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New Ventus M Flies ! by [email protected]
Ventus 3M has flown as well the Ventus 3 sporting FES version! Big day for Schempp-Hirth . www.schempp-hirth.com for a few Pictures Happy New Year to Everyone
December 27th 17 05:13 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Pawnee landing gear shocks by Larry Ruggiero
Hello all. I manage our club’s 235hp Pawnee and am about to dive into servicing its gear shocks. Ours is a non-bungee gear, just has the massive air-oil shocks, one of which appears to be “flat”; it doesn’t move on landing or during taxi. Hopefully it’s just lost its air charge. But just...
December 27th 17 04:04 PM
by Larry Ruggiero Go to last post
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Merry Christmas To All! by Dan Marotta
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December 26th 17 02:42 AM
by Tom BravoMike Go to last post
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Soaring Schools by John Foster
Is there a general consensus on which schools are regarded as the "best" for glider training? I realize this is difficult to compare, as there are lots of good instructors all over the place, but if someone were interested in taking a block of time off and going somewhere to learn how to fly...
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December 25th 17 10:55 PM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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Schweizer 1-26 question by [email protected]
Back in the early 1960s my Dad attended the Schweizer Soaring School in Elmira, NY earning his glider rating as well as his A and B Badges. We were on our family vacation and I was just a tike but remember the field being busy with gliders coming and going. What made this especially fun was that...
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December 25th 17 08:49 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Soaring Video Archive on YouTube by David Hart
Hello, I've started a channel for my soaring videos he https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbamLikeF6AKs3rUVNfxdOg/playlists These are 100% unedited, straight out of the GoPro. So you might want to scrub through the LONG SHOTS for the interesting bits. The video titles describe the location...
December 25th 17 05:24 PM
by David Hart Go to last post
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Compare Polars by Whiskey Charlie
Was just thinking it would be fun if there was a website (or software) that you could overlap polars of multiple gliders at the same time to compare them? Does this exist? Thanks! WC
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December 25th 17 09:03 AM
by Tango Whisky Go to last post
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Akaflieg Karlsruhe AK-X updates? by Jonathan St. Cloud
Anyone know how the Has anyone seen the Akaflieg Karlsruhe AK-X is coming along? Looked like a very interesting project.
December 24th 17 04:09 PM
by teck48[_2_] Go to last post
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Wind Gradient by Dan Marotta
Sixty-two knots on downwind, 23 knots at the surface.* I started my base turn while the intended touchdown point was still in front of me and it worked out just right. I learned that my ClearNav gets confused when presented with a 2 kt ground speed.* A very interesting day over all. -- Dan,...
December 24th 17 05:16 AM
by AS Go to last post
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Dennis Tito's flight by [email protected]
Anybody else notice Dennis Tito and Morgan Sandercock pulling off a 15 hour, 33 minute 2,620.6 km flight on 12/20 in Argentina? 168.5 km/h average speed at altitudes up to 26,500 msl. Longest flight I have heard of in at least ten years (but I could be wrong.) Self launched in the jet powered Arcus...
December 24th 17 04:37 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Death of the 13.5m class? by Paul T[_4_]
http://www.spr.aero/wcc-main-news/e-concept-rules-for-electric- gliders.aspx
December 23rd 17 08:25 PM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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IS28 B2 Romanian Made Glider Spares requirement. by Principal Secretary Cad
Dear All Concern of Gliding world We are having active gliding activity at Jharkhand in INDIA.In our fleet 3 Motorgliders and 2 Gliders are availiable for flying and soaring activity on hilly area around the Glderodrome. We have 1 IS28 B2 Romanian Glider in our fleet from last 35 years. The...
December 23rd 17 05:37 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Cramping and Stiffness by Robert Seccombe
raxy recently commented, "I once developed cramp in flight. It was extremely painful since I could not move in a way to relieve it." I have been planning on asking what methods are used to avoid and deal with stiffness and cramping while flying in such close quarters. It used to be all I had to...
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December 23rd 17 01:15 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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"Cosim" Variometer (sensitive rate of climb indicator) by [email protected]
I have a NOS COSIM Variometer for sailplane, gliders and it was manufactured by Cobb-Slater Instrument CO., LTD., Matlock, England in the 1940 and 1960. It's a pellet type of indicator in a bakelite brown enclosure, it measuring unit is ft/sec, a red pellet for downward and a green pellet for...
December 22nd 17 02:36 PM
by Retting Go to last post
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Soaring in Slovenia by [email protected]
We're planning a trip this summer to Slovenia, and I would like to find a club or commercial glider port where I could spend 2-3 days soaring. I have a glider rating in the U.S. and have flown a couple times in Germany at DASSU (Great place, by the way!). Based on my experience in Germany, I assume...
December 21st 17 11:51 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Wave over Appalachian ridge 19 December by Fox Sierra
Beautiful images of wave over the ridge yesterday. 1 km resolution from GOES16 at http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=loop_of_the_day/goes-16/20171219000000&number_of_images_to_display=125&loop_speed_ms=80 Did anybody fly it? Fernando Silva “FS”
December 21st 17 04:39 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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How does sun heat the air? by [email protected]
The sun shines down through the atmosphere, hits things on the ground, the things on the ground get hot, and then the hot things on the ground heat the air? Sun light passing through the air does not heat the air at all? Heats the air some but not much? If the air is transparent to solar energy,...
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December 21st 17 05:10 AM
by BobW Go to last post
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Glider cockpit size by [email protected]
I had exact same problem. I ‘tried’ on many gliders (I am 180). In szd-55 I could not close the canopy. I fit comfortably in dg-300 (which I ended up buying) and I fit less comfortably in LS-4. Aside from the size dg-300 is a dream... S
December 21st 17 12:05 AM
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Glider cockpit size by [email protected]
On Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:30:09 PM UTC-5, Steve Muhli wrote: Hi, New to this forum, thought I 'd pose a question..... I have a glider rating from years ago, I was wondering if anyone can suggest a list of gliders that are more "roomy" inside since I am 6'4" . I am planning on...
December 20th 17 11:58 PM
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Arcus vs by [email protected]
Hi, How does Arcus compare (any and all aspects) to other modern two seaters? Does anyone have any experience with Arcus EL? S
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December 20th 17 11:20 PM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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