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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
by jfitch Go to last post
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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
by [email protected] Go to last post
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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
by [email protected] Go to last post
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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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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
by [email protected] Go to last post
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ASW 27 Instrument Panel Texture by [email protected]
I am making a new instrument panel for my ASW27. The original panel appears to have a textured overlay that looks similar to leather. As far as I can tell the panel was made from carbon fiber over a plug and then the texture was bonded to the panel most likely using a vacuum bagging method. It...
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November 14th 18 01:48 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Parachute source for gliders and winches by JS[_5_]
Saw the ad in the AMA flyer for their Expo in Pomona. SSA Region 12 has a presence there. AMA Expo: https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amaexpowest/files/2018/10/expowest-program-2018-web.pdf Fruity Chutes looks like a good source for chutes, including ballistic chutes. Anything from 12" diameter...
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November 13th 18 11:59 PM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Break-in for our newly overhauled towplane engine by [email protected]
Just wanted to fish for the procedures and experiences out there on this subject. Our overhauler and our mechanic both say no towing for 10-18 hours.... We can do this, of course, but we are eager to get back to towing as soon as we can. Any experience or procedures out there that might get us...
November 13th 18 12:36 PM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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IGC-approval for the LX 10000 Flight Recorder by Ian Strachan
I am pleased to announce IGC-approval for the LX 10000 Flight Recorder, manufactured by LX Navigation d.o.o. of Celje, Slovenia. The level of approval is for "all flights". The IGC-approval document may be downloaded from either the GFAC or FAI/IGC web sites, see below, together with other...
November 12th 18 07:14 PM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Ventus fuselage sizes by Ron Gleason
The Schempp-Hirth web sites does not have information on the Ventus 2 anymore. Looking for numerical data on the cockpit sizing differences between the Ventus 2 A model, CXA, B(X) and C and CX. I am selling my 2CX and a tall pilot is trying it on for size and is interested in understanding the...
November 11th 18 09:34 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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Canopy free soaring by son_of_flubber
Dreaming about next summer... Other than drag, is there any reason to not remove my canopy and go soaring? Experimental airworthiness.
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November 11th 18 07:50 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Insurance for young pilots? by Graham Drinkell[_2_]
I have always encouraged and allowed young capable pilots to fly my aerobatic Pilatus B4PC11AF. It now seems, insurance companies have prohibited me from allowing young enthusiastic pilots to fly my B4. Aerobatic flying is a very safe sport-the pilots are more attuned than XC pilots. Most...
November 11th 18 06:41 PM
by Graham Drinkell[_2_] Go to last post
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TCSC EXPANDING ? by Bob Youngblood
Recent activity with heavy equipment such as wheel loaders and bulldozers is making huge improvements to Treasure Coast Soaring in Vero Beach. Looks like we could be making available about 50 RV pads for seasonal fliers. I will keep you posted.
November 11th 18 11:19 AM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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Vortex Generators on 182 tow plane??? by Cookie
Anybody have any experience and / or advice on putting vortex generators on our Cessna 182 (swept tail) tow plane? Do they actually do much? Or are they hocus-pocus? We often tow with 15 to 20 knot, gusty, direct cross winds. Also, on take off, we have a paved taxiway crossing our grass...
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November 10th 18 11:30 AM
by Cookie Go to last post
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Advice for new CFIGs by [email protected]
A year ago I decided I was going to give something back to my club by becoming a CFIG. I was hoping that I might find several other club members who would take this journey together with me, but now, ready for my checkride, I am the only candidate. Why do so few people seem to want to do this? The...
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November 10th 18 07:49 AM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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