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First motored flight was NOT done by Wrights
First, I want to say, that historycally the FIRST is important only in case, if it triggers some processes. For excample despite, it's clear that vikings were clearly before Columbus in America, that ...
by ArleneBird
Electric Flight
Further to the post a little while ago about electric flight. I think what the world is waiting for is the hybrid. Imagine a hydrogen fuel cell powering a generator that charges accumulators
by Yossarian
Could anybody give me a link to flight manual of Nimbus 2b please?
Could anybody give me a link to flight manual of Nimbus 2b please?
by Guest
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
Inexpensive Flight Computer
First of all , go here for a neat Palm Os program: http://www.soaringpilot.org/index.html Then, to figure out how to lash up your GPS to the Palm, look below for information on cable making and/or ...
by StevieG
New Patch (4.07) for Soaring Flight Simulator 4.0
The 4.07 patch is available at the SFS web site: http://www.sfspc.de/index_e.htm. This patch resolves the problem with USB rudders.
by caligula
Who was the first person to use hang gliders as a means of scientific flight experiment?
He was German and referred to as flying man. He was killed when he fell from 50 feet since this broke his neck.
by Marra M
1959 schwiezer sgu 2-22 c is sold! I flew my first solo flight in this airc...
1959 schwiezer sgu 2-22 c is sold! I flew my first solo flight in this aircraft when I was sixteen years old.My father gave me something I could never pay back,nor will I ever forget!It was the best ...
by Guest
Re: Speaking of the Ventus...
There is no comparing an early Ventus and a Discus!!! I have flown both this year at Nationals, a Discus A (which is for sale, please email me if you have any questions about it), and a Ventus A. ...
by alexsch
Worst glider ever
I have at one time or enother, flown most of the types assigned to the bottom of the desirables list; never had a chance at a TG-2 but i am surprised no one mentioned the 2-22!! It was a lot worse in ...
by filrabat
Re: Blanik L33 Solo
Our club uses two L13's and an L23 as basic trainers and our L33 Solo is the first single seat ship our members move up to. It is very light and responsive in roll, the pitch isn't unusually ...
by filip`
Re: Alternatives for glider insurance?
A 1-36 was recently damaged in an outlanding back east. The repair estimate was $27,000, far in excess of the hull or insured value. 1. Don't under-insure your hull. 2. Schweizer parts are _really_ ...
by filrabat
SZD-59 Acro for sale
For Sale - SZD-59 Acro 13.2m/15m Fully aerobatic (+7/-5g) in 13.2m form with 15m winglets removed, 40:1 with 15m winglets fitted. Built 1996, very low hours and launches. As new condition. All mods ...
by piemti
Re: Turbulator tape
Be careful of the data you get. We bought turbulator tape for our Hornet, and received a sheet of sketches showing the turbulator position, but also enclosed was a table showing the measured ...
by 11jason11
Re: Experimental Sailplanes
... e has 1-26 performance, is light-weight (under 400 lbs), and strong enough to be rated for inverted flight and most aerobatics except for snap manuvers. All Cherokees are ...
by vmessina
Re: Lengthy glider accident analysis report released
Under flight characteristics of the accident report; ' The manufacturer noted that the airbrakes would function like spoilers and have the effect of shifting the aerodynamic loads outboard on the ...
by blueheart
Yellow triangle on airspeed indicator.
... on the yellow triangle on most new sailplanes? It seems to be best glide for our ASK-21 for 'solo' flight, however our New LET L-23 the triangle is at the 'dual' gross weight best ...
by bhewton
Re: Worst glider for instructors
Even with the wink at the end of your message I think this need to be addressed properly. The trim system in the 2-33 is inadequate for several reasons. Early models have it located on the floor ...
by StevieG
Re: Any Bede BD-5S sailplanes still flying around today?Any avai...
