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My September 2017 visit to GP Gliders by [email protected]
My September 2017 visit to GP Gliders: Poland is a beautiful country, especially in early September. The purpose of this trip was to meet CEO Jerzy Peszke and tour the GP Gliders facility. The operation recently moved to Korczyna (2.5 miles NW of Krosno). The original airport building was too...
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Today 02:40 AM
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IGC to replace FLARM ? ? by Jock Proudfoot
The budget of 20.000€ for design, development and procurement of IGC owned glider tracking system for use in WGC’s. Standards for the system are still to be determined but will focus on safety, fairness and transparency Not allow organizers of the championships to mandate a particular FLARM...
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Today 02:01 AM
by Andy Blackburn[_3_] Go to last post
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Playing Chicken With The Birds by [email protected]
Hi, everyone. Here in Miami, we have a lot of turkey buzzards. They are VERY good at finding, centering and re-centering thermals. When the lift allows, they will soar (without flapping wings) all the way up into cumulus clouds with 3-4 thousand foot bases. Because they are so good at the...
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Today 12:35 AM
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Recommended configuration: ADS-B receiver, iPad, software? by [email protected]
Christmas is coming. Any suggested combinations? I currently have a ClearNav II (in a tunnel). Will probably be upgrading the transponder to a Trig 22 in the not too distant future. I am concerned about iPad legibility in sunlight. Is that an issue? Is there another tablet with markedly...
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Yesterday 06:47 PM
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Motor Home by [email protected]
Glider pilots dream RV / 2014 Winnebago VIA 25P motor home / 14 + mpg pulling glider trailer / Mercedes V6 diesel / Truma on demand water heater / New tires / Dirt Devil whole house vacuum In Florida $85k dn5172 yahoo
Yesterday 05:58 PM
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Glider Simulator Training at the USAFA by [email protected]
In the summer of 2018, the United States Air Force Academy began using Mach 0.1 Simulated Glider Cockpits as part of their "Glider Airmanship" course. The data collected from the course shows that the solo rate for students who completed the course in 2018 was more than double the solo rate of the...
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Yesterday 02:24 AM
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What is the best point to jack up a Cobra Trailer ? by [email protected]
I changed a wheel in my Cobra trailer with the glider inside. I located the Jack just under the corner between the bottom and side wall, next to the fender. Looked flimsy, but held fine, no bending of wall or edge. Was I lucky or is this the right place to do it ? Dan
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November 19th 18 04:59 PM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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For Sale by [email protected]
2 LS-4, LS-6 tail skids. One with wheel. One without. 803-374-7400
November 18th 18 11:48 PM
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Which 18m FES sailplane to buy? by [email protected]
I'm considering the purchase of an 18m FES equipped sailplane, and would like to hear thoughts and opinions about the various options available. I'm seeking a cross country machine with long legs and a highly reliable sustainer. An 18m FES sailplane should fit that requirement nicely. I'm a...
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November 18th 18 11:34 PM
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iGlide loses saved routes by [email protected]
I’ve need flying with iGlide on an iPad mini 4 for a couple years now. It’s really good, but it has an annoying feature of losing all of the saved routes every couple of months. I usually happens right after I’ve entered a long route. It’s frustrating. I enter a new round with 6...
November 18th 18 06:10 PM
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LiFePO4 chargers by [email protected]
My CP1230 LiFePO4 battery charger went south. Any suggestions on a replacement? What are you using for LiFePO4 batteries? Mine are 15 AH with BMS.
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November 18th 18 03:51 AM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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And Speaking of Batteries and Center of Gravity by Dan Marotta
I'm thinking of eliminating the tail battery in my Stemme but need the weight for proper balance.* I know I could replace it with pure lead, but that's a lot of work so I've come up with a plan that would be more satisfying and I would like comments and/or suggestions. My thought is to...
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November 17th 18 11:32 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Which Soaring weather service subscription is best? by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
I think I'm going to subscribe to a Soaring weather forecast service. Which ones are great and easy to use without alot of prior knowledge? Skysight?
November 17th 18 08:58 AM
by andrzop Go to last post
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What electronics are worth buying by John Huthmaker
With Christmas coming up, what are some things worth asking Santa for? Is there any decent GPS devices that are reasonably priced? I'm thinking around the $500 mark. I already have a handheld transceiver. I have a nice headset for power planes. I have a parachute. At my soaring club, all of...
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November 16th 18 07:13 PM
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US COMPETITION RULES COMMITTEE 2018 POLL RESULTS by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
Results of the US Competition Rules Committee 2018 Poll are now posted on the Contest Rules and Process page of SSA.org. Thanks to the large number of pilots who provided responses and detailed feedback. The Committee looks forward to further input and dialog as we head into the 2019 season....
November 16th 18 07:06 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Rechargeable Zinc-Air battery moves closer to commercialization by son_of_flubber
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/business/energy-environment/zinc-battery-solar-power.html
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November 16th 18 03:54 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Auto-retracting spool for auto-towing gliders? by Luke Scharf
Does anyone know of auto-towing gear that will automatically retract the rope the glider releases? My club has just moved to a new airport, which has a runway long enough for auto-towing. However, we'd like to be able to clean up the runway quickly -- preferably while the tow vehicle is still...
November 15th 18 09:04 PM
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Glider sightseeing flights by Bob Pasker
Sightseeing flights within 25sm of an airport in airplanes and helicopters are conducted under 91.147 and 119.1(2) Does anyone know what regulation(s) control sightseeing flights in gliders? thanks, bob http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.147 http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/119.1
November 15th 18 02:26 PM
by Paul Agnew Go to last post
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Refinishing Ventus b Fuselage by Richard Pfiffner[_2_]
Pictures and process for refinishing a ventus b fuselage. Work in progress pictures and process as work is completed. http://www.craggyaero.com/ventus.htm Richard www.craggyaero.com
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November 14th 18 01:33 PM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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New LAK 17C by Paul T[_4_]
LAK's facebook page details a flight test of the new LAK 17C - yet gives scant few details about the new model. Anybody know how it differs from the B are they using the variable geometry miniflaps they have ben testing on a B model?
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November 14th 18 03:19 AM
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