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Discus B aileron sealing by Kurt[_3_]
I have a Discus B with the mylar seals on the bottom of the ailerons. When I bought the ship, it had tape on the top gap, which bows up depending on the deflection of the surface. I re-read Dick Johnson's flight test and it appears that the tape could be eliminated. He sealed the push rods at...
March 17th 17 11:59 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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STRONG 303 Back parachute for sale by [email protected]
Strong model 303 Back parachute. New in 2014 and flown less than 5 times. March 4, 2017 Strong Parachutes, Orlando, FL inspection and repack good for 180 days before repack. B12 chest and leg harness snaps. Stored indoors in residential heat and AC. Red container and red carry case. $1600.00...
March 16th 17 03:14 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Seniors 2017 by Sean Fidler
How about two days Ron? πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ€” Congrats FS. Stay humble. πŸ˜‰ I wish the task had been programmed into GlidePort by the organizers. That is a really nice feature of Glideport.aero which isn't being used. I wish the seniors pilots would all invest 5 minutes to install tracking apps on...
March 16th 17 01:34 PM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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Cessna 180 instalation by [email protected]
I am attempting to re-instal a tow release onto a Cessna 180with a previous STC instalation. I need a copy of drawing # 814 from the old Javelin STC. Does anyone have this or know where I can find 1? Mitch
March 16th 17 06:52 AM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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Parachute For Sale by Daryl Hickman
Long Softie Parachute Model SLC with conventional harness, carrying bag and sweat pad. Purchased in August 2014. Worn twice. Kept in climate-controlled environment. Receipt for $2,225.00. Asking $1,500 + shipping. Located in Seattle. cubcruiser AT gmail.com
March 15th 17 11:06 PM
by Daryl Hickman Go to last post
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Seniors 2017 by [email protected]
So its 9:30 Tuesday evening and no posts or scores from the Seniors. Que pasa?
March 15th 17 04:42 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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PowerFlarm Firmware by Karl Kunz[_2_]
Anyone know when the required annual firmware update for the PowerFlarm comes out? Getting all my devices updated and realized they haven't issued theirs yet.
March 15th 17 03:44 PM
by Tango Whisky Go to last post
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LS7 control stick diameter and LXNav remote stick by Gianni Isotope
My short arms have me looking at adding an LXNav remote stick in order to control the S80 vario that I have installed in my LS7. It is sold in four sizes, to accommodate 19.3, 20, 24, and 25.4 millimeter diameter sticks. My measurement of the diameter of my LS7's stick is 17.5 millimeters --...
March 15th 17 03:36 PM
by Craig Reinholt Go to last post
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Sideslip or crab immediately after takeoff on tow in crosswind? by [email protected]
I was wondering what the conventional wisdom is on whether to sideslip or crab the glider on takeoff under tow in a crosswind. I've always crabbed to follow the tow plane because of the low altitude and not wanting to risk catching a wingtip just after becoming airborne -and after a very short...
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March 15th 17 03:02 PM
by Tango Whisky Go to last post
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Seniors 2017 by [email protected]
On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:24:36 PM UTC-4, wrote: There were a bunch of start penalties yesterday. Wonder what the deal was? Some of the penalties were pilot malfunction....top of lift was way above max start height and a couple guys did not get back in the cylinder for...
March 15th 17 01:33 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Fun with a Variometer, Aka watching paint (water) dry. by Brian[_1_]
Was playing with an old variometer the other day, actually was looking into re-balancing the needle so it reads at 0 instead of 200ft up. As a test I put drop of water on the needle, here a youtube video of what happens.. https://youtu.be/3J76lSd68lg Brian
March 14th 17 08:27 PM
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302 vs clearnav vario with XCSoar by Ramy[_2_]
I am considering replacing my 302 with clearnav vario. My questions: 1 - I am aware clearnav is not a supported option for XCSoar, but giving that they suppose to implement the same 302 protocol, will it work the same as 302 when using the XCSoar 302 driver? In particular I am interested in the 302...
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March 12th 17 11:39 PM
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Gone West, Roy Coulliette by Frank Whiteley
Long time owner and operator of Turf Soaring passed away Weds. Roy M Coulliette VISITATION: Monday, March 13, 2017, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., LDS Church of Peoria, 9543 West Jomax Road, Peoria, Arizona 85383 FUNERAL CEREMONY: Monday, March 13, 2017, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., LDS Church of Peoria, 9543...
March 12th 17 09:22 PM
by Charlie Papa[_2_] Go to last post
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LX NAV Technical Help by Charlie Papa[_2_]
A big tip of the hat to Erazem and the team at LX NAV! I suffered a glitch at the Seniors Contest yesterday to my LX 8080: it would not finish a flight despite shutting down and restarting. An email to the technical department was answered even though it was Sunday evening, and it was as simple...
March 12th 17 07:33 PM
by Charlie Papa[_2_] Go to last post
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FLARM antenna question (hindrance from metal) by 2NO
I am going to wave my white "not a hardware guy" flag again here (while ducking). If the (main) FLARM antenna is mounted on a tin or aluminum surface (specifically, a short length of 0.5 by 0.1 inch of what is tin, aluminum, or some other light metal), will it interfere with the antenna's...
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March 12th 17 07:58 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Cold weather operations for two-stroke self-launchers? by Paul Villinski
Can anyone with experience self-launching in cold winter conditions share germane experience? Any specific concerns or issues operating an air-cooled, two-stroke at, or near, freezing temps? Any experience with carb icing? Any deal-breakers? Any tips? Contemplating occasional winter flights in the...
March 12th 17 05:25 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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ASW27B price reduced by [email protected]
Now 87,500. See it at Wings and Wheels. Owner forced to sell due to failing eyesight. All soaring related equipment/supplies included.
March 10th 17 10:05 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Soaring Music Video -- Marfa, Texas by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas
"Kiss A Dirt Road In Texas (sang the drummer in the band.") Enjoy it on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOmx3FAPGIk&feature=em-share_video_user A new music video (with my ASK-21 sailplane) written and sung by J. Brian King about my wonderful life as a flight instructor and musician...
March 10th 17 05:41 AM
by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas Go to last post
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FS: 1979 Grob Twin Astir by [email protected]
Posting for a club member: For sale 1979 Grob Twin Astir Excellent Gelcoat, a real β€œcream puff” Licensed in Experimental Category and perfect for a private Owner or club 1993 clamshell Komet trailer Owner will provide a discount if a club is looking to purchase the sailplane, as they are...
March 9th 17 09:58 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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How Far Did You Fly In The Past Year by Dan Marotta
I've really been enjoying my Stemme since acquiring it (used) last March. So today I decided to add up my miles/kilometers to see how far I've flown it. The total OLC distance is as follows: 14,968 nm 27,720 km I know others have done a lot more, but this was fun for me. Hopefully I can do...
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March 9th 17 04:35 PM
by Steve Leonard[_2_] Go to last post
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