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Speed Astir owners? by Grider Pirate
I have met a grand total of ONE other Speed Astir owner, and have never set eyes on another Speed Astir in person. Yeah, I know, there weren't many built, and they're not popular, but dang. I'm not up for starting a 'Speed Astir' club, but wouldn't mind corresponding with others who fly them. ...
March 19th 10 01:40 PM
by Guy[_7_] Go to last post
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US Airspace Update by 2KA
Hello All, Updated US airspace information for the charting cycle effective 08 April, 2010 is now available on the airspace section of the Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange, and at my website at http://www.soaringdata.info. This cycle's update also includes the Grand Canyon SFAR and the...
March 19th 10 05:30 AM
by 2KA Go to last post
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Low Cost ADS-B Transceivers by Mike Schumann
The FAA in coordination with the SSA is doing a major test of low cost ADS-B transceivers this summer in the Washington DC area. As part of this effort, MIT is doing a survey of pilots' perception of the value of ADS-B technology in their environments. Please take 10 minutes and provide your...
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March 18th 10 10:34 PM
by Mike Schumann Go to last post
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Region 9S, open seat by g l i d e r s t u d
Garret Willat will be flying Sky Sailing's Stemme S10vt at Region 9S in Tucson AZ. The left seat is open to the highest bidder (all donations will go to my racing fund). This is not just a ride-along, this is an instructional flight from the current US Open Class National champion and full-time...
March 18th 10 05:56 AM
by g l i d e r s t u d Go to last post
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Ad question by Steve Freeman
We are going to be selling our club Pawnee towplane soon and I wanted to find out if it is acceptable to place a description, price and contact info on this mail list. I am going to list it later on Barnstormers etc. but wanted to give other clubs the first opportunity as it is set up for towing...
March 18th 10 05:31 AM
by Stephen! Go to last post
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Discus 2a cockpit size by EdByars
Steve: I flew a Discus A for 4 or 5 seasons...several hundred hours....many 4+ hr. flights in big crowded contests and one 1000K flight of ~10 hrs. Then I was 6'-1/2". 175 lbs, average build. I used a Softie 'Chute with one inch of Temper-Foam on seat pan for cushion. Tight fit but comfortable...
March 18th 10 04:37 AM
by g l i d e r s t u d Go to last post
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Discus 2a cockpit size by Stephen[_3_]
Who's the tallest person flying a discus 2a? Anyone over 6' tall flying one? What's the comfort level for a 6 foot 1 inch person for 6+ hours? Inquiring minds want to know. .... Steve
March 17th 10 06:57 PM
by Tim Hanke Go to last post
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Lark life extension by lanebush
I am researching the IS28B2 Lark for our club. From what I can tell these aircraft reach their life limit around 2014. Am I correct in this deduction? The info is pretty scarce. In fact I can not find a copy of EO-24 anywhere on the web. If this is true, is everyone planning to convert to...
March 17th 10 04:50 AM
by Rob.Russell Go to last post
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new tow plane/tow hitch by jim
We want to install a tow hitch on a recently acquired Husky in preparation for the contest season. Is a Tost hitch required or preferred for SSA sanctioned events? Is the venerable Schweitzer hitch still OK ? If so, for how long? Tost is the standard in Europe. Is the US moving toward that...
March 17th 10 12:09 AM
by BT[_3_] Go to last post
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Paging Wayne Paul by Frank Stutzman[_3_]
Paging Wayne Paul. Wayne Paul of Nampa, ID. Would Wayne Paul please pick up the nearest white courtesy phone. Or maybe just email me at -- Frank Stutzman Bonanza N494B "Hula Girl" Boise, ID
March 16th 10 11:37 PM
by Frank Stutzman[_3_] Go to last post
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Moose is Gone [NY/NJ/PA USA] by Papa3
John R. "Moose" Gravle, towpilot extraordinaire, died peacefully on Friday after a short period of declining health. Towpilot, raconteur, curmudgeon, and good friend, he will be missed by pilots throughout Region 2. At last count, he had well over 35,000 tows in his logbook, and countless...
March 16th 10 06:18 PM
by jcarlyle Go to last post
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Cherokee Recovering update by Grider Pirate
On Mar 15, 6:24*am, Tony wrote: On Mar 15, 7:21*am, "Paul Remde" wrote: Hi Tony, Cool! *Thanks for sharing! I've never been involved in a wing recovering. *It looks a lot like covering a remote control glider wing - which I have done -...
March 16th 10 03:50 PM
by Tony[_5_] Go to last post
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Trig TT21 transponder draws only 125 mA! by Steve Koerner
I know that a number of folks have been waiting for hard data on the current consumption of the new Trig transponder in actual operating conditions. I measured the current consumption today on an actual flight of 2 hours 52 minutes. The flight was in fairly congested airspace all within 10 miles...
March 15th 10 10:59 PM
by Andy[_1_] Go to last post
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Has anyone used FLARM data to log tows? by JS
Hello: I realise there is no data in N. America yet, (put on a Jamaican accent: "soon come, man!") but has anyone developed a logger which uses FLARM data to generate a tow sheet for club or commercial glider operations? One tech I knew was working on this a few years ago before family...
March 15th 10 09:52 PM
by PCool Go to last post
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How did the Senior's end up? by John Godfrey (QT)[_2_]
No final report?
March 15th 10 04:54 PM
by sisu1a Go to last post
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Looking for used SN10B Edit by yankeegolf
My E-mail was not complete, It should be Mike Evans, Dallas Texas
March 15th 10 01:25 PM
by yankeegolf Go to last post
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Looking for used SN10B by yankeegolf
I'm looking for a Used SN10B, If you know anyone that has one Please E- mail me at Thanks......Mike Evans, Dallas Texas
March 15th 10 01:21 PM
by yankeegolf Go to last post
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LK8000 questions by Andy[_1_]
I have looked at the LK8000 video and browsed some of the forum threads. Would someone please tell me: Where can I find list of supported hardware devices? Where can I go to download PC and target hardware apps? thanks
March 15th 10 12:10 PM
by Peter Wyld[_2_] Go to last post
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difference between SZD-48-1 and SZD 48 by John Gruber
Any Jantar experts out there? What the difference between an SZD-48-1 and SZD? I don't really know that much about these aircraft. At the moment I'm trying to help resolve an issue with play in the ailerons on a glider that is suppost to be an SZD-48-1. One of the control rods has a lot of wear...
March 14th 10 01:32 PM
by GK[_2_] Go to last post
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Online Rooms Bookings VS Personal Presentation to Hotels by Joberg-executive
Hey Comrades, I have been booking my hotel rooms via internet portals for several years now...i like doing so because you get to compare who is asking for the lowest price on particular hotel room.I am now in dilemma.....between online hotel bookings and personal walk in bookings....where does one...
March 14th 10 10:55 AM
by Joberg-executive Go to last post
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