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Yahoo groups shutting down by Luke Szczepaniak
Looks like yahoo groups are shutting down https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN31010.html "Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to upload content to the Yahoo Groups site. Beginning October 21, you won't be able to upload any more content to the site, and as of December 14 all...
Today 12:12 AM
by Frank Whiteley Go to last post
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History Question About U.S. Tasking by [email protected]
Does anyone recall when U.S. contests (especially nationals) evolved from "announce the task at the morning pilots' meeting and fly it no matter what" to the more enlightened "Task A and B (and C and D...) and pick one--or define another--on the grid or even in the air"? I can't recall whether this...
Yesterday 11:42 PM
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RIP John Shelton, Pez D Spencer by [email protected]
I just learned John passed away on Sept 8th. He had been fighting brain cancer for several years. He was a good friend during my soaring days and we had a million laughs together. I will write more later as I know who most of the people he wrote about in Pez. He was one of a kind. Tom Hubbard VN
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Yesterday 11:36 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A Different Battery Question by Dan Marotta
I've been using a 20 AH LiFePO4 battery as a backup in the Stemme. It's portable and secured behind the passenger seat.* I charge it outside of the aircraft.* When used, it is connected through an DPST switch (only one half used) and switches the tail battery out of the system as it's...
Yesterday 10:38 PM
by Eric Greenwell[_2_] Go to last post
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2019 SSA Contest Rules Pilot Opinion Poll Now Open by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
US contest pilots. The 2019 SSA Contest Rules Pilot Opinion Poll is now open and will remain open through October 20, 2019. You must be on the SSA Pilot Ranking List to participate. We look forward to your input. You can access the poll online at:...
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Yesterday 09:05 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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Brokerage fee by [email protected]
I'm working on the sale of a glider from a deceased club member for his estate. The estate has no idea how to sell a glider and what level of effort is involved. What is a fair brokerage fee (percentage) to handle the transaction for them? I plan on putting the glider on several websites and...
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Yesterday 08:33 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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New MOAs proposed near Marine Corp base and Mt Patterson by Ramy[_2_]
From AOPA: New MOAs proposed in areas we use heavily during the soaring season. The high area extends from 13500 to 18000 from the Sierra crest out east past Mt...
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Yesterday 05:09 PM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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Replacing ELT, PLB with current tech. by Mike N.
I am looking to update my ELT and PLB. I have a fixed ELT on my glider, it's an early 2000's era, and I also have a similar era PLB that is supposed to strap to a parachute, but frankly it is somewhat bulky. What are the current generation PLB / ELT for gliding? I'd like to get a single compact...
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Yesterday 05:06 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Some LiFePO4 Battery Testing Results Manual and Automated by John DeRosa OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
Every year I test my two LiFePO4 batteries to gauge how long they will last during a flight. I decided to open the field a bit and also tested some soaring friend's batteries. You can read about my simple cheap manual process (later automated - see below) here ...
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Yesterday 02:38 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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LX Era 80 vs S80/S100 by Senna Van den Bosch
I'm thinking of upgrading my SDI C4 e-vario this winter in my DG-100. With limited space, I would be going for an 80mm one. I've seen some different options, like the LX S80/S100 and Era 80, but fail to see many differences. For what I do know from the cumulus-soaring.com comparison page is that...
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October 15th 19 06:12 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Howling sound when flying by Armand Charbonneau
My Ventus 2c makes a howling sound when flying at 0 flap setting. It is significantly less noticeable immediately after changing the flap setting either positive or negative. Pilots tell me they can hear it when flying overhead or landing. I can hear it seemingly behind me, inside the cockpit. ...
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October 15th 19 04:26 PM
by Glidergeek Go to last post
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Standard Cirrus for sale by Rick Hackett
Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus s/n 356G for sale. Gel coat in excellent condition. No major damage history, just a few scrapes and bruises that you might expect in a 45 year old ship. This is a great ship for the money. Fun to fly and climbs like a dream. All ADs complied with. Hydraulic brake...
October 15th 19 03:16 AM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
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Discus a price reduced by Will Jameson
Discus a SN63 price reduced to $28,000 Located in Syracuse, NY https://wingsandwheels.com/class/classified.php?id=3596 Thanks Will Jameson 713-705-7051
October 14th 19 07:49 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Eunice Newgard by MN50
Eunice Newgard (EP ground) passed away last week. She was 84 years old. Eunice was very busy with soaring in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California and Nevada during the 60's, 70's and 80's. She soloed gliders at Sky Sailing (Fremont) in the mid-60's, got her silver badge after a flight...
October 14th 19 01:00 PM
by uneekcowgi[email protected] Go to last post
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Mountain High Cannula/Mask? by John McLaughlin
Does everyone stick to the 18k limit for the cannula and 25k for the mask, or are these limits considered advisory only?
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October 14th 19 06:23 AM
by George Haeh Go to last post
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What is this airline thingy? by John DeRosa OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
Ever seen one of these? Pictures at; http://derosaweb.net/aviation/cambridge/filter. It seems to have a large ID at one end and a much small ID at the other end. - What is its function? - What airline does it go with? - Which direction should it point? Back Story: A friend (IA/A&P) was...
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October 14th 19 02:46 AM
by AS Go to last post
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US: 2020 Pilot Ranking List First Release Online by John Leibacher
With Region 4 North completed, the 2019 racing season has concluded and the first release of the PRL is available at http://soaringweb.org/PRL . There are always some glitches in identifying pilots from the score sheets, team members, etc, so please check things over and send along your...
October 14th 19 02:28 AM
by Andy Blackburn[_3_] Go to last post
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Crows? by Colin Roney
I`m searching for good ideas how to deter crows from landing on my glider, which is picketted out during the season, from wrecking my weather covers?
October 13th 19 10:33 PM
by George Haeh Go to last post
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2020 US Team Poll by [email protected]
The US Team poll notifications starting arriving in mailboxes of pilots with 85% or better US Team Rankings with week. I got the 15M one last Sunday and the 18M one a day later. Previously we have encountered some issues with email delivery due to the SSA email alias being tagged as spam on many...
October 13th 19 01:24 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Binder EB29 out of your budget? by Chris Wedgwood[_2_]
No problem: you can spend the Winter flying it in Condor! Binder EB29R was released for Condor 2 this week :) http://www.condorsoaring.com/ or http://www.cumulus-soaring.com/ or https://condorworld.eu
October 13th 19 11:24 AM
by Chris Wedgwood[_2_] Go to last post
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