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How does my 1918 German barograph work? (Replogle mechanical drum) by Charles Gosse
I have a 1918 German barograph, photos are at the URL below. It appears complete but I do not know how to make it work. Apparently it has to be wound-up. I also have a photo of the underside of the metal tray, if you need to see that. https://www.aeroconservancy.com/flugzeug
Today 07:56 PM
by Charles Gosse Go to last post
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The Apology by [email protected]
Recently there was an apology issued from the SSA and the SSF and Editor for a so called offensive interpretation of the depiction of a historical portrayal of a young lady and a glider pilot on a previous edition of Soaring magazine. After reading the complaints from the women associated with the...
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Today 06:32 PM
by Doug B[_2_] Go to last post
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Truck vs Car as a tow vehicle by Chris Behm
I am wondering how often a truck for towing a glider trailer might be an advantage? I have yet to buy my first glider, but of course and thinking that the next vehicle I purchase should be a good one to tow with (Incidentally, thinking of the GMC/Chevy Canyon/Colorado, with the 2.8L inline 4...
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Today 05:57 PM
by Eric Greenwell[_4_] Go to last post
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Promoting Soaring (Among Women) | Kudos MASA! by [email protected]
Many of us were deeply disappointed with a recent post on RAS with respect to women. I felt it was very counterproductive to the goals and desires of many people to promote soaring. Instead of engaging in that sad discussion, I reflected on some of my experiences surveying clubs in my region and...
Today 02:03 PM
by John Godfrey (QT)[_2_] Go to last post
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Attention Glasflugel Libelle Pilots by Nathan Lemmon
If you're trying to restore your Libelle to original configuration, you might need a SOLLFAHRTGEBER. I have one that is available for sale. If you are interested, email me and I'll send you some photos.
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Today 11:06 AM
by Steve Leonard[_2_] Go to last post
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National 360? by [email protected]
I tried out a National 360 Parachute in my Ventus. Wow, it was much more comfortable then mine because of it’s thin design, the back of my head has support with the National. I want to buy a new one however National only makes 5 at a time and i can't find any dealers who have in in stock. Is...
Yesterday 02:56 PM
by Nicholas Kennedy Go to last post
1 22
Free Condor photo-realistic scenery for your Club by jmurtari
Folks, A lot of folks use Condor 2, though it doesn't catch on for local training if your landscape is Slovenia.... We have a group of people trying to change that, volunteers, no gimmicks. We've been able to automate much of the process and are happy to create a scenery for your local Club. You...
Yesterday 02:15 PM
by jmurtari Go to last post
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Soaring Club Financials by [email protected]
Haven't seen much discussion of this topic and I'm rather curious what the consensus is. I know of some clubs that did not open this year. Other clubs opened late and still others opened and just as quickly closed. I'm curious what kind of shape that leaves the soaring community at large with to...
Yesterday 12:43 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Js3 jet catastrophic failure. by Charlie Quebec
In the last east issue of Gliding Australia there is an incident report shown below. During the course of a cross country flight, the pilot elected to start the jet sustainer to self retrieve. The engine started normally, and the pilot tracked for the home airflield The engine failed...
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October 28th 20 06:43 PM
by Darren Braun Go to last post
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new IGC-approval published by Ian Strachan[_4_]
Flarm IGC-approvals IGC-approval documents for Flarm-IGC and PowerFlarm-IGC have been updated. In the case of PowerFlarm, a variant called "Fusion" has been added. For the original Flarm-IGC model, the IGC-FLA.DLL file for validating IGC files has been updated. These documents may be accessed...
October 28th 20 05:46 PM
by Ian Strachan[_4_] Go to last post
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Version 8 by Andrzej Kobus
How much flying have guys done with version 8? Any issues, is it safe to upgrade? Most of the time LXNav releases are of good quality, but I do remember one that gave me problems. There are some great features in this version, I just don't want to get surprised with problems in the early spring.
October 27th 20 10:10 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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FOR SALE - USED - LX9000 and V8 System by Paul Remde
Hi, I'm helping a customer sell his used LX9000 system. He has upgraded to an LX9070. - Details and Photo: https://www.facebook.com/CumulusSoaring/posts/3405822142831724 - Date of original sale of LX9000 main unit: Oct. 2015 - Date of sale of V8, sometime after October 2015 (not the V8 sold...
October 27th 20 02:49 PM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
1 80
An opportunity for people from our demographic to contribute by son_of_flubber
Here is a way to do something about the impact of Covid-19 on Soaring. COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) Volunteer Screening Registry is the way to connect volunteers to practical studies related Covid-19. For example, volunteers, especially older volunteers are sorely needed for Phase III...
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October 27th 20 04:19 AM
by danlj Go to last post
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As heard on 123.3........ by John Sinclair[_5_]
Honey, the trailer CAME OFF! WHAT! WHERE? Just outside of town! Is the trailer all right? Yes (Pause) Is the car all right? Yes (Long pause) Are you all right?
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October 27th 20 01:28 AM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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Paint for white fiberglass trailer top by Senna Van den Bosch
I got an older Anschau Komet trailer that needs some care and decided to repaint the entire top side, which is white painted fiberglass. What paint would you recommend for doing this? I'd like it to be a bit glossy and waterproof, as the trailer will stay outside in summer but hangared in winter....
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October 27th 20 12:28 AM
by Delta8 Go to last post
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Another E glider concept by Jonathan St. Cloud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIYU2zkGQFQ
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October 26th 20 05:37 PM
by Ron Gleason Go to last post
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Barographs? by Tony[_5_]
Anyone have a Barograph or two sitting on a shelf collecting dust? I would like to put one or two of these relics back into service generating FAI Badges. Replogle preferred as that is what I have experience with, however I'll consider any other model. Thanks! Tony
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October 26th 20 04:56 PM
by Dan Daly[_2_] Go to last post
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Composite tool review by [email protected]
I am thinking about upgrading my composite repair game. Does anyone have experience with these...
October 26th 20 01:49 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Looking for good references on maintaining Fiberglass/Gelcoat finish by David Wrinkle
I just purchased my first glider and I am struggling to locate via google any good articles, books, manuals, videos, etc... on what methods and practices are available to keep the finish of a gel coated glider up to snuff. There seem to be at least two basic schools of thought, one utilizing...
October 25th 20 07:15 PM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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Wave NM/CO by Gary Osoba[_4_]
Big mountain wave forecasted for NM & CO today with 50-60 knots aloft. Dan Mockler will be trying to do an O&R from Moriarty, NM to Vail, CO and back. All VFR under 18,000' and it will be tricky. You can follow progress at this link starting around 9am MDST: ...
October 24th 20 04:49 PM
by Gary Osoba[_4_] Go to last post
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