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glider refinishing and airbrake caps by Scott Williams
What products have been used to fill the aluminum caps of schempp-Hirth gliders during a refinish? are repairs using just a thick coat of primer surfacer like prestec? or is there something else used. the aluminum surface of my Std. Cirrus is a good .040 or more below the wing surface. I would...
April 11th 18 02:07 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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XCSoar / TopHat maps airspace etc. by [email protected]
Hi everyone, I just installed TopHat Soaring on a Kobo e-reader yesterday and am seeking a source for the map, airspace,, and turnpoint files for the areas where I fly, which are BRSS in New Castle, VA and the Chilhowee Gliderport in Benton, TN. I have tried using the XCSoar map generator...
April 11th 18 12:43 AM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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Source of green donuts for instrument tubing installation? by Movses Babayan
None of the usual suspects online produce results - or I don't search using correct terms.
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April 10th 18 09:45 PM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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ASW-24 by Lee Rusconi
I have an opportunity to buy a 1988 ASW-24 which is in beautiful condition, good electronics and great trailer. The glider is equipped with M&H winglets. The asking price is $45,000 US. I would appreciate any feedback regarding the winglets and/or the price. Thanks
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April 10th 18 09:14 PM
by Wingdriver Go to last post
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Spinning a Pegase by Dan S
My Pegase 101's flight manual states that aerobatic maneuvers including intentional spins are prohibited. I'm keen to test the behaviour of the glider in a spin and also the spin recovery procedure. Is the Pegase really unsuitable for intentional spins, will the wings fall off?
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April 10th 18 05:31 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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HVLP Paint Sprayer Recommendations by LongJourney
Has anyone used an HVLP sprayer to refinish a wood and fabric aircraft? If so, did you get a better finish? Did it save a significant amount of paint? Was it worth using vs. a regular paint spray gun? Thanks, Jeff
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April 10th 18 04:27 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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304 CZ 17 advice needed by [email protected]
Looking for advice on the 304 cz 17. Is this too much glider for a lower time pilot. Total 200 hours gliders, recent experience 1-36, Grob 103 and a few hrs in Grob 102. (Comfortable, no pio, no bounces, good airspeed control in all three). Considering a 304cz17 but definitely looking for...
April 10th 18 06:55 AM
by RR Go to last post
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NEW: MILVUS - Gliding trousers 2.0 by Dan el Baumli
Am Sonntag, 8. April 2018 23:19:35 UTC+2 schrieb : On Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:37:33 AM UTC-7, wrote: P.S. You can also order directly in our webshop and use the webshopcode MILVUS2018 until enf of april to get 15% off. Hey, I just placed an...
April 10th 18 04:55 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Perlan II - National Geographic by Magnetar
Hi all, The Perlan II project is part of the new "A Strange Rock" series from National Geographic, narrated by Will Smith. Here is a sneak peak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTzMRbmgP98 Beautiful images, nice narration, what else? Magnetar
April 9th 18 07:04 PM
by Tom BravoMike Go to last post
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Mini-Nimbus experiences by [email protected]
Spin Characteristics Can those mini pilots that have experienced full multi rotation spins in the mini describe what caused the spin, the glider's configuration, the glider's behavior in a spin, and the steps they took to recover... I've never spun my mini, N171XX, SN 103. Our club is about to...
April 9th 18 02:37 PM
by John Wells[_2_] Go to last post
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Virgin Galactic by AS
Virgin Galactic successfully completed another test flight. Out of curiosity, I looked up the reg.-number N202VG of the space plane. Turns out that it is registered as an Experimental Glider - without an engine! So that massive rocket sticking out the back is not an engine? Hmmm... the...
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April 8th 18 04:15 PM
by AS Go to last post
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Diameter of thermals by Waveguru
Some days the thermals are big, and some days they are very small in diameter and it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with their strength or height. Do any of you know what determines their size? It seems that on the days they are small, they stay small all day, and vise versa. Boggs
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April 8th 18 06:28 AM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Rolladen- Schneider LS3A flap seals- Do they really make any difference? by [email protected]
Dick Johnson experimented extensively with sealing the gap between the flaperon and fuselage on one of the very early '3s after he found the polar curve to be erratic in the 70-80kt region. Fitting some rough seals apparently removed a 'notch' in the curve at about 75kts and smoothed the polar...
April 8th 18 05:44 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Round out and flare with fully open spoilers in a PW-6? Other gliders? by son_of_flubber
The PW-6 has very effective spoilers, and some other gliders have even more effective spoilers. Assuming C.G. is within limits and runway is level, is it possible to round out and flare with the spoilers fully open? Does one need extra airspeed? How much extra? (Yep. I know it is advisable to...
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April 8th 18 12:30 AM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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Becker/Mic Compatibility by [email protected]
I've got a Becker AR 3201 radio that was factory configured to accept a standard mic (rather than dynamic). Works fine with a Plantronics headset (carbon equivalent mic). I'd like to install a Peiker Acustic boom mic. The specs on the Peiker electret mic (ME510) are Operating Voltage 1.5v to...
April 7th 18 06:40 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Aero Club Albatross' New Towplane by [email protected]
Hey Guys, We have exciting news from Aero Club Albatross. We now have a Cessna 182 towplane! It's currently in Alexandria Airport, getting a towhook and necessary maintenance prior to becoming our new workhorse. It will be ready to fly sometime in early June. We are actively looking for...
April 7th 18 01:34 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Stress/Anxiety Driven Accidents by Soarin Again[_2_]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vjsws679vxr7g69/Stress-Anxiety%20Driven%20Accidents.docx?dl=0 above is a Drop box link to this article for easier reading ...
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April 7th 18 12:59 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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SLA batteries opinions? by john firth
Recently I tested two 12v SLA s which had been in use sequentially for some years usually recharged before going going flat, or at least within one day. Both were run down to 10.5 v with a 10 ohm load and then recharged to 14v, The Yuasa 7 AH bought 2005 was good for about 2.5 AH the UB...
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April 6th 18 09:45 PM
by Richard Pfiffner[_2_] Go to last post
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Nav Stuff For Sale... by [email protected]
Glider navigational equipment FS on eBay. Search: "Glider Navigation Bundle"
April 6th 18 08:28 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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CONDOR 2, more planes released this week by Chris Wedgwood[_2_]
Hi All, This week we released LS8neo, Swift S-1, and SG38 for Condor 2. Planes, and Condor 2 are available from our site, www.condorsoaring.com or Cumulus Soaring
April 6th 18 04:13 PM
by Chris Wedgwood[_2_] Go to last post
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