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Greatful for this group by Jonathan St. Cloud
A few nights ago I stumbled into a conversation on FB Tail Draggers Unit. The question was as simple as it gets: Airspeed, controlled by power or pitch? I know simple, but there so many that were sure the answer was power or a combination of power and pitch. Some thought power controlled speed...
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October 22nd 18 12:22 AM
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Cheaper tows? by Tony[_5_]
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/cng-airplane/ could be perfect for a club towplane since we fuel up at the club field 99.9% of the time.
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October 21st 18 04:32 PM
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Bob Harris by [email protected]
Bob Harris passed away on Oct 6, 2018. He was 86 years old. Bob set the world gliding altitude record on Feb. 17, 1986 with a flight to 49,009 feet out of California City. This was the culmination of a sustained and extensive effort that had started 6 years earlier, first with a partner and later...
October 21st 18 07:23 AM
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CELEBRATING OUR 12TH BIRTHDAY by [email protected]
Hi Gliding Enthusiasts We are particularly proud of our November issue which goes in the mail next week. Our team was set the task of making it our best ever so it could honour our 12th birthday. It’s hard to acknowledge that we have been producing an issue every eight weeks for 12 years and...
October 20th 18 02:05 AM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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SZD-55 by ASM
I am looking for the seat back for SZD-55. If someone has one and can part way with it, please let me know. Best regards, Jacek
October 19th 18 07:37 PM
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Mt Washington Diamond Mine delivers again... by Giaco
3 New Diamonds and Lennie #1's at the Mt. Washington Wave camp yesterday. Potentially a new state record as well, but verifying the logs. Tows were as low as 2K, with highest climb in the 32K...
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October 19th 18 06:13 PM
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US Team Committee Election by [email protected]
The SSA’s US Team Committee is responsible for all aspects of US participation in world and continental gliding championships organized by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale). Current committee members are Pete Alexander (chairman), Sarah Arnold, Fernando Silva and Bob...
October 19th 18 04:25 PM
by Andy Blackburn[_3_] Go to last post
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Diamant spares in the US by [email protected]
Some time ago Mike Mallis posted a part out on a 16.5 on behalf of a lien holder, this included a spar stub modification kit produced by FFA. A bit of a long shot but does anyone know where this kit ended up? Any contact details for Mike appreciated and also for Dan Pearson who I understand...
October 18th 18 10:46 PM
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FS: SZD 48-1 Jantar Standard 2 by Ben Kairys
About to be posted on Wings and Wheels...1980 SZD 48-1 Jantar Standard 2 . Ready to fly with fresh Condition Inspection. Ship Equipped with a Micro Air 760 radio, Cambridge 302/303 Vario/logger/Nav, ELT, oxygen system and 2 good batteries with charger. Original paint finish in good shape overall....
October 18th 18 03:16 PM
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FS: Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus C by Rick Fuller[_3_]
1978 Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus C (carbon fiber). 1029 hours. Experimental category, condition inspection July 2018, no damage history, new tinted canopy, winglets, L/D 41:1. Flap/dive brake interconnect. Instruments include vertical compass, Cambridge vario, Winter vario, Winter ASI, turn and...
October 18th 18 04:44 AM
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ASG32MI water ballast by Fassin Pierre
Hello, I am looking for some help concerning the water ballast in the TAIL of the ASG32. Don't know what happens but since some time now, it takes 45 minutes to fill or empty the 5 liters in the tail. It used to be 3 or 4 minutes... So, obviously, something blocks... I verified the cabling under...
October 17th 18 10:07 AM
by Rhubarb[_2_] Go to last post
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Towrope tensions....Part II by Retting
Looking for towrope tensions information applied during a typical AERO tow. Singles and twins up to 600kg/ 1500#. Perhaps testing was done back in the 60’s before Al Gore invented the internet. Prefer some numbers over methods of achieving. The Uganda Information Award is still in play .......
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October 17th 18 03:20 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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FS: Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus C by Rick Fuller[_3_]
1978 Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus C (carbon fiber). 1029 hours. Experimental category, condition inspection July 2018, no damage history, new tinted canopy, winglets, L/D 41:1. Flap/dive brake interconnect. Instruments include vertical compass, Cambridge vario, Winter vario, Winter ASI, turn and...
October 17th 18 12:53 AM
by Rick Fuller[_3_] Go to last post
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US RACING PILOTS - FOUR DAYS LEFT TO GIVE VOICE TO YOUR VIEWS by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
Your opinion matters! We are at record levels of poll participation, but really want to hear from as many US racing pilots as possible. Anyone who has flown an SSA-sanctioned contest over the past three years is eligible to participate. Regional and occasional racers, we want to hear from you...
October 16th 18 11:01 PM
by Andy Blackburn[_3_] Go to last post
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I am in the market for a new glider again by glider25
Hi guys, I am in the market for a new glider again. I am currently flying a Genesis 2 (2013) with a partner. I am looking for a glider for myself to start competing a little more. I am looking at the following gliders and would appreciate some input: PIK20D - wing mold profile problem Ventus A...
October 16th 18 10:06 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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ATTENTION PROCRASTINATORS - SSA CONTEST RULES COMMITTEE POLL AND ELECTION by Dave Walsh
Brilliant Mk VIII description & video and I just love the quote: - "No solution is too complicated for a Lange glider, right Axel". But the MkVIII itself clearly need to be updated, I mean using actual panel switches is so last century: what's wrong with voice actuation? Surely modern software...
October 16th 18 01:28 AM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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Grob G 102 for sale, NV-USA, by bumper[_4_]
A neighbor has a 1976 Grob 102 Astir CS, 997.7 hours, tube type trailer with one-man rigging. Terra TX760 radio & TRT2500 transponder. Complete logs. Located Minden, NV $16,800.00. Contact Mike Jacobs 775-710-9176. This glider was stored for some time in trailer at Williams, CA. Not sure if Rex is...
October 16th 18 12:46 AM
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Duck Hawk by [email protected]
Opinions on the Duck Hawk. Where has it gone? Thanks Sam
October 15th 18 08:38 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Garmin/InReach by [email protected]
For the past several days my InReach has not displayed my flights when clicking on the proper URL. (as found on the SSA locator page) I called Garmin and they said they recently recognized a problem. Some settings for my device has evidently been changed. Things were reset and now it seems to...
October 15th 18 07:46 PM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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Towrope tension?? by Retting
Looking for information covering tension applied to a towrope during tow and any other maneuvers while on tow. Twins vs. singles. Scientifically applied or Kentucky windage guesses also welcome to be posted. Thanks, R
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October 15th 18 06:19 PM
by john firth Go to last post
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