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FES underpowered for 18m ship? by Mana
I just had a chat with a fellow pilot whose friend sold his LAK 17b FES because he was disappointed by the ability of the FES to gain altitude. The problem being that when applying sufficient power to gain altitude, the battery would get warm to the point where the controller shuts the motor down....
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Today 07:24 PM
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SSA Sailplane Tracker by AS
Is there a trick for making the life tracker on the SSA website work? I tried to follow the Perry contest but was only able to get it to work on my iPhone but not on my laptop. Only got a blank screen there. I am using Chrome as a browser and Windoze 7 Professional. Uli
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Today 06:49 PM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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What have we learned from all this? by Bob Kuykendall
At 23:55 05 April 2020, Gregg Ballou wrote: ...Yearly flu has a higher body count... Quick update: Some time in the next few days, US deaths from Covid-19 will exceed 200,000. That's in about 7.5 months since the first death reported in early February. --Bob K.
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Today 04:51 PM
by Steve Bralla Go to last post
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Best Overall Motorglider available today? by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
Didn't want to hijack the current FES tread so I thought I'd start a new one. This topic came up over dinner a couple of weeks ago. When you add all the following into a pot and stir, whats the "Best" Say for Western Great Basin flying. I think it may be the Carat, but I don't know much about...
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Today 03:22 PM
by kevin anderson Go to last post
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Dust cover choices by [email protected]
I am looking for dust covers. My 15 m glider spends all of its off-duty hours in my hangar, but since this is New Mexico (i.e., a desert) it collects dust and I would like to keep it covered, especially over the winter when I do not fly as much. Jaxida and Cloud Dancers offer dust covers, but the...
Today 10:50 AM
by Daryl Burton Go to last post
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Any AC-4/5 “Russia” owners out there? by Jim M[_2_]
I’m a new owner looking for some tips and tricks. Here’s a couple of questions for starters: -What breaks first, and how do I fix it before that happens? -Is there an easy way to replace the main wheel/brake with something better? -I have two pitot sources, why? Thanks! Jim
Today 04:29 AM
by Jim M[_2_] Go to last post
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CAUTION - Active Scam Attempt on W&W Classifieds by Sean Franke
Scams occur in every corner and attempts at Wings & Wheels classifieds are not exempt. I feel it's important to make you aware of the scam that surfaced yesterday. We received over a dozen calls regarding a person who calls himself Michael Diaz (no doubt not his real name). If you have an active...
Yesterday 04:58 PM
by AS Go to last post
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Hero, Garmin or OTHER? by [email protected]
Reading the dismal (I'm being kind) reviews of the latest Hero Gopro I'm looking at alternatives. Kind of. Has anybody settled on an alternative? So far what I've seen either desaturates color or has reliability issues. (Read=this is NOT an endorsement of Garmin OR GoPro.). Thanks for any...
Yesterday 04:22 PM
by Richard Pfiffner[_2_] Go to last post
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Paraglider pilot missing in eastern Nevada by 2G
He flew with two other paragliders last Saturday and hasn't been heard from since: https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-nevada/infrared-tech-used-in-hunt-for-paraglider-pilot-missing-in-nevada-2104357/ This is very unforgiving country to be flying over. You can walk for an entire day and not...
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Yesterday 03:32 PM
by Soartech Go to last post
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Felt by Jay Campbell
Many of you use, or could use, felt for lots of things in your trailers (fitments, pads), your dollies, wing stands (maybe). I know that over the years, felt has been a part of every one of my winter's project list. I used to have an industrial supplier "down the street" and got off-cuts from him...
Yesterday 09:56 AM
by R. Suppards Go to last post
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LS6b ballast valve seal by Ben Coleman
Hi all, I am rebuilding my ballast valve at the moment. I have it apart (unfortunately in more bits than I planned but that is another story) and would like to replace the rubber seal / seat that the ball-on-a-stick sits on. Does anyone know what seal it is and/or where to get one? I assume...
Yesterday 04:53 AM
by Ben Coleman Go to last post
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Powersonic "Smart Battery" tested by jfitch
It seems like a nice concept and I was recommending others try so I thought I should too. https://www.power-sonic.com/batteries/lithium-bluetooth-series/ I bought the 12120 which is 12.5AH to replace my StarkPower 12AH (which after 6 years use still tests at 11.9 AH). The Powersonic is available...
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Yesterday 02:57 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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Dual Flying Covid Protocols by Rick McClure
Many clubs and commercial operations are back flying and many are flying dual instruction/demo flights. What procedures are being used to minimize possible infections.
Yesterday 12:37 AM
by Michael Bamberg Go to last post
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Cleaning old bugs by cuflyer
What's the best (safest) way to get year-old bugs off a gel wing? I tried searching old posts, but I kept getting kicked out for some reason. TIA, Tim
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September 18th 20 09:55 PM
by Roy B. Go to last post
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SAGE SV Vario 80mm +- 10 knots by Mike N.
I am selling a Sage SV Vario +- 10 knots 80mm Calibration sticker shows 2004 Excellent condition Flask included Per manufactures website: 1.8 second speed +/-10 knots(5m/s) 80mm or 57mm
September 18th 20 04:15 PM
by Mike N. Go to last post
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WANTED: Tow Out Gear and Wing Stands by David Shelton[_2_]
I'm looking for used tow out gear and wing stands. This is for use with a Pik-20E.
September 18th 20 02:13 PM
by Nick Kennedy[_3_] Go to last post
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Ventus C Owners by [email protected]
I'm a relatively new owner of N571RD, Ventus C S/N 355 and would like to know other owners to ask the occasional question. Please respond - maybe we can set up a sub-group.
September 18th 20 01:30 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Pilot Schedule: Excellent soaring club scheduling and communication service by Bret Hess
After a lot of research last winter Utah Soaring Association switched our glider scheduling and communications (email) software to Pilot Schedule (pilotschedule.com). The support has been great ... they have added features we needed. The cost is less than we were paying before for our old...
September 18th 20 03:36 AM
by Bret Hess Go to last post
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Another E glider concept by Jonathan St. Cloud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIYU2zkGQFQ
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September 17th 20 07:04 PM
by Jon Hill Go to last post
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Sad news, Lake County glider crash, LAK-17B FES Mini by [email protected]
Friday,07-Aug-2020 Matt Herron was piloting LAK-17B FES Mini Glider, which took off from Lampson Field near Lakeport at about 2 p.m. en route to Mendocino County, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. That's all I...
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September 17th 20 05:02 AM
by Eric Bick (DY) Go to last post
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