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Overspeeding on winch launches by Dan Schmitz
I'm wondering what the consequences of overspeeding on winch launches are? I understand that it places stress on the airframe, but to what extent? I find it near impossible to control the airspeed on the top third of a launch and have found myself over speeding the placarded max. speed by 5 - 10...
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November 11th 17 12:06 AM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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Grob mechanic in the Midwest? by Tango Papa IN
There was a complicated AD on the Grob 102 a while back, the wing spar spigot assemblies work. Recently I ran a cross more than one gliders that just hibernating and waiting to be comply with this AD. Grob used to have a service shop in Ohio. Is anyone from Grob left behind that did this AD...
November 10th 17 08:58 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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The US Team selection process in future years by XC
I am starting this post to get the topic off one individual's personality. The 2018 team has ben selected as outlined in the new process. Claims that the process was not carried out fairly have no basis in fact. The Team has very little time to prepare and needs to get to work. Here is a summary...
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November 10th 17 06:54 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Official Report Published on Glider Lightning Strike by [email protected]
report can actually be found at http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~cline/ASK%20lightning%20strike/ASK%20accident%20report.htm
November 9th 17 10:30 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Monerai P Self Launching Sailplane by [email protected]
On Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, marc silverman wrote: This is not a low time ship or anytime ship.It was not a succesful design.Thats why you don't see them flying.Don't buy it. Marc Silverman WV MIKEB1835 wrote: Can anyone give me some info about the Monerai P. I...
November 8th 17 08:09 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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SeeYou V.9.0 and SkySight by Dan[_6_]
Anyone having any luck getting SkySight to work with the new V 9.0? Top Meteo seems to work as before I keep getting a message "no server connection" I have a paid subscription to SkySight and can easily go direct to open it. Comments???? Dan 7DR
November 8th 17 04:21 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Replacing tow release cable on Discus CS by Hartley Falbaum[_2_]
Our Club's Discus CS frayed 3 strands of the tow release cable. I replaced that part and we're OK for now. We have a nose hook and no CG hook. I'd like to replace the whole cable. The path is convoluted and goes over one pulley that I can see after removing the cover of the front (back when looking...
November 8th 17 04:05 PM
by Scott Williams Go to last post
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What is with XC Skies? by [email protected]
I am experiencing the same issue ... bought a subscription, money was taken from my card, but subscription wasn't renewed ... and so no access to the service. I have been a client for 5 years now, this is the first time it has failed ... but my emails to support are never answered. Sadly...
November 7th 17 06:32 PM
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FLARM update 6.42 November 6, 2017 by JS[_5_]
Version 6.42 Published 06 November 2017 Platforms All PowerFLARM- and Classic FLARM-based devices Build 1f59603 Expiration Not operational after 31 October 2019 Changes since 6.41 Fixes  PowerFLARM: Fixed an issue with vertical suppression of ADS-B targets  PowerFLARM Portable: Fixed an issue...
November 7th 17 06:08 AM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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Transceiver Troubleshooting Guide by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
I get one question a lot, to wit, "My radio isn't working! WHAT DO I DO NOW????" So I put together a simple "things to look for" guide to troubleshooting your transceiver woes. Find it here http://aviation.derosaweb.net/presentations/ Let me know if you have things that could enhance this...
November 7th 17 03:33 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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real world ac 5m performance? by [email protected]
Looking to purchase a 5m but not sure of high enough performance. anyone with some hours on one. thanks chris
November 5th 17 10:42 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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RAFGSA Bicester by [email protected]
On Friday, January 17, 2003 12:37:23 AM UTC+1, Whitson Bush wrote: Just wondering how many of us have flown at Bicester and when. I flew at Bicester during my service and I had a bad accident with a winch cable. Thanks to an American Airman I am here to tell the tale. BJ
November 5th 17 09:18 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Prestine Becker 4201 Radio by Craig Lowrie
A late model, removed from a glider which has flown for less than 20 hours from new. Contact me and I can email photos. You won't find a better example out there... Craig Lowrie (UK)
November 5th 17 06:07 PM
by LongJourney Go to last post
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TOW PLANE Accident by Richard Garrity
Skyline Soaring Club has suffered a tragic loss of a member in the crash of our tow plane. The accident occurred on October 7th while towing an ASK21.. The glider released at very low altitude and returned safely to the airport. The NTSB is investigating and factual information is shown on their...
November 5th 17 07:01 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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Pellet variometer by [email protected]
You can make one easily using a low-flow pellet rotameter -- lots are commercially available. If you just want up you only need one.
November 5th 17 02:41 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Torrey Pines by [email protected]
Nice article on the history and future of this site. http://www.lajollalight.com/news/local-news/sd-gliderport-sailplane-ucsd-growth-20170613-story.html 5Z
November 5th 17 02:40 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Buying a 1-35 pros and cons? by [email protected]
Does anyone have any inside info on the pros / cons of buying a 1-35. I am interested in learning cross country. I am mostly looking to hear from any current or former 1-35 owners. Thanks, Tim W
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November 5th 17 02:32 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Polar diagrams and L/D by Jim[_33_]
I sure need help here. As far as I understand polar diagrams the airspeed axis is for indicated airspeed, not true airspeed. This certainly makes sense. BUT, I have also come to understand that an estimate of L/D for a given airspeed can be obtained by dividing a given airspeed on the polar...
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November 5th 17 02:12 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Discus B instrument panel template by [email protected]
Ladies and gents, If anyone happens to have a .pdf .jpg .dxf or pretty much .anything format of a Discus B panel (or Ventus B/C) it would be most appreciated. Email to Charlie Juliet Lima Seven Six @me.com or the email in my username. Thank you! Casey.
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November 5th 17 02:01 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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My September 2017 visit to GP Gliders by [email protected]
My September 2017 visit to GP Gliders: Poland is a beautiful country, especially in early September. The purpose of this trip was to meet CEO Jerzy Peszke and tour the GP Gliders facility. The operation recently moved to Korczyna (2.5 miles NW of Krosno). The original airport building was too...
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November 4th 17 03:34 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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