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Old September 14th 19, 04:32 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tom BravoMike
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The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.:

https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/el...ipstandard.php

Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which inner size is it, 3/4" or 7/8" (before I get to the glider to measure it myself?) Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.
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Old September 14th 19, 04:41 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tim Taylor
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I had a wooden one similar to the link in a Ventus b. It was ok, but I found it a little large. I tend to fly holding the stick in several different ways depending on the conditions. The wooden one was fine when you are holding the stick near the top, but it did not work as well when you wanted to have just a few fingers at the base.
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Old September 14th 19, 08:25 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Eric Munk
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I think you’ll find it’s metric.

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Old September 14th 19, 02:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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If you make a plug to hold the ptt switch, then foam bicycle handlebar tape works great.

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Old September 14th 19, 07:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:52:17 AM UTC-5, wrote:
If you make a plug to hold the ptt switch, then foam bicycle handlebar tape works great.


Yes, I've been looking at some interesting bike grips, too. Some claim those made of cork are even better than the wooden ones:

https://ergonbike.myshopify.com/coll...ts/gp1-biokork
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Old September 15th 19, 02:21 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Scott Williams
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Default A wooden control stick grip

On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:32:33 PM UTC-5, Tom BravoMike wrote:
The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.:

https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/el...ipstandard.php

Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which inner size is it, 3/4" or 7/8" (before I get to the glider to measure it myself?) Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.


I also was less than thrilled with the original ski pole grip commonly used on SH gliders. In my search for a suitable replacement, I found a few options which were either unobtainable or expensive. I only need a PTT and once read that U.S. military stick grip have been molded from black pigmented plexiglass since WWII. so I carved out a couple using a belt sander and polished them. I also carved out a phenolic version. I used a PTT "otto" brand switch.
pics on clubs facebook page
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Old September 15th 19, 04:45 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tom BravoMike
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Default A wooden control stick grip

On Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:21:03 PM UTC-5, Scott Williams wrote:
On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:32:33 PM UTC-5, Tom BravoMike wrote:
The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.:

https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/el...ipstandard.php

Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which inner size is it, 3/4" or 7/8" (before I get to the glider to measure it myself?) Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.


I also was less than thrilled with the original ski pole grip commonly used on SH gliders. In my search for a suitable replacement, I found a few options which were either unobtainable or expensive. I only need a PTT and once read that U.S. military stick grip have been molded from black pigmented plexiglass since WWII. so I carved out a couple using a belt sander and polished them. I also carved out a phenolic version. I used a PTT "otto" brand switch.
pics on clubs facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/381501291867080/


Sorry, but I belong to that minority species who has chosen not to have a FB account, hence no access. But thanks all the same.
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Old September 15th 19, 07:13 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Chris Wedgwood[_2_]
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Sorry, but I belong to that minority species who has chosen not to have a FB account, hence no access. But thanks all the same.


It wouldn't help anyway. Thats a closed group page. Goodness knows what they are trying to keep secret from the rest of us
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Old September 15th 19, 11:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default A wooden control stick grip

On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:32:33 PM UTC-4, Tom BravoMike wrote:
The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.:

https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/el...ipstandard.php

Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which inner size is it, 3/4" or 7/8" (before I get to the glider to measure it myself?) Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.


Wrapping the existing grip with Tennis Racquet " grip wrap" worked nicely for me in a Standard Cirrus with that sticky grip problem.
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Old September 16th 19, 02:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Scott Williams
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Default A wooden control stick grip

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5:24:14 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:32:33 PM UTC-4, Tom BravoMike wrote:
The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.:

https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/el...ipstandard.php

Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which inner size is it, 3/4" or 7/8" (before I get to the glider to measure it myself?) Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.


Wrapping the existing grip with Tennis Racquet " grip wrap" worked nicely for me in a Standard Cirrus with that sticky grip problem.


So FB closed? how about SSA,
https://www.ssa.org/photogallery.asp...mbr=1392883062
 




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