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Old March 14th 17, 01:42 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tango Eight
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Default All US Records are Now Motor Glider Records

On Monday, March 13, 2017 at 5:14:50 PM UTC-4, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
A distinct disadvantage motor gliders have is the motor.

This is about rules, not any specific technology.

Could be Jets.

Could be FES.

Could be Electro-gravitics some day! (I'm from New Boston, lol:

Think ahead a little.

But even with current technology, an ASG-29es is only about 1 lb / sq ft heavier than a dry ASG-29 and the difference in climb (if you can see it at all) just isn't going to be a factor on a record day.