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Newbie question by Bill Gribble
Completely daft newbie question that I'm hoping will have a simple answer. Mention is frequently made of the term L/D, which I know is an abbreviation of Lift / Drag. For example, the L/D cited in an advert for a Ka6 recently was "L/d 33" If L/D is the Lift/Drag ratio, why are the figures...
November 6th 03 07:57 PM
by Mark James Boyd Go to last post
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Irv Culver airfoil by Roberto M Besser
Hello, Somebody has the coordinates, references or image file of Irv Culver airfoil? Thanks, Roberto M. Besser Brazil
November 6th 03 07:42 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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elevator /pitch control by John Firth
There was a story in S&G some years ago about a ASW 20 sucessfully landed without damage by use of flap changes; the pilot had read the manual. Following the fatal crash of a Cessna 150/150 hp two plane, due to a burned throughj elevator cable, two of us tow pilots experimented with pitch trim on...
November 6th 03 06:42 PM
by Mark James Boyd Go to last post
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test by Michael
test Michael www.northwestsoaring.com
November 6th 03 04:59 PM
by Michael Go to last post
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GLIDER PILOTS! PLEASE HELP WINDSURFERS at this hour we have to stand up together... by Andre Volant
Hi, this is urgent, please read this note and help us stop this development. It's like the loss of your favorite gliderport next to your favorite ridge. This will be tragic if THEY build big hotel at this spot. Many of us glider pilots are also windsurfers or kiters and we need your help to just...
November 6th 03 03:58 PM
by Andre Volant Go to last post
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Winch Way Is Up !! by Craig Freeman
It's intriguing how much attention any post about winch launching seems to generate here on RAS. I must admit I, like most here in the USA, cried "foul" or was it"fool" any time one would suggest that winching could be a viable alternative to the much perferred aero tow. Shame on me. Perhaps it's...
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November 6th 03 03:08 PM
by Robert Ehrlich Go to last post
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Cutting plasma rope by Robert Makin
There is considerable interest in the UK in using plasma/dyneema rope for winch launching. However, the main obstacle appears to be finding an efficient method of cutting the rope in event of an emergency. Has anyone ot there found the definitive method???
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November 6th 03 01:35 AM
by soarski Go to last post
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New EU Subsidy rules good for Gliding? by Stephen Haley
Have just seen on the news that the EU is changing the farming subsidy rules from next year, to try and reduce the food mountain I would guess. Now they are going to pay the subsidy regardless of the farmer actually growing anything with the subsidy being based on an average of x past years...
November 5th 03 11:18 PM
by Stephen Haley Go to last post
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First Post: Hello! by Tobeon
Just a first post to say Hello! I just found this whole news group thing and was very happy to find a soaring newsgroup (though I haven't been gliding for several months due to school and huge lack of funds! No!) which is very bad as I just went solo and then couldn't go. I must save up some...
November 5th 03 10:47 PM
by Tobeon Go to last post
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Cleaning a 3-way TE probe by Jack Glendening
I have a vertical-stabilizer mounted TE probe of the type that has 3 ports: ram, static, and venturi. I have been having problems with my varios and LNAV and had previously checked out the plumbing but had only looked at the "outside" end of the TE probe itself, which I remove after each flight. ...
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November 5th 03 06:45 PM
by Jack Glendening Go to last post
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News Flash: You don't need elevator control ! by nowhere
Yes, according to Peter Garrison's "Aftermath" column in the November issue of "Flying" you don't need to connect your elevator control! I quote: "the NTSB report does not comment on the fact that a disconnected elevator does not make an ASW-20, or for that matter any other airplane, unflyable. The...
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November 5th 03 04:41 PM
by Andreas Maurer Go to last post
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Jantar Std 3 lifetime by Janusz Kesik
To fulfil the promise I had given, that I'll confirm my information on = the Jantar Std 3 lifetime, which was kindly forwarded to r.a.s. by = Henryk Birecki, here's the final version: ;) Total lifetime: 6000hrs (I believe, after reaching that the further = flying can be done according to technical...
November 5th 03 06:25 AM
by Janusz Kesik Go to last post
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Canopy repairs by Jay Todd
OK - I've done the Google search on this subject, printed out all the suggestions, purchased the Acrifix and even have a beat up old canopy to practice on before I work on the real thing. My question is - which Dremel tool is best to use for shaping the cracked area. Most of the cutters look like...
November 5th 03 02:44 AM
by Ulrich Neumann Go to last post
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FS-Cobra by Ed Hollestelle
We have a Cobra trailer for sale in "as new" condition. Please go to our website www.solairecanada.com for details and pictures.( go to the "specials")
November 4th 03 10:24 PM
by Ed Hollestelle Go to last post
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The Clunk by Marry Daniel or David Grah
My Libelle has developed a clunk. Seems like something big moving around. I appreciate the leads on where you looked for yours. David Grah Bishop "JJ Sinclair" wrote in message ... All season long, I have heard a clunking...
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November 4th 03 10:07 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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Jantar life limit - Janusz? by tim
Does anyone know if Jantars (48-3, specifically) have a life-limit inspection interval? 2000? 3000 hours? Regards, Tim
November 4th 03 09:10 PM
by Henryk Birecki Go to last post
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How many Glider Rides in one day by cloud nine
I know you Guys have given a lot of rides in one day but how many is the most for one person?
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November 4th 03 04:49 PM
by W.J. \(Bill\) Dean \(U.K.\). Go to last post
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Build a 1-34 from plans?! by Gus Rasch
Group, Are plans available? Has anyone ever done it? I bet SSC could sell the dickens out of plans and kits if they made them available. I bet it would be a quick build too! Thoughts? GR
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November 4th 03 01:34 PM
by Hank Nixon Go to last post
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Personal insurance by dj
Any advice on where to get the best (and cheap) personal insurance? Daniel/Rames
November 4th 03 12:41 PM
by Mal Go to last post
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Aileron / flap corner drag ? by tango4
On an aircraft like the ventus there are several sections of control surface along the T/E of the wing resulting in several 'breaks' in the trailing edge. My question is - Are the breaks or corners of a deflected control surface the source of their own little vortices and therefore additional...
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November 4th 03 11:08 AM
by Robert Ehrlich Go to last post
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