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Forum: Soaring September 14th 19, 01:12 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 138
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Replacement canopies

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:41:00 PM UTC-7, AS wrote:
On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:12:03 PM UTC-4, Charles Longley wrote:
Does anyone have experience with them? They have...
Forum: Soaring September 10th 19, 07:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 63
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
L-23 Loose Horizontal Stabilizer

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:11:32 AM UTC-7, Chris Snyder wrote:
We just noticed some play on our club L-23. It was detected in the stick while on tow with a forward CG. Does anyone have...
Forum: Soaring September 10th 19, 06:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 207
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Discus 2 rudder stiff help please

On Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:51:03 PM UTC-7, India November wrote:

...The rudder on this ship is kept in place by an M8 metal locknut and washer on the lower pivot pin. On disassembly, the...
Forum: Soaring September 6th 19, 10:17 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 138
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Replacement canopies

On Friday, September 6, 2019 at 12:06:11 PM UTC-7, wrote:
Link to an Argentinian company that produces glider canopies and other aircraft windshields:
...
Forum: Soaring September 6th 19, 07:35 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 138
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Replacement canopies

On Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:25:40 AM UTC-7, wrote:
Is there anyone in the US that can blow a replacement canopy for a ASW20?

The factory canopy for the ASW, like that of...
Forum: Soaring September 4th 19, 02:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 99
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Ghost glider

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 5:17:06 PM UTC-7, Nyal Williams wrote:

Thanks for all this discussion! It would be interesting to know who put it there. I've wondered about this ever since it...
Forum: Soaring September 3rd 19, 06:17 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 99
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Ghost glider

The latest Google Maps imagery seems to show that it's still there at 32.9970N, 112.2723W. It's amazing how persistent aluminum structures are when you keep them dry.

--Bob K.
Forum: Soaring August 22nd 19, 12:35 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 100
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
FS Cambridge L-Nav & GPS 20

What he needs for the Grunau is a Piep audio.
Forum: Soaring August 18th 19, 04:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
ASW 17 water ballast system

Streifeneder is indeed your best bet for the bags. We use them in the HP-24 along with dump valves of our own design.

-Bob K.
Forum: Soaring August 16th 19, 05:35 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 120
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Tire pressure monitor

On Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 4:59:03 PM UTC-7, Steve Koerner wrote:
The air volume is such that any attempt to put a gauge on it will drop the pressure quit a lot.

One of the best real-world...
Forum: Soaring August 16th 19, 05:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
schweizer 135 canopy

On Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:31:35 AM UTC-7, Bret Hess wrote:
Yes good quality. But add months to the time they quote.

My experience is that for a canopy for which they have the tooling in...
Forum: Soaring August 15th 19, 07:48 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
schweizer 135 canopy

On Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:00:05 AM UTC-7, Morris Carter wrote:
Has anyone had a canopy made by Aircraft Windshields of Los Aliamitos, Ca

ACW makes all of the canopy transparencies for my...
Forum: Soaring August 14th 19, 05:39 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 120
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Tire pressure monitor

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 1:45:05 AM UTC-7, Phil King wrote:

This is a time consuming process - find pressure gauge...

Any sort of thing you add to the valve stem increases complexity and...
Forum: Soaring August 12th 19, 06:01 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Schempp Hirth Airbrake is partially not flush when locked

On Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:16:30 AM UTC-7, wrote:

Any ideas ?

Start by checking freedom of motion in the suspension between the airbrake cap and the upper paddle. Make...
Forum: Soaring August 7th 19, 10:08 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Ogar parts source

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:34:57 AM UTC-7, Erin Quilter wrote:
We need a source for the tail wheel control cable for a 1977 SZD-45A Ogar glider...

Your best bet is to carefully measure the...
Forum: Soaring August 7th 19, 06:03 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 38
Views: 403
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
fes ot jet (pros and cons)

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 4:47:45 AM UTC-7, kinsell wrote:

Are you serious about this? You're going down at 1000 fpm and you
really think an FES is going to save you? Wow.

With an...
Forum: Soaring August 6th 19, 11:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 38
Views: 403
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
fes ot jet (pros and cons)

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:28:30 PM UTC-7, kinsell wrote:

Tried to start his electric low over a high-density urban area, got
nothing but grinding sounds. Too low even to fire the...
Forum: Soaring August 2nd 19, 01:34 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 301
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Wing Contour?

On Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 4:26:22 PM UTC-7, wrote:
...I know, and have used Bondo to that depth on other things, but aircraft?
Thank you for the insight and expertise...
Forum: Soaring July 31st 19, 11:34 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 301
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Wing Contour?

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 9:00:34 PM UTC-7, wrote:
Can anyone tell me specifically how to tell how closely a wing is following its intended shape or to know if it has "issues"?...
Forum: Soaring July 30th 19, 12:06 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 257
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Lift pins

On Monday, July 29, 2019 at 3:27:07 PM UTC-7, Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) wrote:
OK....stupid question....most FRP works better in tension (from what I know) than compression.
...
Forum: Soaring July 29th 19, 06:06 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 257
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Lift pins

On Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:02:23 PM UTC-7, Sky Surfer wrote:

Interesting discussion. Another question for Bob K. and other experts: If you saw crosswise (cross section) through a typical...
Forum: Soaring July 26th 19, 02:50 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 257
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Lift pins

On Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:25:44 PM UTC-7, Sky Surfer wrote:

Is it true that the main spar tongues are pinned only to themselves and maybe to the opposite wing root, but they don't touch...
Forum: Soaring July 25th 19, 10:42 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 103
Views: 605
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Canadian pilot posts ILLEGAL flight into US on OLC

On Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:50:42 PM UTC-7, 2G wrote:
Ramy, I DID read his comments: it said nothing about obtaining a clearance to enter the US...

Tom, Chester doesn't owe you an explanation...
Forum: Soaring July 24th 19, 11:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 365
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
what is that noise?

One thing to try is applying rudder each way during straight and level flight, and see if that causes the noise. If so, the noise might be caused by the lift pins working in their sockets.

There is...
Forum: Soaring July 18th 19, 11:07 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 166
Posted By Bob Kuykendall
Wanted O2 bottle

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:45:58 PM UTC-7, wrote:
Wrong!

Medical cylinders, even though they are standard sizes, are invariably more expensive due to the influence of...
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