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Forum: Soaring January 24th 20, 02:39 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 50
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Best vario for airmass awareness across the speed range

Completely agree. Wind vectors reliably point toward the center of local lift. I have noticed that when centered in the strongest part of a thermal, the wind drops to zero. Very comforting and...
Forum: Soaring January 20th 20, 10:13 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 6
Views: 103
wanted, a tail dolly for a Grob 103 Twin II

Very easily constructed by anyone familiar with fiberglass construction basic tools, and access to a G103.
Forum: Soaring January 19th 20, 07:11 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 42
Views: 310
Lowest power tow

Garland Pack’s J-3’s. 85 hp?

180 hp beater Super Cub in Aspen CO on a hot day towing a loaded 2-32 or Janus with the spoilers out?
Forum: Soaring September 7th 19, 03:31 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Replacement canopies

Having installed a fair number of factory (Mecaplex) canopies and half a dozen aftermarket (Thermotec, the guys in SoCal) and a homemade unit) , I believe Hanks is spot-on. And the results of...
Forum: Soaring September 1st 19, 06:48 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 235
Landing with broken rudder cable

I have a great deal of experience flying in max-effort rudder-on-the-stop slips in numerous aircraft ranging from Open Jantars to K-21’s to the awesome AS-W12 and have never felt the aircraft...
Forum: Soaring August 18th 19, 08:07 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Seeking head rest for ASW-20C - or a cheap chiropracter : )

It’s for the brief nap when you have glide on home 75 miles out.

Or to prevent the crap in the baggage compartment from hitting you in the head in turbulence or a rough landing.
Forum: Soaring August 13th 19, 05:14 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 50
Views: 410
Tow plane types/mods for high density altitude glider towing

Dennis Tito tows with a turbine Cessna 206 or 207. Perlan is using a turbine Grob. I have towed behind a turbine Ag Cat. Agree on the “being dragged skyward” comment. Was at 2K agl at the end...
Forum: Soaring August 13th 19, 05:02 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 40
Views: 533
Flaps/No flaps...practical difference??

What George and JS said and in addition, landing speed and the angle of attack needed to lift off at high wing loadings.
Forum: Soaring August 4th 19, 06:13 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Pilatus B4?

B4 is a great ship for acro but not X-C. Might also look at the 13/15m Acro Jantar. God for both.
Forum: Soaring August 1st 19, 05:09 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Forget what is that noise, what is that SMELL?

Or a snake. A very large gopher snake.
Forum: Soaring June 12th 19, 02:40 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Softie Parachute for Schleicher gliders with a seat back cutout

Pardon the thread drift but I was wondering if anyone else besides 5J was using the Aviator and in what gliders.

5J: have you flown gliders besides your Stemme with the Aviator? Impressions? ...
Forum: Soaring July 6th 18, 02:16 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 45
Views: 1,164
AS 33

Where to start?

AS-W20 wing angle of incidence wrong on many brand new ships. Many -20's required new control surfaces.

Numerous modern ships of all flavors with significant "spar waves". Same...
Forum: Soaring June 4th 18, 04:31 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 405
refilling O2 bottles on the road.

Mountain High has a discussion on their FAQ page regarding different sources/types of Oxygen and confirms that it is all the same.

As others have stated, the best solution is to rent a bottle...
Forum: Soaring May 15th 18, 05:33 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Scotch tape

I have seen the P7 Unit tape control hatches perfectly wrinkle-free with a single piece of tape. But he is part alien I think.
Forum: Soaring March 24th 18, 02:06 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 588
HVLP Paint Sprayer Recommendations

Anyone used the 3M Accuspray gun? Seems like a great tool for spraying gel coat and polyester topcoats. Spray head is disposable and they come in 3-4 diameters. I am going to try one
Forum: Soaring March 17th 18, 05:24 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 588
HVLP Paint Sprayer Recommendations

The Wix Aquachek spin-on desiccant filter looks promising for intermittent use. Around $100 for the installation kit and one filter.
Forum: Soaring February 23rd 18, 05:36 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 56
Views: 821
Hero emulation

It is joyful, inspirational and beautiful when done well. And it feels really good. And somewhat dangerous. A Personal call.
Forum: Soaring February 19th 18, 09:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 1
Views: 162
WTB - used Cleveland 40-78B main wheel

Several on eBay at the moment, including one NOS. Texas Air Salvage also lists one.

Really common item
Forum: Soaring February 3rd 18, 04:56 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 186
criuse or climb mode?

On Friday, February 2, 2018 at 12:04:13 PM UTC-8, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
Just wondering how many out there keep their vario's in climb mode while cruising. I have spoken with one pilot that...
Forum: Soaring January 29th 18, 05:31 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 249
Is this for real

Is this for real?

I thought you would be referring to the discussion regarding imposition of "hard decks" in glider races......
Forum: Soaring January 19th 18, 10:47 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Any Alumni of the LB Gliderport, Lexinton, VA?

Anyone? Learned to fly there with Lyn Bachtell and Karl Rhomann. Amazing airfield. First time flying there from Bluefield, it took as while to see it. Definitely did not look like an airport!
Forum: Soaring January 19th 18, 10:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 643
Looping a Standard Cirrus

Pawnees do pretty well in the wave deadstick. Super Cubs are far better in ridge and thermal lift deadstick.

Because it is fun and outrageous. Soaring could use a bit more Fun and Outrageous.
Forum: Soaring December 15th 17, 05:57 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 52
Views: 895
Multiple varios

"More is always better"? Hardware solution to a software (lack of skill) problem"

More seriously, systems failures a Long Way From Home over Moonscape and/or not wanting to abort a great flight...
Forum: Soaring November 23rd 17, 08:42 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 436
CG Trimming after Tail Boom Repair

You should investigate the potential of some ballast hidden somewhere in the tail. Or perhaps your CG calc's and/or measurements. A boom repair should not require that much ballast in the nose to...
Forum: Soaring November 20th 17, 05:34 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Repainting Wingtip

Bondo, sandpaper to 600 grit and 1 each rattle can of lacquer primer and white paint. And fix the skid.
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