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Replacing tow release cable on Discus CS by Hartley Falbaum[_2_]
Our Club's Discus CS frayed 3 strands of the tow release cable. I replaced that part and we're OK for now. We have a nose hook and no CG hook. I'd like to replace the whole cable. The path is convoluted and goes over one pulley that I can see after removing the cover of the front (back when looking...
November 8th 17 04:05 PM
by Scott Williams Go to last post
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What is with XC Skies? by [email protected]
I am experiencing the same issue ... bought a subscription, money was taken from my card, but subscription wasn't renewed ... and so no access to the service. I have been a client for 5 years now, this is the first time it has failed ... but my emails to support are never answered. Sadly...
November 7th 17 06:32 PM
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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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November 7th 17 07:43 AM
by jfitch Go to last post
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FLARM update 6.42 November 6, 2017 by JS[_5_]
Version 6.42 Published 06 November 2017 Platforms All PowerFLARM- and Classic FLARM-based devices Build 1f59603 Expiration Not operational after 31 October 2019 Changes since 6.41 Fixes  PowerFLARM: Fixed an issue with vertical suppression of ADS-B targets  PowerFLARM Portable: Fixed an issue...
November 7th 17 06:08 AM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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Transceiver Troubleshooting Guide by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
I get one question a lot, to wit, "My radio isn't working! WHAT DO I DO NOW????" So I put together a simple "things to look for" guide to troubleshooting your transceiver woes. Find it here http://aviation.derosaweb.net/presentations/ Let me know if you have things that could enhance this...
November 7th 17 03:33 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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real world ac 5m performance? by [email protected]
Looking to purchase a 5m but not sure of high enough performance. anyone with some hours on one. thanks chris
November 5th 17 10:42 PM
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RAFGSA Bicester by [email protected]
On Friday, January 17, 2003 12:37:23 AM UTC+1, Whitson Bush wrote: Just wondering how many of us have flown at Bicester and when. I flew at Bicester during my service and I had a bad accident with a winch cable. Thanks to an American Airman I am here to tell the tale. BJ
November 5th 17 09:18 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Prestine Becker 4201 Radio by Craig Lowrie
A late model, removed from a glider which has flown for less than 20 hours from new. Contact me and I can email photos. You won't find a better example out there... Craig Lowrie (UK)
November 5th 17 06:07 PM
by LongJourney Go to last post
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TOW PLANE Accident by Richard Garrity
Skyline Soaring Club has suffered a tragic loss of a member in the crash of our tow plane. The accident occurred on October 7th while towing an ASK21.. The glider released at very low altitude and returned safely to the airport. The NTSB is investigating and factual information is shown on their...
November 5th 17 07:01 AM
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Pellet variometer by [email protected]
You can make one easily using a low-flow pellet rotameter -- lots are commercially available. If you just want up you only need one.
November 5th 17 02:41 AM
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Torrey Pines by [email protected]
Nice article on the history and future of this site. http://www.lajollalight.com/news/local-news/sd-gliderport-sailplane-ucsd-growth-20170613-story.html 5Z
November 5th 17 02:40 AM
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Buying a 1-35 pros and cons? by [email protected]
Does anyone have any inside info on the pros / cons of buying a 1-35. I am interested in learning cross country. I am mostly looking to hear from any current or former 1-35 owners. Thanks, Tim W
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November 5th 17 02:32 AM
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Polar diagrams and L/D by Jim[_33_]
I sure need help here. As far as I understand polar diagrams the airspeed axis is for indicated airspeed, not true airspeed. This certainly makes sense. BUT, I have also come to understand that an estimate of L/D for a given airspeed can be obtained by dividing a given airspeed on the polar...
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November 5th 17 02:12 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Discus B instrument panel template by [email protected]
Ladies and gents, If anyone happens to have a .pdf .jpg .dxf or pretty much .anything format of a Discus B panel (or Ventus B/C) it would be most appreciated. Email to Charlie Juliet Lima Seven Six @me.com or the email in my username. Thank you! Casey.
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November 5th 17 02:01 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Hannes Linke by Michael Opitz
Just got sad news from Ralph Kolstad that Hannes Linke passed away in his sleep on 10/26. He did a lot for soaring in the USA. RIP.....
November 4th 17 09:13 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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My September 2017 visit to GP Gliders by [email protected]
My September 2017 visit to GP Gliders: Poland is a beautiful country, especially in early September. The purpose of this trip was to meet CEO Jerzy Peszke and tour the GP Gliders facility. The operation recently moved to Korczyna (2.5 miles NW of Krosno). The original airport building was too...
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November 4th 17 03:34 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Wanted: Friendly Single-Seater for PSU Soaring Club by Phil Chidekel
Hey All, The Penn State Soaring club is searching for a friendly single-seater for our club members to fly. Currently, we lease an ASK-13 from Tom Knauff and Doris Grove, and the Collegiate Soaring Association lends us a Russia AC-4C and a 2-33 project (currently being restored by our club members...
November 4th 17 01:04 AM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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SSA Sailplane Directory by Frank Whiteley
Would a few of you see if you can get to the login page for the SSA Sailplane Directory? ssa.orgMember Resources menu. It goes to a landing page with two links to the login page. No need to log in, just need to see if there are any fails at reaching the login page. Really only need to hear...
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November 3rd 17 02:01 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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SSA online contest registration not working? by Dave Nadler
Anybody used SSA online contest registration recently? Monday I tried to register for a contest, and after filling in the info and pressing "submit", I got a blank page (tried repeatedly). Sent an email to webmaster and received no response (couple days now). I'm using Firefox on Windows 10...
November 2nd 17 11:39 PM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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Discus b versus Discus CS by [email protected]
I've read that the Discus b and Discus CS are "identical" except that the CS is manufactured under license in Czech Republic. Both are, of course, available in the used-glider-market. Are there any differences in reliability, manufacturing qualty, etc that would favor one over the other? Tom
November 2nd 17 09:12 PM
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