No BD-5 was ever certified. The BD-5S had one flight as a glider and was considered to be not a good performing aircraft. I don't know where it is now, perhaps a museum, somewhere. The rest of the ...
by FlyBD5
Libelle/Kestrel aileron drive
... er. There was no indication of L/R nor any note that they are mirror images One was installed . The flight ...
by Number138
Re: My Ventus CT emits spots of black oil on the fuselage when t...
One flight I had the same black spots (oil) on the rearfuselage with one minute of enginerun. The next flight, where the engine run for 10 minutes crisp clear. According a technician I spoke, this ...
by Andrew
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
Accurate Contest Scoring - Distance
For our friends overseas who do not read 'Soaring' magazine, I am posting below a letter which I sent to the magazine. It was published in the December issue (with modifications). Bill Feldbaumer 09 ...
by Keit.Smiss
Re: FS: Full scale model sailplane
Would you consider donating it to a charity? We are Youth Flight Canada, and you can find details on our beta web site at . If a Canadian tax receipt is not of use to you, we could explore
by souljay
Re: Worse glider ever...
Worst I ever flew was a Schweizer TG-2 in very poor repair and mostly held together by duct tape. Very poor control authority on the ailerons. Very uncomfortable seating and no adjustment for the ...
by luckydog
SOLO 2350 losing power and RPMs dropping to 3800. I have checked the spark ...
SOLO 2350 losing power and RPMs dropping to 3800. I have checked the spark plugs and they look fine. Any other ideas - my problem is it is a sustainer installation and I would like to check as many ...
by Guest
Re: Flaperons
Flaperons is the term generally applied to wing trailing edge surfaces that combine the area normally occupied by flaps and ailerons, and that move as a unit. A Flaperon system will generally have a ...
by Sakura Kinomoto
Re: Hand held GPS Unit
... ing map, tracking, can communicate with IGC loggers etc). When finished flying, you can review your flight ...
by Andy Mackay, NZ
Re: Asw20 vs Discus
Yes, big differences. I have 200 hrs discus and recently purchased a 20. The discus is easier to fly and puts me to sleep. The 20 is sportier, faster and lands shorter. Flying with our clubs CS I ...
by colorado 20
Re: Trends in Sailplane design
Specifications for what? If you've got a specific line of inquiry or argument, you're going to have to provide specifics. Since you mention the LS-8 in other parts of your post, let's have a look at ...
by breezhot
Re: Fauvel flying wings
I don't agree. You can't say that the Fauvels were not very successful. More than one hundred AV-36 or AV-361 have flown all over the world, it is probably much more than all the Marske flying wings ...
by Linda2
Re: Standard Austria - Can I?
Since this thread is still 'kind of' alive: I just published a story about a flight in the ex-N20205 SH-1 in Vermont ('85, I think, it was...). You find it here: ...
by wolf
Re: The Twilight Zone (soaring FBOs)
I'm going to guess that it was probably the management, as this is pretty typical of the way I'm greeted at both of the local strips. More or less, 'Hello, sorry, goodbye, please mail the check'. I ...
by Jiggybo
Wave Video
I uploaded some of the raw footage after getting a few requests for it. http://www.silentflight.com Click gliding Then videos Then waveflight.wmv for media player 7 or waveflight.mov for quicktime ...
by Linda2
Re: ASW 19 Lift up panel
... rs the way. Unless someone has come up with a panel that ejects as well and saves all the expensive flight computors etc under a separate chute ;-) The DG accident was ...
by StevieG
Re: SZD-45 OGAR
Michael I've given about 25 hours of instruction in the Ogar several years ago. I might be able to answer some of your questions. Email directly to me please. The one I flew had a Revmaster VW engine ...
by 10stone5
ASW-20 photos
I am once again looking for some pretty/dramatic in-flight photos of ASW-20s. Any suggested links etc.?
by Ticketdealer
Re: Airframe life limits
If there are any limitations, you will normally find them in the FAA-approved Flight Manual.
by Gerard the kiwi
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
... s... If I'm not mistaken, the 51-1 Junior service manual prescribes replacement after 1000 hours of ...
by ArleneBird

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