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I am new to gliders I've never flown one but I am looking to buy one in the...
I am new to gliders and have never flown one but I am looking to buy one in the future I would prefer a 2 seated sailplane but I do not know which make is best value for money
by Guest
LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHER PILOTS THAT OWN / FLOWN HPH PLANES. I CAN'T SEEM TO...
LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHER PILOTS THAT OWN / FLOWN HPH PLANES. I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ANY COMMENTS ABOUT HPH ANYWHERE, OTHER THAN FROM THE COMPANY, AND DISTRIBUTERS. THE 304 WASP AND 304 SHARK ARE WHAT ...
by Guest
Can the sparrowhawk be flown by a new pilot or is it not rec...
can the sparrowhawk be flown by a new glider pilot as a first glider to own or is it not recommended?
by Bb
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
Re: DG 101G or ASW 19B
I have flown the club version of the DG101 (fixed wheel), and I have also flown the ASW19 quite a bit. Both are comfortable for long flights. Visibility in the long canopy DG was excellent under ...
by domr
Re: What glider if not a Speed Astir?
The Speed Astir is certainly not the lightest ship, but so far everybody, who has flown mine, had a smile on his face. Compared to a LS4 the speed astir is much more agile, climbs well, easy to fly, ...
by Heißluftexperte
Libelle 201 B for sale
# 489 (1974), exceptionally good condition. Trailer (home-made by Tim Mara). Hangared at Fairfield, Pa. Bought $19K two years ago. Flown few hours since then. Reason for selling: buying Discus. (301) ...
by glider
Re: Hi there, I'm about to buy a used DG 800s. I am looking for ...
Hi everyone, thanks for the advice. YES I did buy one (15-18m) and I absolutely love it. It climbs like a homesick angel and glides till the next day. The only drawback: without water at high speed ...
by A very satisfied pilot
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
... oordinates well easy to tow and land. A Schweizer 1-34 has a similar best L/D but some folks who've flown them side by side say that the 1-34 ...
by chaos syndrome
Re: SparrowHawk Sailplane
And I fell for it. I distinctly remember reading an article in Popular Science (or one of it's clones) in 1974 and said 'that's for me'. I went out to the Sky Sports factory and bought a glider - ...
by pra1968
Re: Winglets for standard cirrus
I have not flown with winglets, but the following comments have been made by experienced pilots. One owner had original wing tips, LS type winglets and Ventus type winglets. Over a competition he ...
by The effects of winglets
Re: Any 15m wingspan schweizer sailplanes avail for sale,& pse s...
We fly off a dirt/sand/gravel runway. No problems with the skid with that. Have flown off of asphalt too. I would almost consider modifying it with a small nose wheel for that. Although with the ...
by Rick Lloyd
Standard Cirrus
I recently acquired a Standard Cirrus with a servicable trailer. It is in decent overall condition, but it is a bit old and dusty. The trailer needs new lights/wiring but that is a relatively ...
by Dr. Jet
Re: Grob Twin
My club has both a Twin II Acro and a Twin Astir. The Twin Astir's only failing is that the back seat can be awkward. I've found that if you take a little time to fit yourself properly it can be very ...
by BangmanX
Re: Experimental Sailplanes
Be careful when looking at experimental sailplanes. to see which category they are licenced in. You have the amateur built category.i.e. home-builts, and you have the Air racing and exhibition ...
by BEE
Re: Recommended training for newbie Discus owner.
Everything you have flown to date is typically operated as a nosedragger. You now want to fly a taildragger. Everything you have flown to date is VERY spin resistant flown dual, unless you found an ...
by Ticketbyru
Re: Lengthy glider accident analysis report released
... up from the dive, maybe they were pulling 4G or so, and the spoilers deployed by themselves. I have flown at least 3 Nimbi that did it to me whilst running the wave cloud at 18k and 90kts or so. ...
by StevieG
Re: Any Bede BD-5S sailplanes still flying around today?Any avai...
In the 70's I did the flight test for the Honda Civic powered BD-5 with the 17' jet wings installed and had about 30 dead stick landings in the Edwards AFB area. The aircraft would make an excellent ...
by Tom Bishop
Re: Looking for a sailplane that is registered in Canada. My budget is up to $2...
