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  1. From the upcoming Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD/BluRay by NASA/Glenn a movie from the point of view of the Solid Rocket Booster with sound mixing and enhancement done by the folks at Skywalker Sound. The sound is all from the camera microphones and not fake or replaced with foley artist sound. The Skywalker sound folks just helped bring it out and make it more audible.
  2. There is a soaring podcast at Soaring the Sky.
  3. Was it economical? Look at the diameter of that turbine exhaust. What do you think? :)
  4. Exadios

    Cesna flip

    I can't understand why the pilot was standing on the brakes. The outcome is inevitable.
  5. Great. Looking at the table the descent rate of the Eurofox is the main contributor to its good time.
  6. I don't actually know the story on this one. I got this from FB. Unfortunately this site does not accept links to to the source. The original caption was, "Richmond Gliding Club with their unique IS-28B2 glider trailer at Forbes!" I posted it here because its so bizarre. Most of the other photos that I've posted recently have either been taken by myself or sent to us for publication.
  7. No doubt all of that is true. But what's it got to do will two gliders colliding at the WGC?
  8. The temp given in the manuals is usually 2 degrees C. Some of the twins have a little more complex tail water ballast arrangements. For instance our club DG505 has two tail tanks - 'A' and 'B'. The 'A' tank is to compensate for the wing water as in the single. The 'B' tank is to compensate for the rear pilot. So the 'A' tank can be dumped but 'B' tank cannot - which is a shame because that implies that the rear pilot cannot be dumped either - ha ha. The singles are arranged so that tail empties faster than the wings so that there's no possibility of getting the C of G too far back. In con
  9. [uSER=1805]@winsor68[/uSER] I'm told that it is a 'wire cage' - for busting through those pesky fence lines.
  10. To be exact faster (i.e. increased speed) means less tight turns. But, of course, increased wing loading means a speed increase is necessary.
  11. Aft CoG is scary. And 50 Knots is too slow. I'm surprised that the tug didn't have problems at that speed - let alone you. Do not let the tug fly slower than 65 Knots with water! WRT the rudder pedals no doubt that you've learned your CHAOTIC check since then. :)
  12. Whenever needed, but certainly before landing - which is why you often see the last of the water being dumped on final. The idea is to match the amount of water to the day. The stronger the day the more water. A typical competition tactic is to load more water than you think will be needed and, after testing the thermals, dump some before the start. This is because it is very difficult to add water while in flight. :) Also, as the day dies towards the end, it is common to dump some more.
  13. Parachutes are mandatory in (most) competitions. Otherwise, they are not.
  14. If the Salto pilot had not been in such a hurry he could have eaten his apple before he 'ejected'. :)
  15. From Mat Scutter: (Everyone is ok) Easily my worst ever... - Matthew Scutter's Gliding | Facebook
  16. Huge bird smashes through window, lands in pilot's lap.
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