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Forum: Soaring April 26th 20, 03:24 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 282
Posted By Eric Munk
Our New Club Ship Becoming Reality

From an economical point of view: the ASK 21 is the only
twoseater glassfibre glider certified for 18,000 hours, not just
12,000 like most...
Forum: Soaring April 17th 20, 07:46 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By Eric Munk
Record height for a winch launch?

Personal best was 63 winch launches as an instructor. Wont do
that again. On a day where we did 135 launches on a two-drum
winch...


t 17:15 17 April 2020, danlj wrote:
On Thursday, April 16,...
Forum: Soaring March 20th 20, 09:24 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 110
Views: 571
Posted By Eric Munk
Coronavirus impacting activities?

Yes. My generation will go trough biggest recession since 1930's and pay
all this as higher taxes, lost income etc. for the rest of our lives. And
for what? To save few more years of life for...
Forum: Soaring February 23rd 20, 07:35 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 278
Posted By Eric Munk
Looking for help with French trailer documents (contact information)

At 00:12 23 February 2020, Senna Van den Bosch wrote:
Op vrijdag 21 februari 2020 08:45:17 UTC+1 schreef Eric Munk:
The. Register it as a new-build in the Netherlands and import
from
there....
Forum: Soaring February 21st 20, 07:39 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 278
Posted By Eric Munk
Looking for help with French trailer documents (contact information)

The. Register it as a new-build in the Netherlands and import from
there. They do accept homebuilt trailers.


At 20:21 20 February 2020, wrote:
Le jeudi 20 f=C3=A9vrier 2020...
Forum: Soaring February 20th 20, 12:13 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 278
Posted By Eric Munk
Looking for help with French trailer documents (contact information)

May bge more cost effective to change the axle and towbar, and register as
a newly-built trailer...
Forum: Soaring February 18th 20, 07:18 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 45
Views: 513
Posted By Eric Munk
Libelle suitability for beginners

I would not recommend a Standard Libelle for inexperienced pilots
if the launch method is winching. Has a tendency to stall at
relatively high speeds, and viciously if one does not pay attention....
Forum: Soaring February 17th 20, 10:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By Eric Munk
Mecaplex canopy window lube

At 19:35 17 February 2020, Dave Nadler wrote:
On Monday, February 17, 2020 at 2:23:52 PM UTC-5, John
Foster wrote:
What is the best way to lube the sliding window in a Mecaplex
canopy?
Mine...
Forum: Soaring February 13th 20, 06:13 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 250
Posted By Eric Munk
Electronic TE compensation, will this work?

At 15:09 13 February 2020, soaringjac A four inch dia hole should
suffice for access. Is not a big deal. Done that before.

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2:59:36 AM UTC-8, krasw
wrote:
Just...
Forum: Soaring February 13th 20, 08:01 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 250
Posted By Eric Munk
Electronic TE compensation, will this work?

I think the photo shows the back of the TE attachment fittings. I
would say the tubing has come off. Easy fix. Get drawings, drill a
hole in the side of the fin, reattach and repair the hole...
Forum: Soaring January 24th 20, 08:38 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 19
Views: 293
Posted By Eric Munk
Sailplane pilot who wandered across the Iron Curtain in the 1960's.

Then there's the lady who rode the tail of a Spitfire by accident in
1945...
https://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/artefact-month/the-waaf-who-flew-a-circuit-on-a-spitfire
Forum: Soaring January 20th 20, 09:43 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 42
Views: 495
Posted By Eric Munk
Lowest power tow

At 08:32 20 January 2020, Cookie wrote:
Yes, but you gotta add in the drag of the glider too. Out tow pilot
would
rather tow a G103 than a 2-33 !

Same with our Sedbergh on aerotow, which has been...
Forum: Soaring January 20th 20, 07:21 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 42
Views: 495
Posted By Eric Munk
Lowest power tow

Surely the Russian hot air balloon launch of a glider? Footage on
youtube.
Forum: Soaring December 2nd 19, 06:05 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 458
Posted By Eric Munk
Damage from bird strike?

Have seen two examples in the workshop. Both eagles. One took
out the canopy injuring the pilot. Other split the vertical stabilizer
open over a meter leaving 15K worth of damage.
Forum: Soaring October 8th 19, 08:18 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Eric Munk
LS6 canopy gas spring

Hahn-Gasfedern 700010, 850N is what I have for LS6 cockpit canopy.
Forum: Soaring October 1st 19, 10:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Eric Munk
Standard Cirrus 1973 (Grob) no water ballast

At 20:43 01 October 2019, Nick Gilbert wrote:
As Eric said - definitely Schempp Hirth.

For what it's worth, one of the most well known Standard Cirrii is
VH-GZR,
flown by Ingo Renner at the...
Forum: Soaring October 1st 19, 12:56 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Eric Munk
Standard Cirrus 1973 (Grob) no water ballast

Out of interest, although its A Schemp Hirth design, it was built by
Grob.
=
Who would be better placed to tell me about it do you think, Grob or
Schemp=

Schempp-Hirth is the TC-holder of the...
Forum: Soaring September 24th 19, 06:59 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 54
Views: 1,093
Posted By Eric Munk
gel coat

Found two gliders during refinish where age-related gelcoat cracks
had gone into the structure. One required local repairs only, the
other a complete replacement of inner 4 metres of top wing skin...
Forum: Soaring September 14th 19, 08:25 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Eric Munk
A wooden control stick grip

I think you’ll find it’s metric.
Forum: Soaring September 9th 19, 02:34 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Eric Munk
Useful info on mods from EASA

CS-STAN applies to aircraft registered in countries that are a member of
EASA. It includes Part-M and SAS-aircraft, but excludes Annex-I aircraft.
Handy to know.
Forum: Soaring September 9th 19, 11:06 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Eric Munk
How much does a lost aircraft logbook effect resale value?

https://www.traficom.fi/sites/default/files/media/file/19736-PIK-20D-FIP_Rev0_20151217.pdf

Fatigue life for the PIK-20D is 65,000 hours, with 5,000 interval
inspections for aircraft that have over...
Forum: Soaring September 5th 19, 07:56 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By Eric Munk
Wiring Harness Needed

At 22:05 04 September 2019, Dan Daly wrote:
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 5:15:06 PM UTC-4, Al
McNamara wrote:
At 20:36 04 September 2019, Bob Youngblood wrote:
I have a radio that...
Forum: Soaring August 30th 19, 09:56 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 292
Posted By Eric Munk
Landing with broken rudder cable

Had this happen on a Puchacz when the cable tension member broke off the RH
rear pedal during a spin recovery. Aerodynamically balanced rudder
(counterweighted), combined with cable-tension from...
Forum: Soaring August 26th 19, 04:33 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By Eric Munk
Discus 2 rudder stiff help please

At 14:06 26 August 2019, wrote:
Do you use an overboard type relief system?

If so, corrosion in the lower rudder hinge usually is the culprit.
Forum: Soaring June 12th 19, 08:35 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Eric Munk
How to hang a glider from the ceiling of a hangar

1: don't save on equipment and buy the good stuff
2: always have a backup system (chain, etc) for when the good stuff fails
anyway
3: when somebody tells you otherwise, always remember 1 and 2

Two...
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