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Wanted, used Blanik L-13 Parts. by JC
Do you have a damaged Blanik L-13 that might have some serviceable parts in the wings? I am searching for tubes that activate the flaps and airbrakes of an L-13 within the wings. The airbrake tube fits inside the flap tube, it is a single assembly for both controls. I need both the right and the...
February 3rd 04 07:38 PM
by JC Go to last post
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Handling characteristics of 18 (and 15) meter sailplanes??? by NoSpam
I am trying to get honest and accurate information on the general handling characteristics of a couple of 18 meter class sailplanes. Here is what I am interested in. I would appreciate some honest feedback, preferably backed up by some experience in the sailplane that you would like to give...
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February 3rd 04 05:23 PM
by soarski Go to last post
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Contest rules for 04 by Duane Eisenbeiss
By the lack of discussion I assume that not many RASer have read the Proposed Changes for Contest Rules For 2004. The proposed changes can be found at: http://www.ssa.org/contests/ContestRules.asp The pdf file has a date of 01/03/04 Some of you might even like some of the proposals. Lets have...
February 3rd 04 03:11 PM
by Brian Case Go to last post
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SSA Website by Raphael Warshaw
Anyone else having trouble accessing the SSA site? Ray Warshaw
February 3rd 04 05:10 AM
by David R. Go to last post
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Another First Glider Question by solo89
Let me first apoplogize for posting a first glider question. What the heck, there's not much soaring weather out there to distract us this time of year. A Ventus A is up for sale at a very attractive price in the local club. I currently have about an hour on my brand new ticket. I think the...
February 3rd 04 04:36 AM
by BTIZ Go to last post
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FLASH! U.S.A. Rules Committee to Address Rules Complexity? by SoarPoint
The U.S.A. Rules Committee are rumoured to be polishing off the details of a multi-prong program to address the much-ballyhooed topic of Rules simplification. Recent sentiment amongst pilots indicates that the Rules for U.S. comps--as codified in a proliferating document that has spun off multiple...
February 3rd 04 03:36 AM
by BGMIFF Go to last post
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Winglets for ASW20 by goneill
I have purchased an ASW20L and want some feedback on winglets M & H quote 5% improve in l/d with their set . Does anyone have an opinion on how accurate this claim is. Is there other manufacturers that make them ,net sites please and opinions if you have them. gary
February 3rd 04 02:21 AM
by Svein Go to last post
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PEZ Alert by John Shelton
Pez is posted. www.soaravenal.com click on the What's New button then New(est) Pez. Pez, as you can see, is a real Ambassador for the Sport of Soaring.
February 2nd 04 11:34 PM
by John Shelton Go to last post
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Proper stall recovery technique by Chris OCallaghan
Thought I would unearth this note as it appears apropos to several concurrent spinning threads... This was in response, primarily, to the notion that the proper recovery to a stall with dropping wing is to "lift" the lower wing with rudder concurrent with stick forward, leaving the...
February 2nd 04 11:33 PM
by Chris OCallaghan Go to last post
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Best time of year? by Wendy W.
I got a soaring certificate recently, good for one year. I live in Houston, so I'm wondering if there's a good time of year, as opposed to a bad one, to use it? I.e. are there times when the thermals are better, therefore more fun, etc? I've never done it before; done some hang-gliding and a lot...
February 2nd 04 10:27 PM
by 303pilot Go to last post
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Parachute trials by Martin Gregorie
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/327/7429/1459?maxtoshow=&eaf No further comment needed, I think! -- [email protected] : Martin Gregorie gregorie : Harlow, UK demon : co : Zappa fan & glider pilot uk :
February 2nd 04 09:37 PM
by Shawn Curry Go to last post
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Cool image from latest DG newsletter by Stewart Kissel
February 2nd 04 09:35 PM
by Shawn Curry Go to last post
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Tow pilot killed, but reported as a glider crash! by Pete Zeugma
Having seen a couple of posts regarding 'tug aerobatics' while on tow, and 'spinning tug and glider while on tow,' this comes as a rather tragic and timley reminder.......... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/3449683.stm How many of us fly with our hand on the bung all through the...
February 2nd 04 06:58 PM
by Bob Go to last post
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SOARING IN FLORIDA by Gordon Schubert
I just came back from Florida and flew at Seminole Lake Gliderport near Orlando. Great field and wonderful people. Scenery is beautiful. Senior Nationals will be held there in early March. See their website. Just look up Seminole Lake Gliderport. It is about 2.5+ hours from where you will...
February 2nd 04 05:12 PM
by Gordon Schubert Go to last post
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Spinning the SZD 50-3 by Tim Shea
I love to spin. It's exciting. I took aerobatic training with Wayne Handley and was taught spin recoveries by him. I have direct experience spinning the Puchacz at Minden. This is what I remember from my experience. Your mileage may vary. With friends (usually lighter than me) in the front, I spun...
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February 2nd 04 02:46 PM
by Robert Ehrlich Go to last post
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Soaring simulations by Mike Lindsay
Is anyone using SFS 4 during these long winter unflyable days? Our former CFI recommended it as partial substitute. And does anyone know of any source of non German scenery? Or non German user groups come to that? -- Mike Lindsay
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February 2nd 04 11:37 AM
by Mike Towler Go to last post
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Hei Suomalainen! Soaring in Finnland by Eggert Ehmke
Hello finnish glider pilots! I am pilot in Germany and would like to visit Finnland this summer. Of course I would be happy to find a nice glider side to add some entries in my logbook. The area prefered is around Yväskylä. Any information is very helpful. Thank you, kiitos! Eggert
February 2nd 04 08:49 AM
by Phoebus_810 Go to last post
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Weekend pictures Camden AU by Mal
Some weekend pictures 4 hours and three minutes. DG1000 http://www.mals.net/camden/
February 2nd 04 08:20 AM
by Mal Go to last post
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Glider Toy by Stephen Yaldwyn
Today while shopping, I came across and purchased a toy Ford f150 truck and what appears to be a Schweizer 1-21 (The toy car is marked, but not the toy glider) on a trailer. The glider can be "rigged" and appears to be reasonably to scale. The whole lot is made by RealToy and is part of the Action...
February 2nd 04 02:51 AM
by Herbert Kilian Go to last post
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SeeYou 2.51 vs. StrePla 2.4 by Bill Daniels
I have searched the archives for opinions on these flight planners/analyzers. There's not too much current data. They have progressed a lot in the last year. I need some opinions and comparisons to make a choice. Which do you use and why? Bill Daniels
February 1st 04 11:59 PM
by Gary Kemp Go to last post
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