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Guidelines or formulas for how much water to dump in narrow or weakthermal racing? by Charles Ethridge
Hi, all. When racing a typical 1-2 hour flatland race in, say, a Diana2 or Ventus3-15 (15 meter ships with water ballast and flaps), are there any guidelines or formulas for how much water to dump, particularly when thermals are weak or narrow? Here are the parameters I'm thinking would apply...
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Today 07:18 AM
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What have we learned from all this? by Bob Kuykendall
At 23:55 05 April 2020, Gregg Ballou wrote: ...Yearly flu has a higher body count... Quick update: Less than three months after the first US death from the novel coronovirus, today the US death toll from Covid-19 has passed 100,000.
Today 07:15 AM
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For Sale: Naviter Oudie IGC - like new by Jamie Shore
For Sale on eBay - see link below All communication will be handled through eBay system. More than $1,150 to buy a new Oudie IGC while this one is like new. About 1..5 years old and never used in an aircraft - never left the office. This Oudie IGC is like new condition with about three hours of...
Today 06:45 AM
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OLC comment, MOP logging deactivated by [email protected]
Good day all, before the season start I downloaded the Flarm verion 6.83 and it installed ok. We just started flying and my declaration is in light grey as the OLC system decla Autocomment: Used Aircraft is FES glider, but MOP logging deactivated. I looked in my flarm info and the licences...
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Today 05:41 AM
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Do you own an IMI Power Rigger? by William Kautter
I'm considering the purchase of an IMI Power Rigger. If you own one I would very much appreciate information about your experience with it. Bill
Today 04:30 AM
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Private airport or small field for landout? by Charles Ethridge
Hi all. I'm a former cfi-i/mei and commercial glider pilot, but I've never gone cross-country in my PW-5 glider. Training up for it though. A question: If you are in an area where the fields are small, but there are several private airfields around, which should be your priority? Seems to me...
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Today 04:22 AM
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AOA indicator poll. by Luc Job
Hi! I have developed last year a solid-state AOA indicator, based on a differential pressure measurement (total pressure/pressure at angle) Undoubtedly, this is a primary flight instrument to me: -It shows where you are aerodynamically speaking, independently of all the variable parameters:...
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Today 02:45 AM
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Winch podcast Soaring the Sky by Jim S
Bill has many good points concerning winch launching. Listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/2bcL5Zr7k3L37rjCEPjWD8?si=f6QOrMoyQyahCHF7CdA5Kg
Today 02:16 AM
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Winch podcast by Jim S
Bill has many good points on winch launching. Give it a listen. https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-z5pha-dd8d1e
Today 02:11 AM
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DG-303 spar issues - puchase? by Paul[_11_]
For a new glider pilot, do you think a DG-303 glider would be a good glider to purchase? I really like the design, and I've tried to understand all the issues that occurred around 2007 (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!starred/rec.aviation.soaring/SspUMjJ-YYo), however not sure what the end result...
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Today 12:51 AM
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Cobra Trailer Keys by Steve Leonard[_2_]
I have just sent the question to Wings and Wheels, but thought I would ask here as well. I have Key EK200. They now sell EK200A and EK200B. Anyone know if the keys are the same, but maybe just with and without the black plastic at the top of they key? They show EK450 both with and without...
Today 12:39 AM
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Just out - the first colour e-ink android phone ... XCSoar folks take notice by Stephen Szikora
Just out - the first color e-ink android phone ... XCSoar folks take notice.. I’ve searched and read through many thread on sunlight readability and devices in the cockpit and those that lament the lack of a new Dell Streak 5 with transflective display. Sure, newer OMELED phones are brighter but...
Yesterday 01:54 PM
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Open 2-Seater Trailer F/S with possible immediate delivery by Michael Opitz
Listing for Central Mississippi Soaring which lost their Twin Astir G-103 due to an accident. Trailer is in good condition, relatively new tires, has surge brakes, and trailers well. Configured for a Twin Astir, but can be reconfigured for most any 16.5 meter 2-seater, etc. Sellers will be in...
Yesterday 01:41 PM
by Roy B. Go to last post
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winter 57mm altimeter like new - $ 600 by [email protected]
I bought this altimeter brand new about 3 years ago. It works and feels as brand new. It is mounted in the panel of my Stemme S10 vt. The reason I am selling it is because I replacing it with a digital altimeter. Anyone interested text me at seven six zero, seven zero three 0869. Mario
Yesterday 12:38 PM
by Rakel Go to last post
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K2 battery endurance by John Silverberg
Hi, I'm hoping someone with experience with K2 batteries can help determine if mine are due for replacement. I have dual K2 batteries wired in parallel to supply avionics power. I have an LX9000, S8 and V8 varios, trig transponder, FLARM core, and becker com radio running off them. I'm not sure...
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Yesterday 04:47 AM
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CFI-G's by [email protected]
C F I-G's Perhaps by now you have read SOARING editor Eric Bick's statement regarding the start of a new department entitled CFI-G Corner. On page thirty-eight is an article I wrote along the lines of teaching techniques or perhaps different ways of presenting safety related information,...
Yesterday 02:29 AM
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rotax carb by john firth
Amongst all the weighty deliberations on improving safety, maybe someone experienced and knowlegable about diaphrgam carburetors could give me guidance. I fly a PIK 20E , Rotax 501 unreliable engine which has been behaving erratically, surging but not misfiring that I can detect. From the plugs...
May 25th 20 09:39 PM
by Brett Go to last post
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Magtape Xtra by Colin Roney
Can anybody suggest a suitable solvent for removing the adhesive. So far i`ve used Acetone and it`s only 50% successful.
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May 25th 20 07:40 PM
by Colin Roney Go to last post
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IGC-approval documents with updated wording and change of GFAC Chairman’s email and web pages - no changes of Approval level by Ian Strachan
Updated IGC-approval documents for all IGC Flight Recorders (FRs) and the main summary table have been published on the IGC and GFAC web sites with a date of effect of 24 May 2020. These documents standardise references to web pages, email addresses, and details of manufacturers. They include...
May 25th 20 07:15 PM
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Solution Manual Aircraft Propulsion (2nd Ed., Saeed Farokhi) by [email protected]
Hi, can i get solution from textbook aircraft propulsion second edition by saeed farokhi?
May 25th 20 07:05 PM
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