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Good sailplanes for tall pilots? by [email protected]
I am 6'4" tall. I weigh about 200-210lbs clothed. My height is fairly evenly distributed between legs and torso. My arms are rather long, though. Please help me start developing a shopping list for a decent glider that I can enjoy owning and flying without cramps or impeded control movements. This...
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December 3rd 16 12:03 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Record height for a winch launch? by firsys
On Sunday, March 4, 2001 at 7:00:08 PM UTC-5, MHende6388 wrote: Curious what the highest sailplane launch from a winch has ever been for the longest cable. Michael Re record in a Perkoz, 1870 m. As I read the altimeter, they reached 2500m; however maybe the airfield is 630 m ASL.
December 2nd 16 10:00 PM
by Tom BravoMike Go to last post
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Buying a glider, advice on type and prices by John[_37_]
Returned to gliding after many years and out of touch with types and prices. Have narrowed it down to one of these types but nothing set in concrete. ASW20, ASW27, ASW28, Discus, Discus 2 or Ventus. Was originally looking to buy a lower cost glider but with interest rates being so poor, I am...
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December 2nd 16 08:13 PM
by John Carlyle Go to last post
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Record height for a winch launch? by Tom BravoMike
On Sunday, March 4, 2001 at 6:00:08 PM UTC-6, MHende6388 wrote: Curious what the highest sailplane launch from a winch has ever been for the longest cable. Michael January 3, 2016 Biala Podlaska (Poland), Glider: Perkoz; crew: Dominika DomaƄska and Ireneusz Boczkowski (CFI). Achieved...
December 2nd 16 04:12 PM
by Tom BravoMike Go to last post
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Experience with Lithium Iron Phosphate Glider batteries? by SF
During the winter of 2009 I was bored, and aggravated with the sealed lead acid batteries that I was using in my sailplane. They didn't hold the voltage above 12v for very long, they needed replacement every few years, and I had one die 5 miles away from the airport at the end of a 300K badge...
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December 2nd 16 07:01 AM
by bumper[_4_] Go to last post
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2014 National Parachute - $1,300 by [email protected]
2014 National Flat Back Parachute in blue worn approximately five times and stored inside. Like new with carrying case and air bladder for lumbar support. The Flat Back is the latest design from National and is good for tall pilots. Chute came with a glider purchase and don't need an extra....
December 2nd 16 03:48 AM
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Wanted radio by [email protected]
Looking for a used radio. I am located in Alberta, Canada. It can be very basic to fit into a Ka6CR. My email. gsminors gmail dot C.. Thank you
December 2nd 16 03:46 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Computer Set up - Polars, Bugs, Ballast ? by Casey[_2_]
Just wondering if anyone has insight to computer set up as far as these questions: 1) Glider polars come from new gliders with experienced factory pilot, right. If a glider weighs more now (20-30yrs) since the polar was created does one create a new polar or use the polar in the computer and add...
December 1st 16 09:09 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Sale today on 12 Volt flexible solar panel by Soartech
Glue on your tail boom and never charge your battery again. https://www.solarblvd.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_269&products_id=3082
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December 1st 16 06:54 PM
by Andrzej Kobus Go to last post
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Namibia Nov. 30, 2016 by [email protected]
Certainly one hell of a soaring day in Namibia; 43 flights over 1000K posted on OLC. Nice flight Nico (Nicolas Bennet).
December 1st 16 05:53 AM
by Randy Teel Go to last post
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Another sad day - 1-26 champ Bob Von Hellens has sailed into the sunset by Bob T
I received notice this morning that longtime SSA and ASA member and 1-26 national champ passed away on 11/27/2016. A celebration of his life will be held in late January (further information will be forthcoming) and according to his wishes, in late spring he will be interred in Arlington National...
November 30th 16 09:01 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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SGP USA Orlando registration form issue by Sean[_2_]
All, If you registered in the last 20-30 days, there was a problem with the SGP.aero website and your registration did not come thru. I know of at least 6 who may have been affected, and there are likely several more. The entire FAI SGP apologizes for this inconvenience. The problem stemmed...
November 30th 16 06:48 PM
by Sean[_2_] Go to last post
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Lumbar support ideas? by noel.wade
All - For the third year in a row I've somehow managed to injure my back early in the season (base of the spine/sciatic nerve). I'm beginning to suspect its not my day-job or rigging my ship (I have a one-man rigger); but rather my flying and seating position in the cockpit (DG-300). Short...
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November 30th 16 05:00 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Cobra trailer tail lights replacement? by John Bojack J4
Looking to replace the factory/European style tail lights. Although attractive (??) I think they can be confusing for USA drivers following behind it. Any suggestions for improvement and/or making them more USA "friendly"? And also wiring them for USA vehicles. I have seen several trailers...
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November 30th 16 01:26 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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FLARM - No GPS by Dan Marotta
It worked fine last time I flew but today, it was stuck on the startup screen with 0 Satellites showing. I cycled the power a couple of times with no effect. Both my ClearNav vario and my Dell Streak were both receiving good GPS locks. The Streak reported 8 satellites. The PF Portable had...
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November 28th 16 10:58 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Santa Barbara Soaring Thanksgiving Dinner by Santa Barbara Soaring
GREETINGS!!!! Santa Barbara Soaring is pleased to announce their celebration of three years in operation, and an invitation to the public to come fly with us at the Santa Ynez Airport over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Â* Towing service will be available on Friday through Sunday (25-27...
November 28th 16 09:33 AM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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Information Regarding Avionic Company by [email protected]
Am Mittwoch, 6. Januar 2016 19:43:04 UTC+1 schrieb : On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:05:17 AM UTC-7, Casey wrote: Anyone have information about the Avionic company? I have a vario (GS-500) and radio (FV 2720) by them and can't find information about this company. ...
November 27th 16 10:39 PM
by Casey[_2_] Go to last post
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Power Flarm Repairs by 2G
I talked to Rex Mayes @ Williams Soaring yesterday about a broken Power Flarm I sent him. He said that the company is looking to setup a USA repair station and is in discussions with two others besides him. According to Rex they are not accepting broken units for repair at this time, so we must...
November 27th 16 06:36 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Funny and informative video on how to land the Space Shuttle by 2G
November 27th 16 05:47 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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2017 Junior Nationals Camp and Contest and Region 3 at Harris Hill by Harris Hill Soaring
The SSA Youth/Junior Committee and the Harris Hill Soaring Corporation are planning to host the 2nd Junior National Camp and Contest July 2nd - 8th . Everything is subject to SSA approval and many details have yet to be worked out but here is the general idea. Juniors from around the country are...
November 27th 16 05:45 PM
by Harris Hill Soaring Go to last post
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