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What glider if not a Speed Astir?
So some of you really don't think to highly of the Speed Astir. What then would be your recommendations for a first glider for a low time pilot training & soloing in a G103 II A? I need something ...
by MANAX99
Is the Speed Astir IIB a good as a first glider.
Hello, I've been gliding for about four years, and am looking at buying my own glider, rather than taking the club's Twin Astir on two hour jaunts. I was looking at a Speed Astir as the best ...
by Guest
Speed rings, are they measured by the glass, the bezel or the mounting hole...
speed rings, are they measured by the glass, the bezel or the mounting holes? Ive recently purchased sweet 016 , a 1-26 and it has a pair of great vaios but no STF rings. I am looking for one but ...
by Guest
Re: Speaking of the Ventus...
The Ventus is certainly a higher performance glider than the Discus. However, it depends your experience. The Ventus has a VERY special spin and stall behaviour. I wouldn't recommend it for an ...
by 11jason11
Re: Hi there, I'm about to buy a used DG 800s. I am looking for ...
... climbs like a homesick angel and glides till the next day. The only drawback: without water at high speed it does not do as well as other ...
by A very satisfied pilot
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
For Sale: Glasflugel Kestrel 17
GLASFLUGEL KESTREL 17 S/N 30, great condition, fresh annual, instruments including Cambridge CNAV glide computer, water ballast, Prandtl TE probe, large cockpit (I'm 6'5'), removable fwd canopy (a ...
by Squirrel-Honest
Re: Gelcoat and Lacquer/Acetone
The areas you mention as being the first to show signs of failure are the areas that get some extra treatment at the factory's finishing shop. When this work is first carried out it blends well with ...
by 11jason11
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: Lengthy glider accident analysis report released
... but we have lost two Nimbus 4's now, to outer wing failure after the spoilers were deployed at high speed. I deployed the spoilers on an LS-3 at 100 knots and thought the tips were going to touch. ...
by tiderider
Final Glide calculations
I put a web page containing a final glide calculator on http://www.soaringpilotsoftware.com/final_glide_calculator.htm your browser has to be able to run VBScript. It may answer some questions that ...
by morg_dog
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: Accurate Contest Scoring - Distance
Actually, what was used some days during WGC in Bayreuth was a Time Distance Task with a compulsory first turnpoint, not a complete task as a first **** of the TDT. The bonus for landing back at the ...
by morg_dog
SG-1 sailplane prototype
Hi, We are developing a new lighter than normal 13.9m sailplane in New Zealand called SG-1. You can see something on the designwork and prototype at http://www.foamworks.co.nz/sg/ Our resouce scale ...
by irenetrevi
L-33 wing drop
I am experiencing a wing drop on our l-33. It seems to happen as I'm approaching TO speed, just as I nose over to get the tail off the ground. It's happened twice and pretty abruptly. Anyone else ...
by shumaker
Re: ASW 20 wing tip extensions
... sitively 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 who ...
by filip`
Re: Blanik L33 Solo
... p to. It is very light and responsive in roll, the pitch isn't unusually sensitive (it will pick up speed faster than ...
by filip`
Re: Hand held GPS Unit
Hi Schumaker, I learned to fly XC using sectional maps, compass, and pilotage in the days before GPS. I now use a combination of sectionals and a very inexpensive Etrex GPS($99). Program in a ...
by vmessina
Re: Trends in Sailplane design
Since this hasn't popped up on r.a.s. yet: From the OZ report http://www.davisstraub.com/OZ/Ozv6n150.htm ' Gary Osoba set two new world records today in Big Spring , Texas , flying the SparrowHawk ...
by Grumpster
Re: Standard Austria - Can I?
I have noticed the SH1 for sale in NY but have shyed away because of its wood construction. As an owner could you comment, briefly if you care to, on any issues wood might present on an older ...
by Larry
Re: Looking for good condition older sailplane for $15,000 or so. USA location....
