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Question for US Rules committee on AH capability within LX NAV computers? by Sean Fidler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wR4aBVyVW0&feature=youtube_gdata_player Please endure the music and watch this video, paying particular attention to 2:00 to 2:25 into the short video. As was often argued with other PNA bases systems recently...why would these well known soaring manufactures offer...
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May 17th 17 06:51 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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FLARM.....for good, or evil?? by [email protected]
From Sept 2010 "Soaring"...article on FLARM... ...."we were flying in big undiciplined gaggles"... ...."I received indications about one idiot who pulled in behind and then passed 10 feet over me."... ...."I received many beeps from gliders following 20 feet behind and just outside..."
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October 30th 10 02:37 AM
by Darryl Ramm Go to last post
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How dangerous is soaring? by [email protected]
When I started soaring on mid 80's, everybody said that soaring is the safest aviation sport, almost safer than most 'real' sports. You can't brake your leg while flying :) Only when you hit the ground :D Though on a first year 4 pilots that I knew got killed with glider. Not a good start. And...
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November 6th 07 04:33 PM
by Rory O'Conor[_2_] Go to last post
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Test results LiFePO4 glider batteries after 6 years by SF
I started using K2 LiFeP04 batteries in my glider in 2010. I have had excellent results with these batteries. The electronics, especially the radio, enjoy staying above 12V, and I've never run out of power inflight with them.. This winter after taking some of the instruments out to have them...
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August 9th 18 06:46 PM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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Flying with Parachutes by John Huthmaker
I'm just starting out with soaring. Simple question for you guys. How many of you fly with an emergency parachute? It looks like they cost around $2000 online. Pretty steep price; although the cost is insignificant if it saves your life. Is this something I should be looking to purchase?
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November 6th 18 08:48 AM
by krasw Go to last post
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ClearVav vs. LXNav by Gerry Simpson
New glider on the way. Would like objective opinions from pilots who have flown with both ClearNav and LXNav and spent enough time to make an honest, educated evaluation. Let me preface this with the information that I have flown with ClearNav since being an early adopter. Both appear to have...
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March 12th 18 09:30 PM
by MNLou Go to last post
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Devices for avoiding VNE? by John Galloway
Through the contributions to the avoiding VNE thread runs the theme of the difficulty of avoiding overspeeding and/or overstressing some modern designs in accidental spin recovery. This is made more difficult than in older composite gliders because they had a little more drag and a little more...
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April 12th 04 08:53 PM
by Andreas Maurer Go to last post
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The highly successful UK Junior XC program vs. USA's nonexistantJunior XC program. Why? by Sean Fidler
Some of you might be interested to know that the UK just held its 2015 Junior Nationals a few weeks ago. Nearly 70 juniors pilots (yes, SEVENTY) competed in the event. As an American, I nearly fell over in my chair when I saw the article (and photo of the grid). Back in the USA, the SSA doesn't...
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October 21st 15 10:46 PM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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Help us with this petition for security on anti-collision systems by [email protected]
Hi, we recently launched a petition against Flarm decision to encrypt their communication protocols. Although Flarm have the majority of the market for anti-collision systems there are others vendors and we think that monopolies are not a good things in any market and more important security comes...
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September 1st 15 09:41 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Cheap sailplanes by tango4
The 'which glider should we make cheaply' , 'glider classes' and some of the traditional 'winter threads' seem to be based on the premise that if we could build a 40:1 sailplane for some nominal amount then the steady decline in worldwide sailplane pilot numbers can be stemmed. I am yet to be...
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December 21st 04 09:21 PM
by OscarCVox Go to last post
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All US Records are Now Motor Glider Records by Tango Eight
Winter isn't quite over yet, so... The excerpt quoted below is from an email I received from my state record keeper (who owns two motor gliders). It is an extract from a communication to state record keepers from Bob Faris (who has been collecting records with his motor glider), US B&R Committee...
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March 23rd 17 01:07 PM
by Kevin Brooker Go to last post
99 1,538
The rudder waggle signal does not work by Pat Russell[_2_]
The towplane rudder waggle signal has done more harm than good. We have spent at least ten years trying to educate our pilots about this signal, and we have failed. It is time we got rid of the signal. http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110715X11650&key=1 -Pat
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August 2nd 11 02:16 PM
by Andy[_1_] Go to last post
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Any sailplane pilots? by Larry Dighera
On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 06:00:30 GMT, "Chuck" wrote in Message-Id: : My cousin just bought a Schweizer 1 36 sailplane. I've some experience with the Schweizer 1-26. It had an L/D of 30 IIRC. Do you know the L/D of the...
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January 7th 04 04:46 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
99 1,624
Accident in Namibia, SH Ventus 2cxm by smfidler
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February 9th 16 08:45 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Motorgliders (long) by JJ Sinclair
There are several questions concerning motorgliders on this years SSA / SRA pilot poll. Some of the questions may have been spurred by my letter dated 7/11 03 which follows Members of the rules committee, A few years back, we allowed motorgliders to have their engines...
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October 9th 03 10:11 PM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
98 1,909
A new direction for an old thread: Crosswind landings by [email protected]
The last few threads I initiated were preambles to a discussion I don't think we've sufficiently explored. Those of you who keep track will recall that I've asked first, whether we are sufficiently well-trained (Dear Burt), and second, if some of the models we use to understand flight couldn't...
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March 4th 05 02:22 AM
by Bob Korves Go to last post
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Glider Pilot Running for US President by mm
I just checked the FAA databases, and it shows that John Kerry has, among other ratings, a Gilder Aerotow Only rating.
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March 5th 04 04:32 PM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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Another midair in the pattern by JJ Sinclair[_2_]
When I see the NTSB report 2 aircraft accidents at the same date, time & place, it only means one thing. They came together in the air or on the ground. On 12/20/10 in Madras Origon, a Taylorcraft and Cessna came together while both were trying to land on runway16. The Taylorcraft didn't have a...
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January 26th 11 06:57 AM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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USA - All students must show "papers" by Tom Serkowski
http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/regulatory/regtsa.html Beginning October 20, 2004, all pilots wishing to recieve instruction - including a BFR, must show proff of US citizenship to the instructor. Very scary. I have heard from a reliable source that if a CFI allows a passenger to touch the...
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October 19th 04 08:47 PM
by Tony Verhulst Go to last post
94 2,004
ADSB visibility with non certified GPS by [email protected]
The following quote comes from the Trig web page for their TN72 GPS. "Wherever ADS-B technology is used it is worth highlighting that most ADS-B In traffic receivers will only display aircraft traffic that generate a non-zero quality indicator, (also referred to as SIL 1). In contrast a zero...
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October 3rd 17 02:16 AM
by Richard Pfiffner[_2_] Go to last post
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