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Forum: Soaring May 15th 21, 02:06 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
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Posted By Tango Eight
Declared 750K in thermals, Eastern US

and his flight is worth remembering.

Fantastic stuff!

Thanks Roy.

T8
Forum: Soaring May 14th 21, 10:12 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Tango Eight
Declared 750K in thermals, Eastern US

On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4:28:36 PM UTC-4, Tony wrote:
On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:19:17 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:33:51 PM UTC-4, Tango Eight wrote:...
Forum: Soaring May 14th 21, 09:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Tango Eight
Declared 750K in thermals, Eastern US

On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:33:51 PM UTC-4, Tango Eight wrote:
Two of us flew a declared 750K mission out of Post Mills VT yesterday and I am now wondering if this was a first in the Eastern US....
Forum: Soaring May 14th 21, 08:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Tango Eight
Declared 750K in thermals, Eastern US

Two of us flew a declared 750K mission out of Post Mills VT yesterday and I am now wondering if this was a first in the Eastern US. Previous 750s I know of in Eastern US were all flown using...
Forum: Soaring May 12th 21, 02:20 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Tango Eight
What's the difference between a good landing and a Good landing?

A Good landing is one you can swim away from.

-T8
Forum: Soaring March 24th 21, 01:34 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By Tango Eight
Wing Drop, Aerotow vs Winch, Grass vs Pavement.

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1:28:47 PM UTC-4, John Sinclair wrote:
I believe a nose tow hook reduces lateral excursions, but not all !

It's true that at the very beginning of the launch, the...
Forum: Soaring March 20th 21, 01:42 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By Tango Eight
Wing Drop, Aerotow vs Winch, Grass vs Pavement.

On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:26:02 PM UTC-4, Brian wrote:

What Have I not considered here?

Wing span. :-).

T8
Forum: Soaring March 19th 21, 02:40 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Tango Eight
Congratilations! You just won a free brand new glider!

On Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 4:20:34 PM UTC-4, wrote:
Ok, it's a joke, but if you could get for free any of these gliders,
which one would you choose and why?

JS1-18m...
Forum: Soaring March 19th 21, 12:29 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tango Eight
Groundloop accident at the Senior Contest

On Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 1:32:40 PM UTC-4, wrote:
It's usually the early ground roll where you might not be able to keep the wings clear of the ground.

In my ASW-27...
Forum: Soaring March 14th 21, 06:04 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 132
Views: 3,196
Posted By Tango Eight
The decline of gliding - a worldwide issue?

The only thing in decline at my club is trailer parking and assembly space.

I used GE to check my memory and put together a photo essay for the club this morning. In Aug 2008, the overhead shows...
Forum: Soaring March 11th 21, 05:17 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Tango Eight
SPOT replacement

You can do Inreach for about $150 a year (Safety plan) plus $0.60/hr of live tracking. Just FYI.

T8
Forum: Soaring March 4th 21, 12:51 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By Tango Eight
3 Turn Point Distance

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:05:20 PM UTC-5, xcnick wrote:
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6:55:33 PM UTC-8, tango:
CNv works a little differently, you must declare the task you want declared...
Forum: Soaring March 4th 21, 04:01 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By Tango Eight
3 Turn Point Distance

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:50:54 PM UTC-5, MNLou wrote:
Just to clarify XCNick - You are trying to set a record for the Free Distance up to 3 Turnpoints? If so, I agree with the previous...
Forum: Soaring March 4th 21, 03:55 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By Tango Eight
3 Turn Point Distance

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:44:19 PM UTC-5, xcnick wrote:
Thanks guys. I was beginning to think I was crazy.

I immediately reached for the paper work around but it says for diamond and...
Forum: Soaring March 4th 21, 03:02 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By Tango Eight
3 Turn Point Distance

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:21:36 PM UTC-5, xcnick wrote:
I would like to claim a 3 point distance flight according to 1.4.2f. A COURSE from a RELEASE POINT or a declared START POINT to any...
Forum: Soaring March 2nd 21, 03:09 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 733
Posted By Tango Eight
The Yellow Triangle

On Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:04:02 AM UTC-5, wrote:
In my 1989 edition of "The Joy Of Soaring"
Its got alot of wonderful illustrations.
On page 125 It graphically...
Forum: Soaring February 25th 21, 06:32 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 172
Views: 3,622
Posted By Tango Eight
$1 billion BMS Ooops...

On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:50:46 AM UTC-5, kinsell wrote:
Just reading about the Lilium electric air taxi in Forbes, they want to
draw 1.2 megawatts from the batteries for 60 seconds...
Forum: Soaring February 23rd 21, 02:11 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 733
Posted By Tango Eight
The Yellow Triangle

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6:46:13 AM UTC-5, Jon May wrote:
On Tuesday, 23 February 2021 at 11:07:26 UTC, Jon May wrote:
On Sunday, 21 February 2021 at 19:55:22 UTC, ...
Forum: Soaring February 19th 21, 02:12 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 733
Posted By Tango Eight
The Yellow Triangle

On Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:32:19 PM UTC-5, wrote:
This is the problem I'm referring too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=use6PnxjO7s

Nick
T

That...
Forum: Soaring February 18th 21, 01:48 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 733
Posted By Tango Eight
The Yellow Triangle

There is margin at the yellow triangle.

ASW-20B, landing flaps + full spoilers on final, spoilers held open all the way to wheel stopped.

Touch down is tail first, landing roll 200', disk brake...
Forum: Soaring February 17th 21, 01:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 47
Views: 707
Posted By Tango Eight
USA automated panel-cutting service?

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:56:38 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On 1/26/2021 8:56 PM, Dave Nadler wrote:
Anybody able to recommend a USA company that can do automated panel
...
Forum: Soaring February 17th 21, 03:04 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 733
Posted By Tango Eight
The Yellow Triangle

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 8:09:38 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:56:54 PM UTC-7, Nicholas Kennedy wrote:
On many German gliders on the ASI...
Forum: Soaring February 5th 21, 03:57 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 36
Views: 967
Posted By Tango Eight
Tales Of The Bloody Triangle

Here's a mixed mode triangle. Very cool flight by W3 https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=7820733

T8
Forum: Soaring February 5th 21, 03:55 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Tango Eight
Curious about PZL KWEC-2 TE compensators

On Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:19:02 PM UTC-5, wrote:
That is my understanding too. Cross-talk is the problem being avoided. One vario is compensated with the TE probe...
Forum: Soaring February 4th 21, 05:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 36
Views: 967
Posted By Tango Eight
Tales Of The Bloody Triangle

Just for Bob, the ASW-20 fan: https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=5130184 (600 km declared).

Stopped a little short of 3rd declared TP (declaration was for 650km) on...
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