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A Tale of Two Takeoffs by [email protected]
I have a secret. Well, like secrets in a Congressional Intelligence subcommittee, this one is probably known by several hundred people. But I haven’t written about it. Until now. But first, the lead in. A few days ago on the last day at the Cordele nationals, I dropped a wing on takeoff. The...
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June 22nd 17 07:11 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A Talking Airspeed Indicator by Soartech
Last year I was looking for such a device to allow me to montitor my speed more easily on approach so I didn't have to glance at the panel during this critical stage of flight. I found this affordable, small box that plumbs into your pitot line and runs on 12V. It is made in England. I only turn it...
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May 23rd 17 06:46 AM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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A TEST from someone else -- me. by [email protected]
Soaring and Sailplane content is lacking here. Just seeing if RAS is broken similarly for me.
September 21st 07 11:06 PM
by BT Go to last post
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A thought about handicapping....... by XYZ
What happens if we handicap pilots instead of aircraft..... Have a handicap card for each pilot airplane combination. If I can consistantly get 50% of the possible points earned by the days winner, I would get a series of normalization factors (2.00) that over time would reflect my...
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October 2nd 08 07:24 AM
by g l i d e r s t u d Go to last post
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A thought on BRS by Martin Gregorie
New Scientist just picked up on two cases where Cirrus SR-20 drivers pulled the BRS trick and 5 people came down safely and walked away without injuries. Four in one aircraft and one in another. BRS works: good. That was about the limit of that story. However, I took a look at the Cirrus...
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April 29th 04 06:34 AM
by Roelant van der Bos Go to last post
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A thought regarding Personal Location by Gary Emerson
There is always the debate about ELT in the glider vs. hand held ELT and now 406 Mhz PLBs. I think the PLBs are great, but perhaps not everyone wants to go that far. http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&productId=47799529 One middle ground option could be a Garmin...
July 4th 07 02:38 AM
by Gary Emerson Go to last post
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A toast to Charlie! by UFO
I will be in Peru when you guys are toasting/remembering Charlie. How i would love to raise a glass to him! I'm sorry I won't be able to make it. I would love to hear more stories about him. I loved his book and hearing him tell his story about the rowboat. He wore his integrety like a...
April 22nd 09 06:28 PM
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A tragedy - a Minden death today! by David Bingham
Hi Gang As we all know Mother Nature can be unforgiving to errors in the air. Alan Pratt who was an experienced pilot bought a Carat motor glider about 4 months ago. This single place motor glider is one of the most benign machines available. I flew the first in the US and gave it a rave...
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October 28th 04 03:49 AM
by Jim Vincent Go to last post
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A trike will tow it? by Ricardo[_2_]
Hello guys. First of all, sorry for my poor English. Im postng here because I feel this place open minded enough to handle these kind of questions. I notice some of you knows well or even owns Woodstocks. Yes, Maupins home made super cool wooden glider. You know, Im going to start building one....
February 2nd 09 01:58 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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A very cool wind map by Jim[_30_]
This cool map updated hourly mentioned in today's Wall Street Journal...as I understand, the creators work for Google http://hint.fm/wind/ Jim Price
April 8th 12 12:31 AM
by Vaughn Go to last post
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A very nice HD ridge soaring video by Newill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US2aA1btBH4 What an appropriate video for this time of year! Well done and goes on my list of top ten for the year. (I have no commercial or personal connection to this video - just thought it needed to be shared!)
November 22nd 10 04:21 AM
by Terry Mc Elligott Go to last post
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a very professional video about soaring competitions (French language) by [email protected]
http://www.aerostar.tv/videos/thermique-pur/ The video presented by the french channel Aerostar.tv is worth 32 minutes of your attention... recommended if you can understand the French comment and interviews. It is about the Women's Nationals (club class), and general 18M + Open Class Nationals...
September 28th 16 02:51 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A Vintage year! - SA Nationals - Dust Devil 04 - Final Results by [email protected]
The final results of the 2004 South African Nationals are now available from: http://www.sssa.org.za With 10 competition days out of a possible 11 this championship has been hailed as one of the best since the 'Kimberley days' of the 1960s.
January 9th 05 09:30 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A Week Off the Grid: Lessons learned by Vaughn
Thanks to Hurricane Francis, we recently (involuntarily) spent 7 days disconnected from the South Florida power grid. Even though we were far more prepared than our neighbors, it was an uncomfortable experience but we learned a bunch. Our Equipment: Coleman Fluorescent lanterns, Cheap battery...
September 13th 04 01:17 AM
by chris Go to last post
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A well-done Glider video by Michael[_7_]
This was posted on the Condor flight sim forums. I thought it was a rather well-done gliding video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO6GJLDqnYY It is a compilation of a Swiss pilot's best video from the 2009 soaring season. Amazing landscape. Click the HD button and watch it full screen if your...
December 7th 09 06:03 PM
by tstock Go to last post
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A wheel problem by TJ Johnson \FN\
I have a PIK20. The main tire was in need of a change, so I took the wheel off today, took out the three bolts that hold the wheel halves together, then spent over 2 hours trying to get the wheel halves to separate. I am stumped. Light tapping has proves that one wheel half will rotate...
September 4th 08 12:34 AM
by TJ Johnson \FN\ Go to last post
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A wooden control stick grip by Tom BravoMike
The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.: https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/elpages/taeakwoodgripstandard.php Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which...
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September 17th 19 04:47 AM
by Scott Williams Go to last post
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A&P/IA in PA? by Ryan Wubben
Curious if there are any recommendations for an A&P/IA who knows wood and fabric structures and the glue joints of the Schleicher Ka-6’s in (or near) the State College, PA region (Ridge Soaring specifically). There is one for sale there that I’d like to have some one knowledgeable take a...
November 27th 19 11:43 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A&P/Glider Mechanic in Southern NJ by James Lee
I am looking at buying a used glider located near Philly in NJ. Does anyone have a recommendation?
November 26th 12 02:29 AM
by Dan G[_2_] Go to last post
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A&P signoff required to re-assemble 1-26? by [email protected]
Can anyone tell me what gliders can be asembled and disassembled by the pilot and which ones have to have an A&P approve the reassembly and make a logboofk entry? I'm being told that gliders with automatically connecting control surfaces and main pins without threads and nuts can be assembled and...
July 13th 05 05:32 PM
by Brian Go to last post
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