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Wind Gradient by Dan Marotta
Sixty-two knots on downwind, 23 knots at the surface.* I started my base turn while the intended touchdown point was still in front of me and it worked out just right. I learned that my ClearNav gets confused when presented with a 2 kt ground speed.* A very interesting day over all. -- Dan,...
December 24th 17 05:16 AM
by AS Go to last post
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Dennis Tito's flight by [email protected]
Anybody else notice Dennis Tito and Morgan Sandercock pulling off a 15 hour, 33 minute 2,620.6 km flight on 12/20 in Argentina? 168.5 km/h average speed at altitudes up to 26,500 msl. Longest flight I have heard of in at least ten years (but I could be wrong.) Self launched in the jet powered Arcus...
December 24th 17 04:37 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Death of the 13.5m class? by Paul T[_4_]
http://www.spr.aero/wcc-main-news/e-concept-rules-for-electric- gliders.aspx
December 23rd 17 08:25 PM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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IS28 B2 Romanian Made Glider Spares requirement. by Principal Secretary Cad
Dear All Concern of Gliding world We are having active gliding activity at Jharkhand in INDIA.In our fleet 3 Motorgliders and 2 Gliders are availiable for flying and soaring activity on hilly area around the Glderodrome. We have 1 IS28 B2 Romanian Glider in our fleet from last 35 years. The...
December 23rd 17 05:37 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Cramping and Stiffness by Robert Seccombe
raxy recently commented, "I once developed cramp in flight. It was extremely painful since I could not move in a way to relieve it." I have been planning on asking what methods are used to avoid and deal with stiffness and cramping while flying in such close quarters. It used to be all I had to...
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December 23rd 17 01:15 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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"Cosim" Variometer (sensitive rate of climb indicator) by [email protected]
I have a NOS COSIM Variometer for sailplane, gliders and it was manufactured by Cobb-Slater Instrument CO., LTD., Matlock, England in the 1940 and 1960. It's a pellet type of indicator in a bakelite brown enclosure, it measuring unit is ft/sec, a red pellet for downward and a green pellet for...
December 22nd 17 02:36 PM
by Retting Go to last post
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Soaring in Slovenia by [email protected]
We're planning a trip this summer to Slovenia, and I would like to find a club or commercial glider port where I could spend 2-3 days soaring. I have a glider rating in the U.S. and have flown a couple times in Germany at DASSU (Great place, by the way!). Based on my experience in Germany, I assume...
December 21st 17 11:51 PM
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Wave over Appalachian ridge 19 December by Fox Sierra
Beautiful images of wave over the ridge yesterday. 1 km resolution from GOES16 at http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=loop_of_the_day/goes-16/20171219000000&number_of_images_to_display=125&loop_speed_ms=80 Did anybody fly it? Fernando Silva “FS”
December 21st 17 04:39 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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How does sun heat the air? by [email protected]
The sun shines down through the atmosphere, hits things on the ground, the things on the ground get hot, and then the hot things on the ground heat the air? Sun light passing through the air does not heat the air at all? Heats the air some but not much? If the air is transparent to solar energy,...
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December 21st 17 05:10 AM
by BobW Go to last post
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Glider cockpit size by [email protected]
I had exact same problem. I ‘tried’ on many gliders (I am 180). In szd-55 I could not close the canopy. I fit comfortably in dg-300 (which I ended up buying) and I fit less comfortably in LS-4. Aside from the size dg-300 is a dream... S
December 21st 17 12:05 AM
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Glider cockpit size by [email protected]
On Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:30:09 PM UTC-5, Steve Muhli wrote: Hi, New to this forum, thought I 'd pose a question..... I have a glider rating from years ago, I was wondering if anyone can suggest a list of gliders that are more "roomy" inside since I am 6'4" . I am planning on...
December 20th 17 11:58 PM
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Arcus vs by [email protected]
Hi, How does Arcus compare (any and all aspects) to other modern two seaters? Does anyone have any experience with Arcus EL? S
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December 20th 17 11:20 PM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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Glider cockpit size by [email protected]
Best bet's for large pilots are Grob-102 DG-100, 101, 300
December 20th 17 09:09 PM
by Bob Salvo[_2_] Go to last post
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Glider cockpit size by Bob Kuykendall
On Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:30:09 PM UTC-8, Steve Muhli wrote: I am planning on going to the SSA convention in Reno in 2018 to check out the new stuff... We'll have a customer's HP-24 there, you can try it on for size. Also, it's EAB, so we can easily customize to suit. --Bob K.
December 20th 17 06:50 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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Wanted: Standard Class glider near socal by [email protected]
Some fellow pilots in SoCal suggested I post here an add for Glider Wanted after a few weeks of searching for my first glider. Looking for a good condition standard class glider, good to great clamshell trailer package. I prefer auto hook ups and easy rigging. Discus, Ls3, Dg300; ls4 are at the...
December 20th 17 03:55 AM
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ASW 20 Handling Issues? by [email protected]
The ASW 20 seems to have a reputation for bad behavior in some configurations. Is this reputation deserved or overblown? What has been the experience of those who have owned and flown the glider? Are some variants of the 20 better or worse in terms of handling characteristics? Tom A
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December 20th 17 12:49 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Akaflieg Karlsruhe AK-X by Jonathan St. Cloud
Anyone know how the Has anyone seen the Akaflieg Karlsruhe AK-X is coming along? Looked like a very interesting project.
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December 19th 17 11:23 PM
by Michael Opitz Go to last post
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Minimum field size. by FZ[_2_]
I'm driving past the nice grass field. Looks big, but it is surrounded on all sides by the 80 ft high trees. What should be a minimum length of this field, for a modern glider to safely land there? How to calculate it?
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December 19th 17 06:26 PM
by Mike the Strike Go to last post
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Towball available Palm Beach-Charlotte-Palm Beach by Retting
Northbound Dec 21 Southbound Dec 26 R
December 19th 17 03:55 PM
by Retting Go to last post
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GOES-16 Satellite images by [email protected]
GOES-16 supposedly has gone live with the 4x better resolution and faster update times. I heard previously this would be December 20th 2018 but this article makes it seem to have already happened. Now "GOES...
December 19th 17 06:57 AM
by WaltWX[_2_] Go to last post
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