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Pitot system - odd event by Del Jensen
On tow the other day the airspeed indicator jammed and the digital airspeed read about 20kts too high. When I got down the digital airspeed was 30kts with the glider stopped, and turning off the unit (S80) and re-initialing the tas read 30kts. Upon examination the diaphragm was found to be...
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May 25th 18 10:35 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A Simple Question About LiFePO4 Batteries by [email protected]
Not to start another chapter in "Battery Wars" but I have a simple question about "drop in" LiFePO4 battery replacements for SLA batteries in gliders. For years, I've used an SLA battery with the same footprint as the common glider size of 7Ah to 9Ah--i.e., 5.95" x 2.56"--except a little...
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May 25th 18 04:27 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Soaring not compatible with modern society? by [email protected]
I'm wondering how much the modern reluctance to land out and desire for collision avoidance technology is driven by an underlying fear that if society knew about soaring, society would ban it. Granted no one wants to die or have anyone else die but we've been recreational flying for 100 years and...
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May 25th 18 01:08 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Flying in Europe by [email protected]
Which countries will allow a US Glider rated pilot to fly solo without additional paperwork? Thanks In Advance -Howie
May 24th 18 03:58 PM
by Craig Funston[_3_] Go to last post
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Landing with reduced airbrake by Richard McLean[_2_]
Hi guys, Our club is having a discussion about the merits of reducing airbrake on short final (well before the flare) in order to reduce the rate of descent on the last part of finals - in particular after using full airbrake to correct an overshoot i.e. you are still overshooting but reduce...
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May 24th 18 06:25 AM
by Richard McLean[_2_] Go to last post
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Soaring Spot by Jonathan St. Cloud
Just curious why US contests don't use Soaring Spot?
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May 23rd 18 06:24 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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InReach Usage, SAR Insurance Plans by John Carlyle
I found a great site from a paraglider pilot explaining how he uses his InReach in back-country flying: https://www.cloudbasemayhem.com/garmin-inreach-best-practices-for-adventurers/ In my opinion it explains all the important usage information much better than does Garmin. Point 6 in his...
May 23rd 18 02:35 PM
by 6X Go to last post
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Glide computer in certified glider by Wade G
In short, What is required to install a non-TSO’d moving map flight computer IN the panel of my certified glider? A 337 mess? WG
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May 23rd 18 05:24 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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Region 10 North June 9-16 Yoder, KS by Tony[_5_]
RAS, I'm pleased to announce that the Kansas Soaring Association is hosting Region 10 North at the Sunflower Aerodrome near Yoder, KS this year. Practice June 9-10 and Contest June 11-16. We hope you can join us! Kansas is conveniently located approximately half way between the East Coast and the...
May 22nd 18 07:33 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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Reducing collision hazard at contests by Steve Koerner
Here's a conceptually simple idea for contest pilots to rattle around... I believe it would be highly effective at reducing dangerous big gaggles that happen during contests. The desirables are that it doesn't damage the sport, it's effective at improving safety, it's easy to understand and it's...
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May 22nd 18 03:28 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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Power/Logic connector for a C302. by Mike C
Looking locally for one but so far the local electronic parts stores are baffled. If anyone here familiar with it, is there a source outside of Cambridge? Thanks Mike
May 22nd 18 04:39 AM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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LxNav USB hub? by Jonathan St. Cloud
Just purchased the Wifi option for the LXNAV 9070. Currently I have a USB extension plugged into the only USB port on LX, then mounted on the panel fairing by my legs. This way I have access to the USB and all the data transfer without removing canopy to access port. My question is, can anyone...
May 21st 18 04:06 AM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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2-33 salvage by Waveguru
This 2-33 is up for a salvage bid. If you look at the photos, there is no vario in the glider! Boggs
May 21st 18 02:46 AM
by Darryl Ramm Go to last post
6 84
Libelle by Ross[_3_]
So this is a bit of a strange story. Up for sale last week on Ebay was this old lady: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Standard-Libelle-Glasflugel-Glider-First-Registered-in-1976-/252990052032?hash=item3ae761d6c0:g:ztMAAOSwCkZZQCZX&vxp=mtr And less than a week later, without even changing pictures or...
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May 20th 18 09:21 PM
by Ross[_3_] Go to last post
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NACA 65(2)-415 Templates? by LongJourney
Does anyone know how I could get a set of templates for my Standard Austria S? The airfoil is NACA 65(2)-415. Thanks, Jeff
May 20th 18 07:48 PM
by SoaringXCellence Go to last post
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Becker AR 620x radio - seems a little quiet? by jfitch
I finally got my new radio wired, the audio seems a little quiet compared to the old Dittel 71. Same speaker, 4 ohm as spec'd. I remember the Dittel being pretty loud, kept the volume knob set to the lower half of rotation. The Becker even at 100% is far from earsplitting, and maybe not loud...
May 19th 18 10:47 PM
by jfitch Go to last post
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GlidePort.aero - how to send a link by [email protected]
I can't seem to send a usable link of one of my flight logs to a friend. The friend is not logged into Glideport. The link I copied from when I was looking at the track (and logged in) shows no tracks when the friend uses the link. A link to a search by pilot name, with my name, works when I log...
May 19th 18 07:08 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Dittel Speaker Box by AS
Would anyone have a single line diagram for a Dittel Speaker Box for two microphones? Mine is acting up and I found one additional cable soldered in - can't figure out what it is for and would like to find out what it connects to. Thanks, Uli 'AS'
May 19th 18 03:29 AM
by AS Go to last post
5 107
Lark IS29-D2 owners and pilots? by Jan Zanutto
I bought a single seat Lark and am beginning to build some time in it. Just wondering if there are any other Lark guys out there. I made a page on facebook as well if anyone of you wants to connect there. I had some time in the 2 place years ago, seemed to be a good flyer for what it was. I...
May 18th 18 03:24 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Brazov IS29-D2 Lark parts needed. by [email protected]
I have a 1979 Brazov IS29-D2 Lark. The rubber donuts are starting to wear out and get brittle on the main gear shock absorber. Does anyone know where I could get replacements? Either used from another glider, or manufactured new by someone who can match the donuts to the original spec?
May 18th 18 03:13 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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