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Getting more XC pilots racing by [email protected]
I've been kinda quite here about the subject but would like to share with those who follow this forum a program we have been running in the Soaring Club of Houston the past 3 or 4 years. The program is the weekend Task Days where we get together and fly tasks, score them, and hang out for a BBQ...
October 22nd 16 04:28 AM
by JJJ Go to last post
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Heartfelt Thank You by Charlie Papa[_2_]
I was approached by a former student at our club's closing banquet. He stated he was so happy to see me because he wanted to thank me in person for saving his life. He explained: after receiving his license, he bought a Sinus motor glider, and went flying with a recreational pilot as his P2. ...
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October 22nd 16 04:05 AM
by JJJ Go to last post
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FLARM Portable for Sale - SOLD by Dan Marotta
I've decided to buy it for myself. Dan, 5 On 10/16/2016 8:59 AM, Dan Marotta wrote: I've been asked to post a FLARM portable for sale for a friend. He's asking what I think is a terrific price and he tells me it's never been installed in a glider or used. I've seen it and it looks brand...
October 22nd 16 02:11 AM
by JS Go to last post
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US Competition Rules Committee Election by [email protected]
Congratulations to Bif Huss and David Coggins for being elected by our contest pilots to serve on the Competition Rules Subcommittee. Bif will serve 4 years and David will fill the position vacated by Mike Smith which is the balance of his term ending next year. Thanks to John Godfrey and Mike...
October 21st 16 04:55 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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USA Contest Rules Suck! == :) == by Bob Whelan[_3_]
Other than having been - and remaining - thoroughly enamored with soaring (and all its varied aspects) since bumbling into it in the early '70s, I have no dog in the "racing vs. competition (aka US rules vs. FAI rules) tempest," but since no one else has mentioned a few thoughts that have...
October 21st 16 02:58 AM
by Bob Whelan[_3_] Go to last post
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Self Fly Gliders by Karl Striedieck[_2_]
http://www.popsci.com/new-software-lets-drones-surf-winds-for-hours
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October 20th 16 06:13 PM
by aivian Go to last post
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Tow rope length? by Waveguru
It seems that most operations here in the USA use a 200' tow rope, and I've heard that some places in Europe even use a rope as short as 120'. Ropes at our operation are more like 275' because it seems safer and easier when it's longer. What is the rational behind using shorter ropes? I see no...
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October 20th 16 02:55 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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ASG-29 15/18 for sale by RickH
Just put my ASG-29 with 15m & 18m tips on Wings and Wheels. 2012 build and 2013 delivery, Sn 29076 with 285 hours on it. Great avionics and both trailer and glider in like new condition. Stored in a hangar and boxed up in the hangar for winter storage. Additional pics on my Flickr page:...
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October 20th 16 12:46 AM
by Tom Claffey[_2_] Go to last post
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Electronic Declaration by [email protected]
I have Flarm Core with Flarm View and would like to learn how to Electronically Declare a flight, Can I do that,if so how? I use a Oudie but it's not connected to Flarm. Thanks Glen
October 17th 16 03:32 PM
by Dan Daly[_2_] Go to last post
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Soaring Cafe by [email protected]
Wondered what happened to soaringcafe.com? Nothing new since may 2015.
October 17th 16 01:56 PM
by John Bojack J4 Go to last post
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L'Hotelier Fitting Safety Pins by Dan Marotta
Those bobby pins are used extensively on my Stemme and I lost two that fell out of their retaining strings during taxiing operations leaving me with only one spare. A quick search found 1.2 mm hitch pins at WalMart (of all places). I got a bag of 50 pins for under $8. Here's a link...
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October 17th 16 01:40 AM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Trailer weight distribution demonstration by [email protected]
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8:22:12 PM UTC-4, waremark wrote: So what is the message? We are normally told not to have much weight on the nose of the trailer, which presumably would adversely affect the balance of the car. To achieve that I have to put luggage etc at the back of my trailer (I...
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October 17th 16 01:11 AM
by kirk.stant Go to last post
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Any news/update on GP Gliders? by Stephen Michalik[_2_]
Not heard much lately about this new glider development or certification. Anyone have one delivered? Interested pilots want to know :)
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October 15th 16 03:58 PM
by David Kinsell[_2_] Go to last post
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Duo Discus Rides in 2017 ? by [email protected]
Is anyone interested in selling Duo Discus rides next year at various stops along the competition circuit as KS and others have done over the years - either for the benefit of the US Team, SSA Juniors, another cause, or perhaps themselves? One can never sell too many Duo Discus rides (preferably...
October 14th 16 04:19 PM
by Christopher Schrader Go to last post
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Back to FAI by Tony[_5_]
Sean says the US needs to go "Back to FAI Rules". Has the US EVER flown a National contest under the then current International Rules? In the May 1937 Soaring Magazine, the System for Awarding Points for the upcoming 1937 Nationals is printed. Page 12.
October 14th 16 03:31 AM
by Sean[_2_] Go to last post
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Outstanding soaring video by [email protected]
A flight over the most difficult terrain I've ever seen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pp8rY08PvM
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October 13th 16 03:30 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Grob Twin Astir by K m
Group, My club is looking to convert a Twin Astir brake system to a Hydraulic Disk from a Mechanical Drum. Our serial number does not fall within the serial number range of the Kit that is offered by Lindner. We have the Lindner kit and will be going with a 337. My question is does anyone know of a...
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October 11th 16 07:54 PM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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CloudStreet: Soaring the American West gets an EMMY Award! by [email protected]
As you may recall, CloudStreet: Soaring the American West was nominated for four Emmy categories. We are proud to announce that Matthew Murray and Mike Abernathy were selected for an Emmy for CloudStreet: Soaring the American West by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences last...
October 11th 16 04:25 AM
by JS Go to last post
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LXNAV S80 compatible with iPhone running IGlide? by [email protected]
Does anyone know if they are? Thanks, Bryan
October 11th 16 03:12 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Remote thermal detection by Craig Funston
We're getting closer. A fist size LIDAR for $250 thanks to the push for self driving cars. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602503/fist-sized-laser-scanner-to-make-autonomous-cars-less-ugly/?utm_campaign=internal&utm_medium=homepage&utm_source=top-stories_2&set=602506 Cheers, 7Q
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October 11th 16 01:40 AM
by WB Go to last post
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