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Youth grants (USA) by John H. Campbell
Congratulations to young american glider pilots and their Club/FBO sponsors who successfuly applied for SSA grants in 2003. Brad Towne of the Caesar Creek Soaring Club won the Bultman award for his excellence as a ground crew worker. Garrret Willat (mentor: Gary Ittner) and Mike Westbrook...
September 20th 03 04:54 AM
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S-H Spars: Anyone check for voids laterally? by Mark Grubb
Has anyone probed spanwise, along the spar cap adjacent to the visible glue-starved areas for voids that are not visible on the exterior of the spar? A flexible, thin rod should work. If so, what did you find?
September 20th 03 04:27 AM
by Marc Ramsey Go to last post
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SRA poll open (USA) by Mark Navarre
Where is the announcement? Where is the link to the survey? I managed to find a link on www.glider.com by accident but it says "election". Nothing on the SSA website. This is only the latest of many tiny seeds of disillusionment that have been planted in me regarding sailplane racing in the USA....
September 20th 03 01:03 AM
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Aircraft Walkaround Center update by Robert Lundin
For your information, I have updated the AWC with 9 new walkarounds. I have focused on airliners this time. Tell me what you think. - Vickers VC-10 - Fokker F-27 Friendship - Vickers Viscount - HS Andover - BAC Concorde - DH Heron - Vickers Vanguard
September 19th 03 11:53 PM
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ideal training glider by M B
* Good visibility : No * light, good handling : No * Spacious cockpit : No Hmmm...I think the 2-33 has good visibility and a spacious cockpit. It is not 'light handling' and I think pitch sensitivity is a disadvantage in primary training, so I LIKE the heavy controls of the 2-33 and...
September 19th 03 10:15 PM
by Liam Finley Go to last post
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New SeeYou satellite images provide coverage of Germany by David Starer
There is a new set of satellite images to download from my Satellite Images for SeeYou site. The new images cover a large rectangular area extending from 55N 006E in the northwest to 47N 015E in the southeast. This area include the whole of Germany, some of eastern France, the northern part of...
September 19th 03 10:00 PM
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US Competition Pilot Poll by Karl Striedieck
The 2003 US competition pilot poll is available at It will be open until October 12. The poll opened yesterday, September 18, but the announcement is a day late due to the need to make two minor tweaks. Karl Striedieck
September 19th 03 02:53 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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CFIG Clinics by Nolaminar
Are there any CFIG Clinics between now and end of October? Bob Gaines Marietta, GA
September 19th 03 12:31 PM
by Vaughn Simon Go to last post
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I wish I'd never got into this... by Kevin Neave
The original question stated a glider doing 100kts with/without 100kgs of ballast. Ignoring the stalling speed for the moment, Does anyone out there think the pull-up takes more than 4 or 5 seconds? Does anyone out there think that the sink rate of the unballasted glider at 100kts is more than...
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September 19th 03 12:18 PM
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ELT in LS8-b by Ole John Aske
"Chris" [email protected] wrote in message ... I have to install an ELT in a LS8-b and have the problem that the fuselage is made out of carbon fiber which shields the radio waves from the ELT. DG (now owner of LS) only made the...
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September 19th 03 08:45 AM
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Latest Newsletter Pipistrel Motorgliders by Michael Coates
Hello guys, We have just published the latest newsletter for the Pipistrel Sinus and Virus Motorgliders manufactured in Slovenia. This newsletter features... Important information and pictures on flutter testing which may be of interest to a number of readers.
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September 19th 03 01:25 AM
by Fr. John Elledge Go to last post
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SSA Debate Club tryouts by Stewart Kissel
No more worrying about gelcoat refinish costs, or the newest flight computer. Just get rid of the flying aspect of the sport and stick to fighting over the rules!! Think of all the graduating speech majors we could recruit as new members :) All kidding aside, over the history of sailplane...
September 18th 03 11:09 PM
by Stewart Kissel Go to last post
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US Rules Committee Election by Karl Striedieck
US Rules Committee Election Results The winner of the election for the current four year spot on the SSA contest rules sub-committee is Dave Mockler. He will take Dave Cole's place on the five member body that deals with competition rules and related matters. Dave is a member of the flying Mockler...
September 18th 03 10:12 PM
by Karl Striedieck Go to last post
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Carbon Spar design and construction workshop by Marske Flying Wings
The Marske Flying Wing Shop in Marion Ohio will conduct a Carbon Spar design and construction workshop for composite aircraft on November 22 and 23 ,2003. Those interested should email us immediately. Cost will be $250 Jim Marske over the last ten years has developed wing spars utliizing...
September 18th 03 05:39 PM
by Marske Flying Wings Go to last post
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software compatible with pocket PC 2002 by Mzsoar
Is there any free soaring software compatible with PC 2002 (Ipaq). TIA; Mike
September 18th 03 01:12 PM
by Darek Go to last post
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Why crabbing is correct and side slipping isn't (was Flying Technique Question of the Day by Eric Greenwell
In article , says... Imagine compensating for a crosswind the correct way -- with crab angle. Then you decide, "Gosh, I'm high. I think I'll slip." The resulting slip would point the nose closer to parallel with the...
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September 18th 03 07:21 AM
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ELT in LS-8b by Paul
The LS8b has a carbon fuse to allow the extra weight of the turbo engine. Also made as a pure glider with the turbo as a later option. The LS8a has the glass fuse. Paul "Guy Acheson" wrote in message ... I own and...
September 18th 03 04:58 AM
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helicopter tug glider launch by M B
The regs seem to simply require experience while'towing a glider with an aircraft' and the U.S.regs don't seem to care what kind of aircraftis used. Tow with a blimp? Don'tthose things go something like maybe twentyknots tops? While towing gliders I've been quite concernedabout my 'noodle.' Yes...
September 18th 03 01:53 AM
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Jet Cat P200 read ad ...... by TomnKeyLargo
That price Ian gave and trust of 42 lbs. was before the motor was completed. The ad even says available this fall. Its on Jet Cat USA web page, and its a old ad. I have been in touch with the dealer and the price is about $3200 bucks and the Jet Cat P200 now produces 50 lbs of thrust. There are...
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September 18th 03 12:05 AM
by Marc Ramsey Go to last post
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ELT preferred for gliders? by RHWOODY
What is the preferred ELT for installation in gliders?
September 17th 03 04:58 PM
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