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18M/Opens Nats contest day 2 by [email protected]
We should have cu in most areas with bases eventually near 15000 ft. Winds from the west 15-20 knots. Much less chance for OD today. Primary assigned task for 263 miles. Launches underway-began at noon local
June 23rd 19 01:50 PM
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Day 5 Region 8 Ephrata Wa by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
Day canceled due to a thick layer of high cirrus. They launched off 4 of us and we droned around for awhile. Just before 2 PM Dale Bush called it off then a few minutes later the cirrus cleared, it came on and we had a booming day. Did two valley laps and had a great time. Several others launched...
June 23rd 19 05:21 AM
by Nick Kennedy[_3_] Go to last post
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New Video - Oudie Weather & SeeYou Maps by Paul Remde
Hi, NEW VIDEO - Oudie Weather & SeeYou Maps Details: http://cumulus-soaring.com/training.htm#Naviter Owners of Naviter Oudies now have free access to detailed "SeeYou Maps" (high resolution terrain maps) and weather forecast maps for display on their Oudies in flight. The Naviter Updater makes...
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June 23rd 19 02:57 AM
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Club Class Nationals at Sunflower by Tony[_5_]
RAS, 22 Pilots gathered in Yoder, KS starting June 3rd to determine this years Club Class Champion. I was the Contest Manager. Hugh Grandstaff did a fantastic job as the CD. Yoder is the closest town to the Sunflower Gliderport. It was originally built as Hutchinson Naval Air Station in WWII,...
June 23rd 19 01:37 AM
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Ventus 3T Crash by [email protected]
Happened 16 June shortly after tow release during a test flight from the Schempp Hirth factory. Pilot killed
June 22nd 19 09:54 PM
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Hobbs Contest Day 3-18M/Open Nats. by [email protected]
Hobbs Day 3. Looks as we will have widely scattered cu today with bases 15000. Weatherman QV says crackerjack day.Primary: 4 hr TAT. which CD will post on tracking site when the gate opens. Tahoka with 15mi. radius Andrews with 15mi. radius Morton with 20mi. radius Maljamar with 20 mi....
June 22nd 19 06:34 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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2019 Hobbs 18M/Open Nats Saturday 6/22 report by [email protected]
Rest Day in Hobbs: post from task advisor, Steve Leonard "Friday and Saturday flying at Hobbs canceled due to winds being almost 90 degrees to the runway. Friday, was 20 gusting to 25, with higher forecast for Saturday. Sunday looks to be a north wind (under 10 MPH, though) day, so we should be...
June 22nd 19 05:15 PM
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Day 4 Region 8 Ephrata Wa by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
Task: TAT West Start Nils Corner Wenatchee Ridge Coulee Dam Finish We woke up to 100% overcast and light winds By launch there was a Cu filled sky but not much sun hitting the ground. The run north was rather slow for most kinda low.
June 22nd 19 05:11 AM
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Std cirrus oxygen bottle by [email protected]
Does any one know the dimension for the oxygen bottle in the std cirrus
June 22nd 19 04:06 AM
by Scott Williams Go to last post
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Borgelt B40 questions by [email protected]
I am planning to replace the mechanical backup vario in my glider with an old B40 I have bought. That should avoid interference with my main vario which is on the same TE line, since both would be pressure-transducer based. The B40 I have has a very tiny speaker mounted on it, not much more than...
June 21st 19 11:13 PM
by Steve Bralla Go to last post
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How To Get The Most out of your LXNAV glide computer - Webinar -Available for View Online by Paul Remde
Hi, The SSA webinar "How To Get The Most out of your LXNAV glide computer" hosted by David Lessnick and Bruno Vassel with presentation by Paul Remde is available to view online now. It's free. https://www.ssa.org/Webinars A huge Thank You to David Lessnick for organizing and putting-on these...
June 21st 19 10:42 PM
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Hobbs, 2019 18M/Open Class Nats Friday 6/21 am report by [email protected]
For the following reasons, today has been cancelled at 11:30 am ~We are gridded in a downwind take off situation which will require an elephant walk, taking at least an hour. ~End of day expected to be around 5:30pm ~Looking at 70 degree crosswind at 70 knots, crosswind runway at Hobbs,...
June 21st 19 09:48 PM
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flight computer ergonomics and function by danlj
I'm curious. After two successive near-midairs about 5 years ago, I installed PowerFlarm and a transponder that wouldn't deplete my battery during flight. This required, due lack of panel space, that I give up my beloved ILEC S-10 flight computer (and its remote control). An Oudie IGC and and...
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June 20th 19 09:15 PM
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Wed 6-19-20 Region 8 Ephrata Wa by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
Post frontal passage, blown out on airport. Gusts to 40+ Today, Thursday looks stormy with downpours predicted and strong winds again. Friday and Saturday both look task-able. Mexi dinner served here last night and we knocked back quite a few bottles of wine. Alot of pilots staying on the airfield...
June 20th 19 04:24 PM
by Nick Kennedy[_3_] Go to last post
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LX NAV high def maps by Jonathan St. Cloud
I had downloaded and installed the High Definition maps on a LX 9070. However by accident I deleted it. I reloaded, but I cannot seem to get it to display. The system is only showing CTV2 maps. So I loaded the high def maps again, Again, same result no Hi def maps even though the high def is...
June 20th 19 04:11 PM
by Larry Roberts Go to last post
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Transponder check by [email protected]
I obediently had my Trig 22 two-yearly check done today. The tech brought out his hand-held device, and the check was done. 10mins and $200. Musing on this cost, which was more than my last annual, it occurred to me, that the previous day I had obtained a free FAA report on my adsb/transponder in...
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June 20th 19 02:13 PM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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stowing horizontal stabilizer on tail boom in trailer by [email protected]
I have seen a glider trailer in which the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer is strapped to the glider's tail boom for storage and transport. I can't recall where I saw this, and a google image search did not yield any hits. At any rate, strapping the horizontal stabilizer to the tail boom is one...
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June 19th 19 07:47 PM
by Matt McBee Go to last post
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Day 2 Region 8 Ephrata Wa by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
Task: West Start Mansfield 20 mile radius Seven Bays 20 mile radius Odessa 15 Mile radius The forecast was for it to be blue and kinda windy. It was 99% Blue but not windy. Just a very few short lived little Cu. Just as the launch started a fairly strong wind from the south came through and we...
June 19th 19 04:48 PM
by Nick Kennedy[_3_] Go to last post
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FLARM Core boot time? by AS
Hi all in Glider-Land! Does anyone have a good number for how long it takes or the FLARM Core to boot up? Background: I am trying to update my Butterfly 57mm round display to the latest revision. The instructions say to connect the USB stick with the update file to the FLARM port, push and hold the...
June 19th 19 04:40 PM
by George Haeh Go to last post
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Day 1 Hobbs. 18M/Open Class nats. by [email protected]
18M/open Nats Hobbs 1st contest day; Same 4 hour TAT both classes Early grid time 11 am Nice day with 6-8 knots up to 15000 ft cloud bases Cu in much of area. Small chance T storms. Posted by Leigh For you fans who don't use FB, CD will put up the task specifics after the launch on the SSA...
June 19th 19 04:16 PM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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