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Johnny & Shauna 04-08-2015 11:36 AM

Looking for WW Falcon 1, 2, 3, 4 or ALPHA
I'm looking for a lightly used "Beginner" wing like a Falcon 1, 2, 3, 4 or ALPHA. Anything similar really.

Also need equipment: Harness, Chute and Vario

I am 5' 8" & 170lbs

Wing probably 170 - 190ish

I live in central Ohio and I'm trying to save myself a trip out of state for a used Glider...


John (740) 501 - 2034

fdmurphy44 04-08-2015 12:13 PM

John, check out the classifieds, Oz Report is one of the better ones.


Young Lady Pilot 04-08-2015 06:39 PM

I have some equipment I am willing to sell.

Johnny & Shauna 04-08-2015 06:46 PM

Info ?
Sounds great YLP. Can you email me info and pics? JohnnyShauna5@gmail.com

Young Lady Pilot 04-08-2015 07:28 PM

Will get you the info as soon as I get the pictures.

sdelivera 04-09-2015 09:32 PM

Hey John, its clear you are pretty eager to pick up all your gear. If you don't mind me asking, why the rush? I'm not judging by any means but simply trying to understand the thought process so I (we) can help you on your journey by sharing our knowledge and experience to ensure you remain safe.

I started lessons with John Alden, in Jan 2012. In October I'll be 46. I experience my first soaring flight in June of the same year. Don't know how old you are but I wouldn't be too concerned about being an "older newbie".

Oh by the way, if you use an android phone check out XCSoar from Google play. It will convert your phone into a pretty sophisticated glide computer and vario. Cost: $0.00

dmslowpoke 04-10-2015 07:39 AM

Sri, will it work on an android tablet? Nice big screen!!!

sdelivera 04-10-2015 08:15 PM

You can, however there's a small catch. Most tablets only have a GPS sensor. XCSoar does works with GPS only, but it's laggy since GPS won't give you the kind of resolution a barometric sensor based vario would.

One potential work around is to use an android phone, which has a barometer and have it transmit GPS and barometric pressure data over Bluetooth in NMEA format to the tablet... and yes, there's an app for that :)

Another option is to build a barometer based vario, or buy one that's pre built that can feed your tablet via USB or Bluetooth: http://www.blueflyvario.com/index.php/buy

Yell if you have more questions.

Johnny & Shauna 04-10-2015 11:08 PM

Safety First
Thanks for all the info. I already downloaded that app on my LG Vigor...seemed laggy. I don't believe this phone has a barometer so id have to get a blue tooth baro from what I've learned. The feedback I've read confirms my thoughts about "App Accuracy" being poor. Oh and please don't mistake my "eager to learn" approach as being in a "rush". I was recognized by a national construction organization for my safety excellence as well as my commitment to keep those who work for me safe. The industry I work in is one of the most dangerous occupations in the nation. Safety is always first....

I'll be 42 this October....I've always wanted to fly just never knew it was possible in Ohio and never had the "drive to fly" until I realized the opportunity is available.

Thanks for your concern and input...

sdelivera 04-11-2015 12:45 AM

Yeah, I'm afraid the LG Vigor doesn't have a baro. One thing to keep in mind about the Bluetooth option is battery drainage. This can be easily fixed by picking up a higher capacity battery though.

Depending on how much you want to spend one other option to consider is to pick up something like a Samsung Galaxy S4 in the sub $200 range from eBay- probably many more choices for less.

Okay, I'm guessing your job has something to do with electricity... am I close :fishing:

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