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by wickid
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to Condor
Replies: 104
Views: 22603

I can't get past 19 :( . And now i broke my joystick a couple of weeks ago so i'm stuck with mouse and keyboard :P . Isn't making it easier
by wickid
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: which glider to use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1950

True. pp1 is amazing. i used to fly the asw 27 a lot but sinds pp1 i fell totaly in love with the 29. i don't think i flew the 27 anymore after pp1. Does anybody know how the indexes work? For example the 29 has 120 and the 27 has 114. Does that mean the 29 has to fly 5% (6/120) faster than the 27 t...
by wickid
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Use of flaps in thermalling
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

What i know from rl ls-6 flying is that you normaly would use 5 at about 90-100 km/h in thermals. 0 for flying straight between 100 and 150 km/h and above that use -5 (no water). 10 can be used in thermals but it does not realy improve climbspeed. The glider responds real slow in 10 so its not norma...
by wickid
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to Condor
Replies: 104
Views: 22603

try the various freeflight servers. Just ask around who wants to fly some cross country with you via the chat. I do this quite a lot with some friends from my club, and just random people in the server.
by wickid
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: question for real pilots, condor before flying or after?
Replies: 10
Views: 3372

I first started flying real life, and then condor. The past 2 years i think my gliderclub has started with the new pilots with condor. Doing basic things like keeping speed with the horizon and basic turns before they started real life flying. It works realy well in that respect. You have to be care...
by wickid
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Airbus A320 Glide Ratio ?
Replies: 24
Views: 22629

An air transat 330 did glide to the azores after the feul ran out over the mid atlantic. It flew 80 Nm without power from 30.000 ft. altitude and made a safe landing at an airbase on the island. That would mean a glideratio of about 16:1.
by wickid
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gliding in america
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

cheers for the info guys. I don't think i'm going to fly solo anyway. At the moment i'm doing an ATPL cource, so i don't have time to fly in the Netherlands atm, but i need to keep current in oder not to lose my lisence (Glider Pilot Licence). I don't know what the rules are if you just do some flig...
by wickid
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: ASG 29 or Ventus
Replies: 25
Views: 11597

That's indeed the problem. The FAI won't allow it as it uses an engine driven pump to be operative all the time. I personaly think that L/D of 100 or more take the fun away. It has to be a bit of a challenge :P .
by wickid
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Centering thermals
Replies: 30
Views: 6110

Ok, I agree with you. This is not the right topic. I'll shut up now :P.
And what I've learned in the past 3? days is that you are a top notch pilot.
Thanks for that :wink: but i don't concider myself to be that. Need some more practice for that :P
by wickid
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Multiplayer
Topic: How to tell a Nugget
Replies: 61
Views: 11099

Don't you think condor is social? add all the guys you meet in condor to facebook :lol: Even better :mrgreen:
by wickid
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Centering thermals
Replies: 30
Views: 6110

Well i guess your right that it is just down to personal preference. I don't like thermaling at to high speeds. I've askt a lot of pilots and heard a lot of different things. I tried higher speeds and lower speeds but the speeds i mentioned just seem to work for me. And i win races as well. There pr...
by wickid
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: ASG 29 or Ventus
Replies: 25
Views: 11597

A little, but the problem is that laminar flow tends to separate real easy. It causes real handeling problems having to much laminar flow. A stall depends on 2 things: The adverse pressure gradient (pressure rising from the thickest part of the wing to the trailing edge) and the kenetic energy (ener...
by wickid
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Centering thermals
Replies: 30
Views: 6110

I will tim. He is a member of my club. He isn't flying very much though. He does not even have his GPL :P . But he knows a hell of a lot about flying :P . He even bought the antares with a couple of other guys but he isn't yet allowed to fly it by the instructors :P . I did not say 95 km/h full load...
by wickid
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to Condor
Replies: 104
Views: 22603

haha, my powered flight instructor warns me that he will wack me with the fire extinguisher (which is next to his seat) if i do something wrong :shock:
by wickid
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: ASG 29 or Ventus
Replies: 25
Views: 11597

I don't know if you now Prof. Loek Boermans. He is one of the leading designers of new airfoils for gliders. He has designed the wing for the Antares, Dg-800 and has helpt with the wingdesigns for SH and Schleicher. With the most modern wingdesigns they get about 40% laminar flow on the top surface....