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05-10-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,018
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Why I like sailplanes...

It's freeking magic. There is just no possible way that something that big should be able to float around the sky that slowly! The idea that you could walk under a 100" er and just pick it out of...
09-07-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By AirHead256

RE: High-Start technique

We usually get a mixed bag of launches on each outing. Once a thermal is just upwind of you, the wind will temporarily be getting sucked into that thermal and will shift 180 degrees and be coming...
03-07-2005, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By AirHead256

North Jersey Glider Purists - Where can I..?

I'm an extended visitor to the Oranges area of N. New Jersey. I'd like some local info and to patronize a LHS or two that stocks glider-building supplies. Any recommendations or someone I should...
02-09-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,531
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Is GP Fling strong enough to discus launch?

http://www.upslopesailplanes.com/index.html might be worth a look. I'm just finishing up the Spinner and the parts are outstanding.
12-09-2004, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By AirHead256

RE: what brand of glider is this, won in raffle

I contacted someone that has a plane that looks like this one. Hopefully he'll be in touch.

09-25-2004, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,526
Posted By AirHead256

RE: I soared with a Bald Eagle today!

Out here in Santa Fe we frequently fly slope with ravens and vultures. They both like to see me roll into a loop and I think they feel like they just chased a bigger dog out of their yard. They...
09-10-2004, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Good fomie hlg?

You might want to take a peek at the Spinner from http://www.upslopesailplanes.com. EPP foamy DLG w/ a decent planform.
08-14-2004, 11:00 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 56,813
Posted By AirHead256

RE: NEGATIVE FEEDBACK: Northeast Sailplane Products

Rick, evidently you aren't paying attention. Re: <I'd insist on 'tell me truth, tell me early' . But don't 'BS' me. >
Save yourself the exercise. Your proposed insistance will only be like...
08-13-2004, 10:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 56,813
Posted By AirHead256

RE: NEGATIVE FEEDBACK: Northeast Sailplane Products

Sal has two classes of glider customers: There are those he's screwed, and there are those he's going to screw.
Them's the facts, roll the dice or don't. No excuses offered, as obviously there is...
08-11-2004, 03:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 56,813
Posted By AirHead256

RE: NEGATIVE FEEDBACK: Northeast Sailplane Products

You guys should know that:
1. Sal, or any other company that sells only to us glider pukes, don't have any customer service reps. We're way to small a market to support that type of infastrucure....
08-11-2004, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,812
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Sig Riser 100 flies

Mine's been off the bench for a month or so, and Ive had 3 or 4 trim flights. Nice, big pokey floater. Graceful like.
I was just wondering if you guys are using any washout? Manual doesn't even...
07-05-2004, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By AirHead256

RE: help! trying to find sailplane!

Anyone out there that is flying the Defiant from NSP?
07-05-2004, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Hi-Starts

I use the 2 meter rubber and also the 2 meter competition stuff to launch 2 meter planes and a 51 oz Riser 100" and can't say enough good about them. I've owned and used just about all the other...
05-21-2004, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By AirHead256

RE: WTB- Glider Hi-Start

Bite down hard, go to aerofoam.com and buy a 2 meter histart. It is far and away the best histart available in this country, and will give years of happy service.
Forum: Beginners
05-21-2004, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,126
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Did you think this was easy?

I was convinced that I could learn to fly R/C gliders because they moved real slow, hence must be super easy to start with. The only thing that kind of saved me was good advise to get a EPP...
01-09-2004, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 646
Posted By AirHead256

RollerBlade rubber as Glider nose skid

I've been epoxying a 1/2" slice of rubber from a used roller blade wheel under the nose of my gliders and it's been working out great.
It replaces a lot of the lead normally used to balance.
Forum: Beginners
01-09-2004, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Newbie w/ crashing Aerobird

I put some 2" wide clear tape over those prop gouges until I could get this POC back to tera firma unscathed a few times. THEN put the new wing on and see how she goes.
An owner, but not a fan.
Forum: Beginners
01-09-2004, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By AirHead256

RE: broken parts in new kit

I'd rather just make a list of all the damaged parts and contact the dealer (or store) for replacement parts. I've had good luck getting what I needed that way, and usually end up hosing up a part...
12-03-2003, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Building questions.

If you are going to make a molded fuse I have no idea, but for a lite ply and balsa?
Get some medium to heavy weight fiberglass in the 2.5 - 6 oz/ yard flavors. Check Charles River site for a nice...
Forum: Beginners
12-03-2003, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,209
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Acronyms for beginners

For thermal sailplanes there's 2 classes"
Lead Sleds = molded sailplanes, usually with just a little dihedral.
Gas Bags = polyhedral floater sailplanes with seriously bent wings.
Servos - BB -...
12-02-2003, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,840
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Ray Hayes 100"Big Bird Sailplane

You talked to Ray?
I asked him once if his instructions were more explicit than the OLY II's and his reaction was that I should give up sailplanes if I was so stupid as to have basic building...
11-28-2003, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Looking for a DJ Aerotech monarch

MM Glider Tech Illusion is a sweety, but I would definltely glass reinforce the fuse. I used a piece of shapped roller-blade wheel for the nose tip to concentrate some weight up there and add little...
11-28-2003, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By AirHead256

RE: Air Ventillation of Spectra Glider ?

I speak as someone who has a box of sticks that were once(briefly) a spectra that did not have enough air moving through her.
Think plastic spoons. sounds odd but cutting off the first 1" of...
10-10-2003, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,041
Posted By AirHead256

RE: newbie

This should get you some thermal and slope time, both. It's darned near industuctable, and trust me, you'll be VERY glad it is.
I'd advise putting a...
10-08-2003, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By AirHead256

RE: zoom launch

Mr Zoomy!!!. A zoom is when:
you have the towhook set back to +- 1/8 fore of CG (read: agressive launches!)
You get a good launch going and:

if you are on a hi-start, you still have lots of...
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