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Figure 8 VS circling by Jonathan St. Cloud
Virtually all my glider time and heck fixed wing and rotary wing flight time has been in the mountains of the West. Was looking at multiple traces of a a well known pilot that anytime he was below the mountain tops he used figure 8's waiting to circle until he was several hundred feet higher than...
Yesterday 06:12 PM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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used trailers by [email protected]
anyone knowing of a used trailer for a 15 meter glider.
Yesterday 06:12 PM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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PowerFlarm “Own Transponder Detection" Rate by John Carlyle
I’ve been trying to get the rate of "own transponder detection" by my PowerFlarm Core as low as possible. Nothing I’ve done has improved it beyond roughly every 10 minutes, on average. Sometimes it’s much worse, showing up almost constantly. Turning off PCAS isn’t really an option for me,...
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Yesterday 05:59 PM
by John Carlyle Go to last post
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Anyone get hassled for exceeding max car and trailer length? by Gordon Boettger
Looking at getting an RV (25' length). Combine that with a doubleseater glider trailer and I'm at 60'. I'm in NV, so I'm good, but going into OR I would be 10" over the legal limit. Anyone out there run into any issues with the "fuzz" for exceeding combined vehicle and trailer length? Thanks
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Soaring and sailing: anyone successfully divide their time betweenthe two, or better pursued as different life phases? by Paul Villinski
I know there are plenty of guys who come into soaring after years of sailing. Wings horizontal in one and vertical in the other.... Is there anyone managing to do both to their satisfaction, particularly non-retired types? Or is it madness to try to be a fairly serious, recreational soaring pilot...
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Air Sailing Regional Contest by Ron Gleason
Just returned from the Air Sailing Regional Contest and wanted to say THANKS to all that made it happen. First time at Air Sailing and the facilities, people etc are fantastic and should be on everyone's list of place to fly and visit. The soaring conditions were challenging along with dealing...
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New House Thermal by [email protected]
The Treasure Coast Soaring Club will soon have a new house thermal. Florida Power And Light is in the process of building a 400 acre solar power plant within 3/4 mile from our airport. Heat from this type of farm should make for a great house thermal. Anyone out there with experience flying over...
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Buying a 1-35 pros and cons? by [email protected]
Does anyone have any inside info on the pros / cons of buying a 1-35. I am interested in learning cross country. I am mostly looking to hear from any current or former 1-35 owners. Thanks, Tim W
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July 20th 17 11:18 PM
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Region 10 Low Performance Contest by JS
Looks like there's fun being had at TSA. The 1-26 contest and the PW-5 contest combined? Suppose they're the same thing. Jim
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FS/T: Glider Winch Towline Chutes by Vicarious Icarus
Hi, I recently acquired from an estate a number of sailplane winch towline recovery chutes. Photos: http://imageevent.com/aero92/glidertowlinechutes The sample I inspected is ~88" along the major axis. Construction seems excellent and durable. I do not know the manufacturer. These have all been...
July 20th 17 09:32 PM
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Fun Cobra trailer conversions? by [email protected]
During the Nephi OLC event, we set up chairs inside the open Cobra trailer. It was very comfortable to sit underneath the opened canopy, protected from the burning sun. Someone mentioned that pilots have converted their trailers in numerous ways. For example, one report told of cots and tables and...
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ASG 29 organ pipe like noise above 83 knots by Tony Gaechter
I recently bought a used ASG 29 and get a loud noise like an organ pipe above 83 knots. Can anyone suggest a cause and cure. The noise is very loud and distracting.
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Flap performance by Just Me[_2_]
I'm considering purchasing a Ventus B. I'm aware of the "stability" issues, although some the extent of the stability issue seems to vary from plane to plane and pilot to pilot. I've talked to some people who say its not a big deal, and others who say its problematic. It's hard for me to know...
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Sinus Verses Sundancer by Steve
What are the pros and cons of the Sinus compared to the Sundancer/Lambada? I'm more interested in the soaring side of things and like something light on the controls. Also what are the advantages of the newer model of Sundancer compared to the older Lambada and is it worth the extra $ ?
July 20th 17 02:29 PM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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CNN Article/Paris Airshow Video with Glider by [email protected]
The CNN web page has an article titled "Can this jet topple a US military icon?" It about the Embraer KC-390 as a possible replacement for the C130. Interestingly, the are no pictures of the jet in the article. Anyway, the video at the top of the article (this changes every time you click on the...
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World Wide Turnpoint Exchange down? by Matt Herron Jr.
My saved link for this site now returns a "forbidden" page for an apache server. Any ideas?
July 19th 17 06:40 PM
by John Leibacher Go to last post
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Nephi 2018 Hosting Combined Sports Class Nats and Regionals - ComeFly With Us! by [email protected][_2_]
We had a wonderful week+ of fun flying mixed with racing at the 2017 Nephi OLC Games. Thanks to all the pilots that attended. Nephi has been chosen to host the 2018 Sports Class Nationals. We are again honored to host a Nationals in Utah. We will also host a regional sports class contest...
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The Cobra "Ramp Grind" - a fix by bumper[_4_]
New "bumper" product announcement: The ramp sliders on my 2002 Cobra trailer were metal on metal, bolt threads gouged the extruded aluminum floor rails and there was metal on metal wear.. Some later trailers have plastic washers, but those don't last or work well either. I made plastic sliders for...
July 19th 17 05:53 PM
by bumper[_4_] Go to last post
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FREE CHECKRIDES at Marfa, Texas 2017-2018 by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas
Another "rusty pilot" knocked off the rust with me last weekend. It's all about PROFICIENCY! I'm available July 20 - August 28, then off to Germany for my annual flying adventures south of Munich near the Bavarian Alps and of course, a pilgrimage to the historic Wasserkuppe, near Fulda, north of...
July 19th 17 04:58 PM
by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas Go to last post
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Looking to buy a wing rigger. by Marcin S
Let me know if you have one for sale. Thanks, Marcin
July 19th 17 02:13 PM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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