynamic Simulation of Cable-Body Systems.
…Vanderveldt, H. H., and Gaffney, P. G., "Me-
chanical Behavior of Stranded Wire Rope ," Marine Technology … Drelicharz, J. A., "Dynamic Line Force and
Oscillatory Motion of a Vessel Being Winched Down in Ocean— .... 57
Mitchell, K. and Beach, C., "The Stability Derivatives of Glider Towing Cables, with a Method for…