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Libelle by Ross[_3_]
So this is a bit of a strange story. Up for sale last week on Ebay was this old lady: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Standard-Libelle-Glasflugel-Glider-First-Registered-in-1976-/252990052032?hash=item3ae761d6c0:g:ztMAAOSwCkZZQCZX&vxp=mtr And less than a week later, without even changing pictures or...
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Today 01:14 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Round vs Square E-Chute by Jonathan St. Cloud
Three years ago when I got back into soaring I talked to serveral riggers about a round vs square chute. The riggers, including Allen Silver, all talked me out of a square for safety reasons. If you are seriously considering a square rig, I highly recommend you speak with a qualified rigger and...
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Today 10:59 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Any details on Nephi incident? by Chris
Is everybody alright?
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Today 09:26 AM
by Robert Fidler[_2_] Go to last post
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When gliders fail in flight, but pilots manage to land by son_of_flubber
Bruno Vassel recalls how the control stick broke off in a glider pilot's hand and how that pilot landed the aircraft safely (using rudder to turn and trim to control speed). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF0tTzvU8IM&t=411s Another favorite scenario is 'one spoiler stuck open'... the pilot opened...
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Today 07:44 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Accelerated spin in unexpected direction at low altitude by [email protected]
There are three messages here Your glider may not always enter spin in the same direction you turn or circle. At high bank 50-60 degree in tight turn with high G load your upper wing may stall first. In a split second you can get in accelerated spin in unexpected direction. Scenario could be a new...
Today 04:03 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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WTB 1-26, 1-36, 1-34 by Tango Eight
My club is seeking an airworthy single seat Schweizer glider, no projects. We're interested in 1-26 D / E, 1-36 or 1-34 (fixed gear). Reply to author or look me up on ssa.org. Evan Ludeman Post Mills Soaring Club Post Mills, VT
Today 01:18 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Parachute Landing by Dan Marotta
Start viewing this at 1:23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikzyqd9zzCY I think he might have made a¬* better landing under a rectangular chute. -- Dan, 5J
Today 12:18 AM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Discus 2 Optimal CG location by Dave Springford
Can anyone advise the optimal CG location for a D2? If the 2a and 2b have different optimal locations, I would like to know both. TIA, Dave
Yesterday 09:09 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Stall, spin fatality today in Arizona. by Waveguru
Lost one of my best friends.... Boggs
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Yesterday 08:29 PM
by Waveguru Go to last post
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WANTED: PowerFlarm by [email protected]
I'm looking for a used PowerFLARM Core or PowerFLARM Portable. Thanks Please email rich dot starke at gmail dot com
Yesterday 04:36 PM
by Richard Pfiffner[_2_] Go to last post
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3,000 hour inspection for Schleicher sailplanes, required in the US? by Chris Snyder
On Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 10:20:27 AM UTC-5, wrote: I've spent some time reading the FAA's response to the SSA in regards to the IS-28B2 found here, http://www.ssa.org/files/member/FAA%20Memo%20-%20IS-28B2%20-%2010_16_2017%20-%20Signed.pdf I'm curious how it applies to...
Yesterday 11:39 AM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Locating device mounting by [email protected]
Recent descriptions of the Nephi accident are driving me to rethink my decision about location of my Spot in the ship. I have had it mounted on the canopy frame to try to get the best view of the sky for tracking. It kind of gets in the way a little when on the chute harness. My assumption has been...
June 23rd 18 08:48 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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Bumper stickers by Ramy[_2_]
My new tow vehicle needs new bumper sticker. My favorites are the white glider silhouette style, in particular I like the one I had on my previous car ‚ÄúLive to soar, soar to live‚ÄĚ.. Any suggestions where I can find one? Thanks Ramy
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June 23rd 18 07:48 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Vario Comparison by [email protected]
Hi- I've searched the archives of this oft-discussed topic, but am not finding specific answers I'm seeking. If you have good experience or knowledge about the specific issues below, I would much appreciate your insights. 1) Latency with accuracy. What is the quickest vario with accuracy? Are...
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June 23rd 18 07:00 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A complicated question about LiFePO4 batteries, - and switching. by [email protected]
Another question regarding the above battery type! There are variety of techniques used when switching between batteries - on/off/on switches, good switches with a cut out between the movement, two batteries with a diode to prevent flow between both batteries, etc. The question I have concerns an...
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June 23rd 18 05:42 AM
by jfitch Go to last post
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Grand Teton Crash by Ernst
Carnage continues, who is next? https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/cops_courts/article_87046564-e466-535c-a04c-b3918ec7dcb9.html It is sickening, what can we do to stop this? If it is experience, we would talk about other things. Thinking about Kristine and her passenger David... Ernst
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June 23rd 18 02:33 AM
by Renny[_2_] Go to last post
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Buy Glider without looking by Casey[_2_]
Has anyone every sold a glider without the buyer looking at it? I have my glider listed for sell and the guy is buying without looking at it and sending a cashiers check and arranging shipping....sound familiar. Casey
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June 22nd 18 06:55 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Wing Wheel by Andy (GY) by [email protected]
Andy, if you see this, could you let me know if you upgraded your wing wheel design so that its hieght could be adjusted? You posted that you were going to do that back in 2010... if so, could you post pics of the new design and perhaps describe it a bit. i'd like to build a wing wheel for...
June 22nd 18 12:08 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Can I charge my Oudie using a USB adapter plugged into my cigarette lighter?? Thanks Glen
June 21st 18 04:10 PM
by guts Go to last post
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Diana 3 seems to be a Czech glider by [email protected]
Looking at a picture of the new Diana 3 glider, the elliptical elevator rang a bell in my little brain. I had already seen it before, many years ago at the Aero show in Friedrichshafen. Going through old picture books I found the KKB-15 (Kusbach Barton√*k & Kotol√°nem) a Czech build glider. So I...
June 20th 18 10:04 PM
by Denis GUERIN Go to last post
5 155
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