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Forum: Soaring April 7th 21, 06:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By john firth
Vc gear fixed!

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 9:34:35 PM UTC-4, Mark Mocho wrote:
"Pip pin" is correct. "Axel" is not. An "axle" is a shaft used to locate and contain a rotating mechanism.

An "axel" is a jump...
Forum: Soaring March 17th 21, 08:39 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 35
Views: 1,771
Posted By john firth
Expat Retirement with soaring?

On Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:07:54 AM UTC-5, wrote:
How does Chile compare to Argentina?
Because of the wind direction the wave system is on Argentinian side.
Ah but the...
Forum: Soaring March 17th 21, 05:40 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 1,293
Posted By john firth
Groundloop accident at the Senior Contest

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:36:51 AM UTC-4, Ron Branham wrote:
On Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 1:51:11 PM UTC-5, John Good wrote:
At around 12:54 today, Thomas Johnson (V12 - MiniNumbus)...
Forum: Soaring March 12th 21, 10:27 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By john firth
Mylar Project

On Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12:07:10 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:38:27 AM UTC-5, Hank Nixon wrote:
On Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:55:09 AM UTC-5,...
Forum: Soaring March 12th 21, 05:35 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By john firth
Mylar Project

On Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:56:23 AM UTC-5, Moshe Braner wrote:
On 3/12/2021 8:55 AM, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
This tool is useful in removing the adhesive from the wings. Read instructions...
Forum: Soaring March 10th 21, 11:04 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By john firth
Mylar Project

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 4:41:53 PM UTC-5, Bob Kuykendall wrote:
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:08:24 PM UTC-8, Roy B. wrote:

1) Are you saying you actually sand the Mylar taped...
Forum: Soaring March 8th 21, 10:16 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By john firth
Hans Werner Grosse died at 98

First I heard was on the Ten Cate podcast; HWG was a great
pilot and a strong character; I knew him somewhat from
several contests.
Hans-Werner was a fitness fiend; after the 1972 MIT symposium on...
Forum: Soaring March 4th 21, 10:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 172
Views: 4,941
Posted By john firth
$1 billion BMS Ooops...

On Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2:55:20 PM UTC-5, Mark Mocho wrote:
Energy density is the "elephant in the room" that determines a lot about electric vs. internal combustion. The Tesla S uses a 100...
Forum: Soaring February 24th 21, 08:23 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By john firth
Running XCSOAR on an ereader

I would like advice on tablets such as KOBO mini which will
run XCSOAR; my Kobo Usb port has died.

stay safe.

John Firth
Forum: Soaring February 17th 21, 10:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 233
Views: 8,779
Posted By john firth
What have we learned from all this?

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 4:22:34 PM UTC-5, Dan Marotta wrote:
Get sick on you, Eric? Not a chance. Due to my location, social
distancing is a fact of life and I'll have had my shots...
Forum: Soaring February 16th 21, 11:07 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By john firth
email for Mads Lykke

On Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 3:31:22 PM UTC-5, Mads wrote:
fredag den 12. februar 2021 kl. 20.45.42 UTC+1 skrev john firth:
Does anyone know the email for Lykke, the first Danish pilot
...
Forum: Soaring February 12th 21, 08:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By john firth
email for Mads Lykke

Does anyone know the email for Lykke, the first Danish pilot
to manage a 750 Km triangle.
I want to send my personal congratulations for a an innovative
and bold flight.
John Firth ( first N.A. 750...
Forum: Soaring February 5th 21, 07:22 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By john firth
Dynamic Soaring

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:24:10 AM UTC-5, wrote:
The 120G figure is mostly correct. I say mostly because tye sensors used maxed out at 120G so it would have been...
Forum: Soaring February 5th 21, 06:32 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By john firth
Curious about PZL KWEC-2 TE compensators

On Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 9:55:04 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:19:02 PM UTC-5, wrote:
That is my understanding too....
Forum: Soaring February 1st 21, 06:24 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By john firth
Dynamic Soaring

On Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:10:41 AM UTC-5, AS wrote:
Ran across this link showing a RC glider being flown at 548mph (882km/h)! The video is dizzying to watch and one can barely follow the...
Forum: Soaring January 19th 21, 08:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By john firth
What is your go-to meal on long flights?

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:43:15 PM UTC-5, Dan Daly wrote:
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:05:36 AM UTC-5, wrote:
I personally prefer some pastry with pudding,...
Forum: Soaring December 19th 20, 01:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By john firth
Tow rope thimbles

On Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12:45:56 PM UTC-5, Dan Daly wrote:
On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:31:34 PM UTC-5, Bob Hills wrote:
What is the consensus of opinion of using steel...
Forum: Soaring December 14th 20, 09:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By john firth
Libelle repair near Cambridge UK?

On Monday, December 14, 2020 at 8:30:01 AM UTC-5, Matthew Scutter wrote:
On Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:30:50 PM UTC+10, Martin Gregorie wrote:
I need to replace an airbrake bearing in my...
Forum: Soaring December 11th 20, 06:01 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By john firth
Dancing with the wind

I wonder if anyone has bought this book by Jean-Marie Clement ?
In S and G he tells of flying a Stemme S 10 in Chile, in very unusual
lift to over 6000 m in summer clothing!!! This was lift...
Forum: Soaring November 23rd 20, 08:35 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By john firth
Inadvertant IMC - DG1000, Manawatu, New Zealand

On Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1:03:44 PM UTC-5, Dan Marotta wrote:
On 11/22/20 6:50 PM, Matthew Scutter wrote:
so even an untrained pilot should be able to keep the horizon level and the...
Forum: Soaring November 9th 20, 03:27 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 62
Views: 1,486
Posted By john firth
Old Folks Poll

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:41:15 AM UTC-2, Roy B. wrote:
I thought it might be fun (and healthy) to start a poll or discussion for the guys and gals who have been in the sport for + 25...
Forum: Soaring October 23rd 20, 09:40 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By john firth
for the amateur meteorologists, question.

On Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:31:35 PM UTC-2, Martin Gregorie wrote:
On Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:09:32 -0700, Tango Whisky wrote:

I had that one over Norther Germany (whis is as flat as...
Forum: Soaring October 21st 20, 06:57 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By john firth
for the amateur meteorologists, question.

On Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11:41:14 PM UTC-2, Martin Gregorie wrote:
On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:22:08 -0700, john firth wrote:

Maybe the last flight of the year, but memorable.

...
Forum: Soaring October 19th 20, 08:22 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By john firth
for the amateur meteorologists, question.

Maybe the last flight of the year, but memorable.

Atmosphere 10C, very unstable , with cloudbase 5000ft and tops above 10K; showers, wind W 15kt @ 1000ft.

climbed to 4000 (airspace limit) over the...
Forum: Soaring October 2nd 20, 10:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By john firth
Rope Breaks (Grilling sacred cows) in about 4000 flightsincluding hundreds instructing, I have never had a rope break onaerotow.Some of you guys must be flying in outfits using very worn or oldrope.John F

On Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10:09:12 AM UTC-5, Dan Marotta wrote:
I had a rope break at about 700' AGL during an auto tow while on
safari. I climbed away. When I landed, the wheel overran the...
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