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Suggestion: wind energy will make gliders cheaper by RichardFreytag
Sailplane designers, Modern wind turbine blades are strikingly similar to glider wings. They are now now coming out in sizes approaching 50 meters. The market expansion for wind energy is expected to grow rapidly. The ensuing economies of scale from mass produced wind turbine blades just...
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April 24th 10 06:37 AM
by paulmartin483 Go to last post
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DG-300 or LS-3? by noel.wade
I appreciate the responses. But just to keep these posts from wandering off into "buying your first glider" territory: 1) I've already owned 2 gliders. 2) The DG has a mid-80's metal-top Cobra trailer. The LS has a late-80's/early-90's fiberglass Komet trailer. Slight nod goes to the Komet,...
April 24th 10 05:56 AM
by noel.wade Go to last post
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General Flight Experience - Just Wondering by Bob Whelan[_3_]
A recent conversation with an experienced glider pilot/flight instructor got me to wondering... I know of one CFIG/FBO who - when he got into the CFIG activity years ago - admitted to several years of 800 hours/year in rides and instruction...in Ohio! I know roughly how many annual hours...
April 24th 10 04:13 AM
by Grider Pirate Go to last post
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FS MH A-1 EDS O2 System by [email protected][_2_]
Model A-1, XCR regulator, Bottle(aluminum) is 180 L/6.35 cu. ft' $400.00
April 23rd 10 02:21 PM
by [email protected][_2_] Go to last post
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Bmapper Map Capture by Dave White
I've tried several times to capture a map of north Texas from SeeYou by carefully following the directions contained in Bmapper. However, all I get is a blank screen in Bmapper when I select what appears to be a successfully selected area map. I think the instructions in Bmapper may be...
April 23rd 10 01:34 AM
by RN Go to last post
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official sunset/sunrise by PK
Since most of us that fly cross country (or locally as weel), and are restrained by the FAR's to be on the ground before sunset assuming that we don't have position lights. Since most of us use some kind of navigational devise (SeeYou, Glide Navigator, WinPilot etc.), I am wondering if any of...
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April 22nd 10 06:23 PM
by brian whatcott Go to last post
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Nice flying day in New England Tuesday by Dave Nadler
Attempted 750km. Possibly could have done it if I continued south past Mansfield towards Plymouth for the last turnpoint... See ya, Dave "YO electric" Well, it wasn't quite as good a day as we hoped. As I thought, the early high cloud presaged overdevelopment. Launched first, shut motor down at...
April 22nd 10 05:21 PM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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(USA) SATR additions to airspace files by Tuno
It seems NACO only puts SATRs in the National Flight Database "on request". Currently only 3 of 10 are included -- Grand Canyon, New York City and Washington DC. If you fly near a Part 93 Special Air Traffic Rules area that is on your sectional but not in your digital airspace file(s), please let...
April 22nd 10 03:58 PM
by Tuno Go to last post
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Spare TE Probe Storage by Darryl Ramm
I have a spare TE prove (ESA-Systems type UN triple probe) that I want to store safely in the trailer. Where it won't get damaged. Has anybody found the ideal container or way to store these? I want to keep it safe from physical damage, dust and tiny insects etc. This is not the probe I routinely...
April 22nd 10 03:01 AM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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TV-1 trailer for Let 33 by BobWa43
Does anyone have info on the wheel bearing assemblyl on this trailer? Is it a sealed bearing? Are parts available?
April 22nd 10 12:19 AM
by BobWa43 Go to last post
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Cherokee Flies by Tony[_5_]
First flight after recover in the Cherokee today in Marfa. Late day launch but still got an hour with a climb from 1500 AGL to 5400 (10,200 MSL). Not too shabby and had a great time gaggling with friends. The glider flies great, very smooth at low speeds and i was able to circle slower than...
April 21st 10 03:03 PM
by Tony[_5_] Go to last post
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Spot 2 by Whiskey Delta
Anyone flying with the new Spot 2? There are 2 color options, the traditional orange/black and a new silver/black. Have problems with reflections on the canopy with either of these been an issue and is one preferable to the other? Thanks!
April 21st 10 03:02 PM
by Tony[_5_] Go to last post
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Heads Up Display on iPhone? by John T Dow
This looks like a cool HUD iPhone app for driving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kn37kvGpHQ Will someone write an app like this that would give collision warnings in a gaggle? Alert when too high, low, fast or slow on final? I know, it would probably require 3 iphones and with better cameras,...
April 20th 10 07:57 PM
by mattm[_2_] Go to last post
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Question re towplane airworthiness (USA) by Greg Arnold[_3_]
I am posting the following for my local glider operation: "Our Pawnee has two airworthiness certificates, one for normal flying and one, restricted, for towing. When towing it is operated with specific limitations spelled out on an operators handbook supplement. Our tow pilot believes that our...
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April 20th 10 06:12 PM
by Bob Whelan[_3_] Go to last post
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Gliding lecture slides by Richard Lancaster
Hi, I've put some lecture slides on the following topics: * Principles of glider flight * Glider instruments onto the web site: http://www.carrotworks.com/
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April 20th 10 02:30 AM
by Alex Potter Go to last post
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Volcano view by Martin Gregorie[_5_]
Just in case anybody hasn't noticed it, this link: http://www.sat24.com/Eyjafjallajokull-volcano.aspx gives a good view of how Eyjafjallajokull's plume is affecting the UK, Scandinavia and Europe. The view extends from west of Iceland to the south-east of Austria. --
April 19th 10 09:50 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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Front Electric Sustainer by Greg Arnold[_3_]
I see that the webpage now has pictures of the latest design, with a bigger prop, and a more streamlined attachment to the spinner. Also a video of it running at Aero. After the flight tests this summer, it will be interesting to get information about its real world climb rate and...
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April 19th 10 09:46 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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Ever missed a connecting flight? by kd6veb
Hi Gang This was posted on SOG (Stemme Owner's Group). I am posting it here and on RAS. Enjoy. Why don't we ever see this kind of stuff done in the US? Dave Don't try this at home, but do be sure to watch the video after checking the still shots. Terry
April 19th 10 05:54 PM
by Jim[_18_] Go to last post
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Ashes to ashes... by Andreas Maurer
ladies and gents, a question came to my mind: Are gliders (and towplanes) also affected by the UK airspace closures due to the volcanic ashes? Cheers Andreas
April 19th 10 05:07 PM
by cernauta Go to last post
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The Oudies Have Arrived by Paul Remde
Hi, I just received my first batch of Naviter Oudies. They are very nice! There are many small software tweaks that make them easier to use. For example, when selecting the comm port (the default is the internal GPS) the selection list includes text which clarifies how each port is used (COM...
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April 19th 10 02:32 PM
by Richard[_9_] Go to last post
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