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Letter to the FAA by Walt Connelly
Before I send my letter to the FAA I'd like to ask if anyone has ever attempted to get them to see the light and end the use of Schweizer hooks on tow planes here in the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is a well known fact and clearly stated in the SSA/SSF and FAA circulars and...
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August 30th 17 04:02 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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FES vs Gas Engine – Finding a Thermal? by V1[_4_]
While reading the FES article in June Soaring (yes, I’m behind in my reading), I noticed the author’s comment about searching for a thermal while FES was running, then shutting down FES as he started to climb. This is a topic I don’t recall seeing discussed in any FES vs gas comparisons. In...
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August 30th 17 03:06 PM
by Dave Walsh Go to last post
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Automatic start list by [email protected]
Hi, Anyone ever experienced a start list not being correctly executed, or completely absent? I did, therefore I made this Android app to help me/us in the futu https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.johny.startlist Another benefit is the calculation of the totals, humans have...
August 30th 17 01:15 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Hydraulic Jumps? by Dave Nadler
Bernard Eckey was a great article in June/July S&G on hydraulic jump. I've never had the experience of flying in this - anybody here done so? All the wave flying I've done has been classic wave (primarily ground induced, but also lots of thermal wave)... It seems the conditions for this might...
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August 29th 17 03:10 PM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Ximango Soars 260+ Miles by [email protected]
My latest flight from Bermuda Dunes to Jacumba to Big Bear to Malapai Hill anb return to Bermuda Dunes--engine off! https://youtu.be/nh4Q6utb-gM
August 29th 17 02:40 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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ESA Western Worksop Schedule - Sept 1-4, 2017 Tehachapi, CA by CindyB[_2_]
37th Annual Experimental Soaring Association Western Workshop 2017 Friday afternoon Sept 1-Monday September 4, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend) Mountain Valley Airport (L94), Tehachapi, California NOTES: Lectures in Byard Hangar Registration and merchandise in the Armstrong Hangar For Potluck BBQs...
August 28th 17 11:33 PM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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New - Taifun 17E Motorglider group by [email protected]
For anyone interested in the Taifun 17E motorglider, there is a new discussion group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Taifun17E/ The Valentin Taifun 17E is a motorglider (or self-launching sailplane). It has 2 seats, side by side, a 17m (56 ft) wingspan, retractable gear, flaps and spoilers. It...
August 28th 17 09:59 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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What canopy adhesive to use? by LongJourney
I've done a search in both RAS and on the web but I'm not finding the information I'm looking for. I'm restoring a 1963 S Austria and one of the previous owners used what I think is Sikaflex to bond the canopy glass to the metal canopy frame. It's now separating badly. What should I use to bond the...
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August 28th 17 04:06 AM
by Brad Alston Go to last post
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Labor Day Weekend at Treasure Coast Soaring Club by [email protected]
Guess it is better to plan ahead, one of if not the newest club in the soaring community is considering having an open house for the Labor Day weekend.. Mark the date on your calendar and come to Vero Beach and enjoy the soaring of the Treasure Coast. Tows available to SSA members and there are...
August 28th 17 02:01 AM
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Cobra Trailer Wiring Presentation Available for Download by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
I finally purchased a glider that came with a Cobra trailer last year (remember the old adage?). The trailer came with a cobbled together vehicle connection and the original incandescent lighting. So I set about "correcting" this. I really can't help myself to not try to "improve" everything...
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August 27th 17 03:43 AM
by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net Go to last post
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Tilo will be happy by Paul T[_4_]
http://www.soaringspot.com/en_gb/egc2017-lasham/results/18m Pity the 2 JS3's in Europe weren't competing though.
August 25th 17 07:15 PM
by Paul T[_4_] Go to last post
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ASW27B prices falling by [email protected]
There are 3 nice ASW27's for sale, all at reduced prices in the Wings and Wheels website. We 3 owners are mystified at the seeming lack of interest in this ship. Two of us are no longer flying thanks to Father Time and we're throwing in lots of soaring related "goodies" with your...
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August 24th 17 05:10 AM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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Ximango Soars So. Cal. Mountains & Deserts by [email protected]
Another interesting motor glider flight from Bermuda Dunes to Warner Springs, then over Mount San Jacinto, Mount San Gorgonio and across the Mojave Desert to Baker, CA. Motored home at 14,000 feet. https://youtu.be/ETldMCHy42g
August 24th 17 03:19 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Date and Location for 2018 US Open Class Nats? by Craig Funston
Has a site and date been selected yet? Nothing on SSA site. Thanks, Craig 7Q
August 23rd 17 11:09 PM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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Interesting homebuilt Grob motorglider for sale by Paul T[_4_]
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-other/city-of-toronto/grob-102-astir-l3- motorglider-glider-airplane/1281033729 see Freeflight 2017 no 1 http://sac.ca/index.php/en/free-flight-magazine-2/latest-issue for more details.
August 23rd 17 06:50 PM
by Paul T[_4_] Go to last post
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FS: STRONG 305 PARACHUTE by James Hamilton[_2_]
Strong 305 chair model, red, very good condition, includes carrying bag, repacked May 2017. Manufactured May 2001: $500.00. Leave a message at: (775) 626-1950 James Hamilton Sparks, NV
August 23rd 17 02:47 AM
by James Hamilton[_2_] Go to last post
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GlidePlan reviews by [email protected]
Hope there are GlidePlan users who will comment about their experiences with this program. http://www.glideplan.com/ . Worth the price of admission?
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August 22nd 17 06:41 PM
by David Sherrill Go to last post
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Microsoft Teaches Autonomous Gliders to Make Decisions on the Fly by Bob
Here we go... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/technology/microsoft-teaches-autonomous-gliders-to-make-decisions-on-the-fly.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
August 22nd 17 02:36 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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Jantar Standard Canopy by jmarc
Is that possible to buy somewhere only the plastic part of the Jantar canopy? I should probably take a look at the "ceebaileys" like the previous post said for the Blanik. But I think it will not be available that way. So I post here to know if anybody have very good condition Jantar canopy...
August 22nd 17 04:13 AM
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Update On Treasure Coast Soaring by [email protected]
It has only been since December since our first flight and we are steadily growing. Almost 40 active members, new gliders and the best looking towplane in the state. Bring your glider and store it inside or out, outside storage in locked and secured area only 20 dollars a month. Restaurants within...
August 21st 17 10:41 PM
by Paul Agnew Go to last post
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