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Manfred Radius Flies at Sun n Fun by Charlie Papa[_2_]
The legendary Manfred Radius will fly at Sun n Fun this weekend: his pyro-illuminated night show on Saturday, and his day show, with its beware-the-pucker tail-slide to inverted ribbon cut on Sunday afternoon. If you've never had the chance to see Manfred perform, check out his website...
April 13th 16 01:01 AM
by Minot Moonshiners Go to last post
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Is there a SSA Technical Committee ? by [email protected]
On Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5:45:09 AM UTC-5, Jock Proudfoot wrote: Is there a SSA Technical Committee ? OSTIV is the international group for technical soaring. There are many members here in the US, and sessions are sponsors at the SSA convention.
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The up and down sides of rotors relative to ridges by son_of_flubber
Mulling over a wave flight from last October and realized that I'd gotten it into my head (perhaps erroneously) that the up (lift) side of rotor is usually closer to the upwind ridge than the down side (sink) of the rotor. So for example, if I persist in heading closer towards the slope/ridge...
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Is there a SSA Technical Committee ? by [email protected]
See http://journals.sfu.ca/ts/index.php/ts/issue/view/171
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Canopy Ejection and Canopy Lanyard by Casey[_2_]
Does anyone un-secure their canopy lanyard prior to take off? Just wondering if the lanyard would break during a canopy ejection or if the lanyard would cause the canopy to whirl about and pop the pilot in the head. Mine and others I've seen have a clip on at least one end.
April 12th 16 05:09 PM
by bumper[_4_] Go to last post
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Winglets for SZD55 by Tom and Jane Gilbert
Any 55 owners fitted winglets to their ships? Thoughts... comments?? Tom Gilbert
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Discus 2c manual wanted by Poppy Puppy
Does anyone have an electronic version of a Discus 2C manual they could send me, or failing that, a polar for 18m mode?
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Grob 109 by Brien
Thinking of buying a 109A need to know the good the bad and the ugly of it. Just what do I need to know about it, I have had people say stay away from it others say it is good if you know how to fly it ?
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April 12th 16 03:48 AM
by Robert M Go to last post
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Blanik L-13AC Wheel Bearing by RickL
During the annual inspection of our L-13AC the shop decided to replace the bearings. Unfortunately they cannot discover how the bearings are installed and retained. Blanik America wants $$$ for the airframe manual. Does anyone have a manual that would be willing to scan and send a copy of the wheel...
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Region 5N news by Tom Kelley #711
As of now, 6:28 pm eastern time, 4/11/2016, their are now 2 slots remaining to be filed. Looking at next weeks weather, it appears a dry slot is moving in and the temps on the rise for the first part of the contest week. Here's your chance to make it to Perry. Call and confirm with Rhonda. Her...
April 11th 16 11:32 PM
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Looking for parts from LS4, 6/a/b or 7 by Ben Coleman
Hi all, I am looking for some parts for my LS6 - namely the seat backrest adjusting mechanism. This consists of an indexing mechanism, cable and tube and terminating fitting. The parts should be common in LS4, 6/6a/6b and 7. If anybody has or knows of a parts aircraft can you please contact me...
April 11th 16 08:37 AM
by Ben Coleman Go to last post
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Morning Glory Wave documentary (includes soaring flight) by son_of_flubber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGGgfk-fEPA
April 11th 16 03:07 AM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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Does How a (Sailplane) Pilot Thinks, Matter? by BobW
Thought I'd start a new thread, kinda-sorta forked off one "festering" in "The Boy Who Flew With Condors" thread (which I re-watched last night for the first time in decades; cool!)... On the card is a Grudge Match between two (irreconcilable?) schools of thought. Will there be a WINNAH?!? In...
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April 10th 16 04:43 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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trying to work out how you connect the flarm view 57 to mini box flarm running a V7 and Oudie by Michael Marshall[_2_]
Hello all, I have a really good set up that has worked with no issues. V7 with a IGC LXNav mini box flarm connected to an Oudie 2. I'm thinking of putting a Flarm view 57 into the panel. Has anyone else done this?
April 10th 16 04:13 AM
by John Orton[_4_] Go to last post
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possible low-cost solution to satisfying ADS-B requirement in gliders by Bob Pasker
perhaps the SSA can learn from the EAA about how to get an STC for experimental equipment to satisfy the ADS-B requirement http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-news-and-aviation-news/news/04-06-2016-stc "EAA, FAA, and Dynon officials said they have established a supplemental type certificate (STC)...
April 10th 16 04:13 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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Video of how to apply Mylar aileron seals? by Soartech
I have searched Google, YouTube and Vimeo and cannot locate any video of someone applying Mylar control surface gap coverings. If someone out there has videoed this could you please upload it to YouTube or Vimeo? Thanks. I don't want to attempt this until I've seen it done.
April 10th 16 01:33 AM
by Soartech Go to last post
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Pribina Cup 2016 - Slovakia - Mid-Air? by Renny[_2_]
Amazingly on the local news in Albuquerque, NM there was a report on a glider mid-air in Slovakia on April 2 at the Pribina Cup. On the contest website there was a mention of an "incident" and that all tasks were cancelled yesterday. It also said that all pilots were OK....which is really great...
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April 9th 16 10:51 PM
by Muttley Go to last post
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RIP Bob Burbank - Citrus Soaring by Paul Agnew
From Franklin Burbank of Citrus Soaring on Facebook today... Bob gave me my Comm Glider Add-9n checkride last July. RIP, sir. "Today we lost a great man, my father, Robert Burbank. He passed away quietly in the comfort of being surrounded by his family. Dad taught me so much in life, I can't even...
April 9th 16 12:40 PM
by Minot Moonshiners Go to last post
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where would you look for a propeller? by ND
my soon to be wife an i want to take a propeller, and use it as our guestbook at our wedding. yes... our guestbook. we are going to paint it, and then have people sign the prop with silver sharpie. anyone know a good place to find a cheap scrap prop?
April 9th 16 12:46 AM
by Casey[_2_] Go to last post
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Aerotow towrope instructions by Paul Remde
Hi, I am trying to find a good online resource with instructions for assembling a glider aerotow towrope. I can't seem to find anything. I suspect that every soaring club has a document explaining how they make their towropes. I'd love to have links to a few on my web site. Best...
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April 8th 16 10:39 PM
by AS Go to last post
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