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Forum: Soaring November 14th 18, 08:46 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 81
Posted By [email protected]
IGC to replace FLARM ? ?

Such live tracking systems based on collision avoidance techology already exist for quite a while (Flightradar24, OGN). Since 2017 FLARM based OGN has been used more or less as the standard tracking...
Forum: Soaring November 13th 18, 09:46 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 81
Posted By [email protected]
IGC to replace FLARM ? ?

Why put in place a delayed tracking solution besides instant OGN tracking? This is pointless. FLARM is mandatory in contests. Anyone who is interested may use existing FLARM-based OGN tracking...
Forum: Soaring October 15th 18, 10:16 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By [email protected]
WGC2020 training / Pre-Worlds

Hi,

I hope this is a good channel to reach potential contestants for the WGC2020 in 18m/Open/Doubleseater classes. There will be an official communication to the gliding associations soon.

We just...
Forum: Soaring October 6th 18, 08:41 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 29
Views: 387
Posted By [email protected]
HPH Twin Shark

HPH claims empty mass of 500kg for the self-launcher, which is ~80kg less compared to the 32.
Forum: Soaring September 21st 18, 07:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By [email protected]
AMS Flight and LS6 Upper Rudder Bushing

Hi Dan,

just a detail in this discussion, but actually AMS is no longer the owner of the LS6 type certificate. DG got it back several years ago (see...
Forum: Soaring August 31st 18, 09:27 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By [email protected]
Looking for LS7 WL reviews

Hi Jacopo,

There are 2 reviews published for the LS7-WL: https://www.segelflug.de/tests/LS7-WL/LS7-WL.html (in English), https://www.segelflug.de/tests/LS7-WL/TestberichtLS7.pdf (in...
Forum: Soaring August 13th 18, 01:53 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 67
Views: 1,035
Posted By [email protected]
What magic do the JS3 and Ventus 3 have that the ASG-29 Does not?

From the WGC competition results, I would rather draw the conclusion that the good pilots chose to fly JS3 or Ventus 3 rather than the ASG29. I would not conclude that one model has a clear advantage...
Forum: Soaring August 13th 18, 01:46 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By [email protected]
S80- Vario/altimeter setup: Electronic compensation (internalsensors) or TE Probe?

With state of the art variometers, electronic compensation usually only works with a multi- (pitot/static) or triple-probe (TE/pitot/static). If your glider does not have such equipment, you need to...
Forum: Soaring July 9th 18, 10:09 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 42
Views: 642
Posted By [email protected]
AS 33

Now with the AS33, the trend towards higher wing loading continues.

If you have 18m and open class in one competition (which is often the case), tow planes should be capable of towing 60kg/m²...
Forum: Soaring July 9th 18, 05:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By [email protected]
Tracking from WGC in Poland


There is not enough good OGN receivers in competition area, that is clear.. That's why tracking does not work. Even one good receiver in Ostrow would make a huge difference.

Ensuring a good...
Forum: Soaring July 9th 18, 04:05 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By [email protected]
Tracking from WGC in Poland

Organisers are currently learning how to make proper use of live tracking. It requires significant lead time to set this up properly for an event like WGC.

Technologywise, the folks in Poland are...
Forum: Soaring July 3rd 18, 05:51 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By [email protected]
So the Discus 2 is 20 years old this year.

While announcing the new neo-winglets for the LS8, DG stated that similar improvements to standard class gliders can be achieved through upgrades compared to a completely new development. The...
Forum: Soaring June 26th 18, 08:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 22
Views: 258
Posted By [email protected]
Discus 2 Optimal CG location

Hi Dave,

good practice is to trim a standard class glider at a speed of 120-130kph with elevator in neutral position without water ballast. This keeps elevator deflection low in the relevant speed...
Forum: Soaring June 21st 18, 02:59 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 64
Views: 1,043
Posted By [email protected]
Vario Comparison

Hi Gary,

please find my comments below.


Am Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2018 15:44:19 UTC+2 schrieb :
Hello Cristoph-

Thanks for your thoughts and insights. Much appreciated. Some...
Forum: Soaring June 21st 18, 02:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 64
Views: 1,043
Posted By [email protected]
Vario Comparison

Hi Gary,

I have flown with both, ClearNav (500h) and AirGlide varios (100h). I also used both in parallel last season. In terms of variometry, both varios have a comparable performance. In fact, the...
Forum: Soaring April 30th 18, 09:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By [email protected]
best glider for new pilots?

Just looking at the flight characteristics, a DG100 with a fixed stabilizer (version DG100G or DG101G) will be the better choice for a pilot with low experience and training. The Standard Cirrus is a...
Forum: Soaring April 30th 18, 09:23 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By [email protected]
push rod and bearing inspection.

Before applying the double sided tape, the underlying surface should lightly be roughened (e.g. 240 grid paper) and thoroughly cleaned with a suitable solvent like Acetone. After application, the...
Forum: Soaring April 10th 18, 09:56 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By [email protected]
Spinning a Pegase

During JAR22 type certification, the Pegase was only certified in the "utility" category. Similar to the LS gliders, any kind of aerobatics like intentional spinning has not been part of the type...
Forum: Soaring March 28th 18, 10:38 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By [email protected]
Diana 3

Apparently the fuselage has been taken over from the KBB15, a Czech standard class glider: https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/896081/ok-8418-private-kusbach-bartonik-kkb-15/
Forum: Soaring March 16th 18, 09:00 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 48
Views: 509
Posted By [email protected]
First glider to buy 10-20k euro's

The TN are not available anymore. But from the article I understand that these were two separate changes.
Forum: Soaring March 16th 18, 05:32 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 48
Views: 509
Posted By [email protected]
First glider to buy 10-20k euro's

There are a few Std. Libelles that were modified with split flaps: http://libelle.bugwiper.com/tuning.htm (towards the bottom of the page). But this is not available anymore. Libelle with these flaps...
Forum: Soaring March 16th 18, 04:31 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 48
Views: 509
Posted By [email protected]
First glider to buy 10-20k euro's

Due to the shape, the fuselage should be well aligned with the flow to prevent seperations. But from my experience with this glider, it is not really a big issue. What I found more noteable was the...
Forum: Soaring March 16th 18, 01:28 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 48
Views: 509
Posted By [email protected]
First glider to buy 10-20k euro's

I do not have so much experience with the Libelles, but things I remember:
- As with all Glasflügels: Check if the connection between the main pins and the wing spar stubs is okay...
Forum: Soaring March 16th 18, 01:18 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 48
Views: 509
Posted By [email protected]
First glider to buy 10-20k euro's

Hi Senna,

not sure how good your German is, but I wrote a test about the LS1-f: https://www.segelflug.de/tests/LS1/index.html. Google translate might help, too.

If you have the chance, fly an LS4....
Forum: Soaring March 15th 18, 07:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 48
Views: 509
Posted By [email protected]
First glider to buy 10-20k euro's

Take the one in the best condition and with a decent trailer.

Keeping this aside, I'd recommend an LS1-f. Others for sure will have their own opinion :-)

Reasons: It flies nicely, has a very good...
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