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Birds do it too... by WB
Interesting article at The Scientist. Parallels between behavior of soaring birds and soaring pilots (I almost wrote "soaring humans";). original...
Today 07:42 PM
by Matt Herron Jr. Go to last post
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Car/Truck to pull glider trailer by [email protected]
Hi All, I am new to this group and last fall added a glider rating to my ASEL certificate. I am planning to replace my car this summer and in anticipation of purchasing a glider someday, I would like to purchase a vehicle that would do a good job towing a glider. I also want it to get the best...
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Today 07:17 PM
by Scott Manley[_3_] Go to last post
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FS: Mountain High O2 transfill equipment by kenward1000
Mountain High equipment used for one safari to Bishop, CA, where I had to bring my own big oxygen tank. Paid over $600, asking $500. Excellent condition. Located in San Jose, CA. Will package, shipping costs dependent on buyer location. 1....
Today 07:08 PM
by kenward1000 Go to last post
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sunlight readable iphone by [email protected]
Does anyone have any data on whether the iPhone X OLED screen will be more sunlight readable than previous iPhones? The brightness spec looks the same (625cd/m2), but I see no data on the screen reflectance.
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Today 04:30 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Good lubricant for assembly by Senna Van den Bosch
I'm trying to find a good lubricant for assembly, available in Europe. Any ideas? Currently using regular vaseline.
Today 04:16 PM
by Dan Daly[_2_] Go to last post
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TT21/TN72 power consumption by jfitch
For those of you contemplating this, I've made some rough power measurements. Sitting in my shop with a clear view towards the airport, the TT21 is reporting nearly constant interrogations, and drawing between 120 and 150 ma. The TN72 alone draws about 70 ma. When both are powered and broadcasting...
Today 06:00 AM
by Darryl Ramm Go to last post
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Pitot system - odd event by Del Jensen
On tow the other day the airspeed indicator jammed and the digital airspeed read about 20kts too high. When I got down the digital airspeed was 30kts with the glider stopped, and turning off the unit (S80) and re-initialing the tas read 30kts. Upon examination the diaphragm was found to be...
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Yesterday 10:35 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Tape the pitot/static system during storage? by [email protected]
Hi all. From advice from another soaring pilot, I've been taping my pitot/static inlets with red electrical tape when I store my glider. This is done to keep bugs out during storage. I started wondering if changes in air pressure could cause the airspeed and/or altimeter and/or vario...
Yesterday 10:29 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Sad news from Avenal, CA by Ramy[_2_]
http://www.soaravenal.com/2018/05/statement-from-ccsc-president-mike.html It was Jan’s first flight in the Lark single seater he purchased recently. My condolences to his family and friends. Ramy
Yesterday 07:08 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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A Simple Question About LiFePO4 Batteries by [email protected]
Not to start another chapter in "Battery Wars" but I have a simple question about "drop in" LiFePO4 battery replacements for SLA batteries in gliders. For years, I've used an SLA battery with the same footprint as the common glider size of 7Ah to 9Ah--i.e., 5.95" x 2.56"--except a little...
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Yesterday 04:27 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Soaring not compatible with modern society? by [email protected]
I'm wondering how much the modern reluctance to land out and desire for collision avoidance technology is driven by an underlying fear that if society knew about soaring, society would ban it. Granted no one wants to die or have anyone else die but we've been recreational flying for 100 years and...
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Yesterday 01:08 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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SHARES NOW OPEN for the US Aerobatic Team’s Swift S-1 Unlimited Aerobatic Glider by [email protected]
GM and it’s good to hear the Swift is in the US, Can you let me know the cost of joining in the Swift group to fly and compete using swift ? I am based in Ga so could use the Seminole location in Fl... Also because of my size of 6 ft 4 in will I fit in the swift ok? Thanks Tom
Yesterday 11:33 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
0 18
Flying in Europe by [email protected]
Which countries will allow a US Glider rated pilot to fly solo without additional paperwork? Thanks In Advance -Howie
May 24th 18 03:58 PM
by Craig Funston[_3_] Go to last post
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Landing with reduced airbrake by Richard McLean[_2_]
Hi guys, Our club is having a discussion about the merits of reducing airbrake on short final (well before the flare) in order to reduce the rate of descent on the last part of finals - in particular after using full airbrake to correct an overshoot i.e. you are still overshooting but reduce...
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May 24th 18 06:25 AM
by Richard McLean[_2_] Go to last post
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Flarmnet by Karl Kunz[_2_]
Tried to log on to the Flarmnet site and got the following message: "Forbidden You don't have permission to access /files/lxfile.php on this server. Server unable to read htaccess file, denying access to be safe" Anyone else have this problem?
May 24th 18 03:32 AM
by kinsell Go to last post
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Durango, CO by [email protected]
Is the glider port still active in Durango Colorado? Asking for someone traveling through there next month who wants to get a ride
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May 24th 18 01:47 AM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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GliderLink - New team soaring app for airborne location sharing by [email protected]
I'm excited to announce a new soaring app I've developed called GliderLink. The app shows your location and the location of nearby gliders on a moving map. You can see the other gliders' callsign, relative altitude, heading, and vertical speed. That's about it right now; it's very simple. The value...
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May 23rd 18 09:24 PM
by Ben Hirashima Go to last post
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Soaring Spot by Jonathan St. Cloud
Just curious why US contests don't use Soaring Spot?
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May 23rd 18 06:24 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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InReach Usage, SAR Insurance Plans by John Carlyle
I found a great site from a paraglider pilot explaining how he uses his InReach in back-country flying: https://www.cloudbasemayhem.com/garmin-inreach-best-practices-for-adventurers/ In my opinion it explains all the important usage information much better than does Garmin. Point 6 in his...
May 23rd 18 02:35 PM
by 6X Go to last post
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Best Soaring Simulator?? by Gary Emerson
Greetings, Off season (northern hemisphere) is coming. What are the top 2-3 soaring simulators or is there a clear winner? Thanks, Gary
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May 23rd 18 09:39 AM
by Chris Wedgwood[_2_] Go to last post
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