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« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2018, 12:30:57 PM »

When an aircraft turns downwind the only thing which will increase is ground speed.
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« Reply #151 on: May 21, 2018, 02:55:26 PM »

Unfortunately it appears to all modellers that that is what happens. It wasn't until I was a hang glider pilot that I realised that if you ignore the ground you don't know which way the wind is blowing. If a model is trimmed to fly in circles then that is what it will do relative to the block of air it is in. If there is a wind then that air is moving and to a stationary observer the model appears to fly fly slowly upwind and faster downwind.
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