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Winch cable by Bill Daniels
From Aerokurier: Plastic winch cable now in series production ----------------------------- After a year of testing at AeC Landau the Lippmann Tauwerk GmbH has begun production of Dyneema as a winch-towing cable. Lippmann Tauwerk has developed the necessary braiding and coating of the "Dynatec...
August 24th 03 11:13 PM
by Andreas Maurer Go to last post
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Using Plasma Rope For Winch Tows by Craig Freeman
We recently converted from 3/16 7x9 cable to 3/16 plasma rope on our winch. "Plasma", made from Honeywell "Spectra" fiber, seems to have some real advantages over wire or cable. Some benifits include light weight, 11.48lbs per thousand, (that's not much even converted to metric!!), hollow braid (no...
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August 24th 03 10:55 PM
by Andreas Maurer Go to last post
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SN10 Remote by BMacLean
Hi Kirk ~ I have a vested interest in you getting the SN-10 set up properly! 2B has a remote and doesn't use it. Talk to him. Barb "Kirk Stant" wrote in message ... Anyone out there in the US have an SN10 remote control...
August 24th 03 10:32 PM
by BMacLean Go to last post
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Motorglider Self-Launch by ADP
Arizona, Sky King Soaring. www.skykingsoaring.com Allan "Mark James Boyd" wrote in message ... The endorsement is for self-launch, not motorglider. That's my point. An aerotow-only glider pilot can fly a
August 24th 03 05:27 AM
by Martin Hellman Go to last post
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PW-5 aero tow speeds by Mike McCarron
Any of you PW-5 drivers out there care to say what air speeds you like on aero tow? Mike
August 24th 03 02:27 AM
by time2fly Go to last post
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Standard Class Natl's. low turnout? by Burt Compton
Any ideas as to why the very low number of contestants (12) at the recent Standard Class National Soaring Contest in California? John Byrd & Burt Compton Marfa Gliders, west Texas www.FLYGLIDERS.com
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August 24th 03 12:15 AM
by Slingsby Go to last post
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Discus Wing question by John Galloway
It is a classic wing from a classic glider design by a classic glider designer. It has a slightly larger wing area than some more recent designs and should carry the extra weight of a motor glider well. It is well behaved and benign in its flying and stalling characteristics and also tolerates...
August 23rd 03 07:52 AM
by Jamey Jacobs Go to last post
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Contact info for Pasi Pulkkinen? by Tom Kreyche
Does anyone have contact info for Pasi Pulkkinen? ...thanks, Tom
August 23rd 03 06:16 AM
by Buck Wild Go to last post
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Glider insurance rate hike? by Mark Navarre
Any pilots in the US care to offer their experience of insurance rate changes after a glider accident settlement (less than total loss)? I am looking at a 45% hike in my renewal premium after 4 claim free years since the purchase of my ASW-20. While I expected a rate hike, this seems a bit...
August 23rd 03 12:44 AM
by BTIZ Go to last post
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Composite Meltdown by Burt Compton
From Aerokurier Magazine: BEECH BURNS ALL STARSHIPS Raytheon Aircraft Company is taking unusual measures to limit the overflowing cost of spare part acquisition for the Starship two-engine turboprop pusher: The company is buying the aircraft back from their owners and burning them, after removing...
August 22nd 03 09:10 PM
by mrw Go to last post
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Need ASW-15 pictures by Tim Mara
there are a couple for sale on http://www.wingsandwheels.com/want-ads5.htm with pictures included with their ads tim "WilLiscomb" wrote in message ... Need 70's vintage pics of an ASW-15, US registry, for scale r/c...
August 22nd 03 03:40 PM
by Tim Mara Go to last post
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Robert Kronfeld book by Simon Waddell
I'm looking for a copy of "Kronfeld on Gliding and Soaring" by Robert Kronfeld; I guess it was published in the late 30s or early 40s. Anybody got a copy to sell or know where I might find one?
August 22nd 03 11:19 AM
by Simon Waddell Go to last post
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UK - Declaring a free distance flight by tango4
There is the possibility to do a full FAI triangle 750k out of Parham ( PAR,OSW,BRN) but it would be a major acheivement, although last Friday I reckon it was do-able! Free distance seems the easiest way. In the UK what is the proceedure for declaring a free distance attempt in such a way to...
August 22nd 03 09:01 AM
by Owain Walters Go to last post
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Pesghes by Simon Waddell
Last I heard, Peschges has closed down the vario business, with no plans for aftersales service. All the VP owners I've encountered in Europe are pretty upset. Although their website is still active there are no contact details - maybe they just forgot to cancel the ISP contract. Their phone...
August 22nd 03 01:08 AM
by Alan Go to last post
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FREE mapping tools for extreme SeeYou geeks by Dave Nadler \YO\
Hey Jonathan - Why don't you do the USA preprocessing and see if Geunther and John can host the files for us unwashed masses ? And for heavens sake get a better komputer. See ya, Dave "Jonathan Gere" wrote in...
August 21st 03 12:15 PM
by Dave Nadler \YO\ Go to last post
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Commercial - New GPSs added to Cumulus site by Paul Remde
Hi, I just added a bunch of new GPSs to my Cumulus Soaring Supplies site. The most notable new units are the Transplant CF Card GPS, the Rikaline GPS-6010 all-in-one GPS, and the EMTAC BlueTooth GPS. The Rikaline is a WAAS compatible GPS and antenna in a very small box. It can be ordered...
August 21st 03 04:32 AM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Standard Class Nationals by Sam Giltner
20 years ago there was a waiting list to fly National contests. Could it be that nationals today are really designed for a small number of pilots that like 'extreme competition', long task, long hours, new types of tasks, no crews etc. 20 years ago nationals seemed to be designed for a broader...
August 21st 03 01:42 AM
by Bill Daniels Go to last post
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Private Pilot Glider Rating Requirements by John
If a glider student has 40+ hours aeronautical experience prior to taking instruction in gliders what are the requirements for Private Pilot Glider Rating?
August 21st 03 01:09 AM
by BTIZ Go to last post
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Qn: Casein Glue recognition by Vassilios Mazis
Hello all Is there any practical way to tell if a Casein type of glue has been used to hold our K-7 together ? It is pinkish-light brown (therefore definitely not Aerodux)and one failed joint appears to have unusually little excess or fill that makes me suspect it may have been attacked (and...
August 20th 03 10:00 PM
by Vassilios Mazis Go to last post
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Nimbus 3 opinions by tango4
I'm considering stepping up to the open class in an attempt to overcome the local sea-breeze and usually marginal conditions. Could I ask the group for opinions on the Nimbus 3 ( turbo ) Ian
August 20th 03 04:24 PM
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