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Lak-12 by Flyhighdave
Would be interested in hearing any & all experiences and thoughts on the Lak-12. Thanks!
December 27th 03 01:59 AM
by ken ward Go to last post
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Newbie seeking glider purchase advice -- II by Ted Wagner
Thanks to everyone for the informative feedback. I did forget to mention my experience level, and it seems to be relevant to the question. Assuming I've made no errors in my Excel electronic logbook, I have 137 flights and 35 hrs as of this afternoon, 93 and 23:30 of them solo; 78 in a 2-33A, 18...
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December 26th 03 05:04 PM
by Doug Taylor Go to last post
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Nextel paint finish for cockpits by Simon Waddell
I'm having my glider refinished and the workshop is recommending Nextel paint for the cockpit. This paint has kind of a soft feel to it. I think it's used in K21 cockpits and, in black, it's sometimes used for the cover over the instrument panel since it doesn't reflect light. Does anyone have...
December 26th 03 02:48 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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Santa in an SG38 by Walter Kronester
The Christmas Photo Championship of the German magazine Spiegel Online (www.spiegel.de) was won by Stefan Kulas with the photo of Santa Claus in an historic SG38. Really an excellent picture! http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,312049,00.jpg
December 26th 03 02:27 PM
by Walter Kronester Go to last post
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Smiths altimeter manual by Joop Swinkels
I am looking for a manual for a Smiths altimeter, type KAA1701. Does anybody of this group have this manual in digital format, or is willing to scan it? Thanks. Joop
December 26th 03 09:38 AM
by Joop Swinkels Go to last post
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Refinishing: Who has tried a shortcut? by Ian Forbes
Hello All There has been quite a bit on refinishing on RAS recently. Most people advocate that when gel-coat starts cracking up, it is essential to remove it ALL. Does anybody out their own a ship which was refinished without removing all the gel-coat? What is the service history of these...
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December 26th 03 09:30 AM
by Phoebus_810 Go to last post
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Belt slipping fix? by Stewart Kissel
I like to snug my belts after I settle into the cockpit, so I cannot set them to a permanent position. Does someone have a techn- ique to prevent slipping. And yes I am aware of a life-span on some belts.
December 25th 03 10:45 PM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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1 36 pics by Chuck
My cousin just bought a 1 36. Here are some pics from the first time that we assembled it, taken 12-20-03. http://home.earthlink.net/~vwracer/
December 25th 03 07:17 AM
by Chuck Go to last post
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PEZ updated by John Shelton
www.soaravenal.com Click on What's New. With this episode completed, the cartoon is finally ready to start telling stories of the travails of sailplane pilots, and particularly Pez, who have adventures in pursuit of the cubic zirconium chips we all cherish. Pez is going cross country. The...
December 24th 03 08:51 PM
by John Shelton Go to last post
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More Spectra Winch Rope by Bob Johnson
How could I have forgotten the swivel? You won't need one -- the untwistiness of this woven rope is legion! BJ
December 24th 03 05:45 PM
by Bob Johnson Go to last post
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Winch problem by Lach and JoAnn Ohman
We recently re-commissioned a winch that had been operated successfully for years using armored tow-target cable. That being difficult to find these days, we are using regular stranded cable and are having trouble with the cable piling up at the center (width-wise)of the drum, then slipping off to...
December 24th 03 05:13 PM
by Craig Freeman Go to last post
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Spectra winch rope by Bob Johnson
Don't overlook the advantages afforded by the incredible lightness of this new type of rope. Mass and ground friction of comparable towline diameters are reduced a whopping 80 percent. Ground run distances for heavy two-placers are thus reduced 25 percent and the ship gets into the air in 2.5...
December 24th 03 04:25 PM
by Bob Johnson Go to last post
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Old Contest Letters by Mhudson126
I know this has been visited before, but it did not concern me, as I had no glass airplane to adhere a set of letters too. As it stands, I am trying to remove some painted on contest letters from both the wing and tail. I know Acetone does the trick...But any suggested methods to apply it would...
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December 24th 03 02:55 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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Blended wing bodies and sailplanes...? by Robert Bates
Watched a few shows on Discovery Wings this weekend that were discussing the superior lift and handling of a blended wing body (BWB) design over a flying wing and traditional wing/fuselage design. Superior lift? Hmmm... Does anyone know of a BWB sailplane out there, or any research on one? ...
December 23rd 03 09:34 PM
by Mike Borgelt Go to last post
8 520
Any winter flying in Switzerland? by Nick
I'll be working in Zürich during January and February (maybe March too) and I am wondering if it is possible to get a few flights in a glider somewhere? Are there any clubs that fly more or less regularly during the winter, and accept guest members? With all those nice mountains, it should be...
December 23rd 03 07:12 AM
by CH Go to last post
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Moment of silence by AZSKYBUM
Overheard December 18, 2003, at the local gliderport... "A moment of silence everyone, for today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the tow plane Curtis Clark
December 23rd 03 04:57 AM
by AZSKYBUM Go to last post
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PEZ completes lesson one by John Shelton
PEZ completes lesson one of soaring. All the other lessons will be posted tomorrow.
December 23rd 03 12:42 AM
by John Shelton Go to last post
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looking for a Scout (tug) by One9er
I'm in the market for a Scout, ( 8GBCB). Please e-mail me at if you know of one that is available. Sincerely, Mitchell Herold 303-947-7462
December 22nd 03 06:05 PM
by Peter Seddon Go to last post
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What glider if not a Speed Astir? by Flyhighdave
So some of you really don't think to highly of the Speed Astir. What then would be your recommendations for a first glider for a low time pilot training & soloing in a G103 II A? I need something under $20,000. that will keep me happy for a while. Thanks for your input! David
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December 22nd 03 04:42 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
28 1,433
flying in Austria by Joeri Cools
I'm visiting Austria from 26-12 to 03-01 in the Zell am See region. How are the conditions there during this period. Is there a place where it is possible to fly (ridge, wave ?). I know there is an airfield near Zell am See but I'm not sure if they are active is this period. Joeri. KAC - Belgium
December 22nd 03 04:36 PM
by Erich Kohlenberger Go to last post
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