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Soaring on Mars by puffnfresh
Given the lesser density of air on Mars what would be the glide ratio of a PW-5 starting at an altitude of say 5000 feet? (lesser gravity, too) Is it worth book a trip in next few years?
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September 3rd 03 11:24 AM
by Mike Borgelt Go to last post
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Any glider diaries? by Hilton
Hi, Just wondering if there are any (good) diaries on the web written by people who have got their glider rating. FWIW: I am a CFI-A/I/M and am looking to add a glider rating to my Commercial and perhaps CFI. It sure looks like a ton of fun - anyone written up their training on a per flight...
September 3rd 03 07:11 AM
by Hilton Go to last post
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iPAQ h2210/h2215 Review by Paul Remde
Hi, I recently received my new iPAQ h2215 Pocket PC. I bought it for 2 reasons. I wanted to test Glide Navigator II with the new "Windows Mobile 2003" operating system, and I wanted to check out the connector to see if it is the same as the one found on existing iPAQs. The iPAQ h2210 is...
September 3rd 03 03:45 AM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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CAI GPS-NAV model 10 display repairs in US by Jonathan Gere
My display has a blank screen, but the logger and the on/off button on the display are still working. Anyone been able to get one back from repair recently? Jonathan Gere
September 2nd 03 07:20 PM
by John Morgan Go to last post
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I fly the Carat Motorglider by David Bingham
Hi Gang I had not expected to be offered the opportunity to fly the first Carat delivered in the US. But I did today and I really liked what I found. This is my report. Supposing you wanted to come up with a wish list of the characteristics of an ideal self powered glider for use from the...
September 2nd 03 06:06 PM
by David Bingham Go to last post
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Schweizer 1-20 project update by Guy Byars
Covering has begun on the Schweizer 1-20 project! Check out the photos at: http://www.gfbyars.com/SGU1-20/index.html Guy Byars
September 2nd 03 04:36 PM
by Hank Nixon Go to last post
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PW-5 in the trees by JJ Sinclair
I heard a PW-5 crashed on Gun-Sight ridge (Montague, Ca) on Saturday and the piolt walked away. Any more info on this accident? Got more poop. Pilot stalled and spun into trees, slid down branches and landed upright between tree and stump. I'm told the pilot was in better shape than those who...
September 2nd 03 03:25 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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Drag Chute Deployed ? by JJ Sinclair
NTSB is reporting a fatal accident where a Salto was seen with drag chute deployed on July 19, 2003. Anyone have more details on this accident? http://www.ntsb.gov/NTSB/Month.asp JJ Sinclair
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September 2nd 03 01:52 PM
by Chris Go to last post
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Announcing WingX for the Pocket PC by Hilton Software LLC
Hi everyone, Hilton Software has spent over a year developing WingX. Earlier this week, we announced general availability of the product. "WingX is a Microsoft Pocket PC application designed by pilots for pilots. WingX was designed from the ground up using the latest .NET technology...
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September 2nd 03 10:12 AM
by Hilton Software Go to last post
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Potential danger? (was Where are the flight instructors?) by Eric Greenwell
In article , crwdog69 @hotmail.com says... Sean Tucker and Wayne Handley might disagree. Neither have "the proper ratings." The insurance companies and the FAA cares not even a whit. Excellent point. These people actually charge money...
September 2nd 03 04:49 AM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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Tow Rope Freindly Fences by John Spargo
Tow rope friendly fences We have a fence at the end of our runway that keeps our neighbors (Riding School) horses out of the airfield. Occasionally the tow plane pilot snags the fence with the rope, which winds round at least one, and sometimes more strands of barbed wire- resulting in a broken...
September 2nd 03 04:17 AM
by BTIZ Go to last post
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Now you know the rest of the story............ by spektr
I saw this on rec.av.rotorcraft. The guy was looking for info on how to buy helicopter wreckage for spare parts............ lifted from RAR............... I don't think that the crash was all that bad. It occurred at about 100 feet when a glider tow pilot crashed into the back of it during...
September 1st 03 11:42 PM
by BTIZ Go to last post
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Region 6 South Contest (USA) by BMacLean
Include a flashlight with that book. Some retrieves are long! (Experience speaking.) Barb "Ray Lovinggood" wrote in message ... The weather for the Region 6 South contest, held last week at the Caesar Creek...
September 1st 03 08:37 PM
by BMacLean Go to last post
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Handheld alternative to installed radio by DGRTEK
Simply explained, I connected my ICOM A5 with the headset adapter plug to a Powered Radio Shack 8 ohm speaker, plugged in a Telex Microphone, turned down the Side Tone function and powered the set up with the ships 12 volt. I hook into the ships antenna. Since I fly different club ships, this is...
September 1st 03 07:16 PM
by DGRTEK Go to last post
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Question of the day by JJ Sinclair
My sailplane always turns to the left. Can I adjust the left aileron down a bit to make it fly straight? JJ Sinclair
September 1st 03 02:04 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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Declaring a free distance fight by Basil Fairston
Rules for the UK750km diploma are the same as for diamond distance (with the exception of the distance of course) so you can use 3 TPs declared before flight and turned in any order or not at all and finish anywhere. (In Laws and Rules). Free distance and free out and return are only for records. ...
September 1st 03 08:27 AM
by Basil Fairston Go to last post
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Current standings in the 2002 r.a.s. League by Dr. Guenther Eichhorn
This is a collection of flights submitted by the pilots on an honour basis. Up to four flights count for the standings.p It can be accessed at a href="http://acro.harvard.edu//LEAGUE/ras_league.html"http://acro.harvard.edu//LEAGUE/ras_league.html/ap Following are all the flights currently...
September 1st 03 07:48 AM
by Dr. Guenther Eichhorn Go to last post
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K-13 TO k-7 elevator by Vassilios Mazis
hello all, I am thinking of replacing a K-7 elevator and possible the whole horizontal stab + elevator with one from a K-13. I guess I will be asking Scleicher if such action is approved, but are there any oppinions out there about it ? has it been done before ? incidentally, can you do the...
August 31st 03 07:25 PM
by Dave Martin Go to last post
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Seeking Partners for Minden Based Glider by Don Johnson
HI, My name is Don Johnson and I live in Reno, NV. I am looking for 2 or possibly 3 responsible people with whom to form a partnership and purchase a glider to be based in Minden, NV, USA. I'm thinking that if each of the partners kicked in approximately eight to twelve thousand US dollars...
August 31st 03 07:20 PM
by Don Johnson Go to last post
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pilot weight and gliding by John Lee
Goneill wrote As a single seater consider the Lak 12 ,a bear to rig if you don't have the rigging gear but is a huge cockpit and a max placarded weight 140kg - 150kg without tailballast.and 50/1 ld I would guess you do not have much experience/knowledge of the LAK 12. It is not 'a bear to...
August 31st 03 06:53 PM
by JohnH Go to last post
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