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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:57 am

Frank wrote:BTW- BobK made good use of the wheels on one of his landings in my glider. :o


Yes I did. I remember that landing very well. I even remember what I was thinking.

I was thinking that I wanted to make the turn tighter, but I was worried about putting too much force on the bars because I didn't know how much torque they could take. So I applied just enough torque to bring it around into the wind right at touchdown. I knew the wheels would help or I would have pushed the turn (and my luck) a little further.

Now that's not to say that there's any known weakness in the design. It may be that those bars could take a few hundred foot-pounds of torque. But as I was coming in for a landing I didn't want to be the one to find out.

It really was a great trip, and I enjoyed the week from start to finish. Thanks to Frank, Red, John, Jerry, Sharon, Jenny, and especially Logan for making it so.
 
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:03 pm

After two hours of searching for the video that Rick put up about grabbing one downtube with both hands just before a whack I give up. I was going to quote Ricks video and add this one to the post.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7-k3meO6IE
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:26 am

Nice addition, Bill :salute:
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