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Tow rope musings - informal survey by son_of_flubber
What is the initial new length of the tow ropes that you use? Assuming that you cut off the worn portion near the ring and gradually shorten the rope, when does the rope get too short to use? How often do you measure the rope? Do you usually discard used ropes because of visible wear, reduced...
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March 7th 19 11:26 PM
by Andrzej Kobus Go to last post
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Rodent proofing CG Hook by George Haeh
The club Grob had copious evidence of rodent infestation and we found that the CG hook opening offers a wide passage. We cut out a piece of aluminum, glued a stack of disk magnets to hold it to the tow hook inside the cage and put on a drawer pull. Also taped inside to protect the finish. Will add...
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March 7th 19 08:21 PM
by Pete Smith[_4_] Go to last post
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Affect of Alcohol (Beer) on Soaring and Soaring Racing by [email protected]
I know Sebastian Kawa and a few others never touch alcohol. Some racing pilots stay away around competitions. Others have a beer waiting on ice when they land. Is it just a high performance athlete focusing thing - or is there more to it. I did a search and couldn't fined any discussions. WH
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March 7th 19 01:29 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Window open today down in Shiflet? by Waveguru
Great wave today in Region 5. https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/gliding/daily.html?sc=&st=olc&rt=olc&df=&c=C6&sp=2019 Boggs
March 7th 19 12:41 AM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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2019 SSA Contest Rules are available by [email protected]
The 2019 SSA contest rule are available on the SSA site under contest rules and process. The rules changes were approved by the SSA BOD as proposed. One change was made from the proposed rules previously published which was to eliminate the proposed change to smaller turn radii in AT and MAT...
March 6th 19 04:01 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Looking for feedback on Beringer Wheel and Disc Brake Kit for LS Gliders by [email protected]
Beringer sells a wheel/disc brake kit for the LS4, and I have received a copy of the installation and maintenance manual from their U.S. sales group. I'm looking into whether this kit can additionally be installed in my LS7. I would appreciate any feedback others may have on installing this kit,...
March 6th 19 11:01 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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OLC max altitude self censorship by [email protected]
I soar for fun, usually alone when normal people are working or doing some other socially responsible activity.* XCSoar or a (GPS-based) flywithCE position recorder is all I need for uploading .igc files to OLC. On a warm/hot day over the Rocky Mountains, it's common to see 17,900' MSL on my...
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March 6th 19 05:03 AM
by Roy E Go to last post
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Waxing and polishing by Senna Van den Bosch
Since winter is nearly ending and I'm doing final adjustments to my glider, I was wondering. Is it interesting to wax and polish it? I've seen a set of products he https://www.theaerodyne.com/gb/care-cleaning/188-basic-kit-for-glider-care.html D-1339
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March 5th 19 09:05 PM
by Tim Taylor Go to last post
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Phone # for Reno area glider guy by [email protected]
I’m trying to contact a guy named Donald Macey who owns a funky old one-off home built glider that is falling into neglect. I have his address from the FAA and no one lives there. His landline went dead so I haven’t been able to call him. Wondering if anyone might have a cell number for him?...
March 5th 19 08:09 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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PETITION to preserve the Mont-Blanc airport (France) used by gliderpilots ..... by fred
Hello, We need your help and the contribution of all the pilots from all the countries ! The mayor of Sallanches (France) has decided to close the airport .... that is the only airfield to fly in the Mont-Blanc and Chamonix valley This aiport is used every year by many plan and glider pilots to...
March 5th 19 05:10 AM
by AS Go to last post
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Gliding to Racing ACA Seminar! by [email protected]
Hey Guys, Our next great seminar is less than two weeks away! Sign up here! March 2nd: Gliding to Racing- Learning to Soar! Tickets at: https://aca-gliding-to-racing.eventbrite.com All the best, Daniel
March 4th 19 11:24 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Blanik L-13's Fly Again by Boise Pilot
Greg Mecklenburg has written two articles regarding the story of three Blanik L-13's that have been to the Blanik factory in the Czech Republic and back to correct the world wide grounding 2010 AD in SOARING Magazine. In the most recent issue of the magazine there was a Letter to The Editor asking...
March 4th 19 04:21 PM
by Boise Pilot Go to last post
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LX Nav Varios, Bluetooth & XCSoar by SAM
I'm interested in connecting LX Nav varions (EOS or ERA) to XCSoar via bluetooth. From the manuals, xcsoar config screens, and old posts here it looks like that *should* be possible. Does anyone have experience doing it? I've got XCSoar on a couple android phones and a nexxxus 7 tablet. Simply...
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March 4th 19 04:05 PM
by Jonathan Walker Go to last post
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Please Support the 2019 US Junior Team by John Godfrey (QT)[_2_]
Background info at https://www.ssa.org/Giving?show=blog&id=5809 Thank you.
March 4th 19 02:36 PM
by John Godfrey (QT)[_2_] Go to last post
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New Presentation - Working with Air Lines by OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
I put together a short presentation on how I work with, and repair, air lines in gliders. It might be useful to you. Maybe not. Don't know quite yet. If you find something to add, correct, or just to make a comment, please let me...
March 3rd 19 11:25 PM
by Richard Pfiffner[_2_] Go to last post
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Soaring at Boberg Hamburg Germany??? by HoUdino
I will be spending two months in Hamburg this summer near the Boberg clubs. Anyone on rec.soaring fly at that location? What's the recommended way to get involved for a USA licensed glider pilot? Lars Tuohino
March 3rd 19 06:29 PM
by HoUdino Go to last post
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2019 GTA season, join us by [email protected]
The 2019 GTA schedule has been posted. If you can make it to Georgia, Tennessee or Alabama anytime in the spring, summer or fall please feel welcome to join us. https://gta-racing.info/current-year-rules-and-schedule/ Chris
March 3rd 19 03:15 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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2019 SSA handicap list by Tom (TK)
Has the 2019 SSA handicap list been approved/released yet?
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March 2nd 19 05:22 PM
by Tony[_5_] Go to last post
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high tow vs low tow by Steve Koerner
As a US pilot, I've flown low tow a few times but mostly just high tow as that is the convention here. I'm wondering what all of the trade-offs are by the two methods? Might it be time to reconsider this? As pointed out on another thread, low tow would seem to be safer against the problem of...
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March 1st 19 09:11 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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OUDIE 1 OR OUDIE 2? by James Hamilton[_2_]
I have a Naviter Oudie that came with a used glider I bought 2 years ago. I've had nothing but trouble with the unit even though I keep the firmware (software?) updated with the Oudie Updater (now version 9.02.001). Recently it occurred to me that the unit I have may not be an Oudie 2. I...
March 1st 19 01:46 PM
by krasw Go to last post
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