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by jdevorak
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sensor
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Sensor

Abandoned glider free for the taking. The sail is probably poor but I believe the air-frame is in useful condition. It is available for inspection. Talk to Jay in the LZ.
by jdevorak
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Support - Helpdesk
Topic: Unable
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Unable

I am unable to post a new topic under General Discussion. I seem to have the capability under other headings.
by jdevorak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Freedom 170
Replies: 0
Views: 864

Freedom 170

North Wing Freedom 170 like new condition < 25 hrs on mylar sail. has vg and crossbar fairings and fared control frame. asking 3,000. Go to link below for photo.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k8s01hvpgpln ... x5E3a?dl=0
by jdevorak
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SpringAir 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Thank you Jeff. Part of the enjoyment is in seeing exactly how I did and how I could have done better.
by jdevorak
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: an adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

an adventure

An adventure, sort of. I went flying today. My second flight. My second month in Australia. The wind was south east and Stanwell Park was working. Stanwell is a beach site. The coast line in Australia (at least the part I am familiar with) is many kilometers of cliffs punctuated by a few beaches. Th...
by jdevorak
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: different way to fly
Replies: 0
Views: 930

different way to fly

I had my first Dragonfly lesson today. Bill and I are out at Forbes to do some hanger work. In the early part of the day, when the winds were still light, I tooled around the paddock for about an hour. The first lesson is always puttering around similar to ground handling on a hang glider. It was ha...
by jdevorak
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: strange but true
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

strange but true

There is a lot of interest in Australia about the American Presidential election. I learned today that Australians are fined if they do not cast a ballot in their elections.
by jdevorak
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: found wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

item claimed by owner
by jdevorak
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: found wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

found wheels

Wheels found after the Dhalsten Cup.
by jdevorak
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 5793

hook in faliure (almost)

My normal procedure is to hook in my harness to the glider and then get into my harness. A new step was added to the procedure because my new radio PTT is hard wired and needs to be dealt with. I remember looking at my hang strap and back up. I remember screwing my carbineer closed. I walked up to l...
by jdevorak
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: SCFR 2016 Day 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1481

driver's perspective

Nice account Chippy. The only thing I can add is that my pilots are taking good care of me. I'm in one of two states: driving... or no conditions to do so.
by jdevorak
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: Regarding weather
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

Regarding weather

Many pilots use the weather forecasting system to decide whether to fly or to estimate how good (or bad) the day will be. The predictors are calculated using several parameters like temperature, moisture content and atmospheric pressure. The mathematical models, of which there are several, give diff...
by jdevorak
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2016 Big Spring
Replies: 0
Views: 1013

2016 Big Spring

Practice day: The weekend before I replaced the forward section of my keel and did an inspection while the sail was off. I took a practice tow from Mick Howard to make sure I got it back together right. I pinned off early. My tow skills were rusty and Mick has some advice for me at the end of the da...
by jdevorak
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: found nose cone
Replies: 0
Views: 1113

found nose cone

Yellow nose cone found weekend of June 18. It does not belong to Don. It is probably from a WW glider. Notice the string on the trailing edge.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0gr182z8g6ox6 ... e.jpg?dl=0
by jdevorak
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: found key
Replies: 0
Views: 1032

found key

in LZ parking lot weekend of June 20. Key stamped "do not duplicate".
by jdevorak
Sat May 14, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sleep
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

I would rather have had you here and lost the contest than the other way round. BUT since you wasn't, you'll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands (which may be soon if I keep choking)!
by jdevorak
Sun May 08, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sleep
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

sleep

Day after Spring Air. I didn't sleep well at all last night. Every time I rolled over in bed, the 3rd place spot landing medallion would choke me.
by jdevorak
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Blown Launch at Kagel
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

my name is oh---jay and I'm a launch blower. it has been a few years now but the same thing has happened to me. As I recall, I had a reasonable run and 10 feet out my glider is turned to the left. As my feet were already off the ground, I shifted my weight hard right. I flew out of it but just barel...
by jdevorak
Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: truth be told
Replies: 9
Views: 2596

Yes he did talk about Atos design but it was more than I can remember. Tomorrow (sunday for me) I'm going to Bill and Molly's for the night. This is so Bill and I can get an early start driving to Forbes.
by jdevorak
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: snaps
Replies: 0
Views: 902

snaps

Learning how to post pictures here. This one is how Sydney tries to make it easier for Americans to cross the street safely. https://goo.gl/photos/qCd3eCmNb1G2zPZg7 This one is a historical note from Cronulla Beach, where I am staying, and the Surfing Malibu connection. You have to zoom in to read t...