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302 wind calculation by Darryl Ramm
On Mar 25, 7:47*pm, AK wrote: Does anyone have any inside into how a 302 calculates wind? How good is it in regards to wind a straight flight with very little turning? How valuable is it on a ridge? What does it need in order to calculate probable wind one 360 turn,...
March 26th 10 04:04 AM
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302 wind calculation by AK
Does anyone have any inside into how a 302 calculates wind? How good is it in regards to wind a straight flight with very little turning? How valuable is it on a ridge? What does it need in order to calculate probable wind one 360 turn, part of a turn, two turns? Any information is appreciated.
March 26th 10 03:47 AM
by AK Go to last post
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Contest Maps now online by Matt Herron Jr.
Contest maps for GlidePlan customers are now available for the first nine SSA sanctioned contests of the the season. These include Seniors Championship, Region 5 North (now past), Region 9 South, 36th Central Cal Soaring Club Camp, Region 2, Region 10 North, Region 6 North, World Class Nationals,...
March 26th 10 01:44 AM
by Matt Herron Jr. Go to last post
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Is TSO Required for Certified Glider Communications Radio? by sky[_2_]
What are the FAA regulations regarding installing a communications radio in a certified glider. I have had many opinions expressed and would appreciate any definitive answers with references to the appropriate regulations.
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March 26th 10 01:17 AM
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TR-21 mounting screws by [email protected]
The TR-21 comes with long (1.25 inch) black flathead screws (4-40). These screws are the countersink type and do not work well with my fiberglass instrument panel. They have a small head. I'm looking for a source for machine screws, 4-40 x 1.25", in a black non-metallic material. Any suggestions...
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March 26th 10 01:14 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Buffing and Waxing Gelcoat question by Discus 44
Since the season is just getting started, I know this is an older topic, but I have to ask again about how other glider owners approach this. My experience is using both "Meguires Products" and finish up with Harly Wax. I use also the vertical buffing wheels associated with what is commonly...
March 25th 10 10:45 PM
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Seeking Compaq Aero 1500 Pocket PCs by Paul Remde
Hi, I am often asked by customers if I have any good Compaq Aero 1500 (1520, 1530 or 1550) Pocket PCs. They are still popular for use in gliders. Please let me know if you have one that you will consider selling to me. I am mainly interested in units with a perfect (or nearly so) screen and a...
March 25th 10 10:02 PM
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Gelcoat Wings and Pledge? by Guy Byars[_2_]
Put the German hard wax on your wings once a year, and then clean with water. Nothing else required.
March 25th 10 09:40 PM
by RL Go to last post
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HP-24 Project Update by Brad[_2_]
On Mar 25, 11:56*am, "noel.wade" wrote: Having worked with Bob & Brad a bit on these projects, I have to say that it seems weird at first to have homebuilders working on these things... But what you have to realize is that this is nothing new. *Burt Rutan's...
March 25th 10 09:31 PM
by noel.wade Go to last post
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California 1-26D or E for sale? by Dan[_6_]
I'm interested in buying a 1-26D or E model I've found a few but all are a long way away. Any in California, Arizona or Nevada for sale? contact me off line danrihn at aol dot com thank you, Dan
March 25th 10 07:10 PM
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OLC statistics by brianDG303[_2_]
I flew with several much more advanced pilots on Saturday, 4 hours in 100% ridge lift, very turbulent, very rough terrain (North Cascades WA State), very cool. Afterwords it was pointed out to me that my Rate Of Climb statistic was 1/2 of everyone else, although I was keeping up altitude wise. Is...
March 25th 10 06:36 PM
by Brad[_2_] Go to last post
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HP-24 Project Update by Grider Pirate
Another update on the HP-24 Project is posted: http://www.hpaircraft.com/hp-24/ Things that really got my attention in this update: Flush riveting the pushrod tubes so they can be removed for MAINTENANCE, building in inspection ports to facilitate MAINTENANCE? Bob, what are you thinking?? Oh,...
March 25th 10 05:49 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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Contest area for region 9 south by Matt Herron Jr.
Does anyone know what the official contest area is for Region 9 south (Tucson, AZ) ? The TP file on WWTPE covers a very large area, and as I am constructing a map that will be used by many people, I want to get it right. Thanks, Matt Herron
March 25th 10 04:01 PM
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Gelcoat Wings and Pledge? by Frank Whiteley
On Mar 24, 2:47*pm, RL wrote: Pledge is formulated for indoor use on funiture... it has absolutely no UV resistance and will eventually yellow on the gel coat surface. Testing during the initial development of Wx/Block products showed these type of carnauba/solvent based...
March 25th 10 07:16 AM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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Canopy Care by Guy[_7_]
Have not seen this topic for some time. How to care for our expensive canopies. I use the Mequiar's products: for scratches #17 Clear Plastic Cleaner, for very fine scratches #10 Clear Plastic Polish, and for daily care #18 Clear Plastic Detailer. What about the rest of you? Lots of new products...
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March 25th 10 05:50 AM
by Pete Brown Go to last post
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Region 10 North May 22-29, 2010 Cherry Valley, AR by Scott Alexander[_2_]
For those of you who are interested in coming to our contest this May. Here's a video for you to see what our flying area looks like. I hope you like Bon Jovi! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu2fw4O4uJ8 This soaring season is off to a bang already. Last thursday we had 7,600 ft cloudbases, lots...
March 24th 10 03:50 AM
by Scott Alexander[_2_] Go to last post
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Problem requesting Plastic Certificate via Web by JPMarks
When I try to apply for a plastic certificate at FAA wwbsite, I get following message I have a Glide only rating. "THIS CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR RENEWAL ONLINE RATINGS # 214" Has anyone else had this problem Jim Marks
March 24th 10 03:42 AM
by brian whatcott Go to last post
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Need help locating article from Soaring Magazine by Tim Taylor
On Mar 23, 6:50*pm, Frank Whiteley wrote: On Mar 23, 1:28*pm, Tim Taylor wrote: I am looking for an article from Soaring Magazine that discussed the differences between new pilots and experienced pilots. *It covered an analysis of...
March 24th 10 02:20 AM
by Tim Taylor Go to last post
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Fat boy wants to soar... by toggles mcfarley
Hi, after a hiatus of nearly 20 years I'd like to start soaring again only this time I'm carrying a few extra pounds. Having decided on this last year I started working on the weight in Jan and am down to 230lb in boxers though I am continuing work on it. As I start to look for a club can anyone...
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March 23rd 10 07:51 PM
by jsbrake[_2_] Go to last post
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More restrictions for "experimental" by Andy[_1_]
Two local pilots had FAA ramp inspections last Friday and one other, after declining to be inspected, had a discussion with an inspector. It appears that the local FSDO is taking the position that NO flight may be made in a glider with an experimental (racing and exhibition) certificate, even...
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March 23rd 10 06:58 PM
by Andy[_1_] Go to last post
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