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Forum: Soaring February 28th 18, 09:31 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 61
Views: 542
Posted By [email protected]
Towing trailer and glider with a honda civic

Le mercredi 28 février 2018 00:09:43 UTC+1, a écrit*:
I have a 2016 honda civic. It’s my only car. Has any one towed their glider and trailer using a small sedan like a...
Forum: Soaring February 23rd 18, 11:51 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 56
Views: 447
Posted By [email protected]
Hero emulation

Why low passes? Well, to have fun, of course, but also because, according to some, going into ground effect some distance before the arrival line is the most efficient way to finish a competition...
Forum: Soaring February 18th 18, 10:15 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By [email protected]
Proper Way to Insert Multi-Probe

Most compensation probes are designed to function with an angle of 70°, not 90° (but some do), between the prong and the airflow. Whatever you do, that angle will change whenever you increase or...
Forum: Soaring January 7th 18, 08:50 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 28
Views: 337
Posted By [email protected]
Debunking the Shock Cooling Myth

Le samedi 6 janvier 2018 14:40:13 UTC+1, a écrit*:
Shock Cooling: Time To Kill The Myth
RICK DURDEN
[...]
Pilots are discovering that it’s nearly impossible to hit...
Forum: Soaring January 1st 18, 05:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By [email protected]
Saved by a steep slope?

I don't think there ever was a SF-25 with a ballistic recovery parachute, but there is a microlight version, the SF-40 Mini-Falke, which has one. Not really a motor glider any more, though.

Example:...
Forum: Soaring July 1st 17, 06:21 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By [email protected]
ASW19/20 Canopy strut

The original reference on my ASW20 was:

Stabilus Lift-o-Mat, 03 08 150 128/0700N 42/80

The replacement reference (in Europe) was J0H2-40-160-399--004/700N

For an ASW20 with fixed instrument...
Forum: Soaring June 12th 17, 03:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 388
Posted By [email protected]
Tost Ring Failure

That is true for the small ring! They are seamlessly rolled or forged but the large ring has to get through it somehow, so it starts its life as a piece or 'wire' which gets formed and its ends are...
Forum: Soaring February 28th 17, 08:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By [email protected]
EASA licence and insurance

Le mardi 28 février 2017 16:18:05 UTC+1, Ross a écrit*:
The EASA say that the glider licence is valid worldwide, but the US say it is not. NZ is the same.

So why did we all go to the hassel...
Forum: Soaring January 31st 17, 08:06 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 49
Views: 567
Posted By [email protected]
What Is Wrong With OLC?

Well, the bonus for FAI triangles is still a bonus for a free triangle, not a declared one. Moreover, in my country, flying an FAI triangle is near to impossible due to airspace restrictions.

It...
Forum: Soaring January 31st 17, 07:43 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By [email protected]
Centrair - Pegase

Centrair has been taken over by the Lauak group (50%) and Didier Beninca (50%, former CEO Zodiac seats) in October last year. They seemingly agreed to remain the type certificate holders for the...
Forum: Soaring December 15th 16, 08:53 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By [email protected]
Need help reaching the French National Gliding Center in Saint-Auban

Le jeudi 15 décembre 2016 16:46:38 UTC+1, John Godfrey (QT) a écrit*:
No response thus far to either email or telephone. Suspect everyone is in Australia.

QT

I'm afraid they closed down...
Forum: Soaring December 13th 16, 03:15 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 43
Views: 1,086
Posted By [email protected]
self contained streamlined strobe?

Le mardi 13 décembre 2016 14:57:00 UTC+1, Tango Eight a écrit*:
On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:04:30 AM UTC-5, Dan Daly wrote:
runs the strobe when there is a FLARM alert.

Does this...
Forum: Soaring December 12th 16, 12:03 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 65
Views: 1,759
Posted By [email protected]
Winch Launch - Fatal

1. Balance the wing, not just level it.
2. Point the glider EXACTLY at the winch.
3. PRECISELY center all controls and don't wag the stick around in the roll.
4. Above all, don't force a...
Forum: Soaring November 21st 16, 02:18 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By [email protected]
ASH-25 manual

If you read German: http://www.rent-a-glider.com/user/File/ASH%2025%20Mi/Flughandbuch%20ASH25Mi%20ohne.pdf
Forum: Soaring October 17th 16, 08:15 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By [email protected]
Jet Arcus first soaring flight

I don't know about "significant long flights", but the jet glider idea is certainly not new: I think the first turbojet powered glider was this one: the Fouga CM8-R13...
Forum: Soaring September 8th 16, 01:56 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 43
Views: 1,036
Posted By [email protected]
Good sailplanes for tall pilots?

Le jeudi 8 septembre 2016 13:54:56 UTC+2, a écrit*:
On Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6:12:37 AM UTC-5, joesimmers wrote:
Since you are snug in the G103, the roomiest...
Forum: Soaring September 5th 16, 07:43 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By [email protected]
New Zealand soaring movie

Le dimanche 4 septembre 2016 16:56:29 UTC+2, a écrit*:
"They modified the canopy opening side for continuity after the glider was seen flying left to right in virtually every...
Forum: Soaring July 25th 16, 09:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By [email protected]
Windward's Sparrow Hawk and Duck Hawk out of production?

My Norton antivirus software blocks the access to this new website...
Forum: Soaring July 19th 16, 10:58 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By [email protected]
Air space file for India - Oudie

In that case, if I look at a VFR map for India, it seems to me that you could begin by generating only:

• Mumbai CTR + TMA
• Pune CTR
• VAD-19
• VAR-37
• VAR-38
• and perhaps VAD-6 and...
Forum: Soaring July 12th 16, 08:58 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By [email protected]
Dick Johnson methodology for measuring glider performance

The problem with the Idaflieg/DLR measurements is that they are not simply made available to the larger public.

There seems to be a kind of secrecy agreement between the Akafliegs/Idaflieg and the...
Forum: Soaring July 5th 16, 08:52 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By [email protected]
SURFACE PATCHING PASTE

For very small dents, you could use cold enamel for repairing bathtubs, kitchen stoves etc. Available in small bottles (20 ml). Not really kosher,...
Forum: Soaring June 3rd 16, 08:05 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By [email protected]
Acrifix repair on Blue - Tinted Canopy ?

Le jeudi 2 juin 2016 23:27:25 UTC+2, gliderpilotGR a écrit*:
Hello,

would anyone have advice on what to do to repair long cracks on a blue-tinted canopy ?
I am sort of good at producing...
Forum: Soaring May 28th 16, 07:47 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By [email protected]
Selecting landout airports

Another trick for an unassisted take-off, often practiced by pilots behind the Iron Curtain when towing back from a real field landing: use a really short towing cable (15 meters or less). When the...
Forum: Soaring March 25th 16, 04:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By [email protected]
Asw19 rudder bolt (evil)

Le vendredi 25 mars 2016 11:41:58 UTC+1, krasw a crit*:
Next level of challenge is removing canopy gas spring front bolt. Even writing about it gets my blood pressure up.

I suppose you are...
Forum: Soaring March 18th 16, 06:10 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By [email protected]
New Coating

Is there anybody who tried out this one?

http://www.loprestiaviation.com/#!speedcoat-2-/chjn
http://www.loprestiaviation.com/#!product/prd19/2787678181/speed-coat-2-lsm-scd-037-1

Not really cheap,...
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