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Diameter of thermals by Waveguru
Some days the thermals are big, and some days they are very small in diameter and it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with their strength or height. Do any of you know what determines their size? It seems that on the days they are small, they stay small all day, and vise versa. Boggs
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April 8th 18 06:28 AM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Rolladen- Schneider LS3A flap seals- Do they really make any difference? by [email protected]
Dick Johnson experimented extensively with sealing the gap between the flaperon and fuselage on one of the very early '3s after he found the polar curve to be erratic in the 70-80kt region. Fitting some rough seals apparently removed a 'notch' in the curve at about 75kts and smoothed the polar...
April 8th 18 05:44 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Round out and flare with fully open spoilers in a PW-6? Other gliders? by son_of_flubber
The PW-6 has very effective spoilers, and some other gliders have even more effective spoilers. Assuming C.G. is within limits and runway is level, is it possible to round out and flare with the spoilers fully open? Does one need extra airspeed? How much extra? (Yep. I know it is advisable to...
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April 8th 18 12:30 AM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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Becker/Mic Compatibility by [email protected]
I've got a Becker AR 3201 radio that was factory configured to accept a standard mic (rather than dynamic). Works fine with a Plantronics headset (carbon equivalent mic). I'd like to install a Peiker Acustic boom mic. The specs on the Peiker electret mic (ME510) are Operating Voltage 1.5v to...
April 7th 18 06:40 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Aero Club Albatross' New Towplane by [email protected]
Hey Guys, We have exciting news from Aero Club Albatross. We now have a Cessna 182 towplane! It's currently in Alexandria Airport, getting a towhook and necessary maintenance prior to becoming our new workhorse. It will be ready to fly sometime in early June. We are actively looking for...
April 7th 18 01:34 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Stress/Anxiety Driven Accidents by Soarin Again[_2_]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vjsws679vxr7g69/Stress-Anxiety%20Driven%20Accidents.docx?dl=0 above is a Drop box link to this article for easier reading ...
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April 7th 18 12:59 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Club Procedures for Late Day XC Flights by Roy B.
Friends: I am trying to learn more about how different clubs with active XC pilots flying privately owned gliders handle the problem of determining "Is everybody back safely?" - before everybody at the airport goes home. In my club we frequently shut down training operations around 5:00 pm or so...
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April 6th 18 11:55 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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SLA batteries opinions? by john firth
Recently I tested two 12v SLA s which had been in use sequentially for some years usually recharged before going going flat, or at least within one day. Both were run down to 10.5 v with a 10 ohm load and then recharged to 14v, The Yuasa 7 AH bought 2005 was good for about 2.5 AH the UB...
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April 6th 18 09:45 PM
by Richard Pfiffner[_2_] Go to last post
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Nav Stuff For Sale... by [email protected]
Glider navigational equipment FS on eBay. Search: "Glider Navigation Bundle"
April 6th 18 08:28 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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CONDOR 2, more planes released this week by Chris Wedgwood[_2_]
Hi All, This week we released LS8neo, Swift S-1, and SG38 for Condor 2. Planes, and Condor 2 are available from our site, www.condorsoaring.com or Cumulus Soaring
April 6th 18 04:13 PM
by Chris Wedgwood[_2_] Go to last post
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ILEC SN10/SN10B v2.43 available by Dave Nadler
Software update v2.43 available he http://www.nadler.com/sn10/SN10_Resource_Index.html Enjoy, Best Regards, Dave PS: SN10 was used by winner and at least 3 of top 10 at Seniors ;-)
April 5th 18 10:24 PM
by kirk.stant Go to last post
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Ventus 2 compared to Discus besides the obvious by [email protected]
I know the Ventus 2 is flapped and Discus is not. I am talking about ease of handling that the Discus is known for. Is the Ventus 2 with its wing design change similar to the Discus or more like its predecessor to fly. The Ventus A/B do not receive the greatest reviews for pleasure flying. What...
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April 5th 18 07:54 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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L-23 for sale again by Charles Longley
http://home.nwi.net/~blanikam/ba/prod01.htm
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April 5th 18 09:34 AM
by krasw Go to last post
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convert points kml/kmz to cup by [email protected]
Does anyone have a reliable way to convert google earth .kml or .kmz to seeyou .cup file format? I've tried the GPSBable program but it keeps giving me an error "No Valid waypoints/routes/tracks translation specified". So apparently it does not read the .kml input file, but I can reopen it in...
April 5th 18 02:57 AM
by 2KA Go to last post
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Lark 28-B2 canopy by [email protected]
We are looking for a new canopy for this ship. Any information on how to obtain one would be appeciated. Eric MSA
April 5th 18 12:55 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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IS-28B2 Twin Lark - Service Life Extension Program by Pat McCartan
Our club owns an I.C.A.-BRASOV IS-28B2 Twin Lark which is grounded because it has exceeded its 35 year factory maintenance program service life. About a year ago the current type certificate holder, S.C. Constructii Aeronautice S.A., announced it intended to submit a Service Life Extension Program...
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April 5th 18 12:49 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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need an A&P with IA in the Kansas City area by [email protected]
Hi all, I am looking for someone who can do a prebuy and ideally sign off on an annual for a standard a/w glider in the Kansas City area that I am interested in. Please let me know of anyone that you might recommend. Thanks- Matt
April 4th 18 08:55 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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FS: 5 Becker 4201 + 1 Becker 3201 + 1 Dittel FSG5 Handheld by Ross[_3_]
As the titel says, we have a few good radios that we need new homes for Priced at $400 each, but we are willing to do deals to help out clubs The 3201 can go for $200 The FSG5 $450 We also have a big yellow Dittel Basepack that currently has a Dittel FSG60m in it. It does require some work on...
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April 4th 18 04:36 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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APRILSoaring Mag -Blanik L-13s to Fly Again by Duster[_2_]
Story of 3 AD'd L-13s and the AMOC (altern meth of compliance) fix.
April 4th 18 04:07 PM
by Duster[_2_] Go to last post
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Oxygen - Rent a system? by CWJr
I need an O2 system for one week, and really don't want to have to purchase if one could be rented. Anyone know of such? I've seen medical supply houses that rent O2 bottle-reg-cannula system for a week. But from what I've seen, the regulator is only rated to 10,000 MSL, so no good for flying.
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April 4th 18 12:50 AM
by CWJr Go to last post
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