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Winch dangers in general by Bob Johnson
It wouldn't hurt to repeat this message also -- any location thinking of going to a winch operation would do well to absorb the lessons in Derek Piggott's "Ground Launches" book. This 83-page book distills over forty years of European and British winch experience. The author has had over 10,000...
March 28th 04 04:01 AM
by Bob Johnson Go to last post
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Grob Self Launch by R.W. Carpenter
3/27/04 1993 Grob G103C Twin III SL (Self Launch) All Over White with Blue Stripe (Was repainted in 1995 as factory paint had some flaws) Total time - 222.0 hrs Engine Time - 61.4 hrs Rotax 505A Last Annual - 9/3/03
March 28th 04 03:00 AM
by BTIZ Go to last post
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Winching - Cable danger. by W.J. \(Bill\) Dean \(U.K.\).
In discussions about winch design and construction, I think not enough attention has been given to protecting the driver from the cable. This is a report about one accident (B.G.A. 1991/20): "At the top of a normal winch launch the weak link failed and a fast moving "snake" of cable fell onto the...
March 27th 04 11:51 PM
by John Firth Go to last post
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IGC File Fix for Cambridge GPS NAV? by Jim Vincent
I've hunted around but can't find the thread. Pointer appreciated. TIA.. Jim Vincent CFIG N483SZ
March 27th 04 08:03 PM
by Jim Vincent Go to last post
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Winch Physics by Bob Johnson
This has been covered in these pages before, but it may be timely to post it again in view of the coming fuel price squeeze and the increased interest in winching. This Excel spreadsheet explains mathematically why a winch system comprised of lighter linear (rope) and rotational elements...
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March 27th 04 07:33 PM
by Udo Rumpf Go to last post
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Transponder Installation in Discus A, B, CS by Rick Fuller
Has anyone in the group installed a transponder in a Discus A, B, or CS? Are there any installation pitfalls I should know about if I install a Microair 2000? I've read recent articles in Soaring mag and would like to know specific issues for the Discus. Any optimal antenna locations? Any power...
March 27th 04 11:13 AM
by Rick Fuller Go to last post
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Twin Astir N159SS by bumper
If anyone has contact info on the following glider, please have them contact me directly at: (change netto to net) - - thanks Owner is listed as: Security Aviation P.O. Box 940 Water Mill
March 27th 04 07:40 AM
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FS Cambridge CAV-II by WDM
FS: Cambridge CAV-II $250 USD It is presently installed and working great. I just need a mechanical vario for back up instead of an electric vario. I will consider trades for a good 80mm Winter Vario. Wells email address: (remove SOAR from address)
March 27th 04 01:55 AM
by Chip Fitzpatrick Go to last post
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Winpilot, Arrival Altitude vs McReady setting ? by JVAS
When running Winpilot (ADV) on my IPAQ - Changing the McReady setting affects only the Arrival altitude on my Home airport or on my final glide airport, while when running Winpilot XP on my PC, changing the McReady setting affects the Arrival Altitude on all airports shown in the map. Why this...
March 27th 04 12:06 AM
by Jim Kelly Go to last post
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Property Tax on gliders in California? by Mark Navarre
Have received a letter from the tax assessor requesting location and value info on my glider for the purpose of property tax assessment. I am curious, why now? Since I have owned the glider almost 5 years already, I wonder if it took that long for the County/State to catch up on the paperwork. The...
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March 26th 04 11:07 PM
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The badge lady fired! by Mitch
After a quick conversation with the SSA office this afternoon, I asked where Arleen was. The answer I recieved was "She was let go"... Anyone know what's going on here? Arleen was the best. -Mitch
March 26th 04 09:56 PM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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new computer problems by Dan Rihn
I recently got a new laptop that doesn't have a com port. How can I communicate with my Volkslogger using the USB port? I have a USB cable that has a com port end on it but I can't get the VL to use the USB port. Thanks Dan Rihn
March 26th 04 01:53 PM
by Jim Vincent Go to last post
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Sugarbush XC/Racing Experience by Doug Jacobs
All We're announcing a cross country/racing camp to be held at Sugarbush in Vermont prior to and including the Region 1 competition for anybody anxious to hone their skills in these areas in a user friendly, professionally run environment. For details, log on to www.sugarbushsoaring.com and read...
March 26th 04 12:16 AM
by Chip Bearden Go to last post
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Vernal Equinox by John Shelton
Today, in celebration of the arrival of the Vernal Equinox, I am going to make a sacrifice in a pagan rite that goes back into prehistoric times. I have chosen for the sacrificial victims a steer and a potato (hamburger and fries). Tomorrow, I am going to fly my sailplane for the first time of...
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March 26th 04 12:07 AM
by B. Iten Go to last post
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electric pump & inflatable seat cushon by Udo Rumpf
Hi all, due to premature aging, I need some help getting out of the cockpit of the ASW24. Those that fly this type of fuselage know how deep it is and it is not very easy to get out of it. I would like a small high volume (small) electric pump and an inflatable cushion that would help raise the...
March 25th 04 09:50 PM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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Volkslogger woes by Dan Rihn
Anybody have any tips on using the Volkslogger? I have found the manual to be very lacking, the three buttons very clumsy and the logic is terrible. I'm trying to up load tasksand turnpoints, and be sure that I've declared the task correctly. Whe I ask for help at the gliderport I watch others...
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March 25th 04 03:10 PM
by Dan Rihn Go to last post
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The Badge Lady gone? by Mhudson126
Someone told me that Arleen no longer works for the SSA? Any news on this? -Mitch
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March 25th 04 02:43 PM
by MikeYankee Go to last post
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Calibration LX5000-IGC by Jan Joost Bierhoff
I'd like to calibrate a LX-5000-IGC. Can someone tell where I can do this in Germany, The Netherlands or Belgium? Thanx!
March 25th 04 08:35 AM
by K.P. Termaat Go to last post
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Mobile SeeYou & Winpilot by Ian Molesworth
I find it quite surprising that quite a few people posting to the MCU forum are passing comments about dropping WinPilot in favour of MCU. From what I gather these people already own a very capable moving map and final glide calculation package in WinPilot and most will have laid out...
March 25th 04 01:07 AM
by Doug Haluza Go to last post
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US satellite photos - Mifflin County example by Jonathan Gere
http://geocities.com/jgere34/ has a link to download natural color sat photos (700kB per jpeg tile) for the US from NASA JPL. They are already in the correct unprojected form required by SeeYou. Read the hints on that page and in the SeeYou forum free satellite photos thread (www.seeyou.ws) to help...
March 25th 04 12:39 AM
by Jonathan Gere Go to last post
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