GILF – Gliders I Like to Fly

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I guess some of you got a little disappointing now….you really don`t care that much about gliders do you? Well some of us do, and this blog is about gliders, old and new ones we probably never will – but would love to fly. So go ahead and post your wet dreams here for all of us other geeks to enjoy 🙂 Oh and if  you are unfamiliar with the acronym GILF, have look her: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_GILF

Ok – so maybe gliding and sailplanes isn´t the most kinky on the net, but if you are a passionate glider pilot, you probably find most gliders as eye candy 😉 There is a lot of 8128_154792272216_643877216_3160133_6903252_nsites out there about gliding and soaring, but the GILF-ide suddenly came up after a good day of flying from our glider port at Notodden, Norway. So here´s what you do. Post or send me your wildest and most kinky glider dreams, use your imagination and give us a wild story of you and your favorite glider.

My favorite? Well I´m a sucker for the “mature” kind and happily married to a LS6a. She knows exactly how to treat an old fart like myself. Years of experience and numerous studs on here conscience, she always get me home in one piece. But that said, I do have a secret fling with a sexy and wild Pilatus B4. She really rocks my world!

OpenVario project

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A while back I stumbled on an article on Facebook I believe about an open project for a DIY glider computer and variometer. I´m a sucker for gadgets in our glider Frontand has so far installed Flarm, transponder and ADS-B in and out. Everything presented in XC-Soar on a Samsung TAB 7, via a Bluetooth adapter. My co-owner of our LS6 – Haldor, uses another setup with Seeyou on an Ipaq without Flarm and ADS-B presented. The best solution would be to have a fixed installation with all flight data presented in one integrated device. As probably all of you know these solutions are extremely expensive, reaching thousands for dollars.

cropped-XB6V9841.jpgOpenVario on the other hand looks like a perfect device, for a very affordable price, and what fun it will be to make it our self. Check the link below for more info about the project and stop by here from time to time for an update on our build.

http://www.openvario.org/_DSC7098

So far we are gathering information, studying how-to, and anxiously waiting for all the bits and pieces to arrive. There is nothing as satisfying as making your own gadgets and save a few bucks in the process 🙂ov_from_behind

We will try to update this page as the project evolves with short descriptions and pictures. Haven’t set a date for completion, but I suspect we will aim for an installation in our LS6 for the 2015/16 season. In other words next winter, but we’ll see.

Stay tuned.cockpit