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Short film by Max Romey about New Zealand soaring by [email protected]
Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/1451621915054131/posts/2269375169945464/ https://youtu.be/y0wBcOD6nhk
Today 06:51 PM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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Glider sightseeing flights by Bob Pasker
Sightseeing flights within 25sm of an airport in airplanes and helicopters are conducted under 91.147 and 119.1(2) Does anyone know what regulation(s) control sightseeing flights in gliders? thanks, bob http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.147 http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/119.1
Today 02:26 PM
by Paul Agnew Go to last post
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Glider Simulator Training at the USAFA by [email protected]
In the summer of 2018, the United States Air Force Academy began using Mach 0.1 Simulated Glider Cockpits as part of their "Glider Airmanship" course. The data collected from the course shows that the solo rate for students who completed the course in 2018 was more than double the solo rate of the...
Today 02:25 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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What is the best point to jack up a Cobra Trailer ? by [email protected]
I changed a wheel in my Cobra trailer with the glider inside. I located the Jack just under the corner between the bottom and side wall, next to the fender. Looked flimsy, but held fine, no bending of wall or edge. Was I lucky or is this the right place to do it ? Dan
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Today 08:05 AM
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US COMPETITION RULES COMMITTEE 2018 POLL RESULTS by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
Results of the US Competition Rules Committee 2018 Poll are now posted on the Contest Rules and Process page of SSA.org. Thanks to the large number of pilots who provided responses and detailed feedback. The Committee looks forward to further input and dialog as we head into the 2019 season....
Today 07:22 AM
by krasw Go to last post
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Auto-retracting spool for auto-towing gliders? by Luke Scharf
Does anyone know of auto-towing gear that will automatically retract the rope the glider releases? My club has just moved to a new airport, which has a runway long enough for auto-towing. However, we'd like to be able to clean up the runway quickly -- preferably while the tow vehicle is still...
Today 04:56 AM
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LiFePO4 chargers by [email protected]
My CP1230 LiFePO4 battery charger went south. Any suggestions on a replacement? What are you using for LiFePO4 batteries? Mine are 15 AH with BMS.
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Today 01:47 AM
by Graham Drinkell[_2_] Go to last post
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Which Soaring weather service subscription is best? by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
I think I'm going to subscribe to a Soaring weather forecast service. Which ones are great and easy to use without alot of prior knowledge? Skysight?
Yesterday 08:38 PM
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IGC to replace FLARM ? ? by Jock Proudfoot
The budget of 20.000€ for design, development and procurement of IGC owned glider tracking system for use in WGC’s. Standards for the system are still to be determined but will focus on safety, fairness and transparency Not allow organizers of the championships to mandate a particular FLARM...
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Yesterday 04:57 PM
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Refinishing Ventus b Fuselage by Richard Pfiffner[_2_]
Pictures and process for refinishing a ventus b fuselage. Work in progress pictures and process as work is completed. http://www.craggyaero.com/ventus.htm Richard www.craggyaero.com
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Yesterday 01:33 PM
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New LAK 17C by Paul T[_4_]
LAK's facebook page details a flight test of the new LAK 17C - yet gives scant few details about the new model. Anybody know how it differs from the B are they using the variable geometry miniflaps they have ben testing on a B model?
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Yesterday 03:19 AM
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ASW 27 Instrument Panel Texture by [email protected]
I am making a new instrument panel for my ASW27. The original panel appears to have a textured overlay that looks similar to leather. As far as I can tell the panel was made from carbon fiber over a plug and then the texture was bonded to the panel most likely using a vacuum bagging method. It...
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Yesterday 01:48 AM
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Parachute source for gliders and winches by JS[_5_]
Saw the ad in the AMA flyer for their Expo in Pomona. SSA Region 12 has a presence there. AMA Expo: https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amaexpowest/files/2018/10/expowest-program-2018-web.pdf Fruity Chutes looks like a good source for chutes, including ballistic chutes. Anything from 12" diameter...
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November 13th 18 11:59 PM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Break-in for our newly overhauled towplane engine by [email protected]
Just wanted to fish for the procedures and experiences out there on this subject. Our overhauler and our mechanic both say no towing for 10-18 hours.... We can do this, of course, but we are eager to get back to towing as soon as we can. Any experience or procedures out there that might get us...
November 13th 18 12:36 PM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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Tasman Vario and 2nd Seat Repeater by [email protected]
Tidewater Soaring is selling their Tasman V1000 vario, Tasman RDV50 2nd Seat Repeater and Tasman PK312 Backup Power Pack. Just removed from club PW 6 and works just fine. See details on GliderSource.com
November 13th 18 06:16 AM
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IGC-approval for the LX 10000 Flight Recorder by Ian Strachan
I am pleased to announce IGC-approval for the LX 10000 Flight Recorder, manufactured by LX Navigation d.o.o. of Celje, Slovenia. The level of approval is for "all flights". The IGC-approval document may be downloaded from either the GFAC or FAI/IGC web sites, see below, together with other...
November 12th 18 07:14 PM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Ventus fuselage sizes by Ron Gleason
The Schempp-Hirth web sites does not have information on the Ventus 2 anymore. Looking for numerical data on the cockpit sizing differences between the Ventus 2 A model, CXA, B(X) and C and CX. I am selling my 2CX and a tall pilot is trying it on for size and is interested in understanding the...
November 11th 18 09:34 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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Canopy free soaring by son_of_flubber
Dreaming about next summer... Other than drag, is there any reason to not remove my canopy and go soaring? Experimental airworthiness.
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November 11th 18 07:50 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Insurance for young pilots? by Graham Drinkell[_2_]
I have always encouraged and allowed young capable pilots to fly my aerobatic Pilatus B4PC11AF. It now seems, insurance companies have prohibited me from allowing young enthusiastic pilots to fly my B4. Aerobatic flying is a very safe sport-the pilots are more attuned than XC pilots. Most...
November 11th 18 06:41 PM
by Graham Drinkell[_2_] Go to last post
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TCSC EXPANDING ? by Bob Youngblood
Recent activity with heavy equipment such as wheel loaders and bulldozers is making huge improvements to Treasure Coast Soaring in Vero Beach. Looks like we could be making available about 50 RV pads for seasonal fliers. I will keep you posted.
November 11th 18 11:19 AM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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