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Forum: Soaring Yesterday, 05:16 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 63
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
COBRA Hydraulic Jack

I think Cobra has now changed to a vertical acting jack like what John has. On at least some trailers.

Steve Leonard
Forum: Soaring November 18th 20, 12:34 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 53
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
"rubber bellows" for LS6 landing gear

On Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9:37:48 AM UTC-6, Raul Boerner wrote:

PS: Dan M. gifted me his LS6 tail dolly, years ago--just fun information.

So, THAT is where my tail dolly went. :-)

Steve...
Forum: Soaring November 11th 20, 04:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Attention Glasflugel Libelle Pilots

On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 6:59:13 PM UTC-6, wrote:
On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 6:07:00 AM UTC-4, Steve Leonard wrote:
On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:58:44 PM...
Forum: Soaring October 31st 20, 12:29 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 78
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
How does my 1918 German barograph work? (Replogle mechanical drum)

On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 4:33:06 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 4:45:30 PM UTC-4, AS wrote:
On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:56:53 PM UTC-4, Charles...
Forum: Soaring October 30th 20, 11:06 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Attention Glasflugel Libelle Pilots

On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:58:44 PM UTC-5, AS wrote:
Well, if you hook it up as labeled, it works just fine. The vario is not TE compensated, though. The airspeed should have been...
Forum: Soaring October 29th 20, 06:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Attention Glasflugel Libelle Pilots

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 9:29:12 PM UTC-5, AS wrote:
On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 8:24:19 PM UTC-4, Steve Leonard wrote:
On Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:47:54 PM UTC-5, AS...
Forum: Soaring October 29th 20, 01:24 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Attention Glasflugel Libelle Pilots

On Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:47:54 PM UTC-5, AS wrote:
On Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:12:11 PM UTC-4, Dave Nadler wrote:
On Monday, October 26, 2020 at 12:31:10 PM UTC-4, Nathan Lemmon...
Forum: Soaring September 30th 20, 03:40 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 269
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Grob Twin Astir getting "stuck" in a slip

On Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:37:29 AM UTC-5, Tango Whisky wrote:
Nice explanation, but it doesn't work.
First of all, other ships with centrally hinged rudder also lock the rudder in a...
Forum: Soaring September 28th 20, 02:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 269
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Grob Twin Astir getting "stuck" in a slip

Have you tried it both directions? The rudder is hinged on one side on the Twin Astir, so it likely behaves differently one way versus the other. It has to do with stalling the vertical fin. If...
Forum: Soaring September 17th 20, 03:06 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 135
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Felt

Great stuff. Go with white synthetic felt for glider dollies, fixtures, etc, choose your thickness. Get the pressure sensitive adhesive. Peel off the paper, stick it on. The adhesive really works...
Forum: Soaring September 11th 20, 04:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
The Blue Book, American Soaring Handbook

The American Soaring Handbook, available long ago from the SSA, is not the same as the FAA Publication, "The Glider Flying Handbook", linked above. If you want to see how things use to be, I would...
Forum: Soaring July 17th 20, 06:03 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
How accurate are the OLC AGL traces?

Over flat lands, pretty good. Over mountains, well, it is "interesting". I have seen friends traces showing negative AGL when he was polishing his way up the mountains. I wouldn't put too much...
Forum: Soaring July 13th 20, 02:16 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Kansas Kowbell Klassic - Saturday July 11th

Shoot. If we had been keeping up, we would have sent Ed Neidert out to give you a hand! He has serial 061 and lives just NW of Ulysses.

Steve Leonard
Forum: Soaring July 9th 20, 12:30 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 29
Views: 252
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Leader of the free world

Didn't Horton hear a Who?
Forum: Soaring July 6th 20, 07:57 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
L-Nav v 5.8 EPROM

I have contacted Gary and he is going to fix me up with two so I can update the two v5.7 L-Navs on my shelf. I will then have a v5.6, and 3 v5.7 EPROMs on the shelf to consider upgrading. Good to...
Forum: Soaring July 2nd 20, 03:43 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
L-Nav v 5.8 EPROM

So, anyone have a source for those unicorns? I have several 5.7, but like the display options for 5.8 a LOT more. I recall asking dealers some years ago, and was told that I had bought all...
Forum: Soaring June 2nd 20, 05:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Sightings

Saw 1-26 serial 225 heading NW on Highway 287 near Wichita Falls, Texas on 6-1, evening. That you, Dan Nezgoda? I was SE bound pulling "MM" trailer.

Steve Leonard
Forum: Soaring May 28th 20, 05:10 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Cobra Trailer Keys

Update: The trailer was not locked, so no need to break in. Ident marks inside said Key EK400. Got out my EK400, and it worked. Phew!

Now, on the the next phase of this project! With a minor...
Forum: Soaring May 26th 20, 01:31 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Cobra Trailer Keys

My issue is that I bought a 2012 Cobra trailer, and I don't know what lockset it has. It is currently about 1000 road miles away, so I can't have a look. I do have a full set of they keys that were...
Forum: Soaring May 25th 20, 04:05 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Cobra Trailer Keys

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...
Forum: Soaring May 8th 20, 06:12 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
OLC/ Open Distance meet Odessa Tx?

On Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:53:10 AM UTC-5, wrote:
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2:59:51 PM UTC-5, Tony wrote:
Look up "600 Miles in a 604" about Sherman Griffith's flight...
Forum: Soaring April 20th 20, 04:47 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 42
Views: 639
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Bad Aviation Films

So, in which thread does "Airplane!" belong? :-)

Steve Leonard
Do you like Gladiator movies?
Forum: Soaring April 19th 20, 07:15 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 78
Views: 995
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Favorite Aviation Films

The Spirit of St Louis with Jimmy Stewart.
Forum: Soaring April 11th 20, 04:20 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Charlie Spratt

1979, Sunflower Gliderport, Standard Class Nationals. Flapped gliders were permitted to race in Standard Class, but they must either have their flaps locked in position, or have a timer installed to...
Forum: Soaring April 8th 20, 09:18 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Steve Leonard[_2_]
Gliding in quarantine video

Thank you for sharing that, Emir! That was very nicely done!

Steve Leonard
Wichita, KS
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