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Canopy jetison not. by Jonathan St. Cloud
Thought I would share an interesting experience from this weekend flying rides. Most Sundays I fly rides at the local glider FBO. My last ride of the day was a former military air traffic controller. When giving her the safety briefing I clearly explained the jettison handle, and canopy release...
March 28th 17 11:17 PM
by Don Johnstone[_4_] Go to last post
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Air scoop popping open at high speed by Matt Herron Jr.
This weekend I did a high speed run to test some new seals I had installed on the rudder for vibration. VNE is 147 Kts in the Ventus, and so I only took it up to 130 kts IAS (yes I was only at 2000 ft MSL, so altitude was not a factor). At that speed the air scoop on the sliding canopy window...
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March 28th 17 07:07 PM
by MNLou Go to last post
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finding canopy leaks by Matt Herron Jr.
After a recent canopy replacement (keep it latched on the ground if you don't have your hand on it!) I was dismayed to find that there were significant leaks while flying that caused both wind noise and a lot of unwanted cold air in the cockpit, due to the frame being a bit "sprung" after the...
March 28th 17 02:20 AM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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iPhone 6+ or Galaxy Note 4? by Duster
With the larger-format 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus coming out to match the Galaxy Note 4, which of those two do glider pilots recommend for running common navigation software? ...or other pluses/minuses? Thanks, Michael
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March 28th 17 12:23 AM
by 6PK Go to last post
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handicap for olc club scores based on # of soarable days? by Blake Seese 3Y
The clubs in the southwest have a clear advantage and will always win OLC. Should there be a handicap system like we have for our gliders based on geographic location?
March 27th 17 09:10 PM
by Steve Leonard[_2_] Go to last post
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Cambridge audio wanted by fallingrock
I need a replacement for the audio to go with my '70's vintage Cambridge vario. I have an audio, but as yet can't get it to work. If anyone has a (preferably working) Cambridge audio unit (AU-20, AU-22, or maybe even AU-10) that is gathering dust and that they'd be willing to part with, please...
March 27th 17 08:58 PM
by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net Go to last post
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Flying with YO in the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix USA by [email protected]
Today I had the opportunity to fly in the back seat of Dave Nadler's(YO) Arcus. For a $300 donation to the US Junior Team Dave is generously offering the opportunity to fly with him during the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix USA - Orlando, FL. My husband Tony is flying a JS-1A in this contest and I am...
March 27th 17 03:49 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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An aerodynamic experience by Bret Hess
Of course all of our flights are aerodynamic experiences, but we can usually make some sense of what we experience. Here's one that was a mystery from the beginning, and I’m still surprised by when I think about it. A couple of years ago, I was flying in the front seat of a Grob 103 (nose tow...
March 26th 17 09:33 PM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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What are the Pros and Cons of using the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" appin Sailplanes as opposed to, say, "iGlide" or "navITer" ? by jstodaro
Hello everyone, Are there are any sailplane pilots out there who currently use/or have used the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" app (on their iPhone/Android) for cross country/soaring ? I can't imagine there would be, but, I have to ask, as my 30-day-free-trial will expire on April 10th, 2017. Anyway,...
March 26th 17 05:04 PM
by kinsell Go to last post
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What's up with NAM? by Hartley Falbaum[_2_]
Both XC Skies and Dr Jack show NAM as "unavailable". Soundings seem to get it. Anybody know what's going on?
March 25th 17 11:06 PM
by WaltWX[_2_] Go to last post
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Woodstock Project For Sale by [email protected]
Woodstock project for sale. Consists of 99% of the metal parts, complete and ready for construction, and most of the AN hardware needed to complete the glider. Party who purchases parts and materials will also receive a complete set of Woodstock plans, construction manual, 13 meter plans, Brooks'...
March 25th 17 04:16 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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2017 Eagle Field Winch Schools by Karl Striedieck[_2_]
Four winch launch training classes have openings for the 2017 season - May 6-7, June 3-4, August 5-6, September 2-3. See karlstriedieck dot com for more info. KS
March 24th 17 08:09 PM
by Karl Striedieck[_2_] Go to last post
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KS Duo at Perry (R5N) by Karl Striedieck[_2_]
The KS Duo will be slipping some surly bonds at the Perry contest in a few weeks and the back seat has a few vacanies for any brave souls. Contributions of $200/day go toward the Mifflin Soaring Association clubhouse debt. Karls at uplink.net Or 814 237 7996. KS
March 24th 17 08:04 PM
by Karl Striedieck[_2_] Go to last post
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We need an ASW-19 rebirth for $25,000 by [email protected]
What we need in soaring is a new glider built for a reasonable price. $150,000 for a new glider is just not even a consideration for most people. Let's face it, you can get a low mileage Ferrari for half that price! The PW-5 was a terrible failure. The engineers made the wingspan too short,...
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March 24th 17 03:23 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Back seat available during Grand Prix by Dave Nadler
At Seminole Glider Port. Practice day Saturday 25th through last day Saturday 1 April. Suggested donation to USA Junior Soaring Team $300/day. Contact me offline (individual or multiple days OK). See ya, Dave "YO" http://www.nadler.com/public/YO_ArcusM_cropped_compressed.jpg
March 24th 17 01:14 PM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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Sun-N-Fun 2017 by Citrus Soaring
Hello everyone, Now that we are done with the Seniors I am looking for volunteers to help me with the SSA booth at Sun-N-Fun April 4th through the 8th. If you volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift you receive a pass for the entire day. This is a great chance to share our great sport with...
March 24th 17 05:40 AM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Colditz Glider on NOVA PBS - USA by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot)
I just saw another version, also on NOVA. It was done in 2011 and they actually built the glider and launched it off the roof as originally planned. They flew it via radio control, made it out of the prison and could have done a landing but were getting close to houses. Looked like they had people...
March 24th 17 01:58 AM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
3 181
Trailer transport East from Williams Soaring by [email protected]
Looking into way to transport big trailer toward East coast. Maybe half way ? Anyone headed east in April? Thanks HW
March 24th 17 12:10 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Confor foam cushions - firmness? by Movses Babayan
Considering redoing the cushion in the glider; can't decide on green/blue or blue/pink. Flying in Eastern Washington for most of the season (temperature wise). Any hands-on data points would be appreciated. -MB
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March 23rd 17 11:47 PM
by danlj Go to last post
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satellite phones by ND
does anyone know of a good low priced prepaid satellite phone? seems like a good thing to have for a mission i have in mind, and the cheapest i'm finding are ^$400. i have something like the "tracfone" of satellite phones in mind. thanks, -ND
March 23rd 17 07:53 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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