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May 2017 - Latest issue - Gliding International by [email protected]
The May issue of the magazine will be dispatched on Monday. The issue includes: • A report on the IGC annual conference. • The result of our approach to FAI about not providing value for the money they get from Gliding. Encouraging! • Photograph review from the annual gliding exposition...
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Total Cost of Ownership by [email protected]
I am looking to buy my first glider and wanted to get some feedback on total cost of ownership. Excluding tow fees and club membership fees, what do you typically spend on insurance, annuals, spare parts, etc.? Looking to buy an ASW20, Discus B, Discus CS, LS3, LS4, DG-202, DG-300, etc. Trying...
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For sale: Cobra trailer wheel hubs by John Good
This is a set (one left, one right) of Type 1637 wheel hubs made by Al-Ko Kober for a Cobra trailer. These are the type with 4 lug bolts, rated at 500 kg each, as used on most Cobra trailers set up for 15-meter-span gliders. Photos he...
Yesterday 09:54 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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XCSkies version 3 - announced by Chris Galli - coming in ten days... ? by Jonathan Foster
Any new news on this? Excited to see what is new.
Yesterday 09:37 PM
by Paul Agnew Go to last post
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Blanik L-13 by Boise Pilot
Like about 300 US Blanik L-13 sailplane owners, I have a ship that will probably never fly again. Just trying to find out what other owners are doing with their hangar queens. I know of one where the owners took it apart, separating the aluminum from the steel for sale to metal recyclers. From...
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Yesterday 06:18 PM
by Eric Munk Go to last post
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OLC question by [email protected]
My OLC daily score for the USA seems to be stuck on 22 Apr. I can find later flights by looking at specific regions of the US, but not the main US page. I have tried going through the SSA's website link to the OLC and get the same result. Is it just me, or are others having this problem, and if...
Yesterday 05:38 PM
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Yesterday 03:57 PM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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Tow Plane Upsets...... by Walt Connelly
I have been towing for about two and a half years and have logged over 6,500 tows. Having recently experienced a couple of rather violent glider kiting incidents, one at about 300 feet AGL I decided to investigate the experiences of other tow pilots in these circumstances. I have spent several...
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Yesterday 11:54 AM
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Trailering with added bike rack? by [email protected]
I see there are draw bar adapters/extensions that enable mounting a bicycle rack plus your standard hitch ball for coupling the trailer, e.g: https://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Receiver-Adapter-Extender-Extension/dp/B000P6CJ9O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1493239546&sr=8-5&keywords=bike+rack+extender#Ask...
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Wanted to buy Bohli compass by Jonathan St. Cloud
I would like to buy a Bohli compass in good working order. A "like new" compass would be best! Thank you
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DG 400 and density altitude by gotovkotzepkoi
I am interested in how a DG 400 self launches at higher density altitude. For instance, an airport at 5000 ft on a warm day. Can anyone share their experiences on this?
Yesterday 03:49 AM
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Wanted: Used Winter Vario(s) by [email protected]
Looking for two used Winter Vario's in Knots or FT/ MIN for a Grob two Seat sailplane. 80 mm or 57 mm will work...Anyone remove one to make way for a fancy instrument? Let me know.. Thanks, Tim Hanke Saratoga Springs, NY 518-693-689 E-mail:
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WTB: Udo's one man rigger or just the saddle. Can be broken by Andrzej Kobus
Please, contact me via a private message if you have one for sale. Andrzej
April 27th 17 05:13 PM
by Andrzej Kobus Go to last post
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EAA Webinar on Mountain Soaring this Wed April 26, 7:00-8:30pm CDT -you even get FAA Wings credit! by [email protected]
Just wanted everyone who may be interested to know that this coming Wednesday evening I will be giving a live online EAA webinar: Sailplane Mountain Flying - What is Possible? You even get FAA Wings credit if you join in. Here is a link to...
April 27th 17 04:29 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Minden Wave Video by Gordon Boettger
Took the Duo up for a late afternoon wave hop out of Minden yesterday. Although winds had a very northerly component for the Minden area, beautiful wave clouds set up for a great photo op. Here's an unedited view from around 17K. Gordon Boettger https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n4PhhWsQrz4
April 27th 17 02:58 PM
by Gordon Boettger Go to last post
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EAA Webinar on Mountain Soaring 7pm CDT by Frank Whiteley
Bruno presenting http://pages.eaa.org/WBN2017-04-26SailplaneMountainFlying-WhatisPossible_LP-Registration.html
April 26th 17 11:39 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Antares 20E for sale by Dave Nadler
New glider coming soon, this one must go, make me an offer! Details on WingsAndWheels (search manufacturer Lange, type Antares 20E): http://wingsandwheels.com/classifieds
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April 26th 17 09:31 PM
by Andrzej Kobus Go to last post
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Tost reel system by Charles Longley
Due to the type of towing we do. My club (Evergreen Soaring) is considering putting the Tost reel system in one of our Pawnee's. I would like to hear everyone's experience on them pro or con. Not really looking for opinion from someone who hasn't operated with one. Thanks Charlie
April 26th 17 09:18 PM
by bumper[_4_] Go to last post
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Host a Seminar at your club - get more pilots flying XC and Races by [email protected]
This last weekend my club, Southern Eagles Soaring, hosted a "Glider Competition 101 Seminar". The seminar was a success with a full house of 29 attendees from SES, and as far away as Huntsville, AL, Sylacauga, AL, somewhere in SC ;-), and Jacksonville, FL. We had an engaged audience and some good...
April 26th 17 08:34 PM
by Jim St. Clair Go to last post
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Mylar replacement by Bojack J4
How often should the mylar be redone on a horizontal stab/elevator? The glider is always stored indoors in its trailer,and everything looks fine with the factory installed tapes, etc. There is sometimes a quiet air sound that changes pitch with elevator deflection especially when cold.
April 26th 17 07:54 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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