The work horses of silverton gliding club
2m stick on the right.
It has had many tugs with gliders from 1.5m to the Asw 27 of Antony Van zyl
Pre-flight checks and connection of tow rope.
Take up the slack, Wind direction check
Wings level and constant climb rate.
Time to ease back on throttle on the tug.
The glider should not follow the direction of the tug exactly, this makes slack in the line and then sudden tension. Resulting in the glider swinging from side to side.
If the tug turns right the glider should slide out left first and then to the right.
This keeps the distance between the tug and glider and tension on the line.
We have had tows with just after takeoff both the tug and glider doing a right hand roll and then a left.
The glider was epp and not in the 6m class.