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Forum: Soaring December 8th 20, 06:55 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
solo with Aspergers

First off, I have Asperger's. Secondly, I'm a long-time glider pilot and instructor. I (and my club) have trained several student pilots with Autism Spectrum Disorder over the years, some...
Forum: Soaring April 12th 20, 04:26 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 70
Views: 2,585
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Soaring Not Dead Everywhere

On Sunday, 12 April 2020 08:19:22 UTC-4, wrote:
Why is it called "KY Jelly?" Is it mined in Kentucky?

From the Canadian Website for K-Y (https://www.k-y.ca/en/faqs/)...

4....
Forum: Soaring November 20th 19, 11:01 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 39
Views: 3,469
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Kestrel DG200 canopy mod.

The MAUW (Dry) of a Kestrel 19 (Series 1,2,3) is 990 lbs... stated in the POH (Issue 2). Originally, it was 960 lbs dry, but Slingsby issued an update.

In the UK, there is a 3% increase (BGA...
Forum: Soaring May 14th 19, 01:22 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 51
Views: 1,423
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Nearest near-miss?

1981, during PPL training (I already had a GPL) at a military base in Canada that also did commercial and GA traffic.

ATC had given me clearance to land and I was about 50' above the tarmac in a...
Forum: Soaring September 26th 18, 01:52 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Slingsby Kestrel trim speed C FFKQ ?

There was actually a mod on the Series 2 and later ships where the cusp was removed and an anti-balance tab was added.

My ship is a Series 1 with only the enlarged rudder as a modification.

I find...
Forum: Soaring September 13th 18, 12:05 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
stowing horizontal stabilizer on tail boom in trailer

On Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:29:35 UTC-4, wrote:
On Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 12:20:30 PM UTC-4, C-FFKQ (42) wrote:
Pictures of my boom-mounted stab.:
...
Forum: Soaring September 9th 18, 05:20 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
stowing horizontal stabilizer on tail boom in trailer

Pictures of my boom-mounted stab.:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7vnlgujvtjvadwm/AADb_ZrAQlq0Irl4jO-itjlIa?dl=0
Forum: Soaring September 7th 18, 01:44 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
stowing horizontal stabilizer on tail boom in trailer

My Kestrel uses a saddle that straps onto the tail boom and is kept from rotating by a section that goes up the fin.

The horizontal stab fits into a full cuff at one end and an open cuff at the...
Forum: Soaring August 29th 18, 02:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 1,672
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Pre Pan-American and 2018 Canadian National Gliding Competition

On Tuesday, 28 August 2018 20:49:04 UTC-4, wrote:
Now, the FAA won't let us fly it in the US. Nothing we can do about that.

Yes there is. Check the October FAA...
Forum: Soaring August 28th 18, 04:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 1,672
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Pre Pan-American and 2018 Canadian National Gliding Competition

On Tuesday, 28 August 2018 11:00:18 UTC-4, Juanman wrote:

I encourage you to lobby TC to waive this fee. Another issue is that it is only a temporary permit, so that each time you take the same...
Forum: Soaring August 3rd 18, 11:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
U.S. Standard Class Nationals - Mike Westbrook leading DAY3 - FriAug 3rd no fly day

I live near Toronto, Canada.
It often gets so humid we can take our goldfish out for a walk.
Forum: Soaring May 28th 18, 10:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Kestrel 19 info wanted.

On Monday, 28 May 2018 02:51:06 UTC-4, wrote:
Is more airbrake really needed on a Kestrel? I've never had a chance to fly...

YES. Even the PoH mentions that the airbrakes...
Forum: Soaring May 27th 18, 11:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Kestrel 19 info wanted.

Hi Paul,

I own a T.59D (1789) and love it :) A bit heavy to rig, but it handles my size and weight.

There is a Yahoo! group called "Kestrel401" that caters to the Kestrel crowd. It's not very...
Forum: Soaring May 2nd 18, 03:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Glider Oxygen System Presentation

Hi John,

6th slide from the end is incorrectly titled "Simple Continuous Flow System"... you're showing an EDS system.

Very nice presentation!
Forum: Soaring April 23rd 18, 09:48 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
LS3 headrest question

Turnpoint Camera mount?
Forum: Soaring March 10th 18, 01:42 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
lightest DLG gliders

On Friday, 9 March 2018 14:26:06 UTC-5, Dan Marotta wrote:
Are we talking about the backwater country that everyone seems to want
to move to without an invitation?

--
Dan, 5J

Sorry,...
Forum: Soaring September 15th 17, 02:01 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
L-13 AMOC

On Thursday, 14 September 2017 19:25:16 UTC-4, Roy B. wrote:
If you are really interested in how many gliders go into a container (modified for the purpose) here is a link to a photo essay I wrote...
Forum: Soaring September 14th 17, 02:46 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
L-13 AMOC

Slightly off topic, but how many Blaniks would fit into a container? Just curious.
Forum: Soaring August 2nd 17, 11:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 42
Views: 3,296
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Buying a 1-35 pros and cons?

There's a 1-35 for sale near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I can put you in contact with the owner, if you wish.
Forum: Soaring June 28th 17, 02:50 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Forum: Soaring May 31st 17, 07:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 29
Views: 1,047
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Thinking about buying a DG400

On Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:10:59 UTC-4, Pete wrote:
This is great info on the DG400.
Does anyone have a link to the DG 400 owner's thread that keeps getting mentioned?
I plan to upgrade...
Forum: Soaring May 18th 17, 02:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
Power Flarm with ADS-B out?

On Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:50:05 UTC-4, Dave Nadler wrote:
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:00:01 PM UTC-4, son_of_flubber wrote:
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:47:36 PM UTC-4, 2G wrote:
...
Forum: Soaring May 18th 17, 09:27 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
LX Zeus and PowerFlarm -- Communication Problem

One more time: A CAN bus has NOTHING to do with RS-232 NMEA connection.
Do *NOT* connect these.

I didn't get that the first time, sorry.

Dave Springford tells me that I should be using the RJ11...
Forum: Soaring May 18th 17, 12:29 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
LX Zeus and PowerFlarm -- Communication Problem

On Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:53:10 UTC-4, Dave Nadler wrote:
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:50:40 PM UTC-4, C-FFKQ (42) wrote:
There's a "Flarm" port on the back of the Zeus, but it's not...
Forum: Soaring May 17th 17, 10:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By C-FFKQ (42)
LX Zeus and PowerFlarm -- Communication Problem

Hopefully someone has been through this exercise (successfully).

I just received my PowerFlarm today and I'm installing it into the panel (that's no problem). The plan is to use the Zeus for the...
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