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New IGC Flight Recorder - Fenix FR from RC Electronics by Ian Strachan[_4_]
An IGC-approval document for the Fenix FR by RC Electronics was published on 20 April: This is the first FR from RC Electronics, based north of Celje, Slovenia There are now 61 main types of IGC-approved Flight Recorders, and the number increases to 77 when different models within main types are...
April 22nd 21 07:07 PM
by Ian Strachan[_4_] Go to last post
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Ramps to Get Glider Off Trailer by John DeRosa OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
To get my glider's fuselage into my "hangar" (AKA garage) for winter work I I have to get it off and out of the trailer generally by myself. I made some ramps to help with this. I thought you might find this useful. There are two pairs of ramps. One is a pair of rather narrow ramps to get the...
April 22nd 21 05:33 PM
by John Galloway[_2_] Go to last post
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Orographic Lift (on Mars) by Bob W.
A nifty example of "Duh!" science... https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/04/mars-express-mystery-martian-volcano-cloud/
April 22nd 21 01:40 PM
by Bob W. Go to last post
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Weglide Recover Password by Dan Marotta
Hi All, I signed up for Weglide yesterday and then was unable to log in. I tried to recover my password, went through the Captcha, and got a message saying to follow the instructions in the email. What email? I've tried a half dozen times and have not gotten an email. Yes, I checked my spam...
April 21st 21 05:46 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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1960 US team photos? by Tony[_7_]
Hey all - in reviewing Paul Schweizer's "Soaring Through the 20th Century", I realize there are no photos of the gliders being loaded or unloaded from the MATS aircraft, which I thought I had seen somewhere. Anyone have any leads? I suspect it was a C-124...talk about subsidies!
April 21st 21 05:15 PM
by Tony[_7_] Go to last post
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Ah, Cowardice! by Bob W.
Stronger, apparently, than even skin color... https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/due_process_is_no_more_in_brooklyn_center_minnesota.html
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April 21st 21 01:52 PM
by Walt Connelly Go to last post
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Archived webinars in SSA website??? by Dirk_PW[_2_]
Can't find them. Anyone know where they are?
April 21st 21 03:10 AM
by Dirk_PW[_2_] Go to last post
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ClearNav2 compatibility? by Phoenix
I'm installing a ClearNav2 and already have a Cambridge LNav / GPSnav w/Cambridge vario. Is there any reason to keep the Cambridge combo in the panel? Anything it can do that the CN2 can't? Should I just install hole covers and try to sell the Cambridge combo?
April 20th 21 11:03 PM
by John Sinclair[_5_] Go to last post
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Decision making in ground roll by ProfJ
Hi Folks, There's a lot of focus at the moment on wing dropping during the ground roll phase. I did my primary training on winch launches. For those who have never winch launched, it's quite an experience being in a 900 lb. vehicle which is accelerated by a 300hp motor which is fixed to the...
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April 20th 21 10:55 AM
by Andreas Maurer[_2_] Go to last post
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polyurethane finishes by [email protected]
Hi all, I just purchased a glider with a factory PU finish. I'd like to know more about them, including: - best practices for maintenance - failure modes - method for repairing minor dings etc. - causes of wear and tear I am pretty familiar with gelcoat but know very little about PU.
April 19th 21 07:51 PM
by Richard Pfiffner[_2_] Go to last post
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Einar Enevoldson passing by Semantics Michael
Einar Enevoldson passed away Thursday. Short bio at Perlan Project: https://perlanproject.org/member/einar-enevoldson
April 19th 21 06:10 AM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Silent sailplane auction at IVSM 2021 by KyleCharles
Today, I was on the Vintage Sailplane Association website for the first time in a few months. When checking the events page to make sure IVSM is still happening, I noticed something I have not seen before. Right in the middle of the paragraph about IVSM there is a sentence that reads: Silent...
April 18th 21 08:13 PM
by KyleCharles Go to last post
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RV-friendly glider destinations? by Luke Scharf
My wife has talked me into purchasing a travel trailer with her. At least two of the glider operations I've been to (BRSS in New Castle Virginia and Seminole Lake in Florida) appeared to have RV-friendly camping areas. I'm wondering how many other glider operations around the US are...
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April 18th 21 10:29 AM
by David Shelton[_2_] Go to last post
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You want cheap soaring? by Nicholas Kennedy
https://wingsandwheels.com/classifieds/gliders/sie-3-4514.html You could get 2/3 guys together and this thing would be a blast. I bet it would climb to base with anything! Love the paintjob. Nick T
April 18th 21 02:53 AM
by Eric Go to last post
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FS: Snow Damaged Eberle Trailer by Kayla Hanke
Eberle trailer, damaged fiberglass top when snow fell off roof onto empty trailer this winter. E-mail for photos: tim AT adirondacksoaring.com or call 518-365-7726 $600 Tim Hanke Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
April 16th 21 12:50 PM
by Kayla Hanke Go to last post
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Butterfly Display V4.0 intermittent FLARMnet ID display - V4.1x3 by Dave Nadler
Hi All - I've found and fixed a couple more old bugs including this one. Could use some help testing this prior general official release! Download from link below, unzip, and load into Butterfly via your PowerFLARM. If you're able to help test, PLEASE let me know if you've loaded OK, and this bug...
April 15th 21 11:27 PM
by Brian[_1_] Go to last post
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Glideport.aero by Moshe Braner
On 4/9/2021 2:33 PM, Moshe Braner wrote: ... couldn't figure out my password. Clicked on "reset password" (in glideport.aero) but the promised email never came in (and yes I checked the spam folder). I know I put in the right email address because other addresses say "no such...
April 14th 21 02:10 AM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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Seatbelt Harnesses by John Foster
I'm looking at needing to replace my seatbelt harness for my glider. Any recommendations regarding where to look and what model to look for?
April 14th 21 01:56 AM
by Bob Gibbons[_2_] Go to last post
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TOST Disc Brake Conversion Kit for LS4 through LS8 by Gianni Isotope
I just received the kit for my LS7. I'm interested to hear reports from others who have already installed it. Was the installation straightforward, or did you encounter any unexpected difficulties?
April 12th 21 06:36 PM
by Raul Boerner Go to last post
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Transition from iOS to Windows PC by Phoenix
I will be having a ClearNav2 installed soon and will need to purchase a PC for utilizing this system. I'm an Apple guy at present. What do you recommend for an inexpensive PC to be used solely for the CN2? Alternately, is there an option for using a MacBook Air with the CN2?
April 11th 21 07:18 PM
by noel.wade Go to last post
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