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Barographs? by Tony[_5_]
Anyone have a Barograph or two sitting on a shelf collecting dust? I would like to put one or two of these relics back into service generating FAI Badges. Replogle preferred as that is what I have experience with, however I'll consider any other model. Thanks! Tony
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Today 02:06 AM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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The Apology by [email protected]
Recently there was an apology issued from the SSA and the SSF and Editor for a so called offensive interpretation of the depiction of a historical portrayal of a young lady and a glider pilot on a previous edition of Soaring magazine. After reading the complaints from the women associated with the...
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Today 01:28 AM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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Paint for white fiberglass trailer top by Senna Van den Bosch
I got an older Anschau Komet trailer that needs some care and decided to repaint the entire top side, which is white painted fiberglass. What paint would you recommend for doing this? I'd like it to be a bit glossy and waterproof, as the trailer will stay outside in summer but hangared in winter....
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Today 12:06 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Truck vs Car as a tow vehicle by Chris Behm
I am wondering how often a truck for towing a glider trailer might be an advantage? I have yet to buy my first glider, but of course and thinking that the next vehicle I purchase should be a good one to tow with (Incidentally, thinking of the GMC/Chevy Canyon/Colorado, with the 2.8L inline 4...
Yesterday 08:52 PM
by George Haeh Go to last post
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Looking for good references on maintaining Fiberglass/Gelcoat finish by David Wrinkle
I just purchased my first glider and I am struggling to locate via google any good articles, books, manuals, videos, etc... on what methods and practices are available to keep the finish of a gel coated glider up to snuff. There seem to be at least two basic schools of thought, one utilizing...
Yesterday 07:15 PM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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An opportunity for people from our demographic to contribute by son_of_flubber
Here is a way to do something about the impact of Covid-19 on Soaring. COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) Volunteer Screening Registry is the way to connect volunteers to practical studies related Covid-19. For example, volunteers, especially older volunteers are sorely needed for Phase III...
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Yesterday 05:02 PM
by Gregg Ballou[_2_] Go to last post
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Version 8 by Andrzej Kobus
How much flying have guys done with version 8? Any issues, is it safe to upgrade? Most of the time LXNav releases are of good quality, but I do remember one that gave me problems. There are some great features in this version, I just don't want to get surprised with problems in the early spring.
Yesterday 12:47 PM
by Andrzej Kobus Go to last post
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As heard on 123.3........ by John Sinclair[_5_]
Honey, the trailer CAME OFF! WHAT! WHERE? Just outside of town! Is the trailer all right? Yes (Pause) Is the car all right? Yes (Long pause) Are you all right?
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Yesterday 10:01 AM
by James Hamilton Go to last post
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Composite tool review by [email protected]
I am thinking about upgrading my composite repair game. Does anyone have experience with these...
Yesterday 04:02 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Wave NM/CO by Gary Osoba[_4_]
Big mountain wave forecasted for NM & CO today with 50-60 knots aloft. Dan Mockler will be trying to do an O&R from Moriarty, NM to Vail, CO and back. All VFR under 18,000' and it will be tricky. You can follow progress at this link starting around 9am MDST: ...
October 24th 20 04:49 PM
by Gary Osoba[_4_] Go to last post
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New alpine soaring video on YouTube by Christopher FLEMING
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4okrE4xfc An ASH 31 Mi starts off by scraping the rocks low in the valleys, then climbs up above the highest peaks in the Southern French Alps. Fantastic video!
October 24th 20 02:09 PM
by kinsell Go to last post
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for the amateur meteorologists, question. by john firth
Maybe the last flight of the year, but memorable. Atmosphere 10C, very unstable , with cloudbase 5000ft and tops above 10K; showers, wind W 15kt @ 1000ft. climbed to 4000 (airspace limit) over the airfield ; flew upwind along a cloud street, holding 4000ft. Street ended after 10 miles , then...
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October 23rd 20 09:40 PM
by john firth Go to last post
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Hutter 28 Glider Information by Dan Goldman[_2_]
There is, or was, a Hutter 28 glider that was built in the USA. Any contact information to the builder will be appreciated. Dan
October 23rd 20 08:15 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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(Para)gliders and big birds by AS
Ran across this neat clip on Yahoo. I circled with bald- and golden eagles, ospreys, etc. but never saw them that close, mostly because the speed difference. https://www.yahoo.com/news/vultures-fly-alongside-paragliders-200431352.html Enjoy, Uli 'AS'
October 23rd 20 11:19 AM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Turning a Schweizer 2-22 into a powered aircraft by [email protected]
I recently found this on the Jakarta Soaring web page. Shows a highly modified 2-22 turned into a single-seat powered aircraft. http://jakartasoaringclub.tripod.com/gallery/bondol001.html
October 22nd 20 02:35 PM
by Nicholas Kennedy Go to last post
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FES climb rate question. by JM LN
Hi everybody. I would like to know the opinion of a owner of a HPH Shark with FES. Which is the true climb rate?. Somebody has proven to use FES like a supplement tow mechanism?. I mean, how efficient is take a tow to 300 or 400 m and later start FES to climb at 900 or 1000 m. Thank you very...
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October 22nd 20 02:34 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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Wheel brake effectiveness standards by Kenn Sebesta
Does anyone have any data, preferably quantitative, about what sort of braking performance is required? On the one hand, it would seem that effective braking is primordial for safe landing in the event of an outlanding, but on the other hand many gliders seem to have inadequate brakes, to put it...
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October 21st 20 06:41 PM
by James Metcalfe Go to last post
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Glider transport from NJ to Florida or in between. by [email protected]
Our club is in need of transporting a glider enclosed in a trailer from NJ to Florida or in between. I will pay the expenses or reasonable charge for the delivery. I could meet the transporter in NC or SC if needed. My understanding is that it is a clam shell road worthy trailer with a damaged...
October 19th 20 08:50 PM
by Tim Hanke[_2_] Go to last post
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Another E glider concept by Jonathan St. Cloud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIYU2zkGQFQ
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October 19th 20 07:39 PM
by Graham Stanford[_2_] Go to last post
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What have we learned from all this? by Frank Whiteley
On Friday, October 16, 2020 at 3:49:26 PM UTC-6, Ramy wrote: Since the numerator is known and relatively accurate, the only way to come up with such optimistic statistics is by significantly inflating the denominator. I’ve seen 10,000 and even 20,000 in the denominator when the actual number...
October 19th 20 07:18 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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