Author:bujak Subject: Re: Packing paraglider for overseas trip Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:58 UTC (GMT 0) Topic Replies: 17
oh yeah the radios / comms. make sure they are legal where you go and hide them in the hold luggage even if they are, better to not attract attention. I had to scratch off the iridium logo from the garmin inreach on a short notice when going to india
Author:zmucica Location: Warwick, UK Subject: Re: classification of thermals Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:19 UTC (GMT 0) Topic Replies: 21
it is kind of ok to look at your instruments all the time if you thermal alone, once there are a few gliders thermaling together you just scare the other pilots.
my vario have the option to show where the strongest lift was, never felt the need to look at it to find it. I rather not looking at it at all and concentrate on having a good orientation and mental picture.
it is also a good practice to thermal with no vario at all from time to time. some times i put it on silent or turn it off or just forget to charge it. actually it's the best way to learn to feel the thermal.
a bonus tip: when I thermal with other gliders I use them as extra varios in different parts of the thermal. relative climb in relation to the beeps of my vario. i can "feel" more then one spot at the time in the thermal.
Tsahi, following your logic, this topic is useless if you fly with others, no need for remembering clasifications, no need for thermal assistant on your device, hek, no need for any instrument or even kowledge about thermals at all, as you have the others to show you what to do. Unfortunatelly, things are not as easy. You will be often alone at least in that paricular lift, if not completely alone and you will need as much info as you can get from something else than other pilots (or birds) joining that thermal with you. Or, even that you are actually leading the gaggle as you found the thermal first. Without a precise coring you will be quickly overtaken by the others. But that's allright, cause you will have them afterwards to show you the core, isn't it? Regarding flying without any vario at all, that is something that you can only do if you are not aiming for anything in this sport. If you are just happy to be in the air, that's just fine. However, nobody in this sport (Chriegel included) can pretend that they are flying better or at least as good without a vario that with one. Please do not spread misconceptions here, any free flying pilot be it on sail planes, HG, or PG, needs a vario and so many not just that, but a GPS capable device to show them wind direction and speed, AGL, and yes, a good thermal assistant too. Nobody is paying hundreds of pounds on something that will just "anoying" them. Cheers! _________________ Above all, fly.
Author:MartyMack :: *Topic Starter Location: Ireland Subject: Re: Active flying inputs (to speedbar or not to speedbar) Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:54 UTC (GMT 0) Topic Replies: 33
Some good points there! I see why you keep the speedbar underfoot then Nate.
It is a very clumsy thing.
Clumsy but affective. Practice, practice, practice is the best way to use your speed bar.
It takes me seconds to locate and use (I'm no expert),set up is the key.
Use it high, use it low, use it when your going slow. Push it hard, push it fast, push it when you need a blast.
Hands up up high, let it fly, just give it a little try.
Cloud to cloud, down to earth, use the bar for all its worth.
When it bites and gives a fright, let it go, then resume normal flight.
At about 3.45 I quickly use bar to creep forward to the ridge after scratching about.
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This made me laugh
Some great points there chaps and I will be putting them all into action.
My brummel hooks look pretty sharp too so good shout about the silicone tubing.
Author:manana Subject: Re: XCTrack for Android Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:27 UTC (GMT 0) Topic Replies: 1770
@Glyder: Multiline text: I think I got it - should be available in > 0.9.0
@Rishi: heading jitter with xctracer II+ should be solved in 0.9.0
@luppolone: bad news: 0.9.0 needs android API 18 (Jelly Bean 4.3.x) _________________ http://xctrack.org | http://xcontest.org