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Stalls -----------------
Spins
Ground handling characteristics

Flutter and vibration.-
Flight tests ---------

Test pilot qualifications
Parachutes.-
Instrument calibration ---
Loading conditions-
Single-place gliders--
Two-place gliders -------
Two-place side-by-side gliders
Ballast-----------
Maximum airspeed-------

Airspeed indicator calibration.
Operation limitations.--

Center of gravity limitations -
Towing limitations ------
Airspeed limitations.-----
Equipment limitations-

Chapter 6
GLIDERS WITH POWER FOR SELF LAUNCHING.

Flight requirements. ---
Structural requirements---

Powerplant requirements

Scope and general design.-
Engines and propellers--
Engines ------------

Calibration test---
Detonation test..

Endurance test..
Propellers --------

Propeller clearance
Fuel system.--

Arrangement.
Fuel tanks -------

Fuel tank tests -----
Fuel tank installation,
Fuel system lines and fitting
Fuel sumps-----
Fuel vents
Oil system.----

Oil tanks ----

Oil tank tests -----Oil tank installationOil system lines and fit Oil breather lines -Cooling-------------

Cooling test-Induction system.---.

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Induction system screens.Exhaust system.--

Exhaust manifold..
Firewall and cowling ---

Firewalls
Firewall construction.
Cowling--------------

Retractable engine assembly -
Power plant controls and accessories
Power plant controls --

Throttle controls.
Ignition switches-
Mixture controls -
Location
Markings ----
Construction.-
Movement.
Accessories.--

Powerplant accessories---
Equipment-

Required basic equipment-
Flight instruments ---
Powerplant instruments..

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Chapter 7
MISCELLANEOUS RECOMMENDATIONS..
General..

Standard weights -----
Leveling means ------

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Introduction The Basic Glider Criteria Handbook contains design recommendations based on the present knowledge and development of glider design. They may be used as the minimum standards for establishing the classifications and related airworthiness of both conventional type gliders and those equipped with auxiliary powerplants.

New types of gliders and new materials and types of construction may, however, incorporate features to which the recommendations cannot be logically applied. In such cases, special consideration will be given to the particular new problems involved.

In cases where deviation from the conventional is small, sufficient evidence should be submitted to show that the proposed deviation will not be detrimental to the airworthiness of the design. When the deviation from the conventional is considerable, special recommendations covering the features in question should be obtained from the Federal Aviation Agency.

Insofar as the recommendations are concerned, rotating wing, seaplane and amphibian type gliders are considered unconventional.

Classification of Gliders For the purpose of applying the recommendations, gliders are classified on the basis of certain imposed operating limitations.

In general, the various glider types can be classified as high performance or utility types.

A high performance or advanced type glider is especially designed for the maximum performance within a selected range of conditions.

The utility type is a medium performance, nonacrobatic type of glider designed for normal operations.

When doubt exists as to a particular glider's classification, the basic flight envelope, together with a three-view drawing, should be submitted to FAA so that a definite recommendation can be obtained. (If acrobatics are contemplated, provisions should be made for installation of parachutes, which are required for each occupant.)

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Glider Operating Limitations

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1 See chapter 5, Airspeed limitations.

2 See chapter 4, Instrument flight.

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