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Need glider towed from Boulder, CO to Richmond, VA by Chris Snyder
Is anyone looking for a tow "job" heading East? If no takers, any contacts/suggestions/lessons learned would also be appreciated - soaringvirginia at gmail dot com. I'm considering making this into a road trip, but would rather spend the time flying in CO, than driving through KY. Thanks, Chris
June 5th 18 11:59 PM
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Tape the pitot/static system during storage? by [email protected]
Hi all. From advice from another soaring pilot, I've been taping my pitot/static inlets with red electrical tape when I store my glider. This is done to keep bugs out during storage. I started wondering if changes in air pressure could cause the airspeed and/or altimeter and/or vario...
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June 5th 18 09:13 PM
by bumper[_4_] Go to last post
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Rigger who will pack a 20 year old chute? by [email protected]
OK, I understand the various interpretations of the "20 year life limit," but we don't have a rigger locally that will touch a 20 year old chute. So, apparently there are riggers that WILL offer this service. Can you lucky folks who know who they are provide some contact information? I would be...
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June 5th 18 05:34 PM
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SSA WEBINAR by Jonathan St. Cloud
Wanted to give a shoutout to the guys who devoted their time and expertise to the SSA webinar! Thanks
June 5th 18 06:53 AM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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ADSB out in tow planes by Charles Longley
One of our Pawnees has an ADSB out transponder now. (Evergreen Soaring) We’ve had glider pilots we’re towing that have FLARM ask us to turn off our transponder. We’ve told the glider pilots to turn their FLARM down or off. My recommendation is to either have a switch for your FLARM or know...
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June 5th 18 04:39 AM
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Oxygen refilling hazards by [email protected]
Another thread mentioned hazards while refilling O2 systems, and I think the subject is serious enough to warrant its own independent thread. A few years ago, a visiting pilot came into my shop, saying his Oxygen transfill line was leaking. (He carries his own cylinder for refills.) I inspected...
June 5th 18 04:15 AM
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WTB LX Flarmview by Roy B.
Anybody got an LX Flarmview they are not using? 4 button rectangular type. I just killed mine by accident. ROY
June 4th 18 08:02 PM
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Electric Self Launching System by Emir Sherbi
Hi everyone, My name is Emir Sherbi, i'm a mechanical engineer from Argentina. With a partner who is an electronic engineer we've designed an electric self launching system that can be retrofitted in most of the composite sailplanes. Some of you may be saw my booth in the SSA convention in Reno...
June 4th 18 04:54 PM
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Good lubricant for assembly by Senna Van den Bosch
I'm trying to find a good lubricant for assembly, available in Europe. Any ideas? Currently using regular vaseline.
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June 4th 18 03:47 PM
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Kestrel 19 info wanted. by Glidingstuff[_2_]
Hi all Anybody got any links to a Kestrel 19 T59D owner group,pages etc? I have obtained a broken one for a long term project and want to obtain any info that is available re parts, mods and drawings. I remember from somewhere talk of a one piece canopy ala DG mod. Any info much appreciated.
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June 4th 18 12:54 AM
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Digital altimeters by [email protected]
Tried of the 57mm Winter altimeter being too inaccurate even after being re-calibrated. Being EXPERIMENTAL, going to look into digital. Going to look at MGL Vega ASV-1 first as it displays altitude and airspeed. http://www.mglavionics.com/html/vega_color_singles.html Anyone had experience with...
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June 3rd 18 10:33 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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126 Championships by [email protected]
Hey Guys, We had just concluded a fantastic 1-26 Championship in Caesar Creek, with five days of super flying, with challenging tasking that was rewarding for beginners and advanced pilots. Chuck Lohre did a fantastic job of contest reporting and the social events were great. The 1-26 is truly a...
June 3rd 18 03:34 AM
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Flarmnet by Karl Kunz[_2_]
Tried to log on to the Flarmnet site and got the following message: "Forbidden You don't have permission to access /files/lxfile.php on this server. Server unable to read htaccess file, denying access to be safe" Anyone else have this problem?
June 2nd 18 08:19 PM
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Glider Related Presentations Available by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
Over the years I have put together some glider related presentations and information that you might find useful. They have variously been presented at SSA conventions, ChicagoLand Glider Council meetings, regional contests and created just for fun, dang it. Think of them as my brain dumps to...
June 2nd 18 09:54 AM
by Henning Pedersen Go to last post
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1202 Transponder Squawk Code - In a Tow Plane? by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
Just wondering about something. Those of us with transponders in our gliders squawk 1202. Hurrah for our unique code. As I understand it other VFR aircraft with transponders typically squawk 1200. I would assume that at many gliderports few of the gliders have a transponder due to the cost...
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June 1st 18 06:20 PM
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Trailer license problem by PapaTango of Indiana
I purchased a glider. FAA registration was done with the FAA bill of sale, had no problem. The trailer and the glider are in Pennsylvania, have no license plate and have only a 10 years old registration from Florida. It never accrued to me that my Indiana state license office will not accept the...
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June 1st 18 05:54 PM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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Pawnee by Charles Longley
I am not sure who is the SGC ship captain on the Pawnee. I flew it the other day to help out Duane. Is that a FLARM on top of the instrument panel? If so how does it work? Scott was asking me about a good source for Pawnee parts. My first choice is Univair then Johnston Aircraft in California.
June 1st 18 03:42 PM
by Charles Longley Go to last post
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remembrances of boulder city, NV glider operation with Blaniks by rich hehmann
I remember the glider operation doing rides and instruction in Boulder City, NV using mostly Blaniks. Have great memories of flying there in the 80's and 90's. A nice couple---transplants from Chicago, ran it. What was the name of the operation and the couple?? When did it close??
June 1st 18 07:11 AM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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FS: K6 Mux 2 IOIO by Dave Springford
New, in the bag, K6 Team Mux 2 IOIO with Powerflarm core and Cambridge 302/ GPS-Nav cables. $120 including shipping. Contact via the ad on glidersource.com http://glidersource.com/cgi-bin/post.cgi?id=1282
May 31st 18 09:37 PM
by Dave Springford Go to last post
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Grob G103 canopy transparencies made in the USA by Bob Kuykendall
I'm considering tooling up to make replacement canopy transparencies for existing sailplanes, or at least to have them made for me. I've seen a few requests for G103 canopies, so I thought I'd start there. What I am thinking of is precision stretch-formed transparencies made over internal mandrels...
May 31st 18 02:32 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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