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How to build a Netto by Pat Russell[_2_]
I'm looking for instructions on how to convert a mechanical TE variometer into a netto variometer. Is there a souce of information on calibrated capillaries? -Pat
May 14th 10 12:17 PM
by ray conlon Go to last post
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Ionia (R6N) meet WILL be held as scheduled 5/31-6/5 (practice 5/30) by Frank[_12_]
I heard an unsubstantiated rumor to the effect that the Ionia meet (U.S. Region 6 North) was going to be cancelled this year. I called Benz Aviation and spoke to Tony Smit directly, and he assured me the Ionia meet was going to go as scheduled May 31 - June 5 with a practice day on May 30. Frank...
May 14th 10 12:06 PM
by Robert Fidler[_2_] Go to last post
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Cool Article: Clouds from Space by KevinFinke
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/05/gallery-clouds/all/1 As a glider pilot, I tend to look up at the clouds more than I look at the ground, and find them fascinating even when I'm not flying. A friend of mine sent me this link and it's amazing. Large scale patterns are readily visible when...
May 14th 10 07:00 AM
by Randy[_2_] Go to last post
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See You PNA by Bob
What are the hardware requirements for See You PNA? Would an X400 processor running CE5.0 work. Will it work as well as the pda version? Bob
May 14th 10 04:28 AM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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Fiberglass Wing Cuff by vontresc
Anyone got good advice on building a fiberglass wing cuff? I realized last week that I really need to get rid of the metal wing stands with sharp corners waiting to punch holes in my Ka-6 wings. So far my plan was to mold the cuffs on the wing using west systems epoxy. The question I have is what...
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May 14th 10 04:19 AM
by Brad[_2_] Go to last post
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Wing Stands by glider[_2_]
I'll bet everyone knows about the RIGID, Flip Top, Portable Work Stations available from Home Depot. Stable, sturdy and extendable. Price is only $30 on line...plus shipping. Anyone have any "Issues" with these stands? GA
May 14th 10 03:57 AM
by bildan Go to last post
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Cymbol wing stands by glider[_2_]
From local used music supply outfits, the stands seem very inexpensive. They are strong, rather heavy and do the job well. Used stands are very cheap. GA
May 14th 10 01:06 AM
by glider[_2_] Go to last post
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Winter 57mm Altimeter for sale by Juanman
Selling a 57mm Winter 4 FGH 20 altimeter in excellent condition. 0-30,000ft. 1994 model was in a glider imported to the US in 2002 and sent back to the factory to convert the scale and completely checked out. See photos and documentation. Price: $350 (less than 40% of new one) Send email to...
May 13th 10 08:06 PM
by Juanman Go to last post
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Region 9 South SPOT Tracking? by Tony[_5_]
Region 9 South starts today. Does anyone know if a shared SPOT page has been set up? I certainly enjoy watching the blips go around the course every day...
May 12th 10 06:37 PM
by MarkH Go to last post
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Region 9 South? by Mike[_8_]
Anyone have info on the Sports and 18 meter scores for the first day? Seems only Std, and 15 meter made it to the online score sheet. TIA Mike
May 12th 10 06:21 PM
by Mike[_8_] Go to last post
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USA - East Bound Tow Ball? by [email protected]
Any one headed from SoCal or west coast to SE US?. New glider pilot/ owner needs help! Tks; aerodyne
May 12th 10 01:41 PM
by WE[_3_] Go to last post
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Good news and bad news about SPOT 2 devices by Frank[_12_]
The good news: As has already been reported, is the new SPOT 2 devices have a nice 'check-in while tracking' feature that lets you send an OK message while in TRACK mode. The OK message temporarily interrupts the TRACK message mode, sends the message, and goes back to tracking. The new SPOTs...
May 12th 10 06:43 AM
by Ramy Go to last post
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new hazards by qflyer1
All, New hazards to keep an eye out for - http://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/noticeView.aspx?nid=2278 Tim
May 12th 10 05:19 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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(USA) WTB: ASW-27 elevator by Tuno
Don't need the horizontal stabilizer, just the control surface / elevator. ~ted/2NO ted c wagner (at) gmail c0m (you know the drill) ps Hat tip (big salute, actually) to Paul Gaines (aka Composite Solutions, Inc, alphazulucomposites.com) for the "next day service" and getting me back in the air...
May 12th 10 02:48 AM
by JS Go to last post
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Glider pilot and ME 163 Komet Pilot Rudy Opitz Has Died by Paul Remde
Sad news, I just learned from avweb.com that glider pilot and ME 163 rocket test pilot Rudy Opitz has died. He was a remarkable man. He also flew a Horton flying wing glider to victory in a U.S. soaring contest many years ago. I had the pleasure of meeting him after a talk he gave at an SSA...
May 12th 10 12:56 AM
by Michael Finegan Go to last post
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details on ridge soaring crashes yesterday (Sunday)? by Frank[_12_]
John Lubon (JL) was telling me that there was a glider that crashed on the main ridge near Altoona. II heard that the pilot was carrying a SPOT device, and may have activated the 911 function. Anyone have any additional information on this? TIA, TA
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May 11th 10 11:24 PM
by CLewis95 Go to last post
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Central Texas Region 10 contest preferential deadline near. by Region10Soar
Just a reminder that there are only two weeks left until the Preferential Entry Deadline for the Central Texas Region 10 Championship. You can take advantage of early registration until May 26, 2010. The Fault Line Flyers glider club would like to invite you to sign up for the contest that will be...
May 11th 10 05:24 PM
by Region10Soar Go to last post
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When did the OLC rules change on submission? by Tim Taylor
Just went to post a flight on OLC and I am too late only two days after the flight. When did the rules change from three days to Tuesday at midnight? If you fly on Monday or Tuesday you must submit by midnight on Tuesday or not get scored, Very unreasonable change to the system. TT
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May 11th 10 05:11 PM
by MaD Go to last post
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Good Glider Article by sisu1a
linked here since not everyone gets the AOPA daily briefs... http://tinyurl.com/2a7at5h -Paul
May 11th 10 02:31 AM
by smithcorp Go to last post
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scattering ashes from SGS 2-33 by thing73
We have a request from a family member to scatter ashes from a recently deceased member. I know this type of operation can be problematic if not performed correctly. Any ideas about using the back window of a SGS 2-33???
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May 11th 10 02:17 AM
by Morgans[_2_] Go to last post
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