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Fun with a Variometer, Aka watching paint (water) dry. by Brian[_1_]
Was playing with an old variometer the other day, actually was looking into re-balancing the needle so it reads at 0 instead of 200ft up. As a test I put drop of water on the needle, here a youtube video of what happens.. https://youtu.be/3J76lSd68lg Brian
March 14th 17 07:27 PM
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Jantar Standard 3 water ballast tank repair by [email protected]
Hello, has anyone here repaired a leak on the ballast tanks of a Jantar Standard 3 glider? I don't mean washing the tanks with paint but accessing the inside of the tanks to repair a leak. I would like to know how the tanks are constructed. Are they separate tanks installed in the wings or do...
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302 vs clearnav vario with XCSoar by Ramy[_2_]
I am considering replacing my 302 with clearnav vario. My questions: 1 - I am aware clearnav is not a supported option for XCSoar, but giving that they suppose to implement the same 302 protocol, will it work the same as 302 when using the XCSoar 302 driver? In particular I am interested in the 302...
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March 12th 17 10:39 PM
by 6PK Go to last post
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Gone West, Roy Coulliette by Frank Whiteley
Long time owner and operator of Turf Soaring passed away Weds. Roy M Coulliette VISITATION: Monday, March 13, 2017, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., LDS Church of Peoria, 9543 West Jomax Road, Peoria, Arizona 85383 FUNERAL CEREMONY: Monday, March 13, 2017, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., LDS Church of Peoria, 9543...
March 12th 17 08:22 PM
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LX NAV Technical Help by Charlie Papa[_2_]
A big tip of the hat to Erazem and the team at LX NAV! I suffered a glitch at the Seniors Contest yesterday to my LX 8080: it would not finish a flight despite shutting down and restarting. An email to the technical department was answered even though it was Sunday evening, and it was as simple...
March 12th 17 06:33 PM
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FLARM antenna question (hindrance from metal) by 2NO
I am going to wave my white "not a hardware guy" flag again here (while ducking). If the (main) FLARM antenna is mounted on a tin or aluminum surface (specifically, a short length of 0.5 by 0.1 inch of what is tin, aluminum, or some other light metal), will it interfere with the antenna's...
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Cold weather operations for two-stroke self-launchers? by Paul Villinski
Can anyone with experience self-launching in cold winter conditions share germane experience? Any specific concerns or issues operating an air-cooled, two-stroke at, or near, freezing temps? Any experience with carb icing? Any deal-breakers? Any tips? Contemplating occasional winter flights in the...
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ASW27B price reduced by [email protected]
Now 87,500. See it at Wings and Wheels. Owner forced to sell due to failing eyesight. All soaring related equipment/supplies included.
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Soaring Music Video -- Marfa, Texas by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas
"Kiss A Dirt Road In Texas (sang the drummer in the band.") Enjoy it on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOmx3FAPGIk&feature=em-share_video_user A new music video (with my ASK-21 sailplane) written and sung by J. Brian King about my wonderful life as a flight instructor and musician...
March 10th 17 04:41 AM
by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas Go to last post
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Full-time CFIG, or tow-pilot, or A&P needed at Arizona Soaring Inc. by [email protected]
Hello All, We are looking for another full-time CFIG to add to our already great staff for teaching and glider ride duties. We also need a full-time tow-pilot. I would also like to hire an A&P. It could be one person that can do all three, or multiple people to fill these roles. Business is...
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FS: 1979 Grob Twin Astir by [email protected]
Posting for a club member: For sale 1979 Grob Twin Astir Excellent Gelcoat, a real “cream puff” Licensed in Experimental Category and perfect for a private Owner or club 1993 clamshell Komet trailer Owner will provide a discount if a club is looking to purchase the sailplane, as they are...
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How Far Did You Fly In The Past Year by Dan Marotta
I've really been enjoying my Stemme since acquiring it (used) last March. So today I decided to add up my miles/kilometers to see how far I've flown it. The total OLC distance is as follows: 14,968 nm 27,720 km I know others have done a lot more, but this was fun for me. Hopefully I can do...
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March 9th 17 03:35 PM
by Steve Leonard[_2_] Go to last post
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PW5 dive brake repair by [email protected]
Our club PW5 has a problem with the composite material detaching from the aluminum cap on the top of a dive brake (the part that makes the dive brake cap conform to the airfoil shape at that station). Has anybody had actual experience with this type of repair? I emailed the nearest shop and the...
March 9th 17 06:00 AM
by bumper[_4_] Go to last post
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Pennsylvania Ridge Day Sat Mar 4, 2017 - HRRR Model and GOES Visible Data by WaltWX[_2_]
FYI... I saved some images of HRRR model forecasts (valid from 14Z 20170304) thermal height (pbl msl), 80 Wind vectors and speed, Ceiling height and low cloud cover along with the GOES East 1km visible images he https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lugaxwoixv7r69u/AABG5lhDDKCjYUOWhWSzac9ka?dl=0 You'll...
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Powerpole assembly by [email protected]
I've read the information on how to assemble Anderson PowerPoles, and have the proper crimper. I find the crimped contacts are extremely difficult to slide in. It takes so much wiggling and force that I feel I must be missing something. Are they supposed to slide into place with little force? Is...
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LS1-f neo by [email protected]
This one caught me by surprise: DG announced the LS1-f neo on St. Valentine's Day, 14 FEB 2017. http://www.dg-flugzeugbau.de/en/dg-aircraft-news/ls1-f-neo-fliegt/14428 Is this all new? Fiberglass? Carbon Fiber? Other? New, or rebuilt old LS1-f?
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March 8th 17 08:50 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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Wanted Axel for Grob 103 Tail Wheel by [email protected]
Does anyone have an axel they are willing to sell for a Grob 103 Tail wheel? Thanks, Tim Hanke Adirondack Soaring Saratoga Springs, NY USA
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CN Nexus Box? by [email protected]
Does anyone have an extra Nexus box they'd be willing to part with? Thanks, Mark
March 7th 17 03:41 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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Get yours this week - Gliding International MARCH ISSUE by [email protected]
GLIDING INTERNATIONAL ISSUE MARCH 2017 The March 2017 issue went in the mail on March 1 and should be with subscribers within a week. The Digital version was released on the same day. Our circulation continues to grow and the March issue breaks new territory with a fresh look at ”falling...
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GLIDING INTERNATIONAL ISSUE MARCH 2017 The March 2017 issue went in the mail on March 1 and should be with subscribers within a week. The Digital version was released on the same day. Our circulation continues to grow and the March issue breaks new territory with a fresh look at ”falling...
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