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Which Soaring weather service subscription is best? by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
I think I'm going to subscribe to a Soaring weather forecast service. Which ones are great and easy to use without alot of prior knowledge? Skysight?
November 17th 18 08:58 AM
by andrzop Go to last post
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What electronics are worth buying by John Huthmaker
With Christmas coming up, what are some things worth asking Santa for? Is there any decent GPS devices that are reasonably priced? I'm thinking around the $500 mark. I already have a handheld transceiver. I have a nice headset for power planes. I have a parachute. At my soaring club, all of...
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November 16th 18 07:13 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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US COMPETITION RULES COMMITTEE 2018 POLL RESULTS by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
Results of the US Competition Rules Committee 2018 Poll are now posted on the Contest Rules and Process page of SSA.org. Thanks to the large number of pilots who provided responses and detailed feedback. The Committee looks forward to further input and dialog as we head into the 2019 season....
November 16th 18 07:06 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Rechargeable Zinc-Air battery moves closer to commercialization by son_of_flubber
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/business/energy-environment/zinc-battery-solar-power.html
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November 16th 18 03:54 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Auto-retracting spool for auto-towing gliders? by Luke Scharf
Does anyone know of auto-towing gear that will automatically retract the rope the glider releases? My club has just moved to a new airport, which has a runway long enough for auto-towing. However, we'd like to be able to clean up the runway quickly -- preferably while the tow vehicle is still...
November 15th 18 09:04 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Glider sightseeing flights by Bob Pasker
Sightseeing flights within 25sm of an airport in airplanes and helicopters are conducted under 91.147 and 119.1(2) Does anyone know what regulation(s) control sightseeing flights in gliders? thanks, bob http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.147 http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/119.1
November 15th 18 02:26 PM
by Paul Agnew Go to last post
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New LAK 17C by Paul T[_4_]
LAK's facebook page details a flight test of the new LAK 17C - yet gives scant few details about the new model. Anybody know how it differs from the B are they using the variable geometry miniflaps they have ben testing on a B model?
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November 14th 18 03:19 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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ASW 27 Instrument Panel Texture by [email protected]
I am making a new instrument panel for my ASW27. The original panel appears to have a textured overlay that looks similar to leather. As far as I can tell the panel was made from carbon fiber over a plug and then the texture was bonded to the panel most likely using a vacuum bagging method. It...
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November 14th 18 01:48 AM
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Parachute source for gliders and winches by JS[_5_]
Saw the ad in the AMA flyer for their Expo in Pomona. SSA Region 12 has a presence there. AMA Expo: https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amaexpowest/files/2018/10/expowest-program-2018-web.pdf Fruity Chutes looks like a good source for chutes, including ballistic chutes. Anything from 12" diameter...
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November 13th 18 11:59 PM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Break-in for our newly overhauled towplane engine by [email protected]
Just wanted to fish for the procedures and experiences out there on this subject. Our overhauler and our mechanic both say no towing for 10-18 hours.... We can do this, of course, but we are eager to get back to towing as soon as we can. Any experience or procedures out there that might get us...
November 13th 18 12:36 PM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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IGC-approval for the LX 10000 Flight Recorder by Ian Strachan
I am pleased to announce IGC-approval for the LX 10000 Flight Recorder, manufactured by LX Navigation d.o.o. of Celje, Slovenia. The level of approval is for "all flights". The IGC-approval document may be downloaded from either the GFAC or FAI/IGC web sites, see below, together with other...
November 12th 18 07:14 PM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Ventus fuselage sizes by Ron Gleason
The Schempp-Hirth web sites does not have information on the Ventus 2 anymore. Looking for numerical data on the cockpit sizing differences between the Ventus 2 A model, CXA, B(X) and C and CX. I am selling my 2CX and a tall pilot is trying it on for size and is interested in understanding the...
November 11th 18 09:34 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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Canopy free soaring by son_of_flubber
Dreaming about next summer... Other than drag, is there any reason to not remove my canopy and go soaring? Experimental airworthiness.
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November 11th 18 07:50 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Insurance for young pilots? by Graham Drinkell[_2_]
I have always encouraged and allowed young capable pilots to fly my aerobatic Pilatus B4PC11AF. It now seems, insurance companies have prohibited me from allowing young enthusiastic pilots to fly my B4. Aerobatic flying is a very safe sport-the pilots are more attuned than XC pilots. Most...
November 11th 18 06:41 PM
by Graham Drinkell[_2_] Go to last post
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TCSC EXPANDING ? by Bob Youngblood
Recent activity with heavy equipment such as wheel loaders and bulldozers is making huge improvements to Treasure Coast Soaring in Vero Beach. Looks like we could be making available about 50 RV pads for seasonal fliers. I will keep you posted.
November 11th 18 11:19 AM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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Vortex Generators on 182 tow plane??? by Cookie
Anybody have any experience and / or advice on putting vortex generators on our Cessna 182 (swept tail) tow plane? Do they actually do much? Or are they hocus-pocus? We often tow with 15 to 20 knot, gusty, direct cross winds. Also, on take off, we have a paved taxiway crossing our grass...
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November 10th 18 11:30 AM
by Cookie Go to last post
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Advice for new CFIGs by [email protected]
A year ago I decided I was going to give something back to my club by becoming a CFIG. I was hoping that I might find several other club members who would take this journey together with me, but now, ready for my checkride, I am the only candidate. Why do so few people seem to want to do this? The...
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November 10th 18 07:49 AM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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Duo Discus Down off Beachy Head Oct 2018 by Paul Agnew
Spotted on PPRUNE.org - Duo Discus in the ocean at Beachy Head. Pilots rescued and uninsured. https://www.pprune.org/accidents-close-calls/614314-glider-down-beachy-head.html Paul A. Jupiter, Fl
November 10th 18 04:13 AM
by Paul Agnew Go to last post
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ASG29 questions... by Sean Fidler
2 things: 1) Does anyone have a detailed guide or notes on placement of turbulator tapes on the ASG29? 18 meter is the priority, 15 meter sections would be nice to have. I am also looking for an inventory list of what size, brand, type of seals and t tape to buy, etc. 2) Does anyone have an...
November 9th 18 03:41 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Any news about the new 600kg Microlight/ultralight in Europe? by Emir Sherbi
Hi, Is there any news about the new 600kg mtow limit rules in european countries? Any draft or publication? regards
November 9th 18 12:50 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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