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What First Glider to own? by Sparkorama
I'm getting back into the sport after a long hiatus and flying in the Boston area. I'll be putting some winter flying time in and I'm considering buying my first glider once I'm back to comfortable solos and my private license. (Naturally, I won't fly anything until I am competent and ready). Any...
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January 6th 15 03:18 PM
by Peter Purdie[_3_] Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) Future Club Training Gliders by RN
The current issues with the L-13 Blaniks has our club looking at alternatives and developing a plan for the future training gliders we will need. We would be very interested in other club's experience with other trainers, and what you are using and planning to use in the future. Our evaluation...
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November 28th 10 03:51 AM
by Tony V Go to last post
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IS-28B2 Twin Lark - Service Life Extension Program by Pat McCartan
Our club owns an I.C.A.-BRASOV IS-28B2 Twin Lark which is grounded because it has exceeded its 35 year factory maintenance program service life. About a year ago the current type certificate holder, S.C. Constructii Aeronautice S.A., announced it intended to submit a Service Life Extension Program...
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July 17th 19 07:14 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Which sustainer system would you chose for your sailplane? by [email protected]
Dear gliderpilots! Manufacturers are not completely sure which is the way to go. So here you can vote for your favorite sustainer system: http://www.front-electric-sustainer.com/voting.php Thank you, Luka
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February 27th 16 09:05 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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SAFE Winch Launching by Derek Copeland[_2_]
To all my friends in the United States of America. You may have got the impression from some recent correspondence on this site that winch launchings is about as risky as bungey jumping or joining a Kamikaze squadron! In fact we do many tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of winch...
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August 2nd 17 07:12 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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ASG-29 versus Ventus 2CX by [email protected]
All things being equal (delivery time, price, etc.) which glider would you choose and why? Is there a performance difference, quality difference, ergonomics, etc.? The comparision should take into account 15 meter and 18 meter performance, strong weather and weak weather performance.
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November 4th 06 09:09 PM
by HL Falbaum Go to last post
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New Butterfly Vario by Paul Remde
Hi, I have just added the new Butterfly Vario to my web site. It is a very impressive new vario with FLARM display (when attached to a FLARM), GPS flight recorder, simple navigation, simple final glide, artificial horizon, and many other very nice features. You can see details...
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February 20th 12 04:05 AM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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Mystery of crashed glider in Arizona by Mike the Strike
Several of our members have recently been surveying possible landing strips for our contest database and Steve Koerner came across an old crashed glider in the Arizona desert..... http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157622824263137/ Registration was N71JR. V-tail, large flaps, no...
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January 16th 10 01:49 PM
by brian whatcott Go to last post
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Why are so many Stemme S10-VT motorgliders for sale? by VARR
There appear to be a number of Stemme S10-VT motorgliders for sale. Take the wings and wheels motorglider listings. Usually I might see 1 for sale, today there are at least 4. http://wingsandwheels.com/want-ads10.htm Are these people already upgrading to the Antares? ;-) I'm not trolling, but...
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June 1st 17 06:51 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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ASH 26E VS DG 808C by [email protected]
I know the comparison of ASH 26 VS DG 800's has been done, but now that DG has come out with a DG 808C I was wondering what self launching guys think? The new 808C allows wing loading of up to 10.2 Lbs compared to 9.2 for the ASH 26? The new DG also has NOAH exit assist and stall warning plus...
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November 2nd 06 06:33 PM
by bumper Go to last post
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MSL vs. AGL (Again) by N11rdbird
The MSL/AGL issue has come before the Caesar Creek Soaring Club Board once again. Not only has the Club been thrown into turmoil again, this time it has specifically affected our instructors and how to most effectively teach our students. I am curious if there are other Clubs or organizations that...
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July 21st 11 02:48 AM
by Tom Stock Go to last post
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Duster Plans For Sale - BJ-1b fullsize sailplane plans by WoodHawk
Looking for a set of Duster Plans? Here is your big chance! Jeff Johnson of Poteau, Oklahoma is selling a complete set of original blue line construction drawings for the Thor BJ-1b Duster wooden sailplane, serial 334. Several times a year someone emails around asking where they might obtain a...
April 25th 05 04:37 AM
by WoodHawk Go to last post
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Auto-Towing - why is this not more popular? by Sean Fidler
I had an interesting conversation with a pal about auto-tow glider launching method recently. It seems academic really. When cost is considered, auto-towing has to be far more affordable than even winching. Maybe $1.50 per tow, max? In aviation, the cost is always critical. Especially in...
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May 23rd 16 10:02 PM
by Boris Kozuh Go to last post
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L13 Blanik Mandatory Bulletin by Ernst
After a fatal accident in Austria LET issued a Mandatory Bulletin: http://www.let.cz/files/bulletines/MB_L13_109a_english.pdf EASA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive: http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/easa_ad_2010_0119_E.pdf
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July 15th 10 01:04 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Best Looking Sailplane by glider[_2_]
This is a test to see if it works. Abnd it's end of season, so we need to know if the Minimoa or the ASW-20 is best looking sailplane. Maybe the DG-800?
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November 23rd 09 04:29 PM
by Uncle Fuzzy Go to last post
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MP3 of e-Vario sound by Sebastiaan
Who has a good mp3 of an e-vario that is screaming in a strong thermal?? I want to use it as my ringtone :D ThankS!
May 11th 05 05:49 AM
by keithw Go to last post
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Discus verus Discus 2, LS8, ASW 28 by Roger
How do these two gliders compare to one another? Is there a Discus 2x? How does the original compare in todays competition world, LS8, Discus 2, ASW-28. Does the oringinal Discus give away any performance to the current crop of gliders. Interesting to note that the LS8 is an LS6 with fixed...
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October 31st 06 03:43 PM
by Bruce Greef Go to last post
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Which 18m FES sailplane to buy? by [email protected]
I'm considering the purchase of an 18m FES equipped sailplane, and would like to hear thoughts and opinions about the various options available. I'm seeking a cross country machine with long legs and a highly reliable sustainer. An 18m FES sailplane should fit that requirement nicely. I'm a...
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May 11th 20 04:33 PM
by kinsell Go to last post
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Blanik L-13 for sale. by JC Cunningham
(My apologies if this was posted twice.) Blanik L-13 for sale. Circumstances have forced me to cease my commercial operation. Therefore I have a very clean, well maintained, low hour L-13 for sale with an open trailer. This plane is ready to fly. * Total Time 1179.6 Hours
May 25th 04 01:03 PM
by JC Cunningham Go to last post
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How do we inspire pilots to truly take up cross country soaring ? by Sean Fidler
From another thread recently, thought it might be a good topic to paw around with everyone... For me, soaring is great fun. I've been doing it consistently for about 5 years now. I've met a bunch of amazing, great, kind people and have learned a tremendous amount about the sport (light years...
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December 21st 16 07:28 PM
by BobW Go to last post
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