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Beware Phishing Spam email disguised as from Shempp Hirth by Greg Delp
Today I received a an email disguised as from Shempp Hirth with a PDF attached invoice. Although I wish I had placed a large order for a new glider I unfortunately have not. The email copied below. REMINDER – Request for Payment INV 9660145 – 10/01/18 - $3111.63 INV 9144758 – 10/02/18 -...
October 2nd 18 09:39 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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.CMR file ? by [email protected]
What is a .CMR file and what is advantage of using a .CMR file in a LXNAV 9000? See Adam Woolley's post on his Facebook page Adam Woolley's Gliding Adventures. You'll have to scroll down a couple of his posts. ...
October 2nd 18 04:54 PM
by 2KA Go to last post
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CFI-G by Joe Rizzo
Hi folks. Passed my Commercial Glider check ride today. I'm currently a CFI-A. Do I need to take a written test before taking the CFI-G checkride? Joe
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October 2nd 18 03:42 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Derelict trailer & glider abandoned at Byron CA airport by [email protected]
In early October 2017 someone abandoned a derelict trailer & glider in our lineup at the Byron airport. The glider is a S-H Standard Austria serial number 53, N814Z. It was deregistered by the US FAA in year 2013. The last owner is listed as Frank LaValley of Fridley MN. There is an obituary...
October 2nd 18 03:08 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Rechargeable Zinc-Air battery moves closer to commercialization by son_of_flubber
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October 1st 18 12:22 PM
by krasw Go to last post
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Gas Strut for early (1997) Anschau Komet trailer by Bill[_21_]
I'm looking for a resource for a replacement gas strut used to open the trailer top for a early 1997ish Komet Anschau glider trailer. This trailer has the external hinge. I'm hoping to find a suitable replacement from a US supplier. Thanks for your help. Bill
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October 1st 18 04:33 AM
by Randy Teel Go to last post
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Uncontrolled Loops Elevator failure by Jonathan St. Cloud
Just thought I would shift this thread. Not being an aerodynamicist, wouldn't a glider with a jammed elevator run out of energy in short order and end up in a spin within a tight loop and a half or two?
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September 30th 18 09:05 PM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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The Gordon Bennett Cup 2018 by Tom BravoMike
While not about soaring, this may be of interest to many od us as it is still about aviation, and we share the airspace with them: the multinational Gordon-Bennet Cup 2018 has just launched from Bern in Switzerland - to be tracked he https://live.gordonbennett.aero/
September 30th 18 05:14 PM
by Tony[_5_] Go to last post
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stowing horizontal stabilizer on tail boom in trailer by [email protected]
I have seen a glider trailer in which the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer is strapped to the glider's tail boom for storage and transport. I can't recall where I saw this, and a google image search did not yield any hits. At any rate, strapping the horizontal stabilizer to the tail boom is one...
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September 29th 18 07:44 AM
by Charlie Quebec Go to last post
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Eberly Trailer Spring by Wyll Surf Air
Hi I'm looking to see if anyone knows anything about the spring driven arms that hold up some Eberly trailers. For people who haven't seen them before they serve a similar purpose to gas springs in Cobras but using a spring and lever. The trailer for me and my partners Libelle has them installed...
September 28th 18 06:35 PM
by Wyll Surf Air Go to last post
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Need to borrow/rent an L-23 Trailer by [email protected]
Our club has made a tentative deal on a L-23 in Canada. But, there is no trailer with it and I am wondering if anyone in this forum know anyone with a L-23 trailer that we could rent/borrow/buy to get the glider back to Ridgeland SC? Fabrizio Di Stefano LowCountry Soaring Association
September 28th 18 11:55 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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R4S- NCI as of Thursday by [email protected]
Still raining. BRSS gave it an extra try but as always Mother Nature rules and the "no contest" call came at this morning's pilot meeting. Thanks to those who dedicated their hard work to host a SSA sanctioned contest and please put this contest on your schedule for next year.
September 27th 18 04:29 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Cambridge 302 Utility by [email protected]
I’ve a new-to-me Cambridge 302 that I’m attempting to set up for me and my glider. The Utility is asking me: “Is another program using the port? Quit Pocket-NAV to use this program”. I’ve attempted every Com Port option offered. Any suggestions as how to quit a Pocket-NAV that I do not...
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September 27th 18 03:14 AM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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Soaring in or around Maidenhead UK by John Huthmaker
I am heading to England this afternoon for work. I'll be staying in Maidenhead for about a week. If I have any free time, it would be awesome to get in the air. Can anyone recommend a place I could get some glider time in that would be relatively nearby?
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September 26th 18 09:41 PM
by Steve Barber Go to last post
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Marfa Gliders is NOT closing! by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas
Burt here. I'm NOT retiring, I just downsizing my fleet, selling a hangar, offering my collection of vintage music instruments for sale, specifically: My beautifully restored 1946 Piper J-3 Cub (low-time C-85 HP.) Grove brakes, new spars, new prop, etc. Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus, low time,...
September 26th 18 09:08 PM
by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas Go to last post
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Vintage & Classic Sailplane Camp at Marfa, Texas OCT 12-28, 2018 by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas
On Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:18:50 PM UTC-5, Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas wrote: Ever flown in an open-cockpit sailplane? You can at Marfa, Texas, October 12-28, 2018 in my restored Schleicher ASK-13! See photos at my Facebook page as "Burton Compton." I just returned from the...
September 26th 18 08:57 PM
by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas Go to last post
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Trying to log in to XCSoar Forum by Dan Marotta
I've been trying and trying, but with the new captcha, it's more difficult than connecting to a bank website.* So I'll just ask my question here and maybe someone from XCSoar will respond: I run XCSoar on a Dell Streak 5.* Love it.* Can it be upgraded to include an engine noise sensor?* The...
September 26th 18 02:03 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Slingsby Kestrel trim speed C FFKQ ? by john firth
The pic gives a good idea of the boom mounted tailplane fixture. Next winter project for my PIK 20. I note that the elevator shows the BGA required mod., a downward cusp added to the Glasfluegel design. This was supposedly to provide feel at high speeds; found it (1972) to spoil the feedback and...
September 26th 18 01:52 AM
by C-FFKQ (42) Go to last post
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Region 4 South as of Monday afternoon. by [email protected]
My umbrella, poncho, and calf-high muck boots are all in good working order. We haven't seen the ridge-tops since late Saturday afternoon. Hoping for better starting Wednesday but still iffy at this moment. On the other hand, the company, soaring stories, food, and libations are outstanding.
September 26th 18 01:46 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Physicists train robotic gliders to soar like birds by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180920101605.htm With this technology could anyone win a soaring contest? Expiring minds want to know. ;-)
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September 25th 18 09:28 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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