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Say Goodbye Lennie by Jeff Dorwart
Lennie, It always saddens me that one of the very few glider pilots chooses to leave the sport. I have been flying gliders since 1975 and have seen many depart for a myriad of reasons. Health, economics, just tired of it, etc, etc. I have personally witnessed a few dings, scrapes and outright...
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June 1st 04 07:33 PM
by Robert Ehrlich Go to last post
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Proxalert R5 Proximity alerter by Andrew
Bhelman is ridiculous ... When Avcon said in their April 2004 issue surecheck is 'slightly better' than the Monroy Surecheck found useful to report this statement on their website. When the same Aviation Consumer says in their June 2004 that the Proxalert R5 is the EASY WINNER over surecheck,...
June 1st 04 03:14 PM
by Andrew Go to last post
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Manual for RICO VAS by John Galloway
I am looking for a manual or a copy of a manual or a contact to get a manual for this variometer. Failing that can anyone tell me the set up procedures for Netto zeroing (the vario zero is easy to figure out) and setting the wet and dry speed to fly pots? This is the model with pneumatic probe...
June 1st 04 11:30 AM
by John Galloway Go to last post
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Weak link for PW-5 by Nyal Williams
ThePOH calls for a maximum strength of the weak link to be 700 daN. Does anyone know what that is in pounds?
June 1st 04 08:46 AM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Antares electric self-launcher in this months Soaring by Stewart Kissel
Interesting article on this ship. Anyone know how much these cost? Possibly over $200k here in the US?
June 1st 04 02:14 AM
by cernauta Go to last post
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Watch out the brits are coming by NigelPocock
Last weekend the British Club Class team flew a 720km flight. In standard Cirruses! In the UK!!! Look out for then in the worlds next month Nigel
June 1st 04 02:13 AM
by G.Kurek Go to last post
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Cambridge 302 -or- Borgelt B50 plus data logger by Romeo Delta
I am soliciting opinions on which is the best way to go: 1. Cambridge Aero 302 -or- 2. Borgelt B50 system combined with a data logger: a. CAI 302A b. Colibri c. Volkslogger
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May 30th 04 09:50 AM
by Mike Borgelt Go to last post
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Instrument Tube Colors by Romeo Delta
Is there a standard for pneumatic instrument tubing colors? Best I can tell in my LS-4: Green is TE Red is Pitot Blue is Static Does this jive? Is there a standard?
May 30th 04 04:15 AM
by Romeo Delta Go to last post
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Tow pilot for summer by h123_321
Is there a need for a towpilot for 2-3 months in the summer of 2004? I would be available for July-September to tow gliders in US or somewhere in Europe. My home country is Finland. I started towing in 2002. Since I have accumulated some 400 hours of towing with Piper PA-25 Pawnee and Cessna C-188...
May 29th 04 07:06 PM
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Cirrus canopy frame repair by Louw Pieters
Hello all, I need to repair my canopy frame for my Cirrus which was accidentally cut to get the hinges out. So now I need to fill a gap where the hinges were so that I can re-fit them. Obviously I am worried that this needs to be the strong part of the frame to hold the hinges, but without...
May 29th 04 06:09 AM
by Louw Pieters Go to last post
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Available to Transport Gliders and Crew by Jeff Landfield
If anyone needs a glider taken somewhere I am still available to do so with my vehicle or your vehicle, it is usually much cheaper if I use your vehicle but I can do either. My fee is typicially about $.45 a mile with my vehicle however it can differ depending on the circumstances. I am also...
May 29th 04 03:00 AM
by Jeff Landfield Go to last post
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Humpback whales - a source of new aerodynamics? by Martin Gregorie
This was just posted on the SCAT Electronic News, a source of information for the competitive model Free Flight community. Enjoy. Martin ================= Mimicking humpback whale flippers may improve airplane wing design Public release date: 11-May-2004
May 28th 04 08:47 PM
by Arbr64 Go to last post
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x/c options Tucson to El Paso by bart w
I'm looking for a list of good landing sites between Tucson (El Tiro) and El Paso (West Texas Airport, home of El Paso Soaring). By "good landing sites" I mean regularly used airfields and known good landing strips or fields that are easily accessible with the retrievehicle. Any help from someone...
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May 28th 04 06:23 PM
by Andy Durbin Go to last post
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Region 5 Sports Contest Chester SC, 5/17 - 5/21 by Alan Smith 15B
Thanks for a job well done to Sam Giltner, Ed Byers, Ray Galloway, Walt Cawby, Glenn Holden and Don Bell. A great week of soaring with an emphasis on fun and safety. If you are new to competitive soaring, as I am, Chester is the place to go to. Tasks were set which challenged the experts but were...
May 28th 04 03:53 PM
by Alan Smith 15B Go to last post
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towplane mirrors by Curt Cole
It makes a big difference what you're towing with. Previous post on Pawnees correct. Supercub, Scout, Citabria, and especially Cessnas a very different animal. My favourite was a Hudson mirror on a Supercub... if you you've never driven a Hudson, try a Studebaker. Know of a couple of electric...
May 28th 04 02:40 PM
by Burt Compton Go to last post
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Free Beer for Sailplane Racers - The Tradition Continues! by Region 6 Contest Manager
That’s right – Free beer, the best kind, for pilots and crews participating in the Region 6 South contest, 27 June to 3 July. Hosted by the Caesar Creek Soaring Club, Region 6 will feature numerous evening social events in addition to the racing. Registration is running a little light this year,...
May 28th 04 02:02 PM
by Ray Lovinggood Go to last post
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AOPA Article by Kilo Charlie
The June issue of Pilot, the AOPA's magazine, has an article about the influence of GPS in sailplane racing. It features pictures and a story based upon the 2003 Standard Class Nationals at Montague (USA). It isn't long but is well written and great exposure for us in a powered pilot magazine. If...
May 28th 04 08:38 AM
by Kilo Charlie Go to last post
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Cambridge Instruments by fw.unt
Hi Since about one year I hear rumors about Cambridge will stop developping and makeing their great flight instruments. Does anybody have some more information about that? We plan to buy C302/303 for our new gliders and don't want to invest in the wrong direction. Thanks for any hint, FW.
May 28th 04 05:03 AM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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How safe is the sport of soaring today by Mot
With the increase of glider accidents these days, just how safe is this sport? There is always a element of risk associated with flying but how does soaring compare with other forms of aviation or motorsports?
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May 28th 04 04:10 AM
by Lennie the Lurker Go to last post
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Commercial - Glide Navigator II Update by Paul Remde
Glide Navigator II Users, There is a new version of Glide Navigator II available. Details are available on the web page listed below. http://www.cumulus-soaring.com/gn_beta.htm Good Soaring, Paul E. Remde Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
May 28th 04 03:17 AM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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