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Metric Instruments by Roy Bourgeois
This may be a silly question - but are all metric altimeters configured with 'Zero at 6 O'clock' as I saw in France? I did not have trouble converting to meters/kilometers but I did have trouble quickly reading the altimeter with the zero at the bottom of the instrument face (especially on the...
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May 27th 13 01:53 PM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Compare MRX with PF Portable by Andy[_1_]
Now that my PowerFlarm PCAS performs as well or better than my Zaon (thanks to the latest firmware and the shorter antenna) Just last weekend I flew another side by side comparison between the ZAON MRX and my Power FLARM portable. For about half of the flight the Power FLARM indicated a...
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August 20th 13 10:22 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Program Letter time again by JJ Sinclair[_2_]
I was searching through my computer files for something when I came across a file named Program Letter.................Oh, yeah! The FAA wants me to send them this years agenda by 30 Jan. Its easy, just make the indicated changes on the e-form and hit send. See you on the grid, Pat & JJ
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January 14th 14 10:45 PM
by Piet Barber Go to last post
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Sisteron SGP 2014 by RRK
http://www.sgp.aero/final2014.aspx
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May 21st 14 09:40 AM
by Tom Claffey Go to last post
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iGlide update for iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) and iPhone 6 plus (5.5 inch) by Sean Fidler
Just wondering what the timing of the next version of iGlide which will hopefully take advantage of the new iPhone 6 form factor. I have been using iGlide more and more and really enjoy flying with it. Its UI is BY FAR the easiest. Thanks in advance. Sean 7T
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March 9th 15 04:24 AM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
29 2,932
MATs by MNLou
Sean Fidler's contest tasking statistics were an eye opener for me. I did 2 contests last year and in both, only TATs were called. I didn't realize how common MATs were. I cannot find any information on the strategy to use to fly them competitively nor can I find anything that gives one an...
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January 29th 15 04:38 AM
by Tom Kelley #711 Go to last post
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Why the cool kids do it.... by Paul Villinski
Paragliding is the only soaring sport that's actually growing, and this pretty much explains it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjxkXNC31Z4 Or, any other vid by Jean-Baptiste Chandelier.
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March 10th 15 10:46 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
29 828
300lb (130kg) pilot by [email protected]
Hello everybody, I'm a instrument rated private pilot with 120 hours TT, all single engine piston A/C. I've been meaning to get a glider rating for a long time, mainly because I want to learn soaring and possibly do some light aerobatics on the cheap. However I've been steered away several times...
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March 11th 15 06:39 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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IOS App for Skylines? by Sean Fidler
Why is there no IOS app for skylines?
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May 13th 15 01:49 PM
by Bob Pasker Go to last post
29 1,091
Condor by Evan Ludeman[_4_]
Let's not forget, guys and gals, that it's a freaking *simulation*. Referring to Scott Manley's article in Soaring this month, of course. Primacy, anyone? Concerned, Evan Ludeman / T8
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March 13th 13 02:16 AM
by Bill D Go to last post
29 814
2013 USA Competition Rules Published by John Godfrey (QT)[_2_]
The US Competition Rules for 2013 have been posted on the Rules and Process page of the SSA website (http://www.ssa.org/myhome.asp?mbr=6310235857). You can access the rules directly via these links: National FAI Class...
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March 9th 13 01:03 AM
by kirk.stant Go to last post
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Cobra Trailer Spare Tire mount failure by Barny
Just a warning to check your trailer spare before a trip and along the way at gas stops. My 1998 trailer spare tire mount broke on a highway trip. The wheel is mounted on the frame that holds the glider nose in place. Two 8mm bolts welded to the nose cone frame hold the wheel to the frame. One...
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July 23rd 15 12:52 AM
by 6PK Go to last post
29 1,450
New Transponder for us by Ernst
Is this an alternative? http://www.sandia.aero/?q=STX165
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December 5th 13 07:00 PM
by Barry LeBlanc Go to last post
29 1,156
Ridge Soaring? by Walt Connelly
Okay, I'm looking for a place to do some ridge soaring. Never done it, it doesn't exist where I fly. (Seminole Lake GP, Florida) Any suggestions as to the best ridge soaring and availability of instruction? Walt
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February 3rd 11 02:00 AM
by Guy[_7_] Go to last post
29 1,863
Software for glider pilots running on Ipad by nimbus
Hello, I am glider pilot and looking for a good navigation software running on Ipad. What would you propose? Many thanks, Bruno
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December 10th 13 07:26 PM
by WinPilot Go to last post
29 3,338
Wingtips for PW-5 by kilocharlie
Did anyone run across any information related to Wingtips design/availability for the PW-5. This is understood that it will negate PW-5 World Class categorization however shell be available to all PW-5 registered uder Experimental Cert... I believe I SAW it only once somewhere in Australia (Website...
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June 15th 11 07:06 PM
by GK[_2_] Go to last post
29 1,828
Article on glide strategy by John Cochrane[_2_]
I wrote a new article on how to use computers to help judge glides. http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/john.cochrane/soaring/docs/safety_glides.pdf or the first item here http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/john.cochrane/soaring/index.htm#maccready This will probably end up in Soaring sooner or later,...
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March 9th 12 05:28 PM
by Chip Bearden[_2_] Go to last post
29 1,242
New Nexus 7 with xc soar. by glider12321
Any thoughts? Will the screen hold up in sunlight? It has GPS, accelerometer and a gyro. Is the 16 GB enough? Thanks, Peter
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December 17th 12 05:27 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
29 2,594
Letter to editor in SOARING Mag by R Walters
Roger Bard has a letter to the editor in this month's SOARING mag. His point is "Why even bother" to fly the OLC contest and he lists four reasons why.. Answering his "reasons why not" is the following: 1&2. A Nimbus 4 is not required since results are handicapped. Ron Schwartz flew his 1-26 to...
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February 13th 13 02:37 AM
by Greg Arnold Go to last post
29 826
ANPRM - removal of transponder exception for gliders by [email protected]
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/16/2015-14818/transponder-requirement-for-gliders
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June 17th 15 11:00 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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