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Gaggle Soaring by DGRTEK
Scott, Talk to the pilots on the ground first. Tell them you'd like to try and join up. Enter the gaggle in the direction that has been established. Stay in a position that allows you to see the other gliders and have them see you. Try not to get directly beneath someone, in case they goof and...
September 9th 03 03:23 AM
by Andy Durbin Go to last post
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Strictly gliders? by Jim Buckridge
Anyone know offhand what percentage of those with their glider rating ONLY have their glider rating? Seems where I am everyone who flies gliders has their PPL as well. But most of them seem to prefer soaring :-)
September 9th 03 03:19 AM
by JohnH Go to last post
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Question of the day by M B
A given glider is at level flight, IAS= 100 knots.After a pull-up, will itachieve more height gain with 100 liters (100 kgs) of ballast than withempty ballast????Assuming the glider with ballast stalls at exactly100 knots, the unballasted glider will clearly gain morealtitude during the pullup. ...
September 9th 03 12:14 AM
by M B Go to last post
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Gransden regionals traces by Martin Gregorie
I've just received the following from Richard Baker, who is the CGC web master: "After discussion with Ron Bridges of the Comps Committee, John Glossop has decided that, since we did not ask all the competing pilots if they were prepared to let their traces be included, that they cannot be made...
September 8th 03 05:48 PM
by Tim Go to last post
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med requirements? by 242
I have heard that it is not possible to obtain a pilot's license if afflicted with insulin-dependent diabetes. Is this, indeed, the case? Please advise. Thank you.
September 8th 03 05:44 PM
by Tim Go to last post
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The test by Izmir Kapachi
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September 8th 03 05:42 PM
by Izmir Kapachi Go to last post
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Moving map query by Martin Gregorie
Has anybody used SoaringPilot on a Palm m100? If so: - what are its pros and cons? - how does the m100 display readability compare with an IPAQ 3630 or 3850 in the cockpit? TIA,
September 8th 03 05:26 PM
by jerome Go to last post
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GPS-NAV - IPAQ cabling quest by Guy Byars
I want to use the serial cable attached to the docking cradle of my IPAQ 3800 to connect to the serial port on a GPS-NAV. Does anyone know the pin -to- pin connection schematic for this cable? Or is it a plain null cable? Guy Byars (remove NEYTSPAM to reply)
September 8th 03 05:19 PM
by Guy Byars Go to last post
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Instrumentation ergonomics by tango4
Piece of PocketPC based moving map display software. Trace of flight shows areas of lift and sink. My first instinct was to make trace green when in the lift and red when in the sink. Not too clever when a whole bunch of you are red/green colourblind! So, any suggestions on this one? How about...
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September 8th 03 04:16 PM
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Publicity and Flying the Tow Plane by Burt Compton
Publicity for soaring. We now have an excellent article about flying the towplane on a major aviation internet news magazine. Aviation writer Rick Durden explains the tow endorsement and towing experiences in his AvWeb internet news column with references from "The Towpilot Manual". We met while...
September 8th 03 02:57 PM
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First West to East Sierra Crossing from Hollister by RamyYanetz
On Labor Day, Brian Choate flew his DG300 from Hollister to Truckee, setting a milestone by crossing the Sierras in the middle over Yosemite. As far as we know, this is the first time someone "really" crossed the Sierras from west to east, rather than going around the north or south end. Here is...
September 8th 03 11:32 AM
by Jonathan Gogan Go to last post
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18m Discus by Burt Compton
From "Aerokurier": Discus 2c with 18m wingspan. Schempp-Hirth is another manufacturer to be now stretching the wings in the Standard Class. The Discus 2 is to be available in future in a combination version with both 15m and 18m wingspan. Work is set to start on building the first wing after the...
September 8th 03 10:52 AM
by John Galloway Go to last post
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Plans Built Glider by Jim Culp
Hello Curt, The Sailplane Homebuilders Assn of Soaring Society of America is a natural for you, as is Vintage Sailplane Association. Goto http://www.sailplanehomebuilders.com http://www.vintagesailplane.org
September 8th 03 10:14 AM
by Chris Reed Go to last post
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gear warning plus by K.P. Termaat
Hello, Several reactions on my "gear warning plus" system inspired me to introduce a pressure switch to the original diagram. Now the conditions "still on the ground and ready for take off" can be distinguished from "in flight and ready to land". Have another look at...
September 8th 03 08:33 AM
by K.P. Termaat Go to last post
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Airspace coordinates for moving map by Alan Dempster
Hi I wonder if the group can help with an airspace database question. I would like to convert the local (published) airspace boundaries for New Zealand to ARINC 424 format for my use in a Pocket PC application. (This is the format used in many of the commercial gps units for their regular DB...
September 8th 03 06:55 AM
by Alan Dempster Go to last post
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Glider rocket launch by Jim Culp
Dear Friends, to go directly to Andre Bedard's article in Black Powder Solid Propellants, re Glider Launches and other rocketry in Encyclopedia Astronautica
September 7th 03 07:18 PM
by Jim Culp Go to last post
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Let's keep BLIPMap alive by Martin Hellman
Those of you who have come to depend on BLIPMap will probably be interested in knowing that Jack is now accepting contributions to help keep the web site going. Up to now, it's been a free service and Jack has put in not only thousands of hours, but also whatever costs have been involved. He really...
September 7th 03 07:11 PM
by Martin Hellman Go to last post
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Rocket Launching of Gliders by Jim Culp
The following citation is from http://astronautix.com at the blackpowder section: 'Automobile manufacturer Fritz von Opel piloted his own rocket glider, Opel Raket 2, in tests near Frankfurt on 30 September 1928. Its 16 rockets, each producing 50 pounds of thrust,
September 7th 03 06:52 PM
by Jim Culp Go to last post
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Height records? by Paul Repacholi
Does anyone have a pointer to AU gliding alt records? None on the GFA's web site, distance and speeds only. tnx -- Paul Repacholi 1 Crescent Rd., +61 (08) 9257-1001 Kalamunda. West Australia 6076 comp.os.vms,- The Older, Grumpier...
September 7th 03 03:14 PM
by Mal Go to last post
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2 Place Experimental.... by [email protected]
Just the other day I saw a two place Sailplane , factory built, but with an experimental label in the cockpit. I'm 99% sure it was not in the ameateur built catagory. What are the rules about carying passengers in the "Other" experimental catgories? Are these rules ever enforced?
September 7th 03 03:03 AM
by JohnH Go to last post
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