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Forum: Soaring Today, 06:50 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 6
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Posted By [email protected]
Best communications for Soaring Club

Our gliding club is small - and thus communication between the members is critical. We have two WhatsApp groups - a general one as well as one specifically for committee members. The general one is...
Forum: Soaring March 1st 19, 07:42 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 128
Posted By [email protected]
2019 SSA handicap list

Why determine the handicaps dry? Surely in competition, most gliders are being flown pretty much maxed out with ballast. It would make more sense to use the MTOW as the reference weight and then it...
Forum: Soaring February 28th 19, 05:07 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 128
Posted By [email protected]
2019 SSA handicap list

The lower the number, the better the performance.
Forum: Soaring December 17th 18, 01:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 506
Posted By [email protected]
Anyone test fly both the JS3 and the Ventus 3?

'With so few JS3s in the world' - Number 43 was test flown 3 days ago - so they are certainly producing JS3s' in significant numbers.

Clinton Birch
LAK 12
Forum: Soaring November 7th 18, 06:57 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By [email protected]
Lak 12 elevator drive pins

Thanks yes - I am in.
Forum: Soaring November 7th 18, 06:29 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By [email protected]
Lak 12 elevator drive pins

I have tried a few times to join this group - but always returns a message that it does not recognise my email address. Does one have to create a Yahoo account and get a Yahoo address...
Forum: Soaring September 21st 18, 10:51 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By [email protected]
Any LAK 17B FES owners out there?

The mini-LAK is a FAI 13.5m class glider - so very different from the 15/18m LAK 17.
Forum: Soaring August 31st 18, 04:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 103
Views: 1,416
Posted By [email protected]
Js3 jet catastrophic failure.

Dave - those statistics are from 2008 so before jets became popular. I think jets will eliminate many of the problems encountered with traditional systems, but the e-systems may eliminate them...
Forum: Soaring August 21st 18, 06:26 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By [email protected]
Sailplane Canopy

For older gliders - a canopy replacement can approach half of the total glider value or more. So more cost effective canopies are then required.
Forum: Soaring August 13th 18, 04:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 67
Views: 1,139
Posted By [email protected]
What magic do the JS3 and Ventus 3 have that the ASG-29 Does not?

The JS3 in 18m configuration smashed the 1250km FAI triangle record earlier this year. Many days in the latest round of the World's had the 18m (V3 and JS3) achieving speeds higher than the Open...
Forum: Soaring August 6th 18, 07:37 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By [email protected]
Hosin 2018-2 pilots team flying with vastly different gliders !

Some days the highest 18m Class speeds are higher than the highest Open Class speeds - even on the days when the tasks are longer.
Forum: Soaring July 1st 18, 05:24 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By [email protected]
Nano 4 vs Colibri X ?

I have been flying with a Nano 4 for the last couple of months. Impressive little unit with a very clear bright display. It has made my LX5000/PDA set-up virtually unecessary because the final glide...
Forum: Soaring June 27th 18, 04:15 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By [email protected]
Vintage & Classic Sailplane Camp at Marfa, Texas OCT 12-28, 2018

Vintage and classic - that describes our club fleet. 2 Bergfalke (oldest built in 1957), a Blanick, a Zugvogel (1963) and a KA8. The private fleet not much newer, another Zugvogel, 2 STD Cirrus (both...
Forum: Soaring June 25th 18, 10:59 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 20
Views: 284
Posted By [email protected]
Round vs Square E-Chute

I was looking at a friend's round emergency chute over the weekend which was open for inspection - no toggles. It also had no quick release clips to release the chute from the harness - so being...
Forum: Soaring June 22nd 18, 06:55 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 42
Views: 824
Posted By [email protected]
Buy Glider without looking

I purchased my LAK 12 from a neighbouring country (Botswana) in 2003. It is the only one in Africa so I had never even seen a LAK 12 at that point (or any LAK for that matter). I paid a third of the...
Forum: Soaring June 15th 18, 03:50 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By [email protected]
Using a Telsa or other power train to make the ultimate winch.

SGS 2-33? Elon? Noooo - at least something sexy and carbon. And being an African-American, show him the latest gliders from Africa to really get him excited.
Forum: Soaring June 14th 18, 11:30 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 63
Views: 921
Posted By [email protected]
New low budget two seater

And ASK-13 are fantastic for spinning.
Forum: Soaring June 4th 18, 11:15 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 38
Views: 393
Posted By [email protected]
Average time to solo a student

The launch method has an impact. The longer flights associated with aerotow will probably mean a lower number of flights needed than with winch launching - but may mean longer actual flight time.
Forum: Soaring May 29th 18, 05:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By [email protected]
Radios for free!

Radios have safely arrived in South Africa. Thanks Terry. They will be put to good use in the club gliders at Whispering Wings - Parys.
Forum: Soaring May 15th 18, 03:57 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 46
Views: 700
Posted By [email protected]
Reducing collision hazard at contests

Oh yes Dave it would change pilot behaviour. Nobody would turn up for the competition. That will certainly eliminate any chance of collision.

Clinton
Forum: Soaring May 12th 18, 12:41 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By [email protected]
Club Class gliders and Handicaps in Polish Nationals June 2018

For South African club class competitions, there are three handicap lists depending on the strength of the day. The strength (weak, intermediate or strong) and which list is applied depends on the...
Forum: Soaring May 11th 18, 08:22 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 55
Views: 1,012
Posted By [email protected]
Soaring not compatible with modern society?

Maybe gliding is targeting the wrong group when trying to expand the sport. All the effort is going at targeting young people. How may power pilots were taught first to fly gliders because it is...
Forum: Soaring May 10th 18, 05:21 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 367
Posted By [email protected]
Iran and GPS etc

Because unfortunately rising fuel prices will affect my soaring. But I agree - this is not a political forum. But talking about conflict and GPS - remember the days during the Gulf War when they...
Forum: Soaring May 10th 18, 01:20 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 367
Posted By [email protected]
Iran and GPS etc

Unfortunately - decisions that Trump makes do not just affect the US - but have a ripple effect on the rest of the world too. Just simple things like the sharp increase in oil price following his...
Forum: Soaring May 9th 18, 08:51 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By [email protected]
Moving Gliders

Move the wingtip forwards and backwards - if there is play between the wing and the fuselage then the glider has been pulled around by the tips. Longer wings more likely to develop play due to this....
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