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Old May 21st 11, 07:27 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Reed von Gal
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Perfect day for soaring. Earthquakes, lava, etc, with a temp of 666
degrees Fahrenheit. Great day to attempt a Silver Distance! Anyone
want to do a density altitude calculation for me? KBDU field elevation
5288. Assume standard pressure. I'm worried I wont be able to take off!
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Old May 21st 11, 02:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tony V
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On 5/21/2011 2:27 AM, Reed von Gal wrote:
Perfect day for soaring. Earthquakes, lava, etc, with a temp of 666
degrees Fahrenheit. Great day to attempt a Silver Distance! Anyone
want to do a density altitude calculation for me? KBDU field elevation
5288. Assume standard pressure. I'm worried I wont be able to take off!


Good point. And, due to the heat, I would suggest a metal ship over
other materials.

Tony

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Old May 21st 11, 03:10 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Scott[_7_]
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On 5-21-2011 13:54, Tony V wrote:
On 5/21/2011 2:27 AM, Reed von Gal wrote:
Perfect day for soaring. Earthquakes, lava, etc, with a temp of 666
degrees Fahrenheit. Great day to attempt a Silver Distance! Anyone
want to do a density altitude calculation for me? KBDU field elevation
5288. Assume standard pressure. I'm worried I wont be able to take off!


Good point. And, due to the heat, I would suggest a metal ship over
other materials.

Tony


As a relative newb, have there ever been all aluminum gliders built
(commercially)? I can't think of any aluminum-skinned wings out there...
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Old May 21st 11, 03:28 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Andy[_1_]
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On May 21, 7:10*am, Scott wrote:
On 5-21-2011 13:54, Tony V wrote:

On 5/21/2011 2:27 AM, Reed von Gal wrote:
Perfect day for soaring. Earthquakes, lava, etc, with a temp of 666
degrees Fahrenheit. Great day to attempt a Silver Distance! Anyone
want to do a density altitude calculation for me? KBDU field elevation
5288. Assume standard pressure. I'm worried I wont be able to take off!


Good point. And, due to the heat, I would suggest a metal ship over
other materials.


Tony


As a relative newb, have there ever been all aluminum gliders built
(commercially)? *I can't think of any aluminum-skinned wings out there....


Aluminium alloy skinned wings: Far too many to list. What's
aluminum

Andy
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Old May 21st 11, 04:41 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Marc Ramsey[_3_]
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At 14:28 21 May 2011, Andy wrote:
On May 21, 7:10=A0am, Scott wrote:
As a relative newb, have there ever been all aluminum gliders built
(commercially)? =A0I can't think of any aluminum-skinned wings out

there.=
...

Aluminium alloy skinned wings: Far too many to list. What's
aluminum


Clearly 5/21 is having an influence on used glider sales, as 8 of the 15
gliders currently on page 1 of the Wings and Wheels classifieds have
partial or full aluminum wing skins, including the first four with
pictures...

Marc


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Old May 21st 11, 09:43 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Brad[_2_]
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On May 21, 8:41*am, Marc Ramsey
wrote:
At 14:28 21 May 2011, Andy wrote:

On May 21, 7:10=A0am, Scott *wrote:
As a relative newb, have there ever been all aluminum gliders built
(commercially)? =A0I can't think of any aluminum-skinned wings out

there.=
...


Aluminium alloy skinned wings: Far too many to list. *What's
aluminum


Clearly 5/21 is having an influence on used glider sales, as 8 of the 15
gliders currently on page 1 of the Wings and Wheels classifieds have
partial or full aluminum wing skins, including the first four with
pictures...

Marc


I like the one with red wings and flames on the fuselage
myself..............

Brad
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Old May 22nd 11, 12:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Wayne Paul
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"Scott" wrote in message
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As a relative newb, have there ever been all aluminum gliders built
(commercially)? I can't think of any aluminum-skinned wings out there...


Scott,
Commercial produced kits most likely don't meet your definition of
"commercially built"; however, Dick Schreder produced 477 kits starting in
the early 1960s. (http://www.soaridaho.com/Schreder) They were competitive
with other competition birds in their day. (I still fly one...
http://tinyurl.com/N990-6F)
Wayne


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Old May 22nd 11, 02:32 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Scott[_7_]
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On 5-21-2011 23:08, Wayne Paul wrote:
wrote in message
.. .


As a relative newb, have there ever been all aluminum gliders built
(commercially)? I can't think of any aluminum-skinned wings out there...


Scott,
Commercial produced kits most likely don't meet your definition of
"commercially built"; however, Dick Schreder produced 477 kits starting in
the early 1960s. (http://www.soaridaho.com/Schreder) They were competitive
with other competition birds in their day. (I still fly one...
http://tinyurl.com/N990-6F)
Wayne


Cool! In my limited time with gliders, I just don't recall seeing any
with metal wings...mostly glass or wood/fabric. Are the 2-33s metal
winged? I flew one once, but don't recall the wings....

Scott

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Old May 22nd 11, 02:58 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Nyal Williams[_2_]
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the wings are metal


At 01:32 22 May 2011, Scott wrote:
On 5-21-2011 23:08, Wayne Paul wrote:
"Scott" wrote in message
.. .


As a relative newb, have there ever been all aluminum gliders built
(commercially)? I can't think of any aluminum-skinned wings out

there...

Scott,
Commercial produced kits most likely don't meet your definition of
"commercially built"; however, Dick Schreder produced 477 kits

starting
in
the early 1960s. (http://www.soaridaho.com/Schreder) They were

competitive
with other competition birds in their day. (I still fly one...
http://tinyurl.com/N990-6F)
Wayne


Cool! In my limited time with gliders, I just don't recall seeing any
with metal wings...mostly glass or wood/fabric. Are the 2-33s metal
winged? I flew one once, but don't recall the wings....

Scott



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Old May 22nd 11, 05:59 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Eric Greenwell[_4_]
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On 5/21/2011 6:54 AM, Tony V wrote:
On 5/21/2011 2:27 AM, Reed von Gal wrote:
Perfect day for soaring. Earthquakes, lava, etc, with a temp of 666
degrees Fahrenheit. Great day to attempt a Silver Distance! Anyone
want to do a density altitude calculation for me? KBDU field elevation
5288. Assume standard pressure. I'm worried I wont be able to take off!


Good point. And, due to the heat, I would suggest a metal ship over
other materials.


Time to get all those Blanik L13's back in the air!

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