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The Apology by [email protected]
Recently there was an apology issued from the SSA and the SSF and Editor for a so called offensive interpretation of the depiction of a historical portrayal of a young lady and a glider pilot on a previous edition of Soaring magazine. After reading the complaints from the women associated with the...
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Today 05:01 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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(Para)gliders and big birds by AS
Ran across this neat clip on Yahoo. I circled with bald- and golden eagles, ospreys, etc. but never saw them that close, mostly because the speed difference. https://www.yahoo.com/news/vultures-fly-alongside-paragliders-200431352.html Enjoy, Uli 'AS'
Today 04:36 AM
by George Haeh Go to last post
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for the amateur meteorologists, question. by john firth
Maybe the last flight of the year, but memorable. Atmosphere 10C, very unstable , with cloudbase 5000ft and tops above 10K; showers, wind W 15kt @ 1000ft. climbed to 4000 (airspace limit) over the airfield ; flew upwind along a cloud street, holding 4000ft. Street ended after 10 miles , then...
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Yesterday 03:31 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Looking for good references on maintaining Fiberglass/Gelcoat finish by David Wrinkle
I just purchased my first glider and I am struggling to locate via google any good articles, books, manuals, videos, etc... on what methods and practices are available to keep the finish of a gel coated glider up to snuff. There seem to be at least two basic schools of thought, one utilizing...
Yesterday 02:42 PM
by Nicholas Kennedy Go to last post
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Turning a Schweizer 2-22 into a powered aircraft by [email protected]
I recently found this on the Jakarta Soaring web page. Shows a highly modified 2-22 turned into a single-seat powered aircraft. http://jakartasoaringclub.tripod.com/gallery/bondol001.html
Yesterday 02:35 PM
by Nicholas Kennedy Go to last post
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FES climb rate question. by JM LN
Hi everybody. I would like to know the opinion of a owner of a HPH Shark with FES. Which is the true climb rate?. Somebody has proven to use FES like a supplement tow mechanism?. I mean, how efficient is take a tow to 300 or 400 m and later start FES to climb at 900 or 1000 m. Thank you very...
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Yesterday 02:34 AM
by 2G Go to last post
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Wheel brake effectiveness standards by Kenn Sebesta
Does anyone have any data, preferably quantitative, about what sort of braking performance is required? On the one hand, it would seem that effective braking is primordial for safe landing in the event of an outlanding, but on the other hand many gliders seem to have inadequate brakes, to put it...
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October 21st 20 06:41 PM
by James Metcalfe Go to last post
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As heard on 123.3........ by John Sinclair[_5_]
Honey, the trailer CAME OFF! WHAT! WHERE? Just outside of town! Is the trailer all right? Yes (Pause) Is the car all right? Yes (Long pause) Are you all right?
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October 21st 20 04:27 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_6_] Go to last post
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Hutter 28 Glider Information by Dan Goldman[_2_]
There is, or was, a Hutter 28 glider that was built in the USA. Any contact information to the builder will be appreciated. Dan
October 20th 20 02:55 PM
by Dan Goldman[_2_] Go to last post
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Glider transport from NJ to Florida or in between. by [email protected]
Our club is in need of transporting a glider enclosed in a trailer from NJ to Florida or in between. I will pay the expenses or reasonable charge for the delivery. I could meet the transporter in NC or SC if needed. My understanding is that it is a clam shell road worthy trailer with a damaged...
October 19th 20 08:50 PM
by Tim Hanke[_2_] 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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October 19th 20 07:39 PM
by Graham Stanford[_2_] Go to last post
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What have we learned from all this? by Frank Whiteley
On Friday, October 16, 2020 at 3:49:26 PM UTC-6, Ramy wrote: Since the numerator is known and relatively accurate, the only way to come up with such optimistic statistics is by significantly inflating the denominator. I’ve seen 10,000 and even 20,000 in the denominator when the actual number...
October 19th 20 07:18 PM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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New Video - Pure Planes ASK 21 Model Build by Paul Remde
Hi, Today I uploaded a new video to my Patreon page. It is free for anyone to view. In it, I build a Pure Planes ASK 21 model kit and give building tips. https://www.patreon.com/cumulussoaring?filters=Pure%20Planes I'm a fan of these easy-to-build model kits. I also sell and support...
October 19th 20 01:20 PM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Looking for 1-26E with trailer and some thoughts by ken smith
Hi, I am currently looking for a ready to fly 1-26E in nice condition with trailer. It looks like there is nothing really out there that doesn't need a new paint job and perhaps some restoration. Can anyone suggest someone who does reasonable paint and restoration work? I am located in the...
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October 18th 20 11:39 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Clothes for gliderpilots by Daniel Baumli
Dear gliderpilots, I don't want to abuse your forum for big advertising. But since our clothes are something new it might interest you. So just post the link to our website. If you have any questions fell free to write me. www.milvus.aero/english Have a nice Advent Sunday! Daniel
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October 18th 20 11:02 PM
by Pierre Vanders Go to last post
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Barographs? by Tony[_5_]
Anyone have a Barograph or two sitting on a shelf collecting dust? I would like to put one or two of these relics back into service generating FAI Badges. Replogle preferred as that is what I have experience with, however I'll consider any other model. Thanks! Tony
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October 18th 20 09:38 PM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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What have we learned from all this? by Neal Alders
I have been treated with dexamethasone on 5 occasions for asthma and bronchitis related illness when I was much younger. Was never given supplementary O2 or on a ventilator when being treated with this drug. This drug is cheap and very commonly used for many issues. Sorry that doesn't fit your...
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October 17th 20 04:50 PM
by Dan Marotta 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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October 17th 20 12:44 PM
by Rakel Go to last post
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§ 61.87 (i) by [email protected]
Question for CFI-Gs Was more or less told that I'm laboring under a gross misapprehension of fact by a newly minted glider instructor with regard to the above FAR. I am new to sailplanes. Been flying since 1976 so I've probably been flying longer than this guy is old. Haven't asked, don't really...
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October 17th 20 04:21 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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On board battery(ies) for powering radios/Flarm etc by Neal Alders
Just a quick question. Had a brainstorm the other day, might have hit my head, don't remember, who knows... What are y'all using for on board power these days? Last I flew, we were using 6? amp hour gel cells by Hobbico from Tower Hobbies. (The kind that powered the little Powerwheels Jeep your...
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October 16th 20 10:28 PM
by andy l Go to last post
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