Special thanks go to Massimiliano de Franceschi, for providing the experimental setup of the motor glider and technical support for the measurements, and to the motor glider pilots, Andrea Ferrari and Fabrizio Interlandi. This work has been partly supported by the Provincia Autonoma di Trento under Project PAT-UNITN 2001, and by granting a leave of absence to G. Rampanelli for completing his Ph.D. program. This work has been also partly supported by the Italian National Institute for Scientific and Technological Research on the Mountain under the program INRM2000.
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