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Microair control knobs
I have a terribly hard time working the knobs on my Microair radio. They're just at the end of my reach, and with the bumping around, it's VERY difficult to change the frequency. I just saw on the ...
by TerrtUU
Cambridge CVS40 AU-10 audio speaker/control needed. I have a...
... dge Mk1 CVS-40 vario that works fine except the audio. I would like to try a different AU-10 audio control panel before giving up on it. Anyone have one laying around I can buy (cheap);)? -Dirk ...
by ddiggler
Re: What glider if not a Speed Astir?
The only major drawback with a Kestrel is the speed control (the airbrakes make a nice noise and that is about all) needed for landing: getting into a short field, or even a long one can be a ...
by Grumpster
Re: VENTUS 2B (east coast) FOR SALE
Just popping my advert back to the top of the list... I've included some additional information below. Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2B SN80 Manufactured 11/98 - Delivered 2/99. Total Package Price (for ...
by David S
Re: Worst glider ever
A high school (1964) friend and I built a 12 foot rogallo wing out of furring strips, duct tape (of course) and plastic drop cloth. This was attached to a small bicycle ... and we launched on the ...
by ETTREK
DG-300 for sale
DG-300 , s/n 3e13, 1984. Excellent condition , 1754 hrs. Control fittings refurbished . Cobra trailer,transponder ,lots of extras . 1000k ship , complete package.33k Call Marc <phone> , 818 ...
by MANAX99
Lengthy glider accident analysis report released
** With all due respect to the two well experienced pilots who died in this accident there is still more which can be ...
by kkrish
Re: Worst glider for instructors
... he 2-33 is inadequate for several reasons. Early models have it located on the floor forward of the control stick. On later ...
by StevieG
Libelle/Kestrel aileron drive
I am perturbed but not a,mazed that this problem is still around. Yearsago I ordered a pair of aileron drives from the manufacturer. There was no indication of L/R nor any note that they are mirror ...
by Number138
Re: American Eaglet
Do you have a set of plans & builder manual? I recently purchased one & it is missing a gear retract mechanism & some control pieces. Please reply yea or nay
by Larry B.
Re: Eta flights this summer?
I was in Germany last week and saw the Eta in the DLR hangar at Braunschweig. It is indeed being regularly flown, by Hans-Werner Große. It is an amazing looking sailplane, beautifully designed, ...
by Keit.Smiss
Re: Worse glider ever...
... keep the sheet metal screws from backing out. The screws are what really hold a TG-2 together. The control authority was near nil on the ailerons, but it ...
by David S
Re: L-33 wing drop
... your wingrunner's fault, too. If she/he gives a 'helpful' flip to 'keep the wing up', you have no control authority to stop ...
by dandywriter
Re: ASW 20 wing tip extensions
... tips. I cannot say enough about how positively they effected the performance of my 20 (better roll control on takeoff, slower thermalling speed, etc.) Of course I sold it and got a Ventus because ...
by filip`
Re: Flaperons
I don't believe this 'improved roll control'. The inner portion of flaperons is rather ineffective in roll control due to its short lever arm, it merely add drag. This is why non flapped gliders have ...
by OscartheGrouch
Re: Fauvel flying wings
I flew the AV-36 in Vinon in 1967, remember it was rather touchy in pitch control.
by AdipexAdipex
Re: Standard Austria - Can I?
The incident you're thinking about occurred in the 60's and involved Dick Johnson flying Marion Griffith's Austria "S". Both of them are small guys (Marion a bit larger than Dick) and Marion had the ...
by John Price
Re: First motored flight was NOT done by Wrights
snip I do not wish to detract from the significant achievement of the Wrights. They were clearly the first in may ways despite later claims from various other protagonists and their supporters, often ...
by Adominator
Re: Using Motor Gliders for Training
I have had a Com. Glider operation for over 30 years with Blaniks,2-33,Janus and Supercubs. Eight years ago I bought a Grob Twin IIISL, which is an Acro with a Rotax Klapptriebwerk (retractable ...
by headhouse
Re: SZD 50-3
Don't know about manual update but I recall in the UK there was an AD to replace any hemp cored control cables with modern ones. I believe that our oldest Puchacz had these cables. Basil
by Grumpster
Re: American Eaglet??
