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Forum: Soaring October 12th 18, 05:08 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Damaged 1982 Bikle trailer

On Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2:53:55 PM UTC-5, George Underhill wrote:
On September 20th my 1982 Bikle trailer was pulled from its ground stakes and heavily damaged either by a tornado or straight...
Forum: Soaring October 4th 18, 03:05 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 61
Views: 261
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Cockpit video recording -- the time is now.

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 5:47:07 PM UTC-5, Dan Marotta wrote:

....* Flarm is not mandatory in the US except in SSA sanctioned contests (I think)....
--
Dan, 5J

Nope, not...
Forum: Soaring October 2nd 18, 04:32 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Beware Phishing Spam email disguised as from Shempp Hirth

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 8:59:59 AM UTC-5, Greg Delp wrote:
Today I received a an email disguised as from Shempp Hirth with a PDF attached invoice. Although I wish I had placed a large order...
Forum: Soaring September 28th 18, 05:04 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 23
Views: 164
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Uncontrolled Loops Elevator failure

On Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:42:00 AM UTC-5, wrote:
I've been mulling this over for years now. We have had 3 similar accidents, Ivens/Egon, Naddler/cadet,...
Forum: Soaring September 12th 18, 04:57 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 23
Views: 290
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
stowing horizontal stabilizer on tail boom in trailer

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 9:29:35 AM UTC-5, 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 12th 18, 04:54 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 36
Views: 366
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Perlan Climbing

Now, that is a rare problem!

"The lift was too strong to do the 50,000 ft flutter excitation test, so they excited the lift temporarily."

The lift was too strong at 50,000 feet, so they had to move...
Forum: Soaring September 7th 18, 03:43 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 23
Views: 290
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
stowing horizontal stabilizer on tail boom in trailer

On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:44:09 PM UTC-5, C-FFKQ (42) wrote:
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...
Forum: Soaring September 5th 18, 05:16 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Bill Gawthrop(F8)

So sad to hear this, Leigh. Bill was a wonderful guy. Loved everything about this place we all call home. Heartfelt condolences to Diane, his family, and all his close friends.

Steve Leonard
Forum: Soaring September 5th 18, 04:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
A little plug for Uvalde

They came to Uvalde during the recent contest. Good people showing good stuff in Texas. Every state should have a team doing segments like these!

http://yolotx.com/glider-aviation-museum/

Steve...
Forum: Soaring September 4th 18, 08:04 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Perlan Yawstring

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:21:47 PM UTC-5, Tango Eight wrote:
On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:38:42 PM UTC-4, Steve Leonard wrote:
Interesting how the lift pulses....

...
Forum: Soaring September 4th 18, 06:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 93
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Perlan Yawstring

Interesting how the lift pulses....

Steve
Forum: Soaring August 30th 18, 09:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 30
Views: 358
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Hard wax v/s liquid wax (and turbulators)

On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 3:44:58 PM UTC-5, Papa3 wrote:
On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 3:56:25 PM UTC-4, Steve Leonard wrote:
On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 12:26:43 PM UTC-5,...
Forum: Soaring August 30th 18, 08:56 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 30
Views: 358
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Hard wax v/s liquid wax (and turbulators)

On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 12:26:43 PM UTC-5, kirk.stant wrote:

"It's more fun to win in a ratty looking glider than to lose in a perfect
one"

Dan Sazhin, I think you need to put that...
Forum: Soaring August 24th 18, 05:00 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 32
Views: 409
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Perlan High Altitude Tow Plane

On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8:55:12 AM UTC-5, AS wrote:

Stu,
I think that has actually been done already in Russia a while back. I put a reference to an article describing that process in our...
Forum: Soaring August 24th 18, 04:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Interesting new solar glider

On Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9:51:16 AM UTC-5, wrote:
And has a TON more wing area for those solar cells to power the motor.

Good thing, too. Since it weighs a half-ton...
Forum: Soaring August 24th 18, 04:18 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Sailplane Canopy

On Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8:15:33 PM UTC-5, wrote:
Ross I'm not certain what canopy is on you're Libelle. Is that the low profile canopy option Libelle canopy? Is that a...
Forum: Soaring August 24th 18, 03:13 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Interesting new solar glider

On Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:50:25 PM UTC-5, wrote:
Nothing new. A standard 1-26 is solar powered😁

And has a TON more wing area for those solar cells to power the...
Forum: Soaring August 14th 18, 01:31 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 32
Views: 409
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Perlan High Altitude Tow Plane

On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:59:35 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:18:01 PM UTC-6, Frank Whiteley wrote:

The article mentions "weight turbulence" I...
Forum: Soaring August 3rd 18, 07:46 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 132
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
U.S. Standard Class Nationals - Mike Westbrook leading DAY3 - FriAug 3rd no fly day

On Friday, August 3, 2018 at 9:37:52 AM UTC-5, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:

Texas weather can be brutal with high heat and humidity.
Which produce wonderful soaring conditions with big puffy...
Forum: Soaring July 29th 18, 02:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Libelle 201 Canopy

A worthwhile read on how to make your own moulded canopy.

http://ssa.org/Archive/ViewIssue.aspx?year=1975&month=6&page=31

June 1975 SOARING, starts on page 31. If you search the SOARING archive...
Forum: Soaring July 25th 18, 08:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 36
Views: 275
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Cambridge GPS-NAV Aero Explorer error on log download

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 2:23:50 PM UTC-5, kinsell wrote:

Thanks to search engines, it was a July 2017 posting I was remembering:


Yeah, I know I should "buy a new logger". But, I...
Forum: Soaring July 25th 18, 07:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 36
Views: 275
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Cambridge GPS-NAV Aero Explorer error on log download

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 1:35:09 PM UTC-5, kinsell wrote:
On 07/25/2018 10:27 AM, Steve Leonard wrote:

Steve Leonard
Yep, I have a bunch of Model 20s and 25s. And L-Navs and...
Forum: Soaring July 25th 18, 06:26 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 36
Views: 275
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Cambridge GPS-NAV Aero Explorer error on log download

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:42:44 AM UTC-5, Dan Marotta wrote:
I've got an old Dell tower and an official Windows 2000 installation
disk.* Make me an offer!

Dan, 5J

Nah, they messed...
Forum: Soaring July 25th 18, 05:27 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 36
Views: 275
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Cambridge GPS-NAV Aero Explorer error on log download

You mean you guys don't have a Windows 98 Laptop with a real, working serial port and 3.5 inch floppy drive to hook to your Cambridge 10/20/25? WTH is wrong with you? :-) And then a USB 3.5 floppy...
Forum: Soaring July 20th 18, 04:54 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Need a new axle for my eberle trailer ....

On Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:41:03 AM UTC-5, JS wrote:
On Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:58:53 AM UTC-7, Peter Deane wrote:
Hi All

My Std Cirrus trailer (eberle) needs a new torsion axle...
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