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amusing in so many ways..:-) by tango4
'I'll be using no engine, just perfect aerodynamics and my skills' With a glide ratio of 1:3.8 his definition of 'perfect aerodynamics' leaves something to be desired I think. Ian "Mark Stevens" wrote in message...
July 31st 03 04:41 PM
by Mark Stevens Go to last post
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Delore-Fossett new 750k triangle record by Stewart Kissel
Open class, set at Ely, Nv yesterday. Our intrepid billionaire is now of= f to Omarama to go after altitude record.
July 31st 03 12:29 PM
by Mal Go to last post
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Check scores of World's Best over Leszno, Poland 2003 by Andre Volant
28th World Soaring Championship in Leszno, hourly reports in English he http://www.wgc2003.pl/ Name "Leszno" brings special memories of those who flew "One Design" competitions on Jantar Standard-3, year 1991-1994. Please send me your new email address for reunion. Best wishes to all who enjoy...
July 31st 03 11:51 AM
by Stephen Thomas Go to last post
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amusing in so many ways..:-) - The plonker has landed ! by tango4
When is a wing not a wing? I've just watched Felix Baumgartner land live on television. He has a 1.5 m span 'wing' contraption strapped to his back. In effect we have a bloke who has succesfully talked a drinks company out of a chunk of money to fly a very low performance glider across the...
July 31st 03 06:18 AM
by tango4 Go to last post
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Across Nevada and Part Way Back (long) by Marry Daniel or David Grah
David Grah The flight had been arranged for Wednesday out of my home airport at Bishop, California, but the weather didn't look good enough that day for the flight I hoped for. The weather forecast looked better on Thursday, 10 July 2003, so, the flight would be that day. The main impact of the...
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July 30th 03 08:52 PM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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Cambridge Aero Instruments Inc. Changeover by Joe McCormack
Pilots who want information regarding what is happening at Cambirdge Aero Instruments, Inc., should look at the company website at www.cambridge-aero.com and, for futher information refer to news accounts in the Martinsville, Virginia Post at www.martinsvillepost.com. I suggest that Paul Remde...
July 30th 03 08:45 PM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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U.S. Team Day Reports by John Seaborn
Better weather and big tasks for Day 3 - see what happend with the U.S. Team in Poland today. http://www.ssa.org/UsTeam/ust_reports_pl.htm U.S. Team Day Reports Read all the Day Reports on the SSA U.S. Team Web site direct from Team Captain John Good in Poland. Lots of pictures and day...
July 30th 03 08:33 PM
by John Seaborn Go to last post
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Harder to stall in a steep turn? by Jim
In his book Gliding, p100, Derek Piggott writes: "In most modern gliders, the elevator power is not adequate to pull the wing beyond the stalling angle in a steep bank and it is only just possible to reach the pre-stall buffet with the stick right back. This is very different from straight flight...
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July 30th 03 10:14 AM
by Bert Willing Go to last post
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235 Maule for towing by Jim Harper
Hi. For reasons unrelated to soaring, I am in the market for a Maule, M(x)-235 (where x= 4,5,6,or 7). I am fairly active in my local club and we occasionally find ourselves short a tow plane. There is an STC'd tow hook for the thing, so I wanna know: Anyone ever tow with or behind a Maule 235? I...
July 30th 03 07:43 AM
by Caracole Go to last post
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Copa de Los Pirineos by Eduard Gorina
I envy you. I wish I could join, but now I am stuck in flat NC. I have flown in Sta Cilia several times and always enjoyed spectacular views and glides. Keep us posted on your performance. And send a couple of pics. Cheers, Eduard "cernauta" wrote in...
July 30th 03 12:54 AM
by Eduard Gorina Go to last post
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Barron Hilton, King of Soaring, Interview by Mergatroide
The Flying Innkeeper http://www.centennialjournal.com/articlesview.php?ID=166 "Be My Guest" http://www.centennialjournal.com/articlesview.php?ID=167
July 29th 03 09:11 PM
by Mergatroide Go to last post
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Parowan, UT by Thomas F. Dixon
Planning a trip to UT in early August. Are tows availabel daily at Parawan and if so who do I contact? Tom Dixon Idaho
July 29th 03 04:35 PM
by JohnD Go to last post
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Triple TE probes, failures by cernauta
I have seen many (including mine!) Total Energy probes fail: hairpin cracks in the carbonfibre tube, in the area that fits most deeply into the plug (in the fin of the glider). The terminal pin, made of aluminum and glued to the inside of the tube, then is not retained correctly... and it may stay...
July 29th 03 03:30 PM
by cernauta Go to last post
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Wanted Cambridge GPS-NAV display by Sleigh
Wanted GPS-NAV display..any version considered, any language
July 29th 03 08:57 AM
by Sleigh Go to last post
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fatality in Hood River, Oregon, USA today. by Gary Boggs
On Scott Richmond's third flight in his newly purchased ASW-24E, at about 500ft, the motor stalled. He had already turned 90 degrees to the right, he turned another 90 towards the airport, did several PIOs, maybe pulling on the manual starter cable, then stalled and spun into an orchard 600 yards...
July 29th 03 07:14 AM
by Gary Boggs Go to last post
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Interesting Info On Cambridge Website by Mark Hawkins
Just hit the Cambridge webpage and there is some interesting information (non-technical) info to be found on the main homepage. Later!-Mark
July 29th 03 07:11 AM
by Al Go to last post
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U.S. Team Day Reports - Day 1 & NCD by John Seaborn
U.S. Team Day Reports - Day 1 & NCD Today, July 28, was a no contest day for competitors attending the 28th World Gliding Championships in Poland. Read all the reports on the SSA U.S. Team Web site direct from Team Captain John Good in Poland. See the links below for the U.S. Team...
July 29th 03 01:14 AM
by John Seaborn Go to last post
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Support for SN-10 by cernauta
Dear all I have just bought a second hand SN-10 (A). I had downloaded the manual a few weeks ago, where I discovered I need a program called PCLink, and a special serial cable. Both are missing... I searched for the websites (eglider + ilec-gmbh), but they have both been down in the last 36...
July 29th 03 01:12 AM
by Dave Nadler \YO\ Go to last post
3 608
Volkslogger - Shut off the memory warning buzzer? by BJen
I fly with the sample rate on my VL set to give me about 9+ hours of data recording. That's sufficient for two normal flights, and I usually dump it after every flight. However, the thing begins complaining about low memory when it has 8 hours left, and it keeps complaining every few minutes. ...
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July 29th 03 01:12 AM
by TwoZulu Go to last post
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A Waikerie slip up? by Vassilios Mazis
One thing is for sure, the climb gets no better. But there is an interesting effect that few people are aware of: Higher speed means higher Reynold's numbers accross all of the wing, in direct proportion. Higher Reynold's number generally means higher efficiency. Therefore, there may be some small...
July 28th 03 11:34 PM
by Jim Go to last post
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