Hi Geoff, Seems as though a person cannot post a personal email here, so not sure how to get in touch with you. I should be easy enough to reach however if you go through the Winnipeg Gliding Club ...
by Mike
Re: Eta flights this summer?
... n 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, detailed, ...
by Keit.Smiss
Hours on fiberglass airframe
I'm planning to buy my first glider and am opting for a fiberglass standard class that I may find for a reasonable price. How should I factor in total airframe hours when I consider ships within my ...
by scottb
Re: Accurate Contest Scoring - Distance
Having never flown a contest, please allow me to educate myself on this topic with this question. Working under the assumption that one gets the behavior that one rewards (in this case maximum ground ...
by Grumpster
Re: What is the value of 1981 rolladen-schneider LS 4a glider?
That depends from a lot of factors; the total number of hours the glider has flown, the number of launches made, the state of the gelcoat/paint,state of the canopy, possible damage history, ...
by Anon
Re: Don Engen and Bill Ivans NTSB Report
The NTSB took 3 years to come to their 'Probable Cause', which was essentially 'pilot error'. They likely had to come to that conclusion because they could not find anything wrong with the Nimbus ...
by alexsch
Re: Worse glider ever...
The worst that I've personally flown was a Cessna 172 whenever my instructor gleefully pulled another engine out drill. Max L/D is maybe 8. I was pretty impressed with that until last year when I ...
by tiderider
Re: Trends in Sailplane design
... st days at any midwest airport? Since the start of our season, the 2-33, the 1-26 and the L-13 have flown on every weekend that the wind would allow. The Slingsby Vega has flown once. None of the ...
by freeport3304
Re: Fauvel flying wings
... 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 !!! The airfoil ...
by Linda2
Re: Standard Austria - Can I?
... nging this to the attention here. He wrote he owns the thing for 25 years and only now feels he has flown her to her full potential. That is so encouraging! (for others to keep on trying that ...
by copper
Re: Looking for good condition older sailplane for $15,000 or so. USA location....
I have for sale a Libelle 201b, SN 25. Ready to fly. Only ~ 850hrs total, rarely flown. Recently refurbished. Great looking. Never involved in any accident. Comes with trailer. Located at ...
by Hanno Ix
The Twilight Zone (soaring FBOs)
Last Saturday during a business trip, I took a short break and visited a Texas glider FBO. There were two people behind the counter, one talking on the phone and the other working at a computer, both ...
by lilroff9000
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
Re: Libelle 301B needs new owner
... e are mixing up 201 info with 301 info. All 301's have balsa cores and none of them can be leagilly flown in excess of 661 GW, unless they have been licenced Experimental. Now any 201 can be changed ...
by StevieG
Re: Kestrel 17!
... W17 is a great glider and again I am biased ;-) The ASW17 is the best handling 20M ship I have ever flown. the Rigging is not really an issue if you have a good trailer and trestles. The performance ...
by glider
Re: American Eaglet??
Derek Piggot has flown one. Read about it at:
by Bhah_Humbug
Re: C172 as a towplane
... d 5000 ft runways with 1000 ft overruns on each end. Later we moved to a shorter strip. The 172 was flown to the Sensinich (probably misspelled) factory where they removed ...
by headhouse
Used sailplanes
As the number of used glass sailplanes of the 1st and 2nd generation increases i wonder if there are test somewhere out there, telling the newbie how those planes behave (stall characteristics, ...
by bhatia_vishnu
Sperber Motor Glider- desirable?
I have a lot of experience with VW's and VW engines and have considered building a VW powered homebuilt. I was talking to a erson who said he had several hundred hours in a Fornier Sperber RF4 ...
by filrabat
Re: Ultralight Sailplanes
Yes Doug, I have actually flown and tested many planes and do find the Marske Monarch one of the best suited to my needs. And there has never been an accident on any of the Monarchs we have built ( a ...
by tiderider
Re: Where can I find Standard Austria part?
Hey there. I am restoring an SHK-1 Serial#9. It hasn't been flown since the mid 70s. None of the AD notes appear to ever been down. Got a rebuilt TOST tow release for that AD note. But need the ...
by Restoring SHK-1 SN 9

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