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Forum: Soaring December 5th 19, 06:47 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 76
Posted By George Haeh
Competing and Survival

The best trophy is a glider you can use again.
Forum: Soaring December 3rd 19, 06:47 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 127
Posted By George Haeh
A Different Battery Question

CTEK makes a specialized LiFePO4 charger with 8 stages. Not cheap, but helps preserve your LiFePO4 investment.

It comes with clamps and ring connectors. I chopped the ring connectors and put in...
Forum: Soaring November 24th 19, 05:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 41
Views: 217
Posted By George Haeh
Cobra Trailer Fenders

Contractor garbage bags work very well as tire (with wheel chocks) and hitch covers (you don't want to have to replace the rubber bellows) for a very good price.
Forum: Soaring November 24th 19, 02:54 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 41
Views: 217
Posted By George Haeh
Cobra Trailer Fenders

https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/how-to-determine-the-age-of-your-tires#

You might want the seller to send you a photo of the tire sidewall and plan accordingly.

Then there's bearings and brake...
Forum: Soaring October 20th 19, 02:54 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By George Haeh
Securing an oxygen bottle

Don't do this:

* Foam wrapped around cylinder held on with two zip ties.

* Two more zip ties through said zip ties and eyebolts through 3/16" plywood hinged on other side.
Forum: Soaring October 20th 19, 02:41 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By George Haeh
Sad news WH

Sad to hear.

Certain varios, such as Air Glide, linked to flight computers like the Oudie can record TAS and Groundspeed at one second intervals.

From that you can derive what the atmosphere was...
Forum: Soaring October 18th 19, 06:06 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By George Haeh
Flight line operations cart, trailer or what have you.

Used school buses can be had cheap. Rearrange seats for briefings and field manager / timekeeper. Hang a whiteboard and bins for forms and pens outside that can be taken back in at the end of...
Forum: Soaring October 16th 19, 03:18 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 109
Posted By George Haeh
Replacing ELT, PLB with current tech.

Oudie Live is an app that Bluetooths to your Oudie and sends position data packets to SeeYou Cloud, Soaring Spot or Livetrack24, whichever you choose to use. Works great as long as your phone can see...
Forum: Soaring October 14th 19, 06:23 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 212
Posted By George Haeh
Mountain High Cannula/Mask?

Dr Dan, Great article on Oxygen hazards, but pages 22 & 23 are missing (possibly a full page ad in there). I have a feeling there's something we should know in the missing page(s).
Forum: Soaring October 13th 19, 10:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By George Haeh
Crows?

https://www.birdbgone.com/products/
Forum: Soaring October 4th 19, 06:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 80
Views: 846
Posted By George Haeh
ASW 27 destroyed by lightning in trailer

In addition there is the small matter of replacing L'Hotelliers with the automatic hookups.
Forum: Soaring September 26th 19, 02:56 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 80
Views: 846
Posted By George Haeh
ASW 27 destroyed by lightning in trailer

So what's welded on the trailer:

Wheel bearings or chains?
Forum: Soaring September 3rd 19, 05:03 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 37
Posted By George Haeh
Pins for L33 Solo

Pavan's email reese154 at sign hotmail.com
Forum: Soaring September 2nd 19, 05:06 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 65
Posted By George Haeh
Purchase of glider from Canada

Canadian banks look askance at US cashier's checks and will often hold funds for some weeks. A bank to bank transfer can be done.
Forum: Soaring September 2nd 19, 03:33 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 65
Posted By George Haeh
Purchase of glider from Canada

Before leaving to get glider, arrange insurance effective the day money and documents change hands.

It's generally easier getting a glider and trailer into the US from Canada than the other way...
Forum: Soaring August 22nd 19, 07:47 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 140
Posted By George Haeh
Bumper Miracle Slide

I hate to rain on the parade, but a squirt of Tri Flow Superior (bicycle chain lube also specified for certain rotor heads) does a pretty good job.
Forum: Soaring August 18th 19, 03:59 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 137
Posted By George Haeh
Rough outlanding in high corn

CMAS - Corn Material Arresting Sys
Forum: Soaring August 15th 19, 07:59 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 66
Posted By George Haeh
PowerFlarm Antenna Locations on Carbon Fuselage

Na, that's beyond my pay grade.

TSB is investigating the recent collision between a glider and C-182 towplane, possibly equipped with top and bottom external PowerFLARM antennae, only one of which...
Forum: Soaring August 15th 19, 05:44 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 66
Posted By George Haeh
PowerFlarm Antenna Locations on Carbon Fuselage

I'm getting good range numbers with long Flarm A & B antennae on opposite sides of the canopy on my ASW-27.

I upgraded to a Core 1.1 and am waiting for "Innovation", Science and Economic Development...
Forum: Soaring August 13th 19, 02:34 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 40
Views: 467
Posted By George Haeh
Flaps/No flaps...practical difference??

Landing flaps in Schleicher ships give you a nice steep approach and aileron control once on the ground.

Negative flap helps with aileron control in the initial ground run on aerotow.

But each...
Forum: Soaring July 31st 19, 03:51 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 372
Posted By George Haeh
More sad news

"What is unnerving is the number of targets that I get alerts that I never see, even knowing where to look."

Yep, commonplace with me. A major value of Flarm is awareness of nearby traffic and using...
Forum: Soaring July 29th 19, 08:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 372
Posted By George Haeh
More sad news

In this case, both glider and towplane were equipped with PowerFLARM.

I suspect this is the first North American midair between PowerFLARM equipped aircraft (notwithstanding the other midairs noted...
Forum: Soaring July 29th 19, 04:40 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 23
Views: 249
Posted By George Haeh
source for clips or sleaves for Hotelier linkages

What T8 did not mention is that the part of the pin that goes through the rod is bent to keep it permanently on the rod.

Very hard to drop into inaccessible cavities once installed.

Look at both...
Forum: Soaring July 28th 19, 04:09 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 103
Views: 810
Posted By George Haeh
Canadian pilot posts ILLEGAL flight into US on OLC

It'll be a while before Chester gets good enough to reach Mexican airspace.

Then he can tell us how to do it legally.
Forum: Soaring July 25th 19, 08:46 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 103
Views: 810
Posted By George Haeh
Canadian pilot posts ILLEGAL flight into US on OLC

If you fly from the US into Canada, ATC or FSS likely can tell you the adjacent Canadian ATC frequency you need to talk to.

See below for NavCanada...
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