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Where can I train in a PW-6? Seminole Lake's is down for maintenancefor a couple of months



 
 
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Old September 7th 17, 05:39 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tango Whisky
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Default Where can I train in a PW-6? Seminole Lake's is down formaintenance for a couple of months

If a brilliant idea doesn't work out, maybe it wasn't thÃ*t brilliant?
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Old September 7th 17, 10:18 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:39:28 AM UTC+3, Tango Whisky wrote:
If a brilliant idea doesn't work out, maybe it wasn't thÃ*t brilliant?


Or maybe the market timing was wrong, or maybe the execution wasn't good enough, or maybe the choice of winner was bad, or maybe the technology wasn't quite there in 1989-1993 to meet all the goals without too much compromise..
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Old September 7th 17, 12:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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At 09:18 07 September 2017, Bruce Hoult wrote:
On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:39:28 AM UTC+3, Tango Whisky

wrote:
If a brilliant idea doesn't work out, maybe it wasn't th=C3=A0t

brilliant=
?

Or maybe the market timing was wrong, or maybe the execution wasn't

good
en=
ough, or maybe the choice of winner was bad, or maybe the technology
wasn't=
quite there in 1989-1993 to meet all the goals without too much
compromise=
..


or maybe it wasn't supported by several prominent national
aeroclubs/national gliding organisations which primarily have leadership
dominated by wealthy individuals with expensive toys that tend to over
focus resources on their bit of the playing field and not on others.

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Old September 7th 17, 03:27 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tango Whisky
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Le jeudi 7 septembre 2017 13:30:07 UTC+2, Paul T a écritÂ*:
or maybe it wasn't supported by several prominent national
aeroclubs/national gliding organisations which primarily have leadership
dominated by wealthy individuals with expensive toys that tend to over
focus resources on their bit of the playing field and not on others.


Nonsense. In the price range of the PW5, and below, there has always been the Club class (or Sports class) which is extremely popular in Europe.

The PW5 story stalled because there was just no incentive to buy a brand new, very ugly glider when you can have more performance for less money by buying a nice looking Cirrus.
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Old September 7th 17, 04:07 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Bruce Hoult
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On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:27:18 PM UTC+3, Tango Whisky wrote:
Le jeudi 7 septembre 2017 13:30:07 UTC+2, Paul T a écritÂ*:
or maybe it wasn't supported by several prominent national
aeroclubs/national gliding organisations which primarily have leadership
dominated by wealthy individuals with expensive toys that tend to over
focus resources on their bit of the playing field and not on others.


Nonsense. In the price range of the PW5, and below, there has always been the Club class (or Sports class) which is extremely popular in Europe.

The PW5 story stalled because there was just no incentive to buy a brand new, very ugly glider when you can have more performance for less money by buying a nice looking Cirrus.


That's only possible in a declining sport.

Which, I assume, we don't want even though we seem to have it.

How would you reverse it?
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Old September 7th 17, 06:17 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Paul T[_4_]
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At 14:27 07 September 2017, Tango Whisky wrote:
Le jeudi 7 septembre 2017 13:30:07 UTC+2, Paul T a

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or maybe it wasn't supported by several prominent national=20
aeroclubs/national gliding organisations which primarily have

leadership=
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dominated by wealthy individuals with expensive toys that tend to

over=20
focus resources on their bit of the playing field and not on others.


Nonsense. In the price range of the PW5, and below, there has always

been
t=
he Club class (or Sports class) which is extremely popular in Europe.

The PW5 story stalled because there was just no incentive to buy a brand
ne=
w, very ugly glider when you can have more performance for less money

by
bu=
ying a nice looking Cirrus.


NO there hasn't always been the Club Class - that didn't evolve until the
90's - and that took awhile to get established for the same reasons. You
think a Std. Cirrus is nice looking? Looks like a humped back whale to me -

always thought it was the ugliest of the first generation Std. Class ships.

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Old September 7th 17, 06:38 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Paul T[_4_]
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At 14:27 07 September 2017, Tango Whisky wrote:
Le jeudi 7 septembre 2017 13:30:07 UTC+2, Paul T a

=C3=A9crit=C2=A0:
or maybe it wasn't supported by several prominent national=20
aeroclubs/national gliding organisations which primarily have

leadership=
=20
dominated by wealthy individuals with expensive toys that tend to

over=20
focus resources on their bit of the playing field and not on others.


Nonsense. In the price range of the PW5, and below, there has always

been
t=
he Club class (or Sports class) which is extremely popular in Europe.

The PW5 story stalled because there was just no incentive to buy a

brand
ne=
w, very ugly glider when you can have more performance for less

money by
bu=
ying a nice looking Cirrus.


So now we have 6 classes for the 'rich boys' and 1 class for the
'poorer/average income guys' and a sport that is in serious decline. As
stated the PW5 was meant to be a first solo club ship that could be used
in competition - just like a modern 1-26. Some aeroclubs/national
organisations got on board with this, some did not - and there was
certainly a lot of 'snobbery' re the PW5.

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Old September 7th 17, 07:16 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Entry point club class $20-25k
Entry point Std class $60k+
Entry point 15m class $ 80k+
Entry point 18m class $ 150k+
Entry point 20m class $150 k+
Entry point Open class $ 200k+

Entry point for ex World Class $20-25k. Entry point for 13.5m Class $100k+

and we wonder why the sport is in decline?



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Old September 7th 17, 10:35 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:30:05 PM UTC-5, Paul T wrote:
Entry point club class $20-25k
Entry point Std class $60k+
Entry point 15m class $ 80k+
Entry point 18m class $ 150k+
Entry point 20m class $150 k+
Entry point Open class $ 200k+

Entry point for ex World Class $20-25k. Entry point for 13.5m Class $100k+

and we wonder why the sport is in decline?


If anyone wants a nice entry-level 15m glider I'll happily sell my LS6-b for $79,999. Proven contest racer able to keep up with -27s on a good day (especially in weaker eastern conditions) with a good stick actuator.

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Old September 8th 17, 12:21 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Just to point out, there are three ASW-27's on WW for about the same price, see thread on "falling ASW-27 prices". One having been re-finished in PU.

On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:36:11 PM UTC-7, kirk.stant wrote:
On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:30:05 PM UTC-5, Paul T wrote:
Entry point club class $20-25k
Entry point Std class $60k+
Entry point 15m class $ 80k+
Entry point 18m class $ 150k+
Entry point 20m class $150 k+
Entry point Open class $ 200k+

Entry point for ex World Class $20-25k. Entry point for 13.5m Class $100k+

and we wonder why the sport is in decline?


If anyone wants a nice entry-level 15m glider I'll happily sell my LS6-b for $79,999. Proven contest racer able to keep up with -27s on a good day (especially in weaker eastern conditions) with a good stick actuator.

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