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Forum: Soaring March 5th 18, 04:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Kiwi User
Test - Server Problem?

On Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:14:05 -0700, Dan Marotta wrote:

Using Eternal September and haven't seen anything since 2/27.* I'll take
a look at google groups.

These days I'm using...
Forum: Soaring March 4th 18, 11:15 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 61
Views: 455
Posted By Kiwi User
Towing trailer and glider with a honda civic

On Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:01:20 -0800, SoaringXCellence wrote:

I think the intended word/phrase should have been "bollix up". As
defined below:

Merriam Webster defines bollix as "to throw into...
Forum: Soaring March 1st 18, 11:34 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 77
Views: 4,136
Posted By Kiwi User
Sun Ship Game on Youtube - Complete

On Thu, 01 Mar 2018 02:21:01 -0800, Dan S wrote:

On Sunday, 21 June 2015 02:22:22 UTC+1, Sean Fidler wrote:
Wow. Just re-read this and spellcheck won that battle big time. Here
is a...
Forum: Soaring February 28th 18, 08:51 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 61
Views: 455
Posted By Kiwi User
Towing trailer and glider with a honda civic

I tow a Libelle in a box trailer with an automatic gearbox equipped 2
litre petrol Ford Focus estate (5 door station wagon) without any issues.

The stiffer rear suspension helps a lot. I have...
Forum: Soaring February 27th 18, 07:12 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Kiwi User
New LXNAV Wi-Fi Module

On Tue, 27 Feb 2018 02:59:09 -0800, waremark wrote:

I think you only get a phone signal when you are
uncomfortably low in the UK.

Confirmed: I remember sitting smack over the centre of...
Forum: Soaring February 20th 18, 12:41 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 50
Views: 463
Posted By Kiwi User
2018 - AN EXCITING YEAR

On Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:22:53 -0800, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:

Learning on the bunny hill is normal before moving to triple black
diamonds. If you start on the diamonds you will learn much...
Forum: Soaring February 16th 18, 01:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 344
Posted By Kiwi User
Minimum number of flights for winch sign off?

On Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:59:27 -0800, davidlawley wrote:

I used to think that, overcoming my fear made me a much better pilot,
took about 6 training flights, plus a couple of simulated cable...
Forum: Soaring February 15th 18, 10:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 85
Views: 769
Posted By Kiwi User
New Glider Dream Elon Musk Flow

On Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:38:45 -0800, ND wrote:

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:18:37 PM UTC-5, Kiwi User wrote:
On Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:36:39 -0800, ND wrote:

On Wednesday, February...
Forum: Soaring February 15th 18, 08:18 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 85
Views: 769
Posted By Kiwi User
New Glider Dream Elon Musk Flow

On Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:36:39 -0800, ND wrote:

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 6:19:48 PM UTC-5, WB wrote:
On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:01:41 PM UTC-6, Kiwi User wrote:
On Wed,...
Forum: Soaring February 14th 18, 08:01 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 85
Views: 769
Posted By Kiwi User
New Glider Dream Elon Musk Flow

On Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:06:11 -0800, ND wrote:

speaking of cars... this is a little nuts, but, airbags? i've always
thought that during a crash, you probably smack the **** out of your
...
Forum: Soaring February 14th 18, 01:31 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 344
Posted By Kiwi User
Minimum number of flights for winch sign off?

On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:33:16 -0800, Frank Whiteley wrote:

Local knowledge was pretty useful.

Exactly.

There's a fairly recognisable lake 2km or so south and roughly in line
with the runway...
Forum: Soaring February 14th 18, 01:20 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 50
Views: 463
Posted By Kiwi User
2018 - AN EXCITING YEAR

On Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:58:51 -0800, AS wrote:

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:46:26 PM UTC-5,
wrote:
You may not be aware of the new sailplanes being...
Forum: Soaring February 13th 18, 11:23 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 344
Posted By Kiwi User
Minimum number of flights for winch sign off?

