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Forum: Soaring April 20th 20, 07:36 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 23
Views: 166
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Canopy tinting

On Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 8:49:26 PM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Question: Is it possible to tint a canopy like a car, for example, using automotive window tinting material? I know some canopies are...
Forum: Soaring April 2nd 20, 09:55 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 103
Views: 671
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Concealed Carry In MY ASW27

On Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1:20:31 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9:36:07 AM UTC-4, Charles Longley wrote:

When I was flying Twin Otters on the...
Forum: Soaring April 2nd 20, 05:28 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 103
Views: 671
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Concealed Carry In MY ASW27

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:55:00 PM UTC-7, wrote:
Bumper, its a single action colt I have. That means it has to be cocked every time one wants to fire a round. The only...
Forum: Soaring April 2nd 20, 07:34 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 103
Views: 671
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Concealed Carry In MY ASW27

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:36:34 PM UTC-7, wrote:
No Dan even keep an empty chamber under the hammer, but in texas strong conditions I may need to reconsider that and add...
Forum: Soaring February 18th 20, 07:58 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Mecaplex canopy window lube

I spray a Q-tip with a bit of silicone spray. Doesn't attract dirt, slicker than snake snot on a flat rock.
Forum: Soaring October 7th 19, 03:42 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By bumper[_4_]
RIP John Shelton, Pez D Spencer

On Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 6:25:52 PM UTC-7, wrote:
I just learned John passed away on Sept 8th. He had been fighting brain cancer for several years. He was a good friend...
Forum: Soaring August 24th 19, 07:08 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Bumper Miracle Slide

On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:44:52 PM UTC-7, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:


Define "depleted" :)

Depleted - Not all that once was. E.g. what happens to wind noise when you install a Quiet Vent,...
Forum: Soaring August 24th 19, 02:16 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Bumper Miracle Slide

On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:43:24 AM UTC-7, Dan Marotta wrote:
Hollow point or ball? :-D

On 8/23/2019 2:01 AM, bumper wrote:
A one inch thick piece is said to stop a 45 ACP bullet.
...
Forum: Soaring August 23rd 19, 09:01 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 214
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Bumper Miracle Slide

On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:41:22 PM UTC-7, wrote:
but a squirt of Tri Flow Superior (bicycle chain lube also specified for certain rotor heads) does a pretty good job.
...
Forum: Soaring August 14th 19, 03:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 240
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Tire pressure monitor

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:45:05 AM UTC-7, Phil King wrote:


The only threads I found were about trailer tires rather than glider
tires. Anyone any experience of using a monitor on a...
Forum: Soaring June 11th 19, 03:57 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Fastening Flexible Solar Panels to a trailer-what adhesive to use ?

VHB will work.

I installed four 100 watt panels on my motorhome using polyurethane caulk to mount 1-1/2" aluminum angle on the short dimension. Panels are bolted to that so there is no roof...
Forum: Soaring May 18th 19, 09:38 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Vertical Card Compass Interference?

On Friday, May 17, 2019 at 4:05:48 PM UTC-7, MNLou wrote:
It is highly possible that the S100 (or other speakers) will interfere with the PAI compass.

I'm trying to figure out that gremlin...
Forum: Soaring May 11th 19, 12:15 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 352
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Escaping glider on the ground with stuck canopy?

On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:56:41 PM UTC-7, RR wrote:
I always fly with a leatherman on my belt. Either the pliers or the saw would have me out in a jiffy...

I do the same. Most gliders have a...
Forum: Soaring April 30th 19, 04:53 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Cobra trailer tongue.

On Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:31:00 AM UTC-7, John DeRosa OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net wrote:
I am not a qualified mechanical engineer to tell you it would carry the load but I would...
Forum: Soaring March 17th 19, 08:09 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Battery safety (againish)

On Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:31:57 PM UTC-7, wrote:


Many of us are flying with multi-cell LiFePO4 batteries that have internal wiring and are not filled with resin. Is...
Forum: Soaring January 21st 19, 03:27 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By bumper[_4_]
NEW - Falbaum "Pseudo-Stud" Glider Trailer Wheel Tool

As with others, such as Udo Rumpf (remember Udo?*) and Hartley, I've invented a few things for gliders. If it's soaring related, you know going in it's the very definition of narrow market segment....
Forum: Soaring January 13th 19, 05:56 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Mylar Not Sticking

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4:11:35 PM UTC-8, wrote:


Determine which side the transfer tape released from an you will know which side was not prepped right.

What UH...
Forum: Soaring January 6th 19, 08:14 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By bumper[_4_]
pure gliders with ads b?

On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7:16:12 AM UTC-8, Dan Marotta wrote:
..

The Peregrine switch is outrageously expensive (about $180) for what you
get, and with some shopping, you might find a...
Forum: Soaring December 12th 18, 09:34 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By bumper[_4_]
LXNav screens (LX9000, LX9070, etc) and polarised sunglasses

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8:49:43 AM UTC-8, Dan Marotta wrote:
I had a problem with a CAI 302.* It seems that in a certain batch of
production, the screens were installed 90 degrees to...
Forum: Soaring October 16th 18, 12:46 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Grob G 102 for sale, NV-USA,

A neighbor has a 1976 Grob 102 Astir CS, 997.7 hours, tube type trailer with one-man rigging. Terra TX760 radio & TRT2500 transponder. Complete logs. Located Minden, NV $16,800.00. Contact Mike...
Forum: Soaring October 2nd 18, 04:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 65
Views: 1,872
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Glider crash near Reno September 2nd 2018 (retitled from "yesterday"

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 4:04:09 AM UTC-7, Dan Daly wrote:
Retitled from "yesterday" to make future searches easier.

Dan, Thanks for doing that. I realized how dumb the original title was,...
Forum: Soaring September 19th 18, 07:11 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Anti-collision strobe lights

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:08:49 PM UTC-7, Gerry Simpson wrote:
Does anyone have knowledge of documented studies showing the efficacy of the strobe light bars which are available to be...
Forum: Soaring September 7th 18, 08:37 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 107
Views: 1,639
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Too many accidents

It's clearly not, as Eric says, just about knowledge. Sparky Imeson wrote the book on Mountain Flying, and yet died doing that. Of course terrain and weather are only part of it, but play a big part...
Forum: Soaring September 5th 18, 03:04 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Perlan Yawstring

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:31:01 PM UTC-7, wrote:
I would think that a project like this would be improved by an order of magnitude by eliminating the Stone-Age...
Forum: Soaring September 5th 18, 02:43 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By bumper[_4_]
Perlan Yawstring

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:41:55 AM UTC-7, wrote:
Could someone sponsor them so they can get a Mark 1V yawstring instead of using a bit of white sticky tape? At 0:35

...
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