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document Collection of Materials for Pipistrel Touring Motor Gliders
Here are some items collected from Pipistrel: Pipistrel USA Website: link Sinus TMG (30:1 L/D [taildragger] 27:1 [tricycle]): link Virus TMG (24:1 L/D): link Pipistrel Info Packs: link Pipistrel Movies: link The Sinus wing test is quite...
22 Aug, 2015 Views: 571
document G109B Canopy Door Gas Struts
The compressed length of the strut, from ball center to ball center is 7 9/16", and the extended length is 11". The stroke is, 3 7/16". The standard rating is 250N (56 pounds) I believe the original fittings on the lower end of the strut...
19 Feb, 2014 Views: 1446
document List of Website Tutorials
This is a table showing the tutorials that have been developed (to date) showing how to best use the website. Cells that are empty imply that a tutorial has not yet been developed. Our belief is that both video and written tutorials would be...
30 Dec, 2013 Views: 4597
document Motorglider Training Resources
Description: This is a collection of document hyperlinks related to training for motorgliders. XOPA members with KB editor permissions can add to this list or else send suggestions to webmaster. Links Remarks ...
13 Oct, 2013 Views: 2594
document Phoenix Video links
Christmas at the Phoenix factory - Dec 2012: A lovely video of a Phoenix flying from the factories' grass field, but covered in several inches of snow. Watch the low pass, followed by a pattern and landing, all done with the engine off and the...
12 Oct, 2013 Views: 1755
document Ximango Manuals & Checklists
Summary: This is a collection hyperlinks related to Ximango Manuals and Checklists. XOPA members with KB editor permissions can add to this list or else send suggestions to webmaster. Links Description Manual ...
09 Sep, 2013 Views: 3109
document Operating FAQs
How hard is it to fly from the left seat in the Phoenix? "I've flown gliders for many years, always using the right hand on the stick and the left hand for the spoilers and flaps. Will I have a tough time flying the Phoenix from the left seat,...
19 Apr, 2013 Views: 1662
document Taifun Brake saga continues..
Abstract: Please be informed that the gaskets/o-rings in the master brake cylinder MAGURA are not for use with Fluid 41 (former Fluid 4)! It needs DOT 3 or 4. Subject: Re: Taifun Brake saga continues.. From: "cloudsipper"...
18 Apr, 2013 Views: 659
document Using our new home - The basics and some FAQs
Jump starting the transition! Here are some TMGA terms defined ... Forum: What we used to call the "Owner Blog". Our specific forum is in the Phoenix S-LSA Motorglide under Motor Glider Specific Forums. It's active - you can read it now, but...
07 Apr, 2013 Views: 558
document Phoenix Minor Facts and Links
This lists information that is not (readily) available in the aircraft documentation. Subject Inquiry Response Engine Best engine operation and maintenance resource Rotax 912 Engine...
05 Apr, 2013 Views: 1369
document Extension of FAA AD for Grob G109 and G109B
Stu Ostrander reports the following: About a year ago, an English mechanic, discovered a potential issue on the Grob G109 and G109B. He maintains about 30 of them and is an obvious expert on the model. He described the issue, and also...
09 Oct, 2012 Views: 1348
document Help with annual - Can anyone identify these parts?
Abstract: My mechanic has identified a number of parts he wants to replace during the annual. Unfortunately the maintenance manual