The prototype Eaglet had a knob to twist on top of the stick that drove a trim tab out on one wingtip to bias the stick back to center for a steady thermalling turn instead of holding one spoiler ...
by alexsch
Re: Where can I find Standard Austria part?
Wow, I know I am way late to this party, but thought my information may still be of value. I smashed up an Austria S back in 1985; finally got it back in the air in 1993 (long story, but short ...
by Bruce Friesen
Re: Glider refinishing in eastern Europe
Hello Ian, This winter, we had our Mosquito refinished completely i Poland, by Mr. Adam Zientek. Adam can be considered 'the grand old man' of Polish soaring, he is now running a busy refinishing ...
by ArleneBird
Backup/Emergency Oxygen systems
I have recently seen two small, very portable oxygen systems that look good for glider use. One is called 'Breath of Life' and the other is called 'CO-PILOT'. Both use a non-replaceable 18 liter ...
by Ns Ehrlich
Re: Fatality at PGC
Bill, thanks for your thoughts. A year or two ago there was a thread on this news group debating the likelihood of rope breaks (short hand for premature termination of the tow). During that ...
by kkrish
Racing the Diana (Long)
Racing the Diana I had the good fortune to pilot the first new production Diana at the Uvalde 15 Meter Nationals and would like to offer a recount of my impressions of this aircraft and how it ...
by alexsch
Re: Remember this one every time you rig or else...
This tragedy gives more imputus to the idea of having the pilot hold the control surfaces while an assistant moves the controls in the cockpit. I believe I read about that technique in this news ...
by filrabat
Re: Intentional Gear-Up Landings
1. In what cases would you stop better with the gear up? *Possibly* in a very short field. A difficult call. My experience is that without the U/C you are just a passenger after touchdown so the ...
by OscartheGrouch
Re: Tow question: Bad takeoff?
Yes. No. Yes. Don't think too much about why he's out there: He's out of control, and when he runs you out of elevator or rudder, so are you. Don't hesitate to pickle the rope at that instant. He ...
by glider
Re: Windows ME for Loggers?
Tim, You may need to unistall the com ports and then re-install them. When I got my ME machine I found that some applications that used the serial ports communicated OK but others did not. After ...
by dflaim
FLY ON NIMBUS 4DM IN THE FRENCH ALPS its new societe
Hello You can come and fly on a nimbus 4DM in the French alp montain.If you are intersted please read this message and contact me.If you know some people interested by this please send then this ...
by 11jason11
Pre Flight Question...
I'm being taught to do a very thorough pre flight inspection. I check all cable connections, look for cotter pins..... My question is this... I'm basically only checking visible things, and that the ...
by bhatia_vishnu
Enough is Enough
In the 28 years I have been flying gliders in region 11, we have had 12 attempted flights with a control disconnected; Pegasus
by lilroff9000
BGA or CAA ??
... International news group from time to time; the recent public bitching over some BGA rule on launch control strikes me as a domestic issue not ...
by AdipexAdipex
Re: Jeep Wrangler as Tow Vehicle
' > One advantage of the short wheel base is the steering of the trailer in One major disadvantage of a short wheelbase, especially when combined with a high center of gravity, is lateral ...
by Linay
SSA Marketing coup at Ontario
Did our Presidente actually say that the convention was the first one structured to be a means of promoting soaring to the public, rather than just a trade show? No kiddin', Mr. Sanderson. I thought ...
by ngc1981
Funny airline stories
... ane was flying from Ankara to Erzurum (and while the pilot went to the bathroom). The co-pilot had control of the aircraft, but the teenager did have access to the controls. In 1994 an Aeroflot ...
by Gloria
The Next Best Thing To Satellites
The important role of parachutes and parachuters in war times are not to be taken lightly but as this article from 1944 shaw us they are not be taken too seriously either. Suppose, for a ...
by Gloria

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