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Letter to the FAA by Walt Connelly
Before I send my letter to the FAA I'd like to ask if anyone has ever attempted to get them to see the light and end the use of Schweizer hooks on tow planes here in the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is a well known fact and clearly stated in the SSA/SSF and FAA circulars and...
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Color Platforms for Top Hat/XCSoar by [email protected]
What color devices are pilots using for Top Hat/XCSoar? I'm running Top Hat on a Kobo Glo (large eink gray scale--great readability) and a Dell Streak 5 (smaller screen, color, acceptable readability). If the Dell were a little brighter and larger, it would be perfect. Options seem to range from...
Yesterday 09:35 PM
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Adapting medical cannulas to work with an EDS? by Bill G
Has anyone figured this out? I want to be able to have cannulas for all my clients for flying near Aspen, but $8 a pop for someone who may only use it once is pricy. I noticed medical cannulas are only about $2-3. Has anyone figured an way to adapt them to an EDS? Thanks!
Yesterday 09:26 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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OLC - Often a Lost Cause by Dan Marotta
Yesterday I flew with Uli Neumann in his Caproni A-21 S, and what fun we had! Uli, who flies out of South Carolina, said happily, "This is almost like cheating!" We made a simple 300k triangle with very few turns and then retired to my home for a beer and cheese burger (thanks,...
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Strobl Solar Charge Controller by Doug[_9_]
Looking for a spec sheet on the Strobl Solar Charge Controller? Need to put a new solar panel on the trailer and want to make sure I'm not exceeding the input voltage spec on the colntroller. Thx Doug
June 22nd 17 09:55 PM
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Oklahoma Soaring Club by [email protected]
Yesterday I was in OK. City and visited the meeting of the Oklahoma Soaring Association. I also visited the airport in Hinton where the run their operation from. Thanks for having me as a guest, your location there in Hinton is very nice. This is a very nice group of gentlemen, we shared some...
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A Tale of Two Takeoffs by [email protected]
I have a secret. Well, like secrets in a Congressional Intelligence subcommittee, this one is probably known by several hundred people. But I haven’t written about it. Until now. But first, the lead in. A few days ago on the last day at the Cordele nationals, I dropped a wing on takeoff. The...
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Splittng a GPS antenna to multiple devices by JS
Didn't want to further derail the thread about Trig TN72. This thread has been up before? It is possible and functional to use one GPS antenna for multiple GPS receivers. If you use GPS antennas that will only accept power of 3V you must put DC blockers on all but one receiver. The one receiver...
June 22nd 17 04:53 PM
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Ka6 wing rigger by James Koper
Does anyone Know of a 1 man wing rigger that will work with a Ka6's wooden wings? Thanks Jim
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Dittel FSG60M radio issue... by ZP
I have an interesting radio problem hopefully one of you have solved... My transmitted audio signal is clipping. It 'breaks up' intermittently during the transmit cycle. After many hours of checking everything, I found an interesting correlation. When the radio squelch circuit is turned off...
June 22nd 17 05:39 AM
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Torrey Pines by [email protected]
Nice article on the history and future of this site. http://www.lajollalight.com/news/local-news/sd-gliderport-sailplane-ucsd-growth-20170613-story.html 5Z
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Interesting video from OGN by [email protected]
From: Daniel Herzig Date: 18 June 2017 at 23:51:36 GMT+2 To: Subject: OGN the movie Hi guys, I created a movie dubbed "OGN the movie" of todays gliding activities in southern Germany using live.glidernet.org. Have a look here (2:45 min):
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Tows available at Ely by Ramy[_2_]
Tows will be available at Ely, NV starting 6/26 through mid July, as long as there will be enough demand for tows. If you plan on coming please Let me or Keith Essex know. Ramy
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Trig TT22 transponder issues by Echo
Installed my transponder this off season, passed the transponder check to make it legal. First flight with it yesterday. Called the local controlling agency to check it out. They had nothing on me, but they did once I cycled the transponder off and back on. I then realized that where the "ALT"...
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June 21st 17 04:03 PM
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Last minute openings for the Nephi Event by [email protected]
Due to a rash of bad fortune, more than anticipated numbers of pilots have dropped out of attending the 2017 Nephi OLC Games. We now have a couple of last minute open spots! If you are in the western half of the USA, hopefully there is still time for you to get your trailer hooked up and come...
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FS/T: Glider Winch Towline Chutes by Vicarious Icarus
Hi, I recently acquired from an estate a number of sailplane winch towline recovery chutes. Photos: http://imageevent.com/aero92/glidertowlinechutes The sample I inspected is ~88" along the major axis. Construction seems excellent and durable. I do not know the manufacturer. These have all been...
June 21st 17 07:22 AM
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Pellet variometer by [email protected]
If you get an offer of a secind one that you don't need, please refer them to me. Thanks, Pete Brown
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Add flying Utah to your soaring bucket list by [email protected]
We have had some really fun flights in Utah already this year. Here are a few videos sharing some of the adventure experienced in the last 9 months in Utah: Nephi to the Grand Canyon and Back: https://youtu.be/8GRpxGvhFSQ Soaring the southern part of the Wasatch Mountains in the...
June 20th 17 06:18 PM
by Matt S Go to last post
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Gap seals effectiveness study? by Bret Hess
Hi, we see lots of mylar gap seals and read lots of discussion of them. Does anyone know of an engineering study that quantifies their effect on sailplane wings or other wings? Nothing pops up quickly in Google. I'm wondering how much science there is to this practice. I'm hoping for more than...
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June 20th 17 07:09 AM
by Per Carlin Go to last post
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Gone West... Bill Seed by Steve Leonard[_2_]
The soaring community lost a colorful character on June 3, 2017, when Bill Seed passed away at his beloved Sunflower Aerodrome and Gliderport near Hutchinson, Kansas. He was 73 years old. Bill was known to many in the soaring community for various things, but he was known most to me for three...
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