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SSA Competition Rules Committee Meeting Minutes Now Available by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
Minutes from the SSA Competition Rules Committee Meeting are now posted on the SSA website: https://www.ssa.org/files/member/2018%20RC%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%20Final%2012-07-18.pdf There are many detailed items in the minutes. For clarity of communication, the introduction to the most...
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January 25th 19 03:55 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Tow Immunity Syndrome by Bob Youngblood
Our tow pilot seems to be suffering from a new disease that we have diagnosed as TOW IMMUNITY SYNDROME. I guess this happens when you get a bit older and don't see things as you once did. Let me describe the symptoms and please let me know of a remedy. First, he has lost a bit of spunk, shows up...
January 24th 19 04:57 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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pure gliders with ads b? by Scott Williams
Has anyone actually installed a trig tt22, tn70, ta70 with a peregrine speed switch in a standard type certificated glider in the U.S.A and done the 337 and performance flight? Don't ask me why, I'm a gadget enthusiast and have the above equipment, and don't fly anywhere near flarm equipped...
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January 24th 19 02:54 AM
by Matt Herron Jr. Go to last post
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Want to go fly but "on call" by [email protected]
Want to go fly, but on call, any solutions? Cell phone is obviously out, don't want to talk on the out while flying and they don't work much above pattern altitude anyway. Willing to land in order to call back, just need a notification. Old fashioned pager? Any other means? Thanks 😁
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January 23rd 19 08:02 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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lightweight Libelle 201b by bertvaneyken
For the e-libelle modification it has to be as light as possible. I've reviewed 7 w&b bulletins so far and evaluated their damage history. If one throws out those lead batteries we'll get to 206kg but not below 200kg... The average is about 215kg, no real correlation with repairs. Anyone...
January 23rd 19 03:26 PM
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Looking for LS 4 On Sale by Nahuel Rebollo Neira
Hi folks, any LS-4 on sale ?
January 23rd 19 01:35 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Great Basin Soaring by Jim[_18_]
Has anybody been following the proposed Fallon airspace expansion? They want to launch long range weapons through some of the airspace that a lot of us have been using for long flights. My fighter pilot friends say that they fire the new guided weapons a long way from the target, less likely...
January 22nd 19 10:04 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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NEW - Falbaum "Pseudo-Stud" Glider Trailer Wheel Tool by bumper[_4_]
As with others, such as Udo Rumpf (remember Udo?*) and Hartley, I've invented a few things for gliders. If it's soaring related, you know going in it's the very definition of narrow market segment. If your invention is wildly successful, return will still be more allowance than income. For this...
January 21st 19 05:02 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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FES climb rate at 15kW power? by Richard DalCanto
I was looking at the FES manual, and I was curious what climb rates (in ft/min) people are getting in 18M gliders at the recommend sustained climbing power of 15-18kW? Are you getting over 3,500ft of total climbing? I have a JS3 on order with FES sustainer option (because I don't plan on...
January 21st 19 03:09 PM
by Richard DalCanto Go to last post
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HPH Glasflugel 304eS FES battery fire by James Thomson[_2_]
The AAIB report has been published: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5b74225ce5274a0b344cabd 5/HPH_Glasflugel_304_eS_G-GSGS_09-18.pdf
January 21st 19 12:21 AM
by Richard DalCanto Go to last post
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Condor 2 v 2.0.5 with VR Support by Paul Remde
Hi Condor 2 Soaring Flight Simulator Fans Today the Condor 2 team announced the release of Condor update 2.0.5 with native support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive (using Revive). This update is free for all Condor 2 users. Also released today is our first glider with sustainer motor - the ASG 29 Es...
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January 20th 19 11:28 PM
by Hal Woodruff Go to last post
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Grob SB's by Alan Garside
Anyone paid for access to the Grob web site for SB information. In December they introduced the charge but now have had to make it free as they are required to make the information available to A/C owners. But guess what, they don't want to refund those who have paid as it gives access to...
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January 19th 19 03:26 PM
by Michael Opitz Go to last post
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Check out "Dr Jack BLIPMAP Viewer" android US only by Boris Kubrak
For android, US only https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aca.cd7lzp.myapplication Created a handy little android app to generate your customized Dr Jack BLIPMAP NAM forecast at a glance. Spread the word. XA
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January 17th 19 11:23 PM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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New $500 FAA ADS-B Rebate ... some motorgliders/sustainers qualify by Darryl Ramm
It's back.... https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate Hopefully may be time for some folks doing ADS-B Out installs over this winter break to get a rebate. Only applies to 2020 Complaint installs (so not TABS/SIL=1). And the rules make clear... Type Aircraft = ‘Fixed wing single...
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January 16th 19 11:56 PM
by Scott Williams Go to last post
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Anyone test fly both the JS3 and the Ventus 3? by Richard DalCanto
I have a deposit on both with FES system. The JS3 would arrive in 2020. The Ventus maybe 2021. Reading the POH, the Ventus may have gentler stall characteristics (according to the manual with forward CG it won't drop a wing on stall either level or in a 45 degree bank). The JS3 manual makes it...
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January 16th 19 04:26 AM
by Richard DalCanto Go to last post
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Winglets for a Nimbus 2 by [email protected]
I recently purchased a Nimbus 2 ,before the naysayers get started ,I have over 1000 hours of which 70 hours in all flying tails, 450 hours on a kestrel 17 with a drag chute which I used regularly. The only only issue I have is that I would like the handling to be a bit more responsive, fitting her...
January 15th 19 08:58 AM
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What is a Public Liability Insurance Requirment or Glider Club by Papa Tango if IN
Hello Everyone, We are 70 years old glider club. Recently our airport closed down and we had to move to a much bigger airport. We agreed on the rent and moved in with 5 gliders and one tow plane. We are insured by Costello. We are already paying our rent but we just received pages of complicated...
January 14th 19 10:51 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Omarama accomodations available for Feb by Duster[_2_]
I have rented a house at Omarama for the period of Feb 12-21. There's room enough for up to 2-3 additional people with separate bedrooms. Shared cost depends on need (e.g., Jr pilots no charge). Contingent on approval from landlord. Walking distance to field. Mountain courses held every week....
January 14th 19 02:06 AM
by Duster[_2_] Go to last post
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Mylar Not Sticking by Gary Wayland
The Mylar on the wings of my 27 or losing their adhesive. Can someone tell me what they would use to fix this, or should I just replace it all? Thank You
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January 13th 19 08:10 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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SSA Youth/Junior Flight Training Scholarships 2019 by Frank Whiteley
Due to always shifting opportunities and some uncertainties, the application deadline for 2019 SSA Flight Training Scholarships has been extended to March 31, 2019. This includes the Costello, Bultman, and Stoffel scholarships. Funds commitment for the Purduski awards is not available for 2019...
January 13th 19 12:23 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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