The bird is <email> ; Avionics: altimeter, compass, variometer, speed, built-in antenna Oxygen: yes. Ground handling equ.: wing wheel Canopy: clear as new, no cracks or ...
by Hanno Ix
Re: I am looking for a manual for a Rico Variometer Model VAS 3215 Need to know...
Hi, I don't know the model specifically, but years ago had a Rico vario with issues and traced down the manufacturer: Redwood Instrument Company 17248 Rivendale Ln Se · Rainier, WA 360) 446-2860 ...
by Bill Dodson
Re: Colibri logger
Deniz, I bought a Colibri this summer, it works very well as a logger. Convient to install and use. It's use for navigation is limited, though, since the user interface is 3 lines of text. It's real ...
by Grumpster
Re: C172 as a towplane
My old club the NCSA, used to tow with a 150 hp C172. Luckily we had 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 ...
by headhouse
Re: Sperber Motor Glider- desirable?
The Sperber was the larger-span version of the tandem seat Fournier RF-5 and was called the RF-5B. The designer was Rene Fournier of Avions Fournier which according to my Jane's CD-ROM is at F-37270 ...
by dflaim
Re: Handheld GPS
Hi, This is a response to a question about the iPAQ 3950 below. For a short time I owned both an iPAQ 3850 and a 3950. The 3950's screen is much brighter than the 3850's screen. There was less ...
by irenetrevi
Re: Fatality at PGC
I always used to take off with my hand very near the release, untill I had a launch go wrong and it took me a few seconds to locate it and release, which was nearly too long, fortunatly a crash ...
by bhatia_vishnu
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
Early sailplane video
... hat featured a white sailplane and a black sailplane chasing each other around the sky and doing hi speed passes. Among other things it also featured the pilot or supposed pilot ...
by shumaker
Are pure mechanical Varios necessary
... od compass? The existing panel is full with the following, all of the 'bigger' size: altimeter, air speed ...
by alexsch
Re: Lift Coefficient Meter?
... t story is that the L/C meter allows you to fly at minimum sink while thermalling regardless of the speed and load factor ...
by StevieG
Re: Sparrowhawk visit
Copied from the OZ report http://www.davisstraub.com/OZ/Ozv6n144.htm SparrowHawk World record Having been frustrated by the lack of even reasonable conditions in Zapata this year (except for the one ...
by pra1968
Re: Info needed on Wind Direction and Strength Computer???
I think the thermal drifts as fast as the wind, but the circles flown by the the glider don't. As we all have experienced it, and as Reichman explains it very well in his book, when we stay in a ...
by Linda2
Re: Hi - My first post - so please be gentle! I am looking for a...
... new DG-200 (15m). I have now acquired a manual - but it is not very helpful regarding Mcready ring speeds or flap speed settings. ...
by 5wombats
Help! McReady ring for DG-200 in Knots. Can anyone tell me the values for o...
... McReady ring for DG-200 in Knots. Can anyone tell me the values for or supply me with a photo of a speed ring for a DG-200? I think that the following Mcready settings would probably be about ...
by 5wombats
Re: Tasman Variometer
... Worked fine. Not at all complicated to use. Turn it on, adjust the volume, thats it. Does not have speed to fly, netto, etc. Just a fast ...
by Linda2
Re: Leaving thermals
Here's another strategy. Turn some of your attention to the side of the cloud faicing the course line during your climb. Notice how the cloud is forming on that side. Most Cus do not have sharp ...
by Keit.Smiss
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
Re: For contest watching
Well. The more I think about it, the cheaper it gets. All You need is a GPRS mobile, NMA 0183 from whatever GPS and the controller, which is realtively simple and can be either hardware or software ...
by caligula
Grunau Baby
... ed to fly... I need to revert back to soaring roots can anyone give me some advice on a Grunau Baby speed to fly. I am also interested in Slingsby T31 performance data. I think with the right ...
by freeport3304

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