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Posted Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 10:48 AM    YIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HtiXjUwWqY&feature=youtu.be
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Posted Sunday, February 15, 2015 @ 06:08 AM  

Steve, you rascal. You'll have Bob stripping the Oratex off his wings again just to get the LEDs installed!

Is that a fabric covered wing, though? Looks like a glass ship so I assume the LED strips are just stuck on the surface. With the thinness of LED strips and with them all running chordwise they wouldn't be very disruptive of the airflow. I wonder what it does to the glide ratio.

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Posted Sunday, February 15, 2015 @ 12:02 PM    YIM

Its an all composite 2005 SZD-59 "Acro". Notice that the lights on the wings are installed "chord-wise". I imagine they have a minimal effect on performance.

Interesting blog here: http://www.j-gustafsson.com/blog.html

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Posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 05:36 AM  

Thanks Steve that's a great clip.

My good buddy Guy Westgate does something very similar here.
Google GliderFX to see more.

Don't worry guys, I shan't be stripping my airplane again now. When I retired from British Airways I promised myself no more night flying :-))

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Posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 09:50 AM  

I happen to know Johan and hes not only flying glider aerobatics but also he flies engine aerobatics as well.
Here is a clip of a night show with his and some others Giles 202.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UtoBAppH04

He is pretty well known in the gliding community in Sweden since he was only 19 years old when he won the world gliding aerobatics championship advanced class in a pilatus B4

As far as i know though he is not competing in glider aerobatics this year since he will try to win the engine world aerobatics instead.

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