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Forum: Soaring January 11th 21, 03:56 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 47
Views: 370
Posted By Tango Whisky
GOAT ASW20

Upon spin entry with a flapped glider, you should always put the flaps to full negative. That reduces the appearent angle of attack and speeds up the recovery.

Le lundi 11 janvier 2021 √* 15:27:21...
Forum: Soaring January 11th 21, 03:53 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 118
Views: 3,134
Posted By Tango Whisky
First glider Nimbus 2 ?

At the clubs I have flown so far, the club or CFI have no say about what private glider a club member buys or flies. There is some counselling, though..

Le lundi 11 janvier 2021 √* 10:31:05 UTC+1,...
Forum: Soaring January 5th 21, 04:11 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 118
Views: 3,134
Posted By Tango Whisky
First glider Nimbus 2 ?

When the water is dumped, the N2 is a very light ship (it's all about kg/m2, not about span or total mass) and will outclimb any 15 m ship.

Having said this, you need to be fairly motivated in order...
Forum: Soaring December 16th 20, 08:33 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By Tango Whisky
Subaru 260 hp 2.4L turbo

Le mercredi 16 d√©cembre 2020 √* 02:38:13 UTC+1, Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) a √©crit¬*:
No replacement for displacement....

Yes there is - it's called engineering.
My tow vehicles have...
Forum: Soaring November 18th 20, 02:16 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 81
Views: 515
Posted By Tango Whisky
midair in Bay Area Nov 7

Le mercredi 18 novembre 2020 √* 05:11:13 UTC+1, Moshe Braner a √©crit¬*:

You're saying "The pilot with the operating flarm was not injured" - as
if it's the out of date firmware that caused the...
Forum: Soaring November 10th 20, 04:32 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 22
Views: 266
Posted By Tango Whisky
Gliding Club Experiences

Le mardi 10 novembre 2020 √* 07:43:47 UTC+1, krasw a √©crit¬*:
On Friday, 6 November 2020 at 14:46:38 UTC+2, waremark wrote:
Not the culture down the road at Dunstable - experienced solo...
Forum: Soaring November 3rd 20, 01:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 62
Views: 578
Posted By Tango Whisky
Forum: Soaring October 22nd 20, 03:09 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Tango Whisky
for the amateur meteorologists, question.

I had that one over Norther Germany (whis is as flat as flat can be). Cloud streets with base at 1200 m and tops at 1800 m. Wave lift started just under the base in front (upwind) of the cloud, and I...
Forum: Soaring October 21st 20, 07:35 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 55
Views: 467
Posted By Tango Whisky
Wheel brake effectiveness standards

Velocity squared is NOT a distance. It's just nonsense.

Le mardi 20 octobre 2020 √* 18:54:01 UTC+2, Kenn Sebesta a √©crit¬*:
On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:02:17 PM UTC-4, Tango Whisky wrote:...
Forum: Soaring October 20th 20, 05:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 55
Views: 467
Posted By Tango Whisky
Wheel brake effectiveness standards

40 kts corresponds to 20.58 m/s. (20.58 m/s) ^2/3 doesn't make any sense unit-wise, and the numerical result would be 7.36.
My Ventus cM touches down at 40 kts and has a hydraulic disc brake which...
Forum: Soaring October 20th 20, 03:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 55
Views: 467
Posted By Tango Whisky
Wheel brake effectiveness standards

You've got your units pretty much messed up, and when you correct for that, your calculation doesn't make any sense.

Le mardi 20 octobre 2020 √* 16:29:41 UTC+2, Kenn Sebesta a √©crit¬*:

I was...
Forum: Soaring October 9th 20, 04:43 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 227
Views: 2,596
Posted By Tango Whisky
Best Overall Motorglider available today?

42.

Le vendredi 9 octobre 2020 √* 16:47:37 UTC+2, kinsell a √©crit¬*:
Now that this discussion is totally off in the weeds, I'm wondering
what the conclusion is?
Forum: Soaring October 8th 20, 04:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 227
Views: 2,596
Posted By Tango Whisky
Best Overall Motorglider available today?

If you think that inflight measurements are easy to make, you are greatly mistaken.
Idaflieg has refined its procedure for over 40 years, and it is a huge effort:
You have to tow the glider to be...
Forum: Soaring October 8th 20, 10:59 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 227
Views: 2,596
Posted By Tango Whisky
Best Overall Motorglider available today?

Idaflieg measurements are never published to the public.

Le mardi 6 octobre 2020 √* 22:37:22 UTC+2, jfitch a √©crit¬*:
Link? Google produces zero results.
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 1
...
Forum: Soaring September 30th 20, 05:15 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By Tango Whisky
Grob Twin Astir getting "stuck" in a slip

Steve, again:
Rudder moves TE to th right, tail moves to the left because the lift vector points to the left.
Tail keeps moving to the left until it assumedly sees the wind from the left. Now the...
Forum: Soaring September 30th 20, 02:12 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By Tango Whisky
Grob Twin Astir getting "stuck" in a slip

Kenn,

still puzzled about that. If you start deflecting the rudder to the right, the relativ wind for the fin is coming from the right, and the fin produces lift to the left.
If you end up this...
Forum: Soaring September 29th 20, 07:42 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By Tango Whisky
Grob Twin Astir getting "stuck" in a slip

Kenn,

if the fin sees the relative wind from the left, care to explain how it produces lift to the left?

Le lundi 28 septembre 2020 √* 18:03:30 UTC+2, Kenn Sebesta a √©crit¬*:
On Monday,...
Forum: Soaring September 28th 20, 04:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By Tango Whisky
Grob Twin Astir getting "stuck" in a slip

Nice explanation, but it doesn't work.
First of all, other ships with centrally hinged rudder also lock the rudder in a full slip (Janus comes to my mind).
Secondly, if you apply and hold full right...
Forum: Soaring September 15th 20, 12:12 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 59
Views: 589
Posted By Tango Whisky
FES underpowered for 18m ship?

Mana,

I would never think about a FES for flying in Fayence.
I you want to escape the "cuvette", just take a higher tow. With a FES, you will eat up all capacity with nothing left for a retrieve...
Forum: Soaring September 4th 20, 05:11 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 57
Views: 348
Posted By Tango Whisky
COBRA Anti-Sway Coupler

Most modern trailers are exempt from the 80 km/h limitation and are allowed to go 100 km/h. Still not the speed some 18-wheelers do here but a big improvement for the German Autobahn.

Uli
...
Forum: Soaring August 14th 20, 05:32 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 457
Posted By Tango Whisky
FS: Softie Mini

I have a German Paratec Aviator parachute which has no life limit.
Forum: Soaring August 14th 20, 05:29 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Tango Whisky
New Electric Motorglider-Birdy

No, if the angle between wing chord and fuselage is chosen correctly.
Forum: Soaring August 9th 20, 07:58 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 371
Posted By Tango Whisky
Speed of a vario

Thermals are turbulent, and a 1 sec time constant means that the vario would be all over the place and completely useless. Use your butt instead.
Forum: Soaring July 23rd 20, 05:55 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 95
Views: 755
Posted By Tango Whisky
27 crash at Ely?

The procedure is push and hard rudder. Ther are situations where this is the only way out.
Forum: Soaring July 14th 20, 06:11 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By Tango Whisky
Wing pin grease

you are certainly not an engineer - that's the most stupid solution I ever heard of.
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