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Apis report by Apis Gliders
The report of my visit to two east coast glider clubs in now on the Apis web site. www.apisgliders.com I had two very nice visits. Robert Mudd Apis Sailplanes Inc.
September 10th 03 08:34 PM
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Translation of avec volets by goneill
I am looking at gliders for sale in france and babelfish translates "avec volets" as "with shutters" I presume it actually means "with extentions" can someone confirm or correct me.
September 10th 03 01:59 PM
by Bert Willing Go to last post
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Rudy in the Rocket Glider by Andy Blackburn
Rudy still lives in southern Connecticut and is now in his 90's. I believe he's recently stopped flying due to his eyesight. A great, unassuming man with many fantastic flying stories. 9B
September 10th 03 11:27 AM
by Mike Lindsay Go to last post
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Question of the Day by M B
Since mass is a constant factor on both sides of the equation, it cancels out. Therefore there should theoretically be negligible difference in the pullup altitude gained between the ballasted and unballasted cases.True except for two things:The ballasted glider has more induced dragwhile at...
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September 10th 03 07:30 AM
by Christian Husvik Go to last post
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First Flight by Shirley
"BTIZ" wrote: we are lucky.. winter is "training time".. summer is cross country and safari time.. we try not to pick up students after 1 May.. encouraging them to come if they want.. but summer is hard to train.. air is very turbulent to teach flying on tow.. I...
September 10th 03 05:43 AM
by Shirley Go to last post
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Ventus C vs B by tango4
Apart from the very sweet looking 17.6 m tips and tail ballast what are the other differences between the Ventus B and the Ventus C. Does the C have the same long cockpit as the B ? I believe the C handles a lot better. Ian
September 10th 03 03:29 AM
by Jim Phoenix Go to last post
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Wing Waxing by Marske Flying Wings
I have often heard that wing waxing does not really help performance but have never heard anything definitive but my own experiences with the Marske flying wings lead me to believe that at least for the marske designs it improves performance. On our first flights in the Marske Pioneer we had upper...
September 10th 03 02:59 AM
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Importing a glider to Australia by Howard Franks
Am thinking of shipping my glider to OZ as I am planning to relocate there(again) next year. Can anyone update me on the current situation regarding tax/duties when entering Australia? Howard
September 10th 03 02:41 AM
by Howard Franks Go to last post
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Nimbus sailplane question by TJ
I seem to remember a discussion about in flight problems with Nimbus sailplanes. I tried to find it and could not. Can someone fill me in on the details? Which model of Nimbus (I, II, III)? What was the specific problem? Thanks, Thomas
September 10th 03 01:50 AM
by Bob Johnson Go to last post
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helicopter tug glider launch by Buck Wild
Jim Culp wrote in message ... Who gives or knows of glider aerotows with choppers in US ? Jim Culp USA GatorCity, Florida Std Libelle If you find out, let us know. I once saw a helo tow where the helo came to a hover...
September 9th 03 03:30 AM
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Gaggle Soaring by DGRTEK
Scott, Talk to the pilots on the ground first. Tell them you'd like to try and join up. Enter the gaggle in the direction that has been established. Stay in a position that allows you to see the other gliders and have them see you. Try not to get directly beneath someone, in case they goof and...
September 9th 03 03:23 AM
by Andy Durbin Go to last post
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Strictly gliders? by Jim Buckridge
Anyone know offhand what percentage of those with their glider rating ONLY have their glider rating? Seems where I am everyone who flies gliders has their PPL as well. But most of them seem to prefer soaring :-)
September 9th 03 03:19 AM
by JohnH Go to last post
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Question of the day by M B
A given glider is at level flight, IAS= 100 knots.After a pull-up, will itachieve more height gain with 100 liters (100 kgs) of ballast than withempty ballast????Assuming the glider with ballast stalls at exactly100 knots, the unballasted glider will clearly gain morealtitude during the pullup. ...
September 9th 03 12:14 AM
by M B Go to last post
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Gransden regionals traces by Martin Gregorie
I've just received the following from Richard Baker, who is the CGC web master: "After discussion with Ron Bridges of the Comps Committee, John Glossop has decided that, since we did not ask all the competing pilots if they were prepared to let their traces be included, that they cannot be made...
September 8th 03 05:48 PM
by Tim Go to last post
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med requirements? by 242
I have heard that it is not possible to obtain a pilot's license if afflicted with insulin-dependent diabetes. Is this, indeed, the case? Please advise. Thank you.
September 8th 03 05:44 PM
by Tim Go to last post
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The test by Izmir Kapachi
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September 8th 03 05:42 PM
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Moving map query by Martin Gregorie
Has anybody used SoaringPilot on a Palm m100? If so: - what are its pros and cons? - how does the m100 display readability compare with an IPAQ 3630 or 3850 in the cockpit? TIA,
September 8th 03 05:26 PM
by jerome Go to last post
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GPS-NAV - IPAQ cabling quest by Guy Byars
I want to use the serial cable attached to the docking cradle of my IPAQ 3800 to connect to the serial port on a GPS-NAV. Does anyone know the pin -to- pin connection schematic for this cable? Or is it a plain null cable? Guy Byars (remove NEYTSPAM to reply)
September 8th 03 05:19 PM
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Instrumentation ergonomics by tango4
Piece of PocketPC based moving map display software. Trace of flight shows areas of lift and sink. My first instinct was to make trace green when in the lift and red when in the sink. Not too clever when a whole bunch of you are red/green colourblind! So, any suggestions on this one? How about...
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September 8th 03 04:16 PM
by tango4 Go to last post
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Publicity and Flying the Tow Plane by Burt Compton
Publicity for soaring. We now have an excellent article about flying the towplane on a major aviation internet news magazine. Aviation writer Rick Durden explains the tow endorsement and towing experiences in his AvWeb internet news column with references from "The Towpilot Manual". We met while...
September 8th 03 02:57 PM
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