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Better self rigging system by Steve Cameron
I'm sure someone has come up with a much more user friendly system for self rigging vs. what I'm currently doing. My new to me DG400 is in an older Minden trailer, which is tucked inside a T-hangar behind a Cessna 182(high wing). To get the DG out I first have to pull the 182 out, than roll the...
May 17th 18 08:57 PM
by Brad Alston Go to last post
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Komet trailer axle dillema by Echo
So I'm headed to Moariarty from TN with my 20 in tow in June. I have an older komet trailer, for which I had just gotten new tires, which I have yet to put on. I took the trailer to a shop locally to have the surge breaks adjusted, tires put on, and bearings repacked. After about an hour they...
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May 16th 18 03:38 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Gliding International = Special May issue by [email protected]
Has anyone received this? The digital version still shows latest edition as March. My email to glidinginternational last week asking for an update has been unanswered. On Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6:15:17 AM UTC+1, wrote: Hi Enthusiasts Our May issue will...
May 15th 18 04:04 PM
by Jon Gatfield Go to last post
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Scotch tape by ASM
I used to buy 1” tape to seal my wing/fuselage and the rest from Uline. Inside of the roll the only thing it says is 3M Scotch. Does anyone know the exact type? Thanks.
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May 15th 18 02:47 PM
by Richard Pfiffner[_2_] Go to last post
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Stowing water? by [email protected]
I am finding the summer heat to be quite difficult to manage in the southwestern USA. At the moment I have just been shoving a water bottle in my pocket but this proves to be somewhat uncomfortable and more of a pain in the rear to remove and use which makes me not drink as much as I maybe should....
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May 15th 18 06:53 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Becker Transponder E10 error message by Steve Cameron
I've recently bought a glider that has an older Becker transponder(mode c), and every time I turn it on it invariably displays the E10 error code. In reading past reports of this issue(2006/2008) on the net this seemed to be a fairly common occurence, with no real solution. Becker says its a...
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May 15th 18 01:51 AM
by Darryl Ramm Go to last post
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Spot or InReach ?? by Jonathan St. Cloud
My Spot renewal has come up, but not charged. Called Spot tried to get some info on their new device. Couldn't even find out if one would need a different data plan to access the two-way features. Tried a google search for information on the next gen two-way spot but could not find...
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May 14th 18 08:28 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Pilot report from Hahnweide Mid-air by [email protected]
On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 8:08:35 PM UTC-4, Waveguru wrote: How do we get it in English? Boggs If you are using Google Chrome, right-click anywhere on the screen and select "Translate To English"
May 14th 18 12:36 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Pilot report from Hahnweide Mid-air by Justin Craig[_3_]
I agree. Excellent report, however he is not retiring from competition flying, quite the opposite. He still intends to fly competitions, but will be selective about which ones. At 05:54 14 May 2018, krasw wrote: Excellent report worth reading everyone. This pilot now obviously knows the risks...
May 14th 18 11:53 AM
by Justin Craig[_3_] Go to last post
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Gas Strut for early (1997) Anschau Komet trailer by Bill[_21_]
I'm looking for a resource for a replacement gas strut used to open the trailer top for a early 1997ish Komet Anschau glider trailer. This trailer has the external hinge. I'm hoping to find a suitable replacement from a US supplier. Thanks for your help. Bill
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May 14th 18 01:34 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Recommendations for cataract surgery lenses for flying by teck48[_2_]
I'm due for cataract surgery. Any good or bad experiences with lens implants for flying? Eye doc is recommending multi focus lenses (as opposed to mono focus). And a slightly different lens in each eye. Both multifocal, but dominant eye implant optimized for distance. Anyone have any experience?...
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May 13th 18 07:14 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Roof Rack for bikes on a cobra clamshell top? by Matt Herron Jr.
I have searched discussions on bike racks and trailers. I tend not to like the trailer hitch extension solution as stability is compromised, as well as access to the car or trailer hatches. Has anyone installed a traditional roof rack on top of a fiberglass Cobra trailer? Looking to support one...
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May 12th 18 11:24 PM
by 2G Go to last post
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Club Class gliders and Handicaps in Polish Nationals June 2018 by [email protected]
This interesting list shows what gliders will fly in Polish Nationals, Club Class, Leszno, Poland, June 8-16, 2018 http://www.aeroklub.leszno.pl/zawody/index.php/lista-zawodnikow/ Handicap table http://www.aeroklub.leszno.pl/zawody/download/Tabela%20wspolczynnikow%20klub%20A%20-%202018.pdf Andre
May 12th 18 12:41 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Iran and GPS etc by Jim White[_3_]
I watch with despair as Trump tears up the Iran Nuclear Agreement. However I wonder whether this is the same as trying to hold back technology in gliding competition: no flight computer, no GPS, no moving map, no Flarm display, no online weather, no nuclear bombs? It is probably inevitable...
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May 12th 18 04:21 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Woodstock Glider by [email protected]
Hello I have had my glider plans for approximatly 9 years now. My question is, does anyone know the Airfoil used by the Woodstock Glider? NACA ###? Thanks Herbie
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May 11th 18 09:12 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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Flat external FLARM antenna? by Matt Herron Jr.
Flarm antennas are a real pain for ships with carbon hulls. Coverage is always poor, especially below. Is there a way to make a perfectly flat and thin antenna that could be taped to the outside of the hull and fed through a small (1/8"?) hole? I am thinking 2 thin wire strands, or foil strips,...
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May 11th 18 09:10 PM
by Chris Wedgwood[_2_] Go to last post
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Attitudes & Reality by BobW
A post from another thread is timely - this being the start of the most active part of the U.S. soaring season. Excerpted from another thread: Beginning of Excerpt... "There's a personality type that won't be convinced. I stopped to talk to a pilot who was launching on a wave day at Minden....
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May 10th 18 02:14 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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Oudie won’t download flight by [email protected]
When I went to upgrade it automatically upgraded to 8.01. Now it appear to work fine so i had no concern. Today i had my first flight with it but after landing and shutting off the device just like I always have . When I got home there was NO flight file to transfer to OCL ! Now i did the upgrade...
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May 10th 18 01:55 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Hahnweide day 4. Mid air collision, 3 pilots bailed out (all 3 are OK) by Tom Kelley #711
Information by competition management Dienstag, 8. Mai 2018 - 19:01 Uhr On the fourth day of the HWW18 an accident occurred near the Lochenstein south of Balingen. At 5.20 p.m. there has been a mid-air between double and single-seater. All three pilots were able to leave the aircraft with the...
May 10th 18 12:39 AM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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Moving Gliders by Paul Agnew
Best practices for moving gliders around? Stacking the hangar... Staging... Clearing the runway...
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May 9th 18 09:59 PM
by Piet Barber Go to last post
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