Alpha Whisky wrote:
That's odd, because the Condor manual says
C/G bias: Here you specify the relative position of your plane's center of gravity (C of G). The influence of this setting on performance is very small. The more important effect is glider handling.
You would think if it wasn't modelled at all, the manual would say "This setting has no influence on performance".
+1 to this, as my experience is below:
One SBC task in Slovenia when start was late... I was one of last (&few) task finishers and almost was not included in those. I had set C/G quite backwards for easier handling in thermals, based on ASW27 handling experience in some previous race...
Sunset was getting closer and only very weak lifts were left, and I had dumped my water earlier, so heading home long glide with very low margin. We flew side by side with SVR both with LS8 and we both had MC0
I had some +5-10m when started FG and SVR had slightly less and flying lower. I complained him in TS that even flying with correct MC0 speed, my DDH was getting less and less and he didn't have the same phenomenom. And actually he's MC0 speed was more than mine.
So after that experience I haven't touched C/G setting at all.
It can be that with higher speeds the difference is minimal, but without water and MC0 I see there's is difference.