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document XOPA Website -- Design Philosophy
There are several good reasons for documenting the design philosophy of the XOPA website, including the following: True utility with a complex tool/software program is only really achieved when you get in the mind of the designer. Users may...
rating 06 Jun, 2009 Views: 20473 Comments: 0
document TMGA Website Construction
The TMGA website is actually an assembly of several tools and add-on modules.  All of the tools selected are open-source, meaning that the code can be modified.  The programming team (mostly Steve Sliwa) assembled these tools in a way...
rating 09 Mar, 2012 Views: 14540 Comments: 0
document Weak Battery - Cold Start
Abstract:  In the fall I came out and the battery was dead.  I had flown several weeks before and thought for sure all switches were off.  So I bought a float charger and plugged it in.  I recently came out to fly when the...
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document Thirty-Six Horsepower Over the Atlantic
 By Mira Slovak Prologue Pages by Merl Dobry On every side of are men who hunt perpetually for their personal northwest passage so often sacrificing health, strength and life itself to the search, and who shall say there not happier in...
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document GROB 109 MOGAS issue
Abstract:    Probably the issue of going away from AVGAS has been debated before - and hence, I'm looking for a summary of that. Subject: GROB 109 MOGAS issue From: "johnheeboll" <jh@yahoo.com> Date: 11/29/11 2:39 AM To:...
rating 11 Jul, 2012 Views: 9930 Comments: 0
document Is the Grob Worth it?
 Abstract: Discussion about the value of the Grob including concern about maintenance and getting parts. Subject: Is the Grob Worth it? From: "b.gagen" <wtgagen Date: 8/28/11 12:44 PM To: G109_Pilots@yahoogroups.com I need a plane to...
rating 25 Mar, 2012 Views: 6734 Comments: 0
document Mira Slovak - Fournier RF4D N1700 - Flying Background & Gallery
 Less than 10 years after defecting (via borrowing a CSA Airline DC-3) from Czechoslovakia to Germany. Mira moved to the US. He flew crop dusters, Then raced unlimited hydroplane boats for Bill Boeing (Boeing Aircraft). And in 1964 winning the...
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document Help with annual - Can anyone identify these parts?
Abstract: My mechanic has identified a number of parts he wants to replace during the annual. Unfortunately the maintenance manual doesn't provide part numbers for these. Can anyone provide me with part identifiers (and sources) for the...
rating 04 Sep, 2012 Views: 5044 Comments: 0
document Paint Match - Aug 2007
To answer your question about urethane over gel coat, yes. Here at the  'Possum Werks we shoot urethane over gel coat all the time, but it depends  on the application. Gel coat, even the high quality German stuff, yellows faster ...
rating 30 Jun, 2009 Views: 4749 Comments: 0
document List of Website Tutorials
This is a table showing the tutorials that have been developed (to date) showing how to best use the website. Cells that are empty imply that a tutorial has not yet been developed. Our belief is that both video and written tutorials would be...
rating 30 Dec, 2013 Views: 4594 Comments: 0
document Value of the Grob 109
Abstract:   I am a somewhat new owner of a Grob 109, about 4 months ago and have been wondering why the resale value of the Grob is low compared to other 2 seat similar motor gliders? Subject: Value of the Grob 109 From: Ray Date:...
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document 80 HP to 100 HP Upgrade?
 Abstract:  I have recently bought a half share in a Ximango 200 serial number 077 and have to replace the 80Hp Rotax motor as it has run out of calender life. I wish to replace it with a 100 Hp Rotax.  ...
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document ROAN Post new Course
 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Thread : ROAN posts new course Started at 26th-May-2009 02:50 AM by Newshound Visit at http://forum.xopa.org/showthread.php?t=18...
rating 17 Dec, 2011 Views: 3668 Comments: 0
document G109 Parts & Suppliers
 Summary:  List started by Stu Ostrander and expanded by the G109 members on Replacement Parts and Suppliers for Grob 109, 109B: Tost Master Brake Cylinder Model 7 Specification 058270 Wings and Wheels 2049 Shadyside Road Lakewood, NY...
rating 07 Apr, 2012 Views: 3378 Comments: 0
document Report on 2012 SSA Convention
February 2-4, 2012 saw the Touring Motor Glider Association's debut at the annual Soaring Society of America's annual convention in Reno, Nevada. There were over 650 registered attendees (with many more drop-ins) and all the aviation eye-candy one...
rating 12 Feb, 2012 Views: 3338 Comments: 0
document Electrical hangar trolley
Abstract:    I can get the plane out of the hangar - but getting it back is mission impossible, any solutions and experiences? Subject: Electrical hangar trolley From: "johnheeboll" <jh@yahoo.com> Date: 12/1/11 6:50 AM To:...
rating 11 Jul, 2012 Views: 3233 Comments: 0
document Ximango Manuals & Checklists
Summary: This is a collection hyperlinks related to Ximango Manuals and Checklists. XOPA members with KB editor permissions can add to this list or else send suggestions to webmaster. Links Description Manual ...
rating 09 Sep, 2013 Views: 3091 Comments: 0
document Ximango phone number - Jan 2008
Does anyone have the phone number for Karoline Pacheco? I'm having no luck with either 011 55 51 3371 1644 or 011 55 51 3357 8550= . The first is from their=20 letterhead, and gets a phone company out-of-order message; the second, fr= om=20...
rating 09 May, 2009 Views: 2957 Comments: 0
document A Flight Test Evaluation of the Super Ximango Motorglider by Richard H. Johnson
Dick Johnson is famous in soaring.  As a student he worked with Gus Raspett at Mississippi State university studying sailplane scale aerodynamics.  He built the RJ-5 sailplane for testing out ideas related to laminar flow.  The...
rating 25 Apr, 2009 Views: 2884 Comments: 0
document Places to Buy Used Touring Motor Gliders (Links)
Summary: This is a collection of hyperlinks related to places where TMGs might be available to sell.  TMGA members are encouraged to help keep this list updated by submitting information via the 'Add Knowledge' link above...
rating 31 Mar, 2012 Views: 2811 Comments: 0
document List of Specific Touring Motor Gliders (TMGs)
 In this article we will compile a list of Touring Motor Gliders (TMGs) and some useful information and links.  The first column is the model of TMG.  The second column is the Manufacturer and it will link to the organization's...
rating 19 Jan, 2012 Views: 2687 Comments: 0
document Motorglider Training Resources
Description: This is a collection of document hyperlinks related to training for motorgliders. XOPA members with KB editor permissions can add to this list or else send suggestions to webmaster. Links Remarks ...
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document 2012 Fly-In Plans
 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Thread : 2012 Touring Motor Glider Fly-In Started at 20th-November-2011 09:52 PM by Webmaster Visit at http://forum.xopa.org/showthread.php?t=107 ...
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document Cross-Wind Take-Off Technique
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Thread : Cross-Wind Take-Off Techniques Started at 26th-June-2009 05:24 PM by bruceschimmel Visit at http://forum.xopa.org/showthread.php?t=32 ...
rating 17 Dec, 2011 Views: 1848 Comments: 0
document Phoenix Video links
Christmas at the Phoenix factory - Dec 2012: A lovely video of a Phoenix flying from the factories' grass field, but covered in several inches of snow. Watch the low pass, followed by a pattern and landing, all done with the engine off and the...
rating 12 Oct, 2013 Views: 1748 Comments: 0