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Mandatory inspection of Schleicher wooden gliders. by W.J. \(Bill\) Dean \(U.K.\).
There has been discussion about the life of wooden gliders. Anyone owning or thinking of buying a Schleicher wooden glider should look at the inspections required by the British Gliding Association. This is British Gliding Association mandatory aircraft inspection number 042/07/2004 issue 2,...
June 7th 05 10:15 PM
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Strong 305 Parachute for Sale by chipsoars
1994 Strong, very good condition. Last certified in '04. I am willing to have inspected & packed at Rigging Adventures and sent. Stored properly. Only reason for selling; needed a chute without the cushion in new ship. Please respond directly or call mobile @ 215 353-2452. Price is $575 with...
June 7th 05 02:30 PM
by chipsoars Go to last post
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Altimeter settings: QNH versus QFE by stephanevdv
Just another point in this discussion: when I look at an approach map of an airfield, the pattern altitude is expressed as a height above ground. To me, this means the easiest way of complying is to fly QFE when entering the pattern (no mathematics needed) - providing of course you can get the...
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June 7th 05 08:06 AM
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KA6E and Foka 4 comparable metal ships - Laister Nugget LP15 by Matthieu
Dear expert soaring pilots, What would be a nice metal equivalent of the KA6E or Foka 4? I am asking because those ships are 40+ years old now and I am concerned about the aging wood... Should I be concerned? Is there any relevant metal alternative to those ships? I would also be interested in...
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June 7th 05 01:20 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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JAR-22 should be accepted as Special Light Sport Aircraft standard by M B
I've been watching the Sport Pilot aircraft certification scene quite closely now, and as it fleshes out, I have some observations. The SLSA standards for airplane, weight shift, etc. which are published are hampering the development of SLSA for these categories due mostly to lack of familiarity.
June 6th 05 06:54 PM
by M B Go to last post
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Winpilot and Colibri Problems by ttaylor at cc.usu.edu
I am running a system that includes WinPilot running on an Ipaq 37XX series, Colibri GPS/logger and Borgelt B50. The system is very unstable and will usually only run for an hour at the most and often only a few minutes before it crashes or gives an error message. I get a "lost GPS signal" quite...
June 6th 05 06:44 PM
by ttaylor at cc.usu.edu Go to last post
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Altimeter settings: QNH versus QFE by [email protected]
I have a question for you CFIG's out the I recently moved to a "flat" state from a "mountainous" state and noticed that every glider pilot I have met and flown with in the "flat" state sets his altimeter to zero (a QFE setting) instead of field elevation. Back in my old stomping grounds, all...
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June 6th 05 12:26 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Auto hide toolbar in Windows CE 2x by [email protected]
I had to reinstall Glidenavigator II on the old Compaq running Windows CE 2.x but can't remember how to make the toolbar "autoihide" First one to answer this question gets a prize! (well, maybe not much of a prize, but my unending gratitude...) Thanks, Susan McAllister
June 6th 05 12:22 PM
by Rusty Go to last post
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Gavin Wills Minden Coaching by Rick Walters
Gavin Wills has two 5 day private coaching courses in the Duo Discus available in Minden, Nevada. Available start dates are July 18 and July 25. Details on web page at www.glideomarama.com. Contact Gavin directly at
June 6th 05 03:05 AM
by Rick Walters Go to last post
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USA handicap listings by 01-- Zero One
Where are the official 2005 Sports Class handicaps? The 2005 official Sports Class rules (on the SSA site) says in Paragraph 11.5.1.1 "Each sailplane is assigned a Handicap Factor from the SSA Handicap Table (Appendix A to these Rules)." However, Appendix A is the "Guide To Competition Rules"...
June 5th 05 06:53 PM
by John Sinclair Go to last post
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The Euro's Heading Down by Mike the Strike
Since I reported the US dollar's drop against the Euro a few months ago, I am delighted to report a reversal. The US dollar is currently at 1.23 to the Euro and improving daily. A currency specialist tells me he expects a rate of 1.15 by year's end. Where it goes from there is anyone's guess,...
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June 5th 05 06:19 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Fin Mounted TE Prob vs fuselage mounted TE prob by [email protected]
I have not received my soaring magazine yet this month but I hear there is an article dealing with fin mounted vs fuselage mounted TE probes. Anyone have thoughts on this issue? Richard www.craggyaero.com
June 4th 05 10:39 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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GPS interference testing by Howard Banks
When you call for Notams, as I understand it you must ask specifically if there is anything slated for GPS testing, otherwise you will not be told what's up. For those who want to see what can happen please look at my flght log for 16 May on OLC. The test not only screwed up the gps instrument, it...
June 4th 05 06:53 PM
by Papa3 Go to last post
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Hobbs Soaring Forecast by Mike the Strike
With a bunch of Arizona guys heading to the Region 9 contest this week, I've added some Hobbs soaring forecast links to my web site. The main page is he http://www.mike-the-strike.net/Soaring_Forecast/HOBBSSFINDEX.htm I appreciate e-mails letting me know of errors or broken links. Thanks!
June 4th 05 06:51 PM
by Mike the Strike Go to last post
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ENSIGN SAILPLANE HANGAR ANNOUNCEMENT by Soar Stanton MN
Stanton Airfield, Stanton Minnesota, would like to announce that we are building two Ensign Sailplane hangars at our gliderport this summer. We have gotten local building permits and have developed plans with Richard Ensign for the "NORTHERN EDITION" version that can tolerate frost and snow-load...
June 3rd 05 09:05 PM
by Tim.Ward Go to last post
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ASW19 performance mods by Jim Crowhurst
Anyone out there got any data on ASW19 performance modifications: i.e. turbulator tape, sealing methods, winglets etc.
June 3rd 05 12:18 PM
by Damien Dyer Go to last post
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FA: Emergency Parachute, Navy ND-6 by [email protected]
Navy ND-6 Emergency Parachute Just Repacked 5-30-05 Low Starting Bid, No Reserve http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4554088241
June 2nd 05 07:03 PM
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FA: Emergency Parachute by [email protected]
Navy ND-8 Emergency Parachute Just Repacked 5-30-05 Low Starting Bid, No Reserve http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4553849981&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT
June 2nd 05 06:46 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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VHF radio wanted in .AU by Mal
Post details or links thanks. Mal
June 2nd 05 11:27 AM
by Mal Go to last post
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Ely High Country Soaring camp # 711 reporting by [email protected]
Just got off the phone with long time friend Tom Stowers. His camp in Ely still has a few spots left in it. Tom has been doing these camps since sometime before the earth cooled down. He and his gang do a wonderful job of taking care of you. BBQ's almost everynite and even trips into town for...
June 2nd 05 04:27 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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