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Mounting camera on wing of glider by [email protected]
When any object is attached to the outside of an aircraft it results in an aircraft that no longer conforms to its type design. 14 CFR 3.5(a): "Airworthy means the aircraft conforms to its type design and is in a condition for safe operation". My guess is the aircraft would not be considered...
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Flying the HP-24 by Tony[_5_]
Full report with pictures at: http://www.ssa.org/MyHome.asp?mbr=8292935490&show=blog&id=3789 Text only follows: The Tetra-15 is the first glider built as part of the HP-24 project. Brad Hill was the builder. Brad has a good track record of building gliders. He has also built a Russia and an...
August 27th 14 06:47 AM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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Mounting camera on wing of glider by [email protected]
You can mount a camera by using a very thin piece of ally, or steel, from a buiscit tin. First you need to build an aerodynamic cradle using wood. One that streamlines the camera from the slipstream, while holding it rigid. Mount the camera to the cradle, by drilling a dole through your sheet...
August 27th 14 02:05 AM
by Martin Gregorie[_5_] Go to last post
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Square root wing loading conversion method by Andrew Ouellet
In many of Johnson's flight test reports, he refers to something like 'the square root of the wing loading' method to unify glide polars taken from different gliders at different wing loadings down to a common wing loading in order to be effectively compared. Can someone explain what this is and...
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The OLC by [email protected]
THE OLC I'm of the opinion that the OLC is the best thing that has happened to cross country flying since the advent of the GPS data logger. Having said that, who are these guys any way? Let's start with Ken Sorenson from Houston. This guy is a one man club and it looks like he has racked up...
August 26th 14 03:21 PM
by Mark628CA Go to last post
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Centre of gravity, flaps and elevators by plantain
So, my understanding is that as a general rule in flying, the further aft the centre of gravity, the less drag. This is because as the centre of gravity moves further ahead of the centre of lift, the higher the torque that must be counteracted by the horizontal stabilizer generating downforce. If...
August 26th 14 02:30 PM
by Steve Leonard[_2_] Go to last post
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Air Sailing wins OLC team competition BUT by [email protected]
Congratulations to Air Sailing for winning the Region 13 OLC competition for 2014. However!!! Minden Soaring Club has very impressive numbers. Air Sailing had 104,000 points and 95,000Km for 28 pilots. Minden Soaring Club had 90,000 points and 93,400Km for 15 pilots. Air Sailing = 3,714 points...
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Spot Landing Competition Rules by gliderpilotGR
Hello, I would be grateful for advice on organising a Spot Landing Competion. things like scoring / penalties, use of ground markers or "fences". Ideally someone might offer a complete set of contest rules. Local glider community is interested in a time management / spot landing competition...
August 25th 14 11:38 PM
by gliderpilotGR Go to last post
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A proposal to increase membership, cross-country pilots, competitors,and world champions (USA). by Fox Two[_2_]
There have been several threads on RAS recently about the disappointing state of our sport in the USA: a shrinking membership, few cross-country pilots, fewer contest pilots, and no world champions. If we're going to reverse these trends, we need more than contest rule tweaking and membership...
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August 24th 14 07:06 PM
by Brad[_2_] Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) Pawnee 235 vs Cessna Bird Dog vs Maule as towplanes by kirk.stant
I realize this has been hashed over in the past, but looking for a fresh discussion on the relative merits of these three towplanes. Specifically, how does a stock Bird Dog compare to a 235 Pawnee, and how do various Maules do as towplanes. Our club is considering various options for adding to...
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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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Who repairs Dittel radios? by Steve Koerner
My Dittel FSG-2T works great on receive but no longer on transmit. Can anyone recommend a US repairman that has specifically repaired Dittel brand units in recent years with a good outcome. Thanks in advance.
August 22nd 14 07:13 PM
by 7K Go to last post
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Partial Panel flying, was ( Info on LAK-12) by [email protected]
Guy, in my Lak 12 the pilot must scan the ASI as at exactly 40kts you move flaps slowly but definitely from -2 to +1. You quickly get to know when that time has come, but you must look. The only possible criticism could be that on the DI the PIC did not do a visual check of the ASI whilst someone...
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Cumulus Soaring, Inc. - Crowdfunding Effort - Your Help Needed by Paul Remde
Hi, I first announced this new crowd funding effort about 1 week ago. I have been overwhelmed by the extremely positive comments and pledges received so far. I have received over 100 pledges so far! Every single pledge is appreciate more than you will ever know. Thank you! However, we have...
August 21st 14 02:52 AM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Bainbridge, GA Race/Party by [email protected]
Rose City Soaring will be having our "End of Summer" party weekend August 23rd and 24th. WX permitting there will be a GTA style race on the 23rd and 24th. If there is enough interest we can also race on Friday the 22nd. The preliminary plan is for the A class to run a Grand Prix derivative...
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Is Soaring Cafe DOA? by [email protected]
The soaring cafe site seems to be down. Anyone else experiencing trouble viewing? Lane
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Not soaring related but deferred maintenance awareness slap in the face. by [email protected]
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trailer light module issues by Brad[_2_]
I have an Avionic trailer that has been revised to run a flat-4 plug. My Kia Sportage requires a light module kit that plugs into the wire harness and then outputs to the trailer plug. I keep blowing up the modules..............any ideas what might be the cause? These things are expensive and...
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PIK-20 Trailer by lynn
My PIK-20 factory trailer has a surge brake mechanism with a horizontally mounted gas? shock absorber. The shock absorber has become largely ineffective. When starting out from a stop, the tow hitch will extend rapidly and hit its stop with a jolt. I need to replace the absorber but can find no...
August 18th 14 07:15 PM
by TravisBrown73[_2_] Go to last post
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THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF GLIDING INTERNATIONAL Our subscribers continued to tell us we produce the best ever gliding magazine. Thumbs up all round. It has been great to receive reader's complimentary emails. The September issue goes in the mail next week. Expect it in your mail box by...
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