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Forum: Soaring August 1st 15, 03:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Vaughn
Stratus 2S

On 7/31/2015 6:09 PM, Darryl Ramm wrote:
On Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:59:04 PM UTC-7, Bob Pasker wrote:
has anyone try to use this in their glider?

...
Forum: Soaring July 22nd 15, 06:46 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By Vaughn
NTSB F-16 & Cessna 150 midair preliminary report

On 7/22/2015 1:03 PM, Bob Pasker wrote:
regarding altitude differences, 91.217 requires that the altimeter report pressure
altitude correctly within 125 feet. So two aircraft, one reporting...
Forum: Soaring July 19th 15, 03:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By Vaughn
NTSB F-16 & Cessna 150 midair preliminary report

On 7/18/2015 8:40 PM, son_of_flubber wrote:
http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/GeneratePDF.aspx?id=ERA15FA259A&rpt=p

To me, this is the crucial passage:
"At 1100:49, the radar target of...
Forum: Soaring June 23rd 15, 12:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Vaughn
Gliding Opportunity?

On 6/23/2015 4:44 AM, wrote:
For an initial stall, quite right. But deep stalls result in a flight path so steep the stalling angle is significantly exceeded due flight path...
Forum: Piloting May 14th 15, 07:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 35
Views: 2,912
Posted By Vaughn
CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium Set For May 1

On 5/14/2015 1:49 PM, Larry Dighera wrote:
It takes energy to make the hydrogen because it doesn't exist
in it's free state naturally on Earth. Currently, most hydrogen
is produced from...
Forum: Piloting May 9th 15, 11:48 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 35
Views: 2,912
Posted By Vaughn
CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium Set For May 1

On 5/9/2015 4:32 PM, wrote:

If you burn hydrogen in an engine, you get lots of NOX byproducts, i.e.
smog, because air is mostly nitrogen and hydrogen has a very high
...
Forum: Piloting May 9th 15, 07:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 35
Views: 2,912
Posted By Vaughn
CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium Set For May 1

On 5/8/2015 2:30 PM, Larry Dighera wrote:

Personally, I find the whole argument on hydrogen as a replacement
for gasoline a joke.
The limited research I conducted years ago seemed to...
Forum: Soaring May 9th 15, 06:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Vaughn
1090 Mhz vs 978 UAT. Are satellites a future consideration?

It seems that the European Space Agency has quietly, albeit
experimentally, been collecting mass ADS-B data from space.

See:...
Forum: Piloting May 4th 15, 01:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 35
Views: 2,912
Posted By Vaughn
CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium Set For May 1

On 5/3/2015 10:10 PM, Skywise wrote:
Although liquid hydrogen has nearly 3 times more energy per
unit weight, that does not take into account the mass of the
containment vessel. A liquid...
Forum: Soaring May 4th 15, 01:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 110
Views: 3,595
Posted By Vaughn
Ads-b and sailplanes

On 5/4/2015 3:18 AM, Mike Schumann wrote:
PowerFLARM is the only ADS-B receiver being sold in the US that is not designed to properly
handle the dual frequency UAT / 1099ES environment that is...
Forum: Piloting April 27th 15, 03:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By Vaughn
commercial in flight refueling?

On 4/22/2015 12:22 AM, Skywise wrote:
http://www.space.com/29079-is-in-flight-refueling-coming-to-commercial-
airlines.html

errr....uhmmm... uhhh... yeah... right...

Brian

A better...
Forum: Piloting March 21st 15, 02:00 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Vaughn
Headset Service - Lightspeed

On 3/20/2015 7:26 PM, wrote:
They do not service 20XL units any longer, due to their age.

(eyes wide) They don't??

I have always had good service from Lightspeed. I hope...
Forum: Soaring March 18th 15, 10:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 2,078
Posted By Vaughn
Proairsport. New ultra light glider/airplane

On 3/16/2015 10:39 PM, Bruce Hoult wrote:
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2:56:19 PM UTC+13, GR8 wrote:
http://www.proairsport.com/

Those close-set main wheels aren't going to keep it level on...
Forum: Piloting February 26th 15, 10:46 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By Vaughn
Jetpack IPO Raises $27 Million

On 2/26/2015 2:38 PM, Larry Dighera wrote:

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Jetpack-IPO-Raises-27-Million-223610-1.html
J
Given that the device seems to have at least double the bulk of...
Forum: Soaring February 20th 15, 10:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Vaughn
personal FS where?

On 2/20/2015 4:59 PM, John Firth wrote:
It would be an abuse of rec.aviation.

It would? Since when?

I can't speak about all of the rec.aviation groups, but there have
always been occasional...
Forum: Piloting January 12th 15, 05:00 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By Vaughn
FAA Is Deputizing Police Forces Across The U.S.In The Fight AgainstIllegal Drone Use

On 1/12/2015 10:28 AM, Larry Dighera wrote:

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Seeks-Police-Help-Controlling-Drone-Use223376-1.html

FAA Seeks Police Help Controlling Drone Use

I...
Forum: Soaring December 31st 14, 08:07 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 60
Views: 2,076
Posted By Vaughn
What gliders do you hate?

On 12/31/2014 12:35 PM, wrote:
In the spirit of fun, what gliders (makes or specific ones) do you hate, distrust

There are gliders I (greatly) prefer over other gliders, but I...
Forum: Soaring December 9th 14, 12:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Vaughn
Shorter Field Landings?

On 12/9/2014 1:53 AM, wrote:
Why is the question even asked on RAS? Should information such as
this not be included in the flight training manuals a pilot reads
on the way to...
Forum: Piloting November 6th 14, 01:32 AM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By Vaughn
Orbital Creationism Raptures

On 11/5/2014 8:02 PM, wrote:
"NEW YORK (AP) -- Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines
that were employed when its unmanned Antares commercial...
Forum: Piloting November 5th 14, 07:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting,sci.chem.electrochem.battery
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By Vaughn
Electric Trainer: $5 An Hour Flight

On 11/5/2014 1:18 PM, wrote:
There is a huge difference between the power available at Noon and the
power available during the day for a fixed cell.
I live in sunny...
Forum: Soaring November 4th 14, 07:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Vaughn
Fly-by-wire and gliders

On 11/4/2014 1:48 PM, Mike the Strike wrote:
Show me a soaring bird without movable tail surfaces, then I might consider it!

Mike

Well yes, but by that logic all gliders should be...
Forum: Soaring October 31st 14, 07:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Vaughn
Fly-by-wire and gliders

On 10/31/2014 3:22 PM, Ramy wrote:
One thing to consider is what will happen when the FBW will fail from
some reason and you end up with pilots who don't know how to fly
manually as happened to...
Forum: Piloting September 8th 14, 01:03 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By Vaughn
Fuel Cells, Was Electroflight Team Aims To Fly 300 MPH On Batteries

On 9/8/2014 6:43 AM, Larry Dighera wrote:
She told me that their
fuel cell was 60% efficient in producing electricity from oxygen in the air and
compressed hydrogen; this is in contrast to ~30%...
Forum: Soaring August 28th 14, 03:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Vaughn
Mounting camera on wing of glider

On 8/28/2014 10:24 AM, Waveguru wrote:
Where can we find "gaffer tape"?

You find it where you find everything else,...
Forum: Soaring June 28th 14, 02:46 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Vaughn
55kt Wind Gusts Almost Blows Away Tugs

Wow! I don't know that either pilot really planned to take off, but
that 55kt headwind could quickly turn into a hellish tailwind. Not a
great time to be flying near the ground!

Vaughn
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