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New - Garmin inReach Mini - Available June 15, 2018 by Paul Remde
Hi, Today I just learned about an interesting new device that is likely to be popular with sailplane pilots. New Garmin inReach Mini $349.99 Available June 15, 2018 Pre-Order and see details he
May 4th 18 04:48 AM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Glider Oxygen System Presentation by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
I gave a presentation recently to the ChicagoLand Glider Council (http://chicagolandglidercouncil.com) on oxygen systems for glider pilots. You can find the PDF of the presentation at http://aviation.derosaweb.net/presentations/#oxygen. I'd be interested in comments and questions your might have....
May 3rd 18 03:48 PM
by Brad Alston Go to last post
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ventus rigging visual clues by [email protected]
I'd appreciate hearing advice on the best visual clues for getting the wings on a Ventus 2c aligned when rigging.
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May 3rd 18 12:08 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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FIRC in Phoenix in October? by Waveguru
We are looking into bringing Rich Carlson out to put on a FIRC in Phoenix in October and I need at least 10 people to attend for Rich to come out. Anyone could attend, not just instructors. How many of you would be interested in a FIRC in October here in Phoenix? Please contact me at...
May 3rd 18 05:00 AM
by Waveguru Go to last post
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SPOT price increase ...... by Ron Gleason
Just received this email from SPOT Hello Subscriber, This email is to inform you of upcoming changes to your SPOT service plan(s): We are continuously making network upgrades to ensure the best possible service for our SPOT customers. To help fund these efforts now and in the future, upon...
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May 3rd 18 03:58 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Inreach by Tango Eight
Delorme's marketing is handicapped. https://www.cabelas.com/assets/product_files/pdf/270145_inreach_service_plan.pdf Can someone who currently subscribes confirm that the cost of 6 mos active per year runs $115 plus msg charges on the "freedom" plan? T8
May 2nd 18 02:26 PM
by Renny[_2_] Go to last post
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Cambridge GPS NAV Displays Kaput by Ronald Tabery
Two GPS NAV displays failed (push buttons no longer not work). Looking for replacements 512 705 2396
May 1st 18 10:24 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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best glider for new pilots? by Paolo Guardigli
Hi everybody, can you suggest some good and safe glider to start ? Thanks to everybody Paolo
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May 1st 18 09:15 PM
by Paolo Guardigli Go to last post
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Caution -- InReach Explorer Dead by [email protected]
Saturday I updated the software in my InReach Explorer, topped off the battery after winter storage, and reactivated my account. I sent a test message, and Yesterday I took my first flight of the year. Before takeoff I turned on the device, started tracking, and shared my flight with my wife. ...
May 1st 18 02:55 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Easy and affordable IGC logger by Senna Van den Bosch
Since my FLARM doesn't have an SD card slot, I'm looking for an easy to use IGC logger. Right now, I can get the EW IGC-logger microRecorder for € 295, which has built in GPS, antenna, SD card and USB cable in the box. An LX Nano (regular nano, no display) is also an option, which is € 399,...
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May 1st 18 09:05 AM
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NEW: MILVUS - Gliding trousers 2.0 by Per Bursell
Got my trousers this week and they are fantastic! I bought the updated Mike model and it fits me like a glove! Well designed with good quality and excellent service when asking questions via mail!
May 1st 18 02:13 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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DG-100 Headrest by [email protected]
Hi Folks, I'm trying to get comfortable in a DG-100 that currently has no headrest, and am finding that my neck gets sore quite quickly without one. I'm 6'3 and am very reclined in the cockpit (I have to be to fit). I'm using a national backpack chute. I'm aware that the early DG-200s with the 2...
April 30th 18 10:24 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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push rod and bearing inspection. by john firth
Further to my post on corrosion in the wing, I have completed inspection of everything I could see of the drive mechanism of my PIK 20E flaperon drives. A fibre optic monochrome display was very hard to interpret; However a 10w white LED ( at 2 w) on a 1/4 in Al tube allowed visual inspection of...
April 30th 18 08:43 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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making Ventus wingtip tie downs- instructions by Matt Herron Jr.
OK, there is enough interest that I am posting instructions on how to make these. It is actually pretty simple, but you will need access to a lathe, drill press, etc. 1) download the purchased parts list here (https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Public/wingtip%20parts%20list.png?role=personal) and...
April 30th 18 05:18 AM
by Matt Herron Jr. Go to last post
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For Sale M&H KF-011 Oxygen Bottle by Bryce Sammeter
For Sale, M&H lightweight KF-011 Kevlar fiber wrapped oxygen bottle. Came as a spare with glider purchase. Manufactured 9/2011 and looks brand new and appears to possibly be unused. Installed CGA-540 valve with pressure gauge.. Appears to need hydro. Will ship for free in U.S., Discounted shipping...
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April 30th 18 04:45 AM
by Bryce Sammeter Go to last post
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Nano 4 from Craigy Aero by Waveguru
I have purchased 2 Nano 4s from Craggy Aero and both of them have had serious problems. The first one developed a charging problem where it said it was fully charged, but it wasn't, and it would go dead during the flight, and the second Nano 4 has now had the screen go almost completely dark,...
April 30th 18 04:19 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Bailleau Contest 2018 by Alex C
Hello all, Apologies first off if this is not the right discussion group to post to. I just wanted to "advertise" our yearly Bailleau gliding contest held this year July 31st through August 10th - yes, 2 full weeks of flying. We are nearly full and nearing our 70 registered pilot capacity. I...
April 29th 18 09:33 PM
by Alex C Go to last post
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ASG-29 Coke Bottle Whistle by RickH
I hope some of you ASG-29 drivers have either experienced or heard of this issue I'm having with my 2012 ASG-29. The ship has about 200 hours on it. At about 100-110 knots I have a very loud and annoying sound that comes from the rear of the ship. It sounds just like someone blowing over a coke...
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April 29th 18 01:52 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Tapered pins (again) by [email protected]
Helped the new owner beat his 27 together, last Sunday.............he looked shocked when I suggested he "taper" at least one pin. Nothing too severe, just 15 degrees and only on the part that extends out the back side of both spars. Found a 40mm pin in the barn from K-21 and it has 5 degree taper...
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April 28th 18 03:06 AM
by Karl Striedieck[_2_] Go to last post
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Vario sticks by [email protected]
I have a Winter variometer. On my last flight, the needle was sticking at an 8 knot climb indication. After I landed, I tapped on the face of the instrument 4 times and it appeared to correct to zero after the 4th tap. Does anyone know a fix for this? I wonder if the cost to send it to an...
April 28th 18 12:35 AM
by Dan Daly[_2_] Go to last post
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