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What canopy adhesive to use? by LongJourney
I've done a search in both RAS and on the web but I'm not finding the information I'm looking for. I'm restoring a 1963 S Austria and one of the previous owners used what I think is Sikaflex to bond the canopy glass to the metal canopy frame. It's now separating badly. What should I use to bond the...
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Today 02:59 PM
by firsys Go to last post
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Flying during a Solar Eclipse by AS
Ok - here is a question for the FAR experts: On August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse occurring - among other places - over South Carolina. The duration of the total eclipse is around 2min 35 seconds. Is this considered night time? Can I fly a glider under VFR-daytime rules during this...
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Auto Towing a 1-26 by [email protected]
I'm a new glider pilot looking at purchasing a 1-26. I'm looking at gaining the flights and experience to get the Commercial Glider and adding the CFI-G to my existing CFI-A. I envision doing auto tows at my local 3200ft airport. I'll hopefully be getting to 600AGL to just do laps around the...
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Standards for competition reporting by acehu11
As a low-time SEL private pilot with interest in soaring and obtaining a glider rating, I often follow the news of soaring competitions on the SSA website, Facebook, rec.aviation.soaring, the FAI site, and others. Some competitions have been very communicative with status updates multiple times per...
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iPad suction cup mount? by Jonathan St. Cloud
Can anyone recommend an iPad mini suction cup mount?
Yesterday 05:55 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Does anyone in Europe know this Discus 2 by [email protected]
I saw it on my face book The caption was "tricked out Discus 2" that somebody got to use in a contest this summer It had painted winglets in blue I think. I'd like to see more pictures of it. Thanks Glen
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ASW27B prices falling by [email protected]
There are 3 nice ASW27's for sale, all at reduced prices in the Wings and Wheels website. We 3 owners are mystified at the seeming lack of interest in this ship. Two of us are no longer flying thanks to Father Time and we're throwing in lots of soaring related "goodies" with your...
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Yesterday 08:40 AM
by Jim White[_3_] Go to last post
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Microsoft Teaches Autonomous Gliders to Make Decisions on the Fly by Bob
Here we go... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/technology/microsoft-teaches-autonomous-gliders-to-make-decisions-on-the-fly.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
Yesterday 05:38 AM
by Andrew Ainslie Go to last post
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DDD weather brief? by Jonathan St. Cloud
Was wondering if anyone knew if there will be a formal pilot's meeting and weather brief for the Dust Devil Dash?
Yesterday 02:22 AM
by WaltWX[_2_] Go to last post
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US Competition Rules Subcommittee Election by [email protected]
One member of the rules subcommittee is elected each year in coordination with the annual pilot poll. This year the seat held by David Coggins is up for election. This is a four year term. Potential members are nominated by their SSA direct with nomination and supporting bio due no later than 9/15....
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Temporarily operating a German registered glider in the US by [email protected]
Dear US-gliding community, it seems likely that I am going to spend about 2 year in the US (NJ area) starting next spring and I would like to bring my German registered glider along. Given it is for 2 years only, I would like to keep the ship under its German flag and keep any changes to glider...
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Cobra hydraulic bottle jacks - where to buy? by [email protected]
I am looking for a source for a replacement bottle jack for a cobra trailer ramp (yes, I know I should switch to the mechanical jack and all problems will go away, but I don't want to go down that route yet). The Torin 2-ton jack that Walmart and Autozone sell is extremely poorly built, in addition...
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August 17th 17 06:15 AM
by Dennis vreeken Go to last post
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GlidePlan reviews by [email protected]
Hope there are GlidePlan users who will comment about their experiences with this program. http://www.glideplan.com/ . Worth the price of admission?
August 17th 17 12:44 AM
by WaltWX[_2_] Go to last post
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The Cobra "Ramp Grind" - a fix by bumper[_4_]
New "bumper" product announcement: The ramp sliders on my 2002 Cobra trailer were metal on metal, bolt threads gouged the extruded aluminum floor rails and there was metal on metal wear.. Some later trailers have plastic washers, but those don't last or work well either. I made plastic sliders for...
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August 16th 17 06:14 PM
by bumper[_4_] Go to last post
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Final Glide, Sam Francis by Roy B.
Friends: I am saddened to report that Sam Francis, age 91, of Marion Massachusetts passed away on August 4. Sam was a mainstay of Soaring in New England for over a quarter of a century, an FAA Designated Examiner, the SSA Director for Region One and an SSA Officer and Committee Chair for several...
August 16th 17 06:35 AM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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FS: Pilatus B4AF with Cobra trailer by [email protected]
For Sale: Pilatus B4AF with Cobra trailer. Airshow ready! PH-1516 "B4". All markings are stickers. Winch-launch hook and tow-hook. Retractable Gear, with warning buzzer. Wheel-brake couples with airbrakes. Blue tinted canopy. Airframe in excellent state. No aerobatics flown until 2010, after...
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Judge Awards $11.9 Million in Suit Against Civil Air Patrol by Ernst
Frivolous. http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202795092726/Judge-Awards-119-Million-in-Suit-Against-Civil-Air-Patrol?slreturn=20170710230651 Let's go fishing. Ernst
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August 16th 17 03:06 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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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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August 15th 17 08:31 PM
by Steve Leonard[_2_] Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) Optimum thermalling speed display by kirk.stant
With all the new (and some of the older - SN10 for example) vario-computers having accelerometers and settings for ballast and polars, would it be possible to compute and display the optimum thermalling speed adjusted for wingloading and bank angle (as a function of instantaneous G-loading)? Since...
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August 15th 17 07:24 PM
by Squeaky Go to last post
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Perlan now 33,000 ft climbing MDT 9:30 am 8/15/17. by Tom Kelley #711
http://perlanproject.cloud/VirtualCockpit.html Best. #711
August 15th 17 06:29 PM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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