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Soaring Near Barcelona by GeneReinecke
Have a short trip to Barcelona next month. Might have a day to be a soaring tourist. Has anybody gone soaring at any of the glider airports nearby? If so, could you forward contacts, experience, etc. to my e mail: generein at AY Oh EL. thanks. Gene
Today 03:23 AM
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FAI Sailplane Grand Prix USA 🇺🇸 Orlando by Sean Fidler
SGP USA begins today at Seminole Lake Gliderport near Orlando, Florida. Website: www.sgp.aero/usa2017 Live tracking: http://www.sgp.aero/usa2017/race-coverage/race-tracking.aspx?contestID=28476 Facebook: @FAISailplaneGrandPrixUSA Yesterday's practice race results: ...
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Today 02:29 AM
by Tony[_5_] Go to last post
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gerhlein style winch engine for sale. by Scott Williams
A few years ago I began gathering up a Chevrolet big block engine to build a winch. My plans have changed to flying more and building stuff less. I have a 1966 Chevrolet chevelle 360 hp 396 big block engine for sale. The cam is changed to a mercury marine 330 hp hydraulic roller, the rockers are...
Yesterday 11:53 PM
by Scott Williams Go to last post
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Wanted: Wing "Cuffs" by Thomas Johnson[_3_]
It is a long shot, but I am looking for a set of wing "cuffs". 30 years ago I owned a ASW19 and a Minden trailer. There was a set of aluminum cuffs that slipped over each wing before you loaded it into the trailer. These cuffs slipped about 1/3 to 1/2 the way down the wing. Once the wing root...
Yesterday 11:48 PM
by Thomas Johnson[_3_] Go to last post
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Canopy jetison not. by Jonathan St. Cloud
Thought I would share an interesting experience from this weekend flying rides. Most Sundays I fly rides at the local glider FBO. My last ride of the day was a former military air traffic controller. When giving her the safety briefing I clearly explained the jettison handle, and canopy release...
Yesterday 11:17 PM
by Don Johnstone[_4_] Go to last post
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ASW-15 F/S by [email protected]
I dropped my asking to $11,500 - just in time for the season! See W&W page 6.
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Air scoop popping open at high speed by Matt Herron Jr.
This weekend I did a high speed run to test some new seals I had installed on the rudder for vibration. VNE is 147 Kts in the Ventus, and so I only took it up to 130 kts IAS (yes I was only at 2000 ft MSL, so altitude was not a factor). At that speed the air scoop on the sliding canopy window...
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Yesterday 07:07 PM
by MNLou Go to last post
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Issues with Dell Streak by Wade G
Since I have been unable to get access to the XCSoar forum thus far, I thought I'd go ahead and post my questions here. I just got a used Dell Streak 5 that was previously an AT&T one. It appears it is Android 1.6 and seems to be functioning fine. I attempted to install XCSoar using wifi. I first...
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Yesterday 04:52 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Region 5 North Facebook by [email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/Region-5-North-Contest-1777855355865132/ All aboard SSA contest managers! Hope you will follow suit and create a Facebook page for your contest too. Great job Rhonda and Al Tyler; they have created an beautiful Facebook page with the express intent of keeping those...
Yesterday 03:58 PM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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Glider stolen in Belgium by [email protected]
Yesterday 05:19 AM
by Ventus_a Go to last post
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finding canopy leaks by Matt Herron Jr.
After a recent canopy replacement (keep it latched on the ground if you don't have your hand on it!) I was dismayed to find that there were significant leaks while flying that caused both wind noise and a lot of unwanted cold air in the cockpit, due to the frame being a bit "sprung" after the...
Yesterday 02:20 AM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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iPhone 6+ or Galaxy Note 4? by Duster
With the larger-format 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus coming out to match the Galaxy Note 4, which of those two do glider pilots recommend for running common navigation software? ...or other pluses/minuses? Thanks, Michael
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Yesterday 12:23 AM
by 6PK Go to last post
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How does sun heat the air? by [email protected]
The sun shines down through the atmosphere, hits things on the ground, the things on the ground get hot, and then the hot things on the ground heat the air? Sun light passing through the air does not heat the air at all? Heats the air some but not much? If the air is transparent to solar energy,...
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March 27th 17 09:17 PM
by Duster Go to last post
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handicap for olc club scores based on # of soarable days? by Blake Seese 3Y
The clubs in the southwest have a clear advantage and will always win OLC. Should there be a handicap system like we have for our gliders based on geographic location?
March 27th 17 09:10 PM
by Steve Leonard[_2_] Go to last post
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Cambridge audio wanted by fallingrock
I need a replacement for the audio to go with my '70's vintage Cambridge vario. I have an audio, but as yet can't get it to work. If anyone has a (preferably working) Cambridge audio unit (AU-20, AU-22, or maybe even AU-10) that is gathering dust and that they'd be willing to part with, please...
March 27th 17 08:58 PM
by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net Go to last post
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Flying with YO in the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix USA by [email protected]
Today I had the opportunity to fly in the back seat of Dave Nadler's(YO) Arcus. For a $300 donation to the US Junior Team Dave is generously offering the opportunity to fly with him during the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix USA - Orlando, FL. My husband Tony is flying a JS-1A in this contest and I am...
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An aerodynamic experience by Bret Hess
Of course all of our flights are aerodynamic experiences, but we can usually make some sense of what we experience. Here's one that was a mystery from the beginning, and I’m still surprised by when I think about it. A couple of years ago, I was flying in the front seat of a Grob 103 (nose tow...
March 26th 17 09:33 PM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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What are the Pros and Cons of using the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" appin Sailplanes as opposed to, say, "iGlide" or "navITer" ? by jstodaro
Hello everyone, Are there are any sailplane pilots out there who currently use/or have used the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" app (on their iPhone/Android) for cross country/soaring ? I can't imagine there would be, but, I have to ask, as my 30-day-free-trial will expire on April 10th, 2017. Anyway,...
March 26th 17 05:04 PM
by kinsell Go to last post
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Will circular runways ever take off? by [email protected]
I saw this story and it reminded me, has anyone ever tried landing on a curved flat road or something similar to a circular runway? I supposed the banked sides of this concept help. BBC story "Will circular runways ever take...
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What's up with NAM? by Hartley Falbaum[_2_]
Both XC Skies and Dr Jack show NAM as "unavailable". Soundings seem to get it. Anybody know what's going on?
March 25th 17 10:06 PM
by WaltWX[_2_] Go to last post
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