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US RULES COMMITTEE ELECTION AND POLL - LAST CALL by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
Only one day left! So far, poll responses are up 15% from 2017 and are up an impressive 30% from two years ago, but there are many of you out there who haven't responded yet. If you have flown a US contest in the past three years we want your feedback! Participation in the annual rules poll is...
October 22nd 18 07:41 PM
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US: Pilot Ranking List (PRL) for 2019 by John Leibacher
With Region 4 North completed, the 2018 racing season has concluded and the first release of the PRL is available at 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 questions and...
October 22nd 18 07:38 PM
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FS: ClearNav Wood Stick Grips by [email protected]
Available are 2 of the very nice wood grips for mounting the CN remote control buttons on the stick. I ended up not using them and they were never installed. Bore is 0.763 or 19.4mm which makes them sized for SH diameter sticks, but with a little creativity they could be used on any glider. Like...
October 22nd 18 05:34 PM
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Greatful for this group by Jonathan St. Cloud
A few nights ago I stumbled into a conversation on FB Tail Draggers Unit. The question was as simple as it gets: Airspeed, controlled by power or pitch? I know simple, but there so many that were sure the answer was power or a combination of power and pitch. Some thought power controlled speed...
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October 22nd 18 12:22 AM
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Cheaper tows? by Tony[_5_]
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/cng-airplane/ could be perfect for a club towplane since we fuel up at the club field 99.9% of the time.
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October 21st 18 04:32 PM
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Bob Harris by [email protected]
Bob Harris passed away on Oct 6, 2018. He was 86 years old. Bob set the world gliding altitude record on Feb. 17, 1986 with a flight to 49,009 feet out of California City. This was the culmination of a sustained and extensive effort that had started 6 years earlier, first with a partner and later...
October 21st 18 07:23 AM
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CFI-G by Joe Rizzo
Hi folks. Passed my Commercial Glider check ride today. I'm currently a CFI-A. Do I need to take a written test before taking the CFI-G checkride? Joe
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October 20th 18 08:40 PM
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CELEBRATING OUR 12TH BIRTHDAY by [email protected]
Hi Gliding Enthusiasts We are particularly proud of our November issue which goes in the mail next week. Our team was set the task of making it our best ever so it could honour our 12th birthday. It’s hard to acknowledge that we have been producing an issue every eight weeks for 12 years and...
October 20th 18 02:05 AM
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SZD-55 by ASM
I am looking for the seat back for SZD-55. If someone has one and can part way with it, please let me know. Best regards, Jacek
October 19th 18 07:37 PM
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Mt Washington Diamond Mine delivers again... by Giaco
3 New Diamonds and Lennie #1's at the Mt. Washington Wave camp yesterday. Potentially a new state record as well, but verifying the logs. Tows were as low as 2K, with highest climb in the 32K...
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October 19th 18 06:13 PM
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US Team Committee Election by [email protected]
The SSA’s US Team Committee is responsible for all aspects of US participation in world and continental gliding championships organized by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale). Current committee members are Pete Alexander (chairman), Sarah Arnold, Fernando Silva and Bob...
October 19th 18 04:25 PM
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Diamant spares in the US by [email protected]
Some time ago Mike Mallis posted a part out on a 16.5 on behalf of a lien holder, this included a spar stub modification kit produced by FFA. A bit of a long shot but does anyone know where this kit ended up? Any contact details for Mike appreciated and also for Dan Pearson who I understand...
October 18th 18 10:46 PM
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FS: SZD 48-1 Jantar Standard 2 by Ben Kairys
About to be posted on Wings and Wheels...1980 SZD 48-1 Jantar Standard 2 . Ready to fly with fresh Condition Inspection. Ship Equipped with a Micro Air 760 radio, Cambridge 302/303 Vario/logger/Nav, ELT, oxygen system and 2 good batteries with charger. Original paint finish in good shape overall....
October 18th 18 03:16 PM
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FS: Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus C by Rick Fuller[_3_]
1978 Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus C (carbon fiber). 1029 hours. Experimental category, condition inspection July 2018, no damage history, new tinted canopy, winglets, L/D 41:1. Flap/dive brake interconnect. Instruments include vertical compass, Cambridge vario, Winter vario, Winter ASI, turn and...
October 18th 18 04:44 AM
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Michigan Ohio Indiana Pilots Rent DG-505 in Florida by [email protected]
Michigan, Indiana, Ohio Glider Pilots: Sandhill Soaring Club is considering making its DG-505 (N505DS) available for rent to club members for $50/hour in sunny Florida from December through end of March at Seminole Lake Gliderport. Pilots would need to be checked out in Michigan before...
October 17th 18 08:40 PM
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ASG32MI water ballast by Fassin Pierre
Hello, I am looking for some help concerning the water ballast in the TAIL of the ASG32. Don't know what happens but since some time now, it takes 45 minutes to fill or empty the 5 liters in the tail. It used to be 3 or 4 minutes... So, obviously, something blocks... I verified the cabling under...
October 17th 18 10:07 AM
by Rhubarb[_2_] Go to last post
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Towrope tensions....Part II by Retting
Looking for towrope tensions information applied during a typical AERO tow. Singles and twins up to 600kg/ 1500#. Perhaps testing was done back in the 60’s before Al Gore invented the internet. Prefer some numbers over methods of achieving. The Uganda Information Award is still in play .......
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October 17th 18 03:20 AM
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FS: Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus C by Rick Fuller[_3_]
1978 Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus C (carbon fiber). 1029 hours. Experimental category, condition inspection July 2018, no damage history, new tinted canopy, winglets, L/D 41:1. Flap/dive brake interconnect. Instruments include vertical compass, Cambridge vario, Winter vario, Winter ASI, turn and...
October 17th 18 12:53 AM
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US RACING PILOTS - FOUR DAYS LEFT TO GIVE VOICE TO YOUR VIEWS by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
Your opinion matters! We are at record levels of poll participation, but really want to hear from as many US racing pilots as possible. Anyone who has flown an SSA-sanctioned contest over the past three years is eligible to participate. Regional and occasional racers, we want to hear from you...
October 16th 18 11:01 PM
by Andy Blackburn[_3_] Go to last post
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I am in the market for a new glider again by glider25
Hi guys, I am in the market for a new glider again. I am currently flying a Genesis 2 (2013) with a partner. I am looking for a glider for myself to start competing a little more. I am looking at the following gliders and would appreciate some input: PIK20D - wing mold profile problem Ventus A...
October 16th 18 10:06 PM
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