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.
Apologies for the erratic behaviour of the forum software lately - it is making a mess of rendering the posts and is difficult to read.
This appears to be being caused by old system code that contains deprecated commands and syntax no longer used by the latest version of PHP running on the server. I have raised the matter with both the forum and Joomla software developers, but it may take a while to get fixed.
Phil (System Admin)
Progress on Phil Lardner's All-carbon CD? (Part 2)
30 May 2018 08:12 #1104
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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