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Who is responsible? by JJ Sinclair[_2_]
Who is primarily responsible for my safety? (choose one) A. My supervisor B. My boss C. My club D. My FBO E. Contest Director F. Contest Manager G. Rules Committee H. Soaring Society of America
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WTB 13.5 FES by Mike Rinaldi
Considering the purchase of a 13.5 FES. I believe the future for the electric self-launch is bright especially with the performance reports I'm reading. Any thoughts? What to buy?
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August 6th 15 10:35 AM
by eric Go to last post
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Name That Glider by sisu1a
Anybody know what kind of glider is in this pic? http://picasaweb.google.com/104195682308066635043/Szeged2010WGCVisitor#5501525495077532370 #46 of this set: http://picasaweb.google.com/104195682308066635043/Szeged2010WGCVisitor# The only ships I know of with dihedral on the T-tail is the...
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August 6th 15 07:52 AM
by Pete Startup[_2_] Go to last post
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OLC FAI triangle geometry different than FAI by [email protected]
Last Saturday, I had a pretty decent flight: http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=4611408 At the end of the day, I was trying to maximize OLC points by making the triangle portion as large as possible. I used the ClearNav "OLC" feature to see how I was doing and to...
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Still too many alerts and warnings by John Mittell
I have unchecked all but the critical warning. Does the vertical range limit the number of warnings by displaying only those threats within the bounds of vertical range. If so, what is a safe number, 500 feet?
August 5th 15 01:41 AM
by David Kinsell[_2_] Go to last post
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LXNAV S80 Pilot Reports? by [email protected]
Would anyone care to comment on their experience with the LXNAV S80 vario? Pro's, con's, likes, dislikes, does it perform per manual specs, etc? On paper it looks like a very nice instrument. Thanks for any feedback. -Mark
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August 4th 15 09:31 AM
by krasw Go to last post
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OLC Grand Prix Standard Class at Wasserkuppe by [email protected]
http://gliderrace.onlinecontest.org/glider-race-wertung/2-wertungstag-sonntag-02-08-2015/ Good report on the OLC news-page. There is so little news on Standard Class, it is refreshing to see that flap-less gliders can still be flown at very good speeds. LS8 or Discus 2 does not seem to be matter...
August 3rd 15 07:51 PM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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Accounts of Parachuting Experiences by [email protected]
Michael: What sort of landings do the modern ram-air canopies give if the jumper does nothing to flare or otherwise control the touchdown? I was under the impression that a round chute can't give you the control and nice touchdown that a ram-air can but that it will deliver you reasonably safely...
August 3rd 15 06:10 PM
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New Carlie Sprat is born by RW[_2_]
I love Monty Sullivan tasking at US 15/Standard Nat, Now Monty is the best ! I regret missing this one. keRW
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Reminder to SPOT and InReach Sat tracker users... by Sean Fidler
All, This is probably rudimentary but today I have noticed several pilots today with Sat Trackers but no tracking during their flights. Remember that if you are flying in some "big" soaring location (or even your local club) with a SAT tracker that is NOT automatically "tracking" (pinging...
August 3rd 15 02:26 AM
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Hottest new tourist destination: Tonopah! by Dave Nadler
You read it first on today's WSJ front page! Granted, we do understand there are a few issues with WSJ's editorial policies ;-)
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August 2nd 15 11:19 PM
by JS Go to last post
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FS - Motorglider 2-seat self-launching trainer SZD-45A Ogar by [email protected]
Must sell my favorite toy - PZL SZD-45A "Ogar" self-launching motorglider. Two-seat side-by-side for easy instruction / conversation. Very good condition, low hours. Broke my back, can't fly, so must sell. :-( See listing / photos at: http://glidersource.com/cgi-bin/post.cgi?id=541 $34,000...
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Airspeed indicator ? by [email protected]
My airspeed indicator seems to have devolved a leak and pitot pressure is causing readings on the old uncompensated winter vario. When I blow on the pitot tube and disconnect the static line of the airspeed indictor you can hear air moving through the static line from the airspeed indicator. Has...
August 2nd 15 02:32 PM
by JJ Sinclair[_2_] Go to last post
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Google working on cheap ADS-B by [email protected]
http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/googles-future-air-force-180956113/?no-ist Maybe light at the end of the tunnel...? 5Z
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Stratus 2S by Bob Pasker
has anyone try to use this in their glider? http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/ipad-iphone-android/ipad-gps-and-weather/stratus-2s-ads-b-receiver-for-ipad.html/ --bob
August 2nd 15 07:44 AM
by D M[_2_] Go to last post
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Buoyancy/Shear Ratio by Soartech
What do you think about the BLIPMAP Buoyancy/Shear Ratio parameter? Is it accurate that less than 7 makes the day difficult to work? I have found lately that this seems to be true but my sample size is small. I am in the northeast US. Location is probably a factor.
August 2nd 15 07:22 AM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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Rocket launch system ... by POPS
With a little extra engineering .... take it full size. Add in the self contained rubber energy system as a sustainer, and you've got it all.... It's the future! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67fpOi5i9mM
August 2nd 15 04:12 AM
by POPS Go to last post
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Iglide by chris johnson
I am completely at a loss when it comes to computers. I bought Iglide downloaded maps etc. and was ready to go in 5 stress free minutes. I have not flown with it yet so I do not know if I will need an external gps. So far so good.
August 1st 15 03:22 PM
by jfitch Go to last post
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XCSOAR - MAPGEN Not Working by YourNameHere
Does anyone know if there is possibly a new link for "Mapgen" with XCSOAR? It appears to be non-functional the last few days. Thanks 9U --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com
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August 1st 15 12:08 PM
by Surge Go to last post
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Komet Surge brake, help needed by [email protected]
I took apart the surge brake on my 1979 Komet trailer. It seems to be slamming forward when I apply the brakes on the tow vehicle. I was expecting to see a gas strut held between the 2 vertical bolts. Pictures of mine are...
July 31st 15 04:44 PM
by Wheaton Go to last post
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