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South African Nationals 2015 12 - 21st December by [email protected]
Now in full swing,this year's South African Nationals is in its 6th day today . Speeds in excess of 170 kph over tasks of 690 km are being recorded. For the whole scoring story see Soaring Spot on: http://www.soaringspot.com/en_gb/sa-gliding-nationals-2015-welkom-airfield-2015/results Not...
December 18th 15 12:16 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Driving to Minden by Minot Moonshiners
Ok.. I've booked my flight, rental car, and hotel. I'll be driving from SFO to Minden. Choices are 50 and 88. thoughts? Looks to be about 4 and a half hours. Better than doing a 3 leg airline out there. JP
December 17th 15 06:32 PM
by Minot Moonshiners Go to last post
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Volocopter - safest aircraft in the world by Kilo-Bravo
Just an amazing development and a futuristic kind of Ultralight-Helicopter. Speeking about a new German development, an electrically powered multicopter with 18-electric motors. The craft is steered with a single joystick only.. Taking "hands off the joystick" during flight, the Volocopter VC200...
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December 17th 15 02:45 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Skew-t data from NOAA unavailable by kiwiindenver
I'm hoping somebody here might have some inside contacts to know if the NOAA Skew-t data feed (http://rucsoundings.noaa.gov ) outage is temporary or permanent. My Android skew-t app is not working because the feed is unavailable. Thanks Alan
December 16th 15 09:06 PM
by kiwiindenver Go to last post
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LS1-D by [email protected]
I am considering to buy a beautiful LS1-D. However, I have never had the chance to fly this ship, so I do not know anything about the glider regarding its flying characteristics. Unfortunately, it isn't possible to perform a test until April. Are there any people here that have experience flying...
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December 16th 15 03:20 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Wiring Diagram for Edo Aire RT-551? by Gary Emerson
If anyone has a wiring diagram for an Edo-Aire RT-551, please contact me. Thanks, Gary
December 16th 15 03:06 PM
by Six-Seven Romeo Go to last post
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radio for sale (BECKER AR3201) by Bernie B
Due to the need to swap our 25kHz radios in europe 'til '18 I offer my Becker AR3201 for sale. Unit is ok, never broken and looks like any other 3201. If you're interested send email to .
December 16th 15 12:04 AM
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Minutes of 2015 USA Rules Committee Meeting Posted by John Godfrey (QT)[_2_]
All, The minutes of the 2015 USA Rules Committee meeting have been posted on the SSA website at http://www.ssa.org/files/member/2015_Rules_Meeting_Minutes.pdf . http://www.ssa.org/files/member/2015_Rules_Meeting_Minutes.pdf SSA.org Sailplane Racing Contest Rules and Process 2016 Season...
December 15th 15 11:10 PM
by John Cochrane[_3_] Go to last post
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Nimbus 2 load factor limits? by Surge
Does anyone know what the load factor limits are for the Nimbus 2? It's not stated in the manufacturer's manual which I find rather strange. Surely these limits would have been measured and verified during type certification? Searching the Internet didn't reveal anything either and it seems that...
December 15th 15 08:16 PM
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No interest in controls for disabled pilots? by Beynes_Pilot
Some weeks ago, I posted a message here about a EASA-certified modification kit to allow disabled pilots to fly the Pegase without using the rudder pedals. AFAIK, this is the only certified aftermarket device of this kind This kit has been ordered and delivered to 10 clubs or or individuals in...
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December 15th 15 07:12 PM
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What our friends did on a weak day in Mamibia by [email protected]
December 15th 15 01:35 PM
by Surge Go to last post
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Which 18m FES sailplane to buy? by [email protected]
I'm considering the purchase of an 18m FES equipped sailplane, and would like to hear thoughts and opinions about the various options available. I'm seeking a cross country machine with long legs and a highly reliable sustainer. An 18m FES sailplane should fit that requirement nicely. I'm a...
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December 14th 15 06:58 PM
by Soartech Go to last post
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Winter Care by Ron Gleason
For many or most of us, winter is here and the gliders are parked for a number of months. I have removed every battery from the cockpit, put mouse poison in the trailer and taken out anything that should not freeze (waxes, plexi-glass cleaners etc). What is the best way store glider batteries,...
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December 14th 15 06:16 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Friends Passing This Week in California - Gene Winkler, Les King by CindyB[_2_]
USA Region 12 members might like to know of the passing of two good friends to soaring this week. Gene Winkler of Santa Barbara left three children and a legacy of service to soaring. Gene built his home, homes or additions for others, and rebuilt various mechanical things, gliders, winches and...
December 13th 15 07:41 PM
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South African Nationals 2015 by Peter Wyld[_2_]
The South African National gliding competition 2015 started today,results can be found here - http://tinyurl.com/Sanats2015
December 13th 15 07:14 PM
by Peter Wyld[_2_] Go to last post
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'Canopy Wire Deflector Bars' - Past experience and current thinking by son_of_flubber
I found a few mentions of Canopy Wire Deflector Bars in the RAS Archives. One said that the deflectors were mandatory in the Netherlands. What has been experience and what is current thinking? Links and search terms appreciated as I could not find much with initial google search. Temporary...
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December 13th 15 02:03 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Lots of instruments for sale from a Stemme S-10VT by [email protected]
Hi Guys, I am doing a major panel upgrade on my Stemme S10-VT and am selling a bunch of instruments. Some are new, some not so new but all in like new condition. My Stemme was built in 1999: - S7 Speed to fly Variometer SN 00592-Connection cable, V7 PDA - MiniMap D. Purchased June 2015 - Price paid...
December 13th 15 01:46 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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IGC file viewer by Richard Brisbourne
This is an announcement of a new free web-based viewer for IGC files- you can find it at http://http://glidingweb.org/IgcWebview/. It was developed in the UK by Alistair M Green and Richard Brisbourne. It's designed to work on just about any browser or operating system down to Android phones-...
December 12th 15 04:54 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Double-wall Canopy mod to eliminate frost by Chris Kinnaman
Two, possibly three years ago, I read an article in one of the gliding mags detailing the attachment of a plexi or lexan sheet to the inside of a canopy, creating an air space which would be warmed by solar radiation thus preventing frost during cold-weather high-altitude flights. Trouble is,...
December 12th 15 04:52 AM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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13.5 Meter class by Gerry Simpson
Is there any movement or momentum to have a 13.5 meter class in the U.S. or will they be simply confined to the Sports Class for competition.
December 11th 15 03:47 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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