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Forum: Soaring September 3rd 20, 10:18 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Glider radios from Europe etc

At 08:30 03 September 2020, krasw wrote:
On Wednesday, 2 September 2020 at 19:20:53 UTC+3, Dan Marotta wrote:
I'll bet a lot of clubs in the US would be happy to pay the shipping=20
costs for...
Forum: Soaring July 9th 20, 08:55 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 29
Views: 447
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Leader of the free world

At 22:35 08 July 2020, wrote:
Jim, don't forget the only Briton Mr Trump and fans are keen to welcome
at
the moment is Nigel Farage.

I wonder if he was obliged to quarantine...
Forum: Soaring July 7th 20, 09:28 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 29
Views: 447
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Leader of the free world

US to pull out of WHO permanently. Abstention is no way to
demonstrate leadership.

God help us all

No doubt this post will be deleted as politically incorrect....
Forum: Soaring June 28th 20, 11:23 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 46
Views: 1,348
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
GP 15 Jeta

At 03:27 28 June 2020, 2G wrote:
And a business that must finance itself off of its customers is a poorly
run business.

I think most business schools would say that a business that can get...
Forum: Soaring June 17th 20, 09:54 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Parachute Static Line?

At 01:36 17 June 2020, wrote:
The idea came from flying fighters in the 60's and 70's that had what
was=
called a "zero delay lanyard" that connected the D ring on the...
Forum: Soaring February 11th 20, 10:19 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
_Glider_Towplane_Mid-air_–_TP_PowerFLARM_Inop

Without a tail would the g forces not be 0 or even negative?. I would
expect the first result to be a bunt to inverted. Just wondering
Forum: Soaring February 4th 20, 11:19 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Rigging grease recommendations for long-term-rigged gliders

I have been using WD40 spray grease for a couple of seasons. Easy to apply
an non messy. They do two variants including a lithium based grease which
is good for high loads -25C to 130C

Any reason...
Forum: Soaring January 29th 20, 03:06 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 50
Views: 2,253
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Forum: Soaring January 21st 20, 02:54 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
WGC Final Report, John Good

At 09:13 21 January 2020, Martin Gregorie wrote:
On Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:01:24 -0800, Dan Daly wrote:

On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:46:03 PM UTC-5, Tijl wrote:
That wouldn't circumvent...
Forum: Soaring January 21st 20, 02:46 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
WGC Final Report, John Good

At 00:36 21 January 2020, John Foster wrote:
On Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:23:28 PM UTC-7, mart wrote:
I completely agree that it should be pilot skills and not technology
that=
determines...
Forum: Soaring December 24th 19, 10:19 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 66
Views: 3,827
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Ventus 2b vs ASW27b ..Which is the better / nicer aircraft?

At 02:19 24 December 2019, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
On Monday, December 23, 2019 at 5:27:10 PM UTC-8, Tony wrote:
Cost of living difference between most of USA and Eastern europe is
stark.
...
Forum: Soaring October 30th 19, 10:12 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 81
Views: 3,874
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
2019 SSA Contest Rules Pilot Opinion Poll Now Open

At 07:14 30 October 2019, krasw wrote:

I should add that proposed scoring change to Annex A (by USA) creates
MASSIVE incentive to scratch home over the last trees and creates a huge
out landing...
Forum: Soaring October 3rd 19, 10:08 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 48
Views: 2,663
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
LX Era 80 vs S80/S100

At 11:17 02 October 2019, Senna Van den Bosch wrote:
Op woensdag 2 oktober 2019 12:45:04 UTC+2 schreef Jim White:
I fly with S80 in club aircraft and with LX EOS in my ASW27. My
contribution...
Forum: Soaring October 2nd 19, 11:32 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 48
Views: 2,663
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
LX Era 80 vs S80/S100

I fly with S80 in club aircraft and with LX EOS in my ASW27. My
contribution to your questions in that the S80 has too many knobs and
buttons. The EOS has one knob and one button.

Despite flying...
Forum: Soaring September 25th 19, 09:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 80
Views: 3,833
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
ASW 27 destroyed by lightning in trailer

At 20:02 25 September 2019, Gary Wayland wrote:
On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1:40:06 PM UTC-4, Scott Williams
wrote:
One unpredictable consequence of a fiberglass topped...
Forum: Soaring September 11th 19, 12:01 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 148
Views: 8,011
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Kawa rough landing?

At 00:23 11 September 2019, 2G wrote:
? The only way to know with any certainty the energy content of a battery
i=
s to do a discharge test. This can be done very easily with an FES - you

Coulumb...
Forum: Soaring September 4th 19, 09:57 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 93
Views: 2,276
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
another crash

G Dale had a mid air in his DG100 in 2012 and bailed out. He said that the
canopy smashed him in the back of the head when he ejected it and
momentarily knocked him out.
Forum: Soaring August 15th 19, 10:38 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 436
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Tire pressure monitor

Lessons what I have learned: Never check the tyre pressure on the way to a
competition grid. Pump if obviously low and dangerous but otherwise leave
well alone.

In 2005 I did check the pressure at...
Forum: Soaring July 31st 19, 01:07 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Altimeter in Millibars Wanted

At 04:31 30 July 2019, slbair wrote:
Looking for a 57 mm altimeter in millibars.

Sorry, mine is in hectopascals!
Forum: Soaring May 31st 19, 09:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 30
Views: 1,156
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Another EXTREMELY low thermal save

At 22:42 30 May 2019, rudolph stutzmann wrote:
While all pilots have their own "Envelopes" they can comfortably and
safely=
fly within, thermalling at that altitude leaves minimal to no margin...
Forum: Soaring March 1st 19, 09:46 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
2019 SSA handicap list

At 01:03 01 March 2019, Mike C wrote:
On Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:14:36 PM UTC-7, Tony wrote:
the reference weight for the B is 30 lbs higher.

Which equals about the same percentage...
Forum: Soaring February 21st 19, 08:52 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 106
Views: 3,251
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
TOW PLANE Accident

I am always concerned when I see a camera in the cockpit. The temptation to
be film director as well as pilot is too great. We are only able to apply
full focus to one task at a time. Especially...
Forum: Soaring February 8th 19, 02:08 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
SPAM on r.a.s.

Andy K - if spam is arriving by email have you considered a spam blocker?
Forum: Soaring February 5th 19, 09:42 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Starts Procedures ; Proposal

At risk of being the odd man out:

I quite like the tactical aspect of gliding competition. It adds another
layer to the sport over and above simply flying well and exploiting the
air. For me, it...
Forum: Soaring January 4th 19, 09:12 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 93
Views: 2,797
Posted By Jim White[_3_]
Wanting to start a new glider club

Consider buying a self launching 21. More expensive but you will not
require a tug or tuggie to operate it.
Jim
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