glide mode


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glide mode

In a flight control system, a control mode in which an aircraft is automatically positioned to the center of the glide slope course.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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There's also the gliding and grappling movement, where you can easily eject from the Batmobile and go on glide mode, so you can go farther in the air with better momentum and faster speed.
The results also show that the velocity, pitching angle and attack angle has definite fluctuate when the underwater glide vehicle change the glide mode, and they would get stabilization at a definite time.
At around 33,500ft (10,200m) the pilots reconfigured the spaceship to its normal glide mode and executed a smooth runway touch down, approximately 11 minutes and 5 seconds after its release from VMS Eve.