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WANTED Grob 103 Twin II rear canopy--Blue tint by RV 6 Driver
My club is looking for a new rear canopy for our Grob 103 Twin II with blue tint. Lead time from Germany is 16 weeks. Hoping somebody has one here in the States that they would be willing to part with. Anybody?
May 30th 18 01:42 AM
by RV 6 Driver Go to last post
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Aileron "tuning" or "trimming" by [email protected]
Hi all, I have a PW-5 that requires side pressure on the stick at all times to correct a tendency to bank to the right. More pronounced at higher speeds, of course. Wing tape helps a little but doesn't eliminate it. But there is a visible tiny difference in aileron position from one side to the...
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May 29th 18 07:37 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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Radios for free! by Terry Slater
I have 1 Filser ATR500 panel mount and 1 ICOM A22E handheld free to a good home, preferably for a youth gliding group. You pay the shipping from the UK. Both units are serviceable, removed from use as we now have 8.33 KHz channel spacing in Europe. Terry Slater
May 29th 18 05:29 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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GPS vs Gliding Computer by Mike Reid
Right after I win the lottery, I'm going to buy a Stemme. I've never flown a glider with either a GPS unit or a gliding computer, and I see that the Stemme comes with both. What do you get with one that you don't get with the other, and vice versa? Any information would be appreciated. Mike
May 28th 18 11:33 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Durango, CO by [email protected]
Is the glider port still active in Durango Colorado? Asking for someone traveling through there next month who wants to get a ride
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May 28th 18 07:18 PM
by Bob T Go to last post
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MicroAir Radio problems... by Steve Hill
A couple of years ago I purchased a brand new MicroAir 760 tranceiver. I kept it in the box, planning on exchanging it, as my trusty old Dittel FSG60m was starting to make funny noises and not quite act right...When the Dittel finally gave up the ghost one day, I set to installing the MicroAir. My...
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May 28th 18 06:47 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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Weight of D steel 02 cylinder Schliecher by Jonathan St. Cloud
Was wondering if anyone knew the approximate weight of tehnD size steel 02cylinders that are used in Schliecher gliders? Thanks
May 27th 18 08:23 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Replacement Convex O2 Cylinder by [email protected]
I took my steel O2 bottle from a PIK 20B to be tested and refilled, somehow it got lost in the process. They did give me a new bottle after five months of looking for it. However it doesn't quite fit the built in fuselage tunnel on the PIK correctly. The original bottle had a convex bottom and...
May 27th 18 06:37 AM
by Darryl Ramm Go to last post
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sunlight readable iphone by [email protected]
Does anyone have any data on whether the iPhone X OLED screen will be more sunlight readable than previous iPhones? The brightness spec looks the same (625cd/m2), but I see no data on the screen reflectance.
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May 27th 18 05:48 AM
by jfitch Go to last post
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Mackay, Idaho regatta 2018 by Boise Pilot
Due to last minute cancellations we have one possible two spaces open for gliders needing tows. The regatta's first day of towing is July 23 and the last day is Aug. 5. This is mountain and valley flying. No ballast. On non flying days there is biking, fishing, hiking. Airport is just under...
May 26th 18 08:13 PM
by Boise Pilot Go to last post
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Birds do it too... by WB
Interesting article at The Scientist. Parallels between behavior of soaring birds and soaring pilots (I almost wrote "soaring humans";). original...
May 26th 18 07:42 PM
by Matt Herron Jr. Go to last post
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FS: Mountain High O2 transfill equipment by kenward1000
Mountain High equipment used for one safari to Bishop, CA, where I had to bring my own big oxygen tank. Paid over $600, asking $500. Excellent condition. Located in San Jose, CA. Will package, shipping costs dependent on buyer location. 1....
May 26th 18 07:08 PM
by kenward1000 Go to last post
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Pitot system - odd event by Del Jensen
On tow the other day the airspeed indicator jammed and the digital airspeed read about 20kts too high. When I got down the digital airspeed was 30kts with the glider stopped, and turning off the unit (S80) and re-initialing the tas read 30kts. Upon examination the diaphragm was found to be...
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May 25th 18 10:35 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A Simple Question About LiFePO4 Batteries by [email protected]
Not to start another chapter in "Battery Wars" but I have a simple question about "drop in" LiFePO4 battery replacements for SLA batteries in gliders. For years, I've used an SLA battery with the same footprint as the common glider size of 7Ah to 9Ah--i.e., 5.95" x 2.56"--except a little...
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May 25th 18 04:27 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Soaring not compatible with modern society? by [email protected]
I'm wondering how much the modern reluctance to land out and desire for collision avoidance technology is driven by an underlying fear that if society knew about soaring, society would ban it. Granted no one wants to die or have anyone else die but we've been recreational flying for 100 years and...
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May 25th 18 01:08 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Flying in Europe by [email protected]
Which countries will allow a US Glider rated pilot to fly solo without additional paperwork? Thanks In Advance -Howie
May 24th 18 03:58 PM
by Craig Funston[_3_] Go to last post
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Landing with reduced airbrake by Richard McLean[_2_]
Hi guys, Our club is having a discussion about the merits of reducing airbrake on short final (well before the flare) in order to reduce the rate of descent on the last part of finals - in particular after using full airbrake to correct an overshoot i.e. you are still overshooting but reduce...
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May 24th 18 06:25 AM
by Richard McLean[_2_] Go to last post
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Soaring Spot by Jonathan St. Cloud
Just curious why US contests don't use Soaring Spot?
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May 23rd 18 06:24 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
13 102
InReach Usage, SAR Insurance Plans by John Carlyle
I found a great site from a paraglider pilot explaining how he uses his InReach in back-country flying: https://www.cloudbasemayhem.com/garmin-inreach-best-practices-for-adventurers/ In my opinion it explains all the important usage information much better than does Garmin. Point 6 in his...
May 23rd 18 02:35 PM
by 6X Go to last post
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Glide computer in certified glider by Wade G
In short, What is required to install a non-TSO’d moving map flight computer IN the panel of my certified glider? A 337 mess? WG
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May 23rd 18 05:24 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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