Announcing the Experimental Soaring Association Western Workshop 2018

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  1. Aug 19, 2018 #1

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    The Experimental Soaring Association is holding its 2018 Western Workshop on Labor Day Weekend, August 31st through September 3rd, 2018, at Mountain Valley Airport in Tehachapi, CA. Lecture titles include:

    • Ultralight Sailplanes
    • Soaring in Tehachapi
    • Is There a Case for a Club-built Two-place Glider?
    • Caro 1 Motorglider
    • Teamwork in Sailplane Development
    • Across the Finish Line: Start of a New Adventure
    • How Cheap Can You Get? Low-cost Electric Airplanes That Could Revolutionize Electric Flight
    • Configuration Aerodynamics: Theory and Applications​
    • Prandtl Wing Minimum Drag Update
    • A Sailplane Design
    • Ideal Propellers: A Second Look
    • Klingberg Wing MkII
    • Stairway to Heaven, What are the Steps?
    • 50 Years of Flying

    For more information, links to local accommodations, restaurants, and RV parking, please visit the ESA Calendar at http://www.esoaring.com/calendar.shtml.

    The Experimental Soaring Association, formerly the Sailplane Homebuilders Association, is a division of the Soaring Society of America. While the key points of design and construction of self-built sailplanes remain at the core of the organization, new types of soaring flight, the problems of economical launching methods, the place of motorized sailplanes, and the challenge of reducing the cost of entry into soaring are major interests that prompted our change of name.

    Our goal is to share knowledge and to encourage experimentation, research, building, and flying of soaring aircraft. Our organization is built on the shoulders of aerospace giants such as Paul MacCready, Burt Rutan, and others, and we continue to pursue their goal of economical, efficient, and innovative forms of flight. Please join us as we take soaring and aircraft homebuilding into the future! ​
     
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    Will any of the forums be put on youtube?
     
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    That's an open question at the moment. I'm going to push for it, but it's not my decision.
     
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    Even better:

    Webinar or stream them for those of us that can't attend?
     
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    A webinar is less likely. I've already asked about YouTube, and am awaiting an answer.
     
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    There are some very interesting topics.
     
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    The group had Jim Marske last year, Pete Plumb with the O-100 in 2016, and Dr. Al Bowers is giving the presentation this year on the Prandtl Wing research. The organizing group of members is very excited about this year's lineup. I'm looking forward to attending myself.
     
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    I hope to be there as well.
    Would love to have lunch again with you, VB and A2C - and anyone else on HBA who will be there.
     
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    I'll be there both days this time, so let's definitely do that.
     
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    I'll be there, whether by car or aircraft. At least one of the days.
     
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    Jodi and I won't be making the drive up from Phoenix this year. Jodi has a chemo treatment scheduled for Thursday and I have an oral & practical exam scheduled for an applicant on Saturday.

    Hopefully next year.....we really want 2019 to be a better year for us.

    Terry
     
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    We will miss you Terry but please accept our best wishes for your wife's health and seeing you next year.
     
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    Arrggghhh. Why is this always on the same weekend as the Kanab Canard Fly-In? I cannot be in two places at once... :).
     
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    Looks like I will be driving in to the event instead of bringing the Kolb as hoped.

    At present I may not have the cruise speed to make it there between the time I can depart and the time of the onsite events.More importantly I have zero experience with this aircraft in mountainous terrain, desert winds, etc. as of yet. So even if I made it in the morning if I waited until the events were over and then left for home... it would be pitch black when I was crossing the mountains north of LA.

    Egomaniac, yes... Stupid Egomaniac... not this time :)
     
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    Looks like a nice program. Wish I could be there this year, but choose OSH instead.

    Any highlights video or notes would be REALLY appreciated.
     
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    Hello Rienk and others,

    As it stands now, I'm not going to be able to attend this year but I am trying to move things around to be able to. If I do make it, only Sunday is a possibility for me this year. Will just see how it goes and let everyone know when I know for sure.

    Marc
     
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    The subject of YouTube coverage (recorded) and doing a webinar broadcast have been broached with the ESA leadership, both by myself, an HBA member who has generously offered to fund the webinar option, and another ESA member who is handling a presentation that's being made remotely to the event by a speaker who can't make it in person.

    As of this moment, nothing has been decided. If that changes, I'll post the information here as quickly as possible.
     
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    I would like to see the Prandtl Wing Minimum Drag Update especially.
     
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    At this point, your best bet to guarantee that is to come to the event. I know you're in NY, and that that may not be practical. However, we're just about a week away from the event and I have no commitment from the leadership to make either YouTube videos or a webinar presentation available.
     
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    Any other type of procceedings? (Like the slideware compiled as pdf or the like?).
    I'd be very interested in virtually all of the lectures.
     

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