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GPS Interference Testing by Eric Bick (ZN7)
Everyone out west seen this NOTAM re GPS interference testing. Covers most of the western US - NoCal and SoCal soaring sites, OR, Nephi, Parowan, other - and continues throughout June on selected dates. https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2016/Jun/CHLK_16-08_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf
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July 10th 16 05:36 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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PW-5 contest Littlefield Texas August 18 -22, 2016 by [email protected]
We have a plan to be racing PW-5s in Littlefield Texas on 18 to 22 August 2016. Littlefield is one of the few places in the world to combine high desert, big air, soaring with very landable terrain. If the weather is on, 6 to 12 knot thermals to 9 to 15 thousand feet are common. The land around...
July 10th 16 03:45 AM
by JE[_2_] Go to last post
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For Sale - Cobra 15m Trailer by [email protected]
Hi John, Thank you. I'm interested in your trailer. Can you tell me where you're located? Thank you, Eric Woudenberg New Hampshire 609 933 2271
July 9th 16 08:35 PM
by John Carlyle Go to last post
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Tail dolly for ASW-28 27? 29? by Discus 44
My Tail Dolly suffered being run over last week and was fairly well destroyed. Any one out there with a dolly for sale that would work for this ship? Tom
July 8th 16 05:16 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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LX-Nav S80 settings by Mark628CA
I just installed an LX-Nav S80 and remote stick controller, and while I am mostly impressed with the hardware, the operating manual is sorely lacking in many areas. When trying to enter the value for ballast weight, you have a choice between overload, weight, lb/sqft and kg/m2. Absolutely no...
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July 8th 16 08:11 AM
by Per Carlin Go to last post
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AIR Glide S by krasw
I recently found some interesting articles concerning AIR Glide S and it's inertial platform in particular....
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July 7th 16 06:42 AM
by George Haeh Go to last post
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Frigatebird soars for weeks without landing by son_of_flubber
The orginal paper published 74 1 JULY 2016 • VOL 353 ISSUE 6294 sciencemag.org SCIENCE has a lot more information. For example, their observed L/D was 23.6-19.1 between 500-700 m, but 14.3-11.7 at higher altitudes. I'm still trying to figure out how they stay aloft at night. A Tasty...
July 7th 16 12:34 AM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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Frigatebird soars for weeks without landing by [email protected]
OK- I see your Frigatebird's "weeks" in the air and raise you the Alpine Swift at 200 days aloft. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/9-birds-that-set-records-for-their-amazing-flights/longest-time-spent
July 6th 16 08:10 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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Grob 103 Canopy release failure by Duster
Our club Grob 103 Twin III canopy lock/unlock mechanism (front seat) failed on the ground when someone tried to open it. Upon close inspection, one of the 2 hidden bolts closest to the handle had gradually been cut through by the lever action to the breaking point. Though we found a way to replace...
July 6th 16 04:58 PM
by Duster Go to last post
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Contest scoring question by Gary Adams
Glider racing pilots (and fans) a question on contest scoring: Remote vs On site. Advantage vs. disadvantage? Planning for a regional next year and looking for input from outside the "After we fly, beer in hand" opinions. Gary Adams 'GB'
July 6th 16 09:57 AM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Frigatebird soars for weeks without landing by Bret Hess
I also heard this on the news and was floored. Two months in the air. Ocean birds that can't rest on the water...so no landouts.
July 6th 16 07:38 AM
by Bret Hess Go to last post
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I have always used Simtec's 4981 white patching paste to repair small dings and minor cosmetic divots. However I use such small amounts over long periods of time, nearly the entire quart eventually turns to rubber and has to be trashed. I am looking for a lower quantity solution to avoid wasting...
July 5th 16 10:10 PM
by Steve Koerner Go to last post
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IVSM sailplane registration July 9 - 16, 2016 by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas
i arrived on top of Harris Hill last evening from Marfa, Texas with my ASK-13, a bit ahead of schedule so now I can properly enjoy our National Soaring Museum and tour the beautiful Fingerlakes region of western New York state. Suddenly remembering decades of personal memories of Harris Hill...
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Region 1 Contest enjoys great weather! by Soartech
The SSA Region 1 contest is being held this past weekend and next weekend. The practice day was Friday. The weather all 3 days was perfect with temps in the 80s, dry air, light winds and high cloudbases! See the results at http://www.ssa.org/Contests?cid=2346&display=results Weather forecast also...
July 5th 16 01:31 PM
by Roy Bourgeois[_5_] Go to last post
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Scheibe SF34 Flight Manual; -english version? by Sauli Salmela
Hello Can You anybody tell where I can find a english version of Scheibe SF34 B Gliders; Flight & Repair & Maintenance Manual. We just a buy this plane from Germany and with a plane follow the original Germany -version. Here Finland officially it's English, Swedish or Finnish version. Should by...
July 5th 16 10:48 AM
by Greg_P Go to last post
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Libelle 201 canopy by [email protected]
I have a Libelle 201B that needs a new canopy. The canopy I have has too many large cracks in it. With or without the frame. I am willing to travel to pick it up or see it. Thank you Robert Bell
July 4th 16 02:03 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Paint for trailer by Colin Roney
GRP trailer (Lak12) needs repainting. Just completed the rubbing down and general preparation and now in need of advice as to the best stuff to paint it with. Nothing flashy but just good quality paint.
July 4th 16 11:34 AM
by Colin Roney Go to last post
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80mm mechanical vario wanted by Frank Whiteley
Mile High Gliding, 303-527-1122, needs an 80mm mechanical vario. Make and scale not important.
July 4th 16 05:45 AM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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"Boulder Group" going to Nephi, UT by Boise Pilot
Looking for a contact with someone who has information regarding a group from the Boulder, CO area planning on going to Nephi, UT in the next few weeks. Would like to know the dates of their trip and how many gliders and tow planes. Thanks Tom Boise, ID
July 4th 16 12:11 AM
by Boise Pilot Go to last post
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Blanik L23 Pneumatic Strut Part Needed by Six-Seven
This is a long shot. Our nitrogen filled pneumatic gear strut (shock absorber) on a Blanik L23 is flat. It appears that the fill valve is defective. Blanik America says that the factory is on summer vacation and it will be weeks to get the part we need. Here is a picture of the part in...
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July 2nd 16 09:14 PM
by Stephen Damon Go to last post
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