On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:24:52 -0800, son_of_flubber wrote:

The Eden site is interesting, but I did not post anything about it.

Yep, I know you didn't - and nor has anybody else recently. I've...
Forum: Soaring February 13th 18, 08:47 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 344
Posted By Kiwi User
Minimum number of flights for winch sign off?

On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:21:00 -0800, son_of_flubber wrote:

Here's another interesting winch site: Edensoaring in the British Lake
District. Its a shortish winch-only site about 2.5km from the...
Forum: Soaring February 13th 18, 01:22 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 85
Views: 769
Posted By Kiwi User
New Glider Dream Elon Musk Flow

On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:59:34 -0800, krasw wrote:

Carbon shatters to (sharp) pieces, with wowen kevlar fibers in fabric
the structure does not completely disappear around you in case of crash.
...
Forum: Soaring February 13th 18, 01:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 85
Views: 769
Posted By Kiwi User
New Glider Dream Elon Musk Flow

On Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:52:28 -0800, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:

Interesting, as in sailing we have kevlar sails, but spectra lines.

Yes, and that 'Spectra' is a high density polyethylene, not...
Forum: Soaring February 12th 18, 10:35 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By Kiwi User
RIP Matt Wright (Balleka on YouTube)

On Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:55:41 +0000, Michael Opitz wrote:

If your ASW-19 doesn't have the 2 stage dive brake mod, get it done. If
it already has it, you should have seen what it was like before....
Forum: Soaring February 11th 18, 07:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 85
Views: 769
Posted By Kiwi User
New Glider Dream Elon Musk Flow

On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:52:02 -0800, stu857xx wrote:

How about one that flys backwards?

A canard gives lift instead of the horizontal stab pushing the tail
down.

It's been tried a few...
Forum: Soaring February 11th 18, 06:59 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 85
Views: 769
Posted By Kiwi User
New Glider Dream Elon Musk Flow

On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:54:40 -0800, krasw wrote:

On Sunday, 11 February 2018 18:10:18 UTC+2, Kiwi User wrote:
On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:36:15 -0800, krasw wrote:

All gliders should be...
Forum: Soaring February 11th 18, 04:10 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 85
Views: 769
Posted By Kiwi User
New Glider Dream Elon Musk Flow

On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:36:15 -0800, krasw wrote:

All gliders should be made of wood.

I'd settle for new-build Std Libelles with a revised, safety cockpit
structure.
Forum: Soaring February 11th 18, 02:20 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By Kiwi User
RIP Matt Wright (Balleka on YouTube)

On Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:51:26 -0800, AS wrote:

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:14:30 AM UTC-5, Waveguru wrote:
I know of a winch site that sighs off pilots for solo without doing a
...
Forum: Soaring February 10th 18, 07:47 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Kiwi User
VTOL Electric Aircraft

On Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:55:48 -0800, Whiskey Charlie wrote:

Wouldn't easy solution be to just shut off the motors when unloading and
offloading passengers? Or put them up high like the "flying...
Forum: Soaring February 10th 18, 07:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By Kiwi User
RIP Matt Wright (Balleka on YouTube)

On Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:42:27 -0800, Bruce Hoult wrote:

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6:13:24 PM UTC+3, Dan Marotta wrote:
On 2/9/2018 12:41 PM, Frank Whiteley wrote:

snip
I...
Forum: Soaring February 10th 18, 12:15 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Kiwi User
VTOL Electric Aircraft

On Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:43:14 -0800, 2G wrote:

Have you ever been around power planes? They do have propellers that you
can walk into, and people have.

Of course - and I've been able to get...
Forum: Soaring February 9th 18, 11:46 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Kiwi User
VTOL Electric Aircraft

On Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:39:21 -0800, 2G wrote:

Dale Kramer proposed a kickstarter funder VTOL aircraft a couple of
years ago
...
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