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Forum: Soaring September 9th 20, 01:32 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 59
Views: 409
Posted By Eric Munk
Ka6e for Tall Pilots

Schleicher has TN16 which details mods for taller pilots. The Dutch
mod was extensive rebuild of the front fuselage, basically 10 cm
longer nose from main bulkhead forward. Done through local...
Forum: Soaring August 24th 20, 02:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 122
Posted By Eric Munk
Discus tail ballast leak

Boot is usually the suspect. An hour's work for an experienced techie to
replace. Use non-acidic thick grease like vaseline to lube before putting
it in. Saves you smaller leaks over time. Problem...
Forum: Soaring July 16th 20, 06:06 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By Eric Munk
Lindner seeking life extension to 16,000 hrs for Grob?

At present the only lifelimited gfrp glider to have its life extended
above 12,000 hours, is the ASk21. Up to 18,000 hours. I
understand the procedure was costly and complex, and adds to
the...
Forum: Soaring July 13th 20, 10:13 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 150
Posted By Eric Munk
Wood glider outdoor storage

At 15:11 11 July 2020, wrote:
Mice are nearly as much of a hazard as moisture. Even if completely
protect=
ed from moisture if you don=E2=80=99t exclude mice completely...
Forum: Soaring July 9th 20, 09:29 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 150
Posted By Eric Munk
Wood glider outdoor storage

Long time ago saw the result of leaving a wooden glider outside in
the weather for considerable time, in covers. Water got into the
airbrakes box damaging spar longerons. Wing folded on take off....
Forum: Soaring June 11th 20, 01:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Eric Munk
Corroded main pins?

At 20:15 10 June 2020, Bob Herman wrote:
On Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:58:06 AM UTC-6, kinsell wrote:
Have a friend looking at a used SZD 48-3 for sale with corroded pins,
he's wondering if...
Forum: Soaring June 10th 20, 08:29 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Eric Munk
Corroded main pins?

If it is the pins at the pointy end of the wing spars, the answer is that
they cannot be replaced without serious work. The pins are welded onto a
steel fixture that is glassed into the spar stub....
Forum: Soaring May 28th 20, 10:17 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 38
Views: 520
Posted By Eric Munk
New SB (SB-G09) on elevator pushrods for most all Grobs

AD published by EASA:

https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2020-0121
Forum: Soaring April 26th 20, 03:24 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 377
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: 231
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: 832
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: 360
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: 360
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: 360
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: 638
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: 252
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: 356
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: 356
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: 355
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: 600
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: 600
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: 553
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: 14
Views: 307
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: 494
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: 494
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...
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