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StroblSolar Controller LiFI Update by [email protected]
Has anyone adjusted the output of the StroblSolar Chargecontroller OS1 to better match the needs of a K2 battery? If so, can you please share the modifications. Regards, Bob Fletcher
December 27th 16 12:58 AM
by JS Go to last post
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Aussie SGP by Duster
Cheers to Bill Gawthrop and Sean Fidler as they near the completion of the Ozzie SGP. Sean won Race Day 5 and is tied overall for 2nd place (even with one DNF!) with one day to go. http://sgp.aero/australia2016/results-sgp/results.aspx?contestID=27858 You can replay any of the race day...
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December 26th 16 04:46 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Huge thank you to Andrej Kolar of Naviteer! by Sean[_2_]
I wanted to send out a public thank you to Andrej Kolar (CEO of Naviteer) for extending free SeeYou licenses to our US Junior Team (Daniel Sazhin, JP Stewart and Noah Reitter) after I made the request for them a couple days ago. A nice Xmas present! Go get them this summer at the World Junior...
December 25th 16 01:19 AM
by Sean[_2_] Go to last post
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L-19 Bird Dog, Pilatus B-4 & Grob 102 for Sale by [email protected]
Sandhill Soaring Club, located near Ann Arbor, MI, is consolidating its fleet. It currently has a Pilatus B-4 (not rated for aerobatics) with an open trailer and a Grob 102 Astir CS with a clam-shell trailer available for sale. The G-102 will need to have its wings refinished in coming years but...
December 24th 16 10:40 PM
by Christopher Schrader Go to last post
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US Team Camp Calendar Warning by [email protected]
Folks, I recently committed to talk about some European racing techniques highlighted in my World's report at a team camp. The guidelines for when to search for thermals and when to park and exploit others doing the searching are interesting. The camp will likely be run alongside the Cordele cross...
December 24th 16 03:48 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Looking for Steve Harris (ex world altitude record holder) by Sean[_2_]
Can anyone help me find Steve? Thanks, Sean
December 23rd 16 11:54 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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"Cabriolet" open cockpit canopy? by Ryan Wubben
Is it possible to replace the standard canopy on a Scheibe L-Spatz III (or any of that series) with an open cockpit "cabriolet" style canopy? Do plans exist? I've seen pictures on a K-6 and K-8 (even a dual one on an ASK-13!), but I'm curious what the process is and what paperwork is required?...
December 23rd 16 10:07 PM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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Transponder ANPRM Withdrawal by Eric Bick (ZN7)
Preliminary notification of publication scheduled for December 23. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/23/2016-30910/transponder-requirement-for-gliders-withdrawal
December 23rd 16 06:35 PM
by Darryl Ramm Go to last post
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New Record? by Steve Leonard[_2_]
Was just looking at OLC, and there has been at least one, 1,000KM + flight each day since December 3. Haven't looked back, but I suspect this is likely close to the longest string of days where this has happened. And if not for December 2nd, the string would go back to November 24th. Good...
December 22nd 16 06:51 PM
by Stephan van den Berg Go to last post
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Condor license key quit working by [email protected]
I've been happily enjoying condor flight simulator for about three years. Today it says my plane pack zero is not activated. When I enter the license key which is copied directly from the original download email it doesn't work. When you buy condor is it only good for three years or so? I have no...
December 22nd 16 11:59 AM
by Teal Go to last post
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Static Wing Load Testing of Old Wooden Glider Wings by LongJourney
I'm restoring a 1963 Std Austria and trying to decide the risks and merits of load testing the wings. I can't find anything definitive on the web, at least nothing that doesn't get contradicted by some other source. My concern is that load testing may damage the wings in an undetected way. OTOH,...
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December 22nd 16 07:02 AM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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How to get maximum height on a winch launch? by Dan G
I'm interested in learning how to get the maximum possible height on a winch launch, without compromising safety in any way. This question has two parts really - how should the pilot fly the launch (pretty much how should he operate the elevator during the launch), how fast should the glider fly,...
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December 22nd 16 01:29 AM
by Andreas Maurer 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 08:28 PM
by BobW Go to last post
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Wing loading vs Span by Jonathan St. Cloud
In days of old the phrase was "Nothing beats wing span". Now it seems as if these short wing "open" birds, i.e., JS1C are beating the long wing birds.. Rarely even see a 23 meter bird in the open class. Having almost half my glider time in the open class I miss the long beautiful wings and at...
December 21st 16 04:33 PM
by Steve Leonard[_2_] Go to last post
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Club Class Glider Wanted for Rent by Christopher Schrader
I'm a Mid-Michigan based pilot looking to rent a Club Class glider and road-ready trailer for the 2017 & 2018 seasons (needed by late April prior to R3 "Sports Class" Contest). I would prefer to fly a Std. Cirrus, Mini-Nimbus, or HpH 304C but I'm open to other models with larger cockpits (242+lb...
December 21st 16 04:12 PM
by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas Go to last post
1 274
Flarm/ClearNav Help Needed by Dan Marotta
Hi All, I built a cable for My Power FLARM portable according to the drawing on the Tech Tips portion of the ClearNav site but The CN does not connect to the Flarm. I have a cable tester and the cable checks good. I've tried baud rates from 19.2 to 57.6K and still no luck. I also spoke with...
December 21st 16 04:44 AM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017 by Bob Kuykendall
Just FYI, we're convening another one of our Akaflieg gatherings at our Arnold, CA 95223 workshop 21 through 27 January 2017. As at previous such events, we have dorm-style accommodation at a rustic cabin (with WiFi, of course), with catering and a guest speaker in the field. We charge $75/day,...
December 21st 16 01:45 AM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
0 233
It's official by Dan Daly[_2_]
FAI has ratified the following Class D (Gliders) North-American record : ================================================ Claim number : 17837 Sub-class : D13.5 / 13.5m Class Gliders Category : General Group : Not applicable Type of record : Distance using up to 3 turn points Course/location :...
December 20th 16 05:19 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
3 216
Winch Launch - Fatal by Jock Proudfoot
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December 19th 16 09:57 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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15/18m Construction and Performance? by Casey[_2_]
An owner of a 15m with 18m tips told me his glider was designed as 18m and the manufacture cut the tips to make removable and that it did not fly well as a 15m. My question is this common or glider specific? How do manufactures design a 15/18m? Do they start with design of 15m and add 3m and...
December 19th 16 05:44 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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