New video - Covering the Wings using
1.8oz SuperFlite Polyester Dacron and their EkoClean / EkoBond products.
I'm nearly finished converting my garage into a spray shop and hope to get the flight surfaces painted as soon as the air temperature rises a bit - the EkoPoly 2-part paint needs a minimum of 65-75°F to cure. Watch this space!
This test hop, using 4 out of 6 bungee ropes worked well, but the next run, using all 6 bungees revealed a problem - I couldn't open / release the rear anchor mechanism under the increased load. I will have to redesign the anchor release before I can take the test hops any further.
Yes, I copied the tow release and used it for the rear glider anchor release, but the bungee pressure proved too much and I damaged the release handle, pulling the cable ferrule out of its mount in the cockpit.
Great Phil! The bird looks beutifull! Pitty about the release. The one you drew will work I think, but only as a retainer. One can buy these sort of releases in a marine store. Used one like that on my hangglider in the early days.
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