Saturday morning i was off again, with my plans to get home that evening. Two of the edges of the field I fly at Opoho Park, Dunedin are big slopes that fall away into a valley and into the city respectively. We saw a shred east of Hayfork peak so went for that and climbed up to 9k, then saw another shred at Buckhorn S of the peak and went for that. Thursday morning, in order to avoid the morning rush hour, I started my way to Tacoma Narrows Airport at the crack of dawn. Robert is very helpful and interested in seeing others taking interest in the sport of gliding. You may have noticed on this model Libelle as the flap comes up a gap opens between the fuselage and the flap. I think that I may have raised a bump when sanding for the refinishing.
Posted on Categories Tags , Posts navigation. After he and his tech both looked at the parts, they stated that it was possible that the damage could have been the results of the accident. This vintage pen has been restored with a new ink sac. Assuming the axles are not bent, the front axle should just slide out because the front undercarriage assembly rotates freely on it with a spacer washer on each side to keep it centered. The leading edge modification accounted for over 10% of the total drag reduction at 100 knots. Oh yes, I asked the following questions, What was the date of the last major overhaul, last annual inspection and last avionics check? Answer: Yes, this was in the early days of the water ballast idea. A small round file can be useful in extending the drilled hole into a slot shape.
The best way to remove these pins is to use a pin of slight smaller diameter, a large C-clamp, and a large diameter deep socket. A heat gun and a plastic scraper made short work of that! Since the airport required card access, drove around doing a little sightseeing. Then it dawned on me to add a little fin down from the rudder which formed a splitter plate which restricts the formation of vortices aft of the hole and quiets the noise. I need to look at mine on a later 201. However the outcome was positive and the Libelle is now repaired, determined airworthy, and has been returned to flight.
The tech note covers the detailed ply layout and position. Whatever, steel nibs are fine with me, and the nibs that Libelle uses are darn good. On the return leg the lift was in about, but not exactly, the same spot, supporting the light wind random trigger source theory. Rabbits Christmas Wish Published by Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, 2007. When asked which thermal centering technique he uses, i. Yes, that is what I was thinking when I received a phone call from my work. The nibs might move a tiny bit away from the feed, and that causes a greater flow of ink to the nib.
I drove back the the airport to discuss with Robert the document that I had prepared. Next there was the need to get a temporary tag for the license of the trailer. I squeezed them in the opposite direction with a pair of pliers to bring them back to round, but the shape was still imperfect, and the friction with the pushrod was extremely high. We found that the forward fuselage was turbulent at speeds over 80 knots. I managed to lose the carbon fibre launch peg, so I replaced it with a section of cheap paintbrush handle, which happened to be tapered so I could find a precise fit from halfway down the brush :. Answer: The answer is that it is disastrous.
Friday, April 9th, I was off to Tacoma. Question: Does the reentry angle on the canopy cause extra drag? Fully restored, this was really one of the last major pen designs by Eversharp. The truck was holding up well. I was keeping them happy, and looking for work averaging ten to twenty applications a week , and worked on my school assignments. And the cockpit could rival the latest sailplane manufactured today! If you choose your servos carefully, you can use a 2S LiPo battery to power everything. I informed the Manager of my suspicions that the damage could have been related to the accident. There might be enough heat to cause the sides to return to their natural shape without creating the press, but a contour template would still be a good tool to have.
The minimum wing loading was about 5. You crack me up with the pens and paper comments, but I know what you mean. These accounted for the extra drag. This doesn't seem important, but if you are computing the wing loading at 7% higher than its true value it makes the high speed drag look rather bad. A lot of pilots spend thousands of hours smoothing wings and sealing gaps, these are modifications that mainly help on the low speed end. They called me back with a few suggestions to get me on my way.
Again, the surface condition of the gelcoat was such a mess, that there would be a lot to get this bird returned to factory fresh condition. No cracks, light wear, clean imprint. Not to get into symantics of cost of soaring or owning ones now sailplane all of you that want soaring as a status symbol you're safe with me don't worry. It takes a little bit of perseverance but the results are dramatic as can be shown by the figures. Answer: This idea was suggested to me by Professor Al Ormsby after he had attempted to use tufts. Much of this did not seem to be worthwhile when I was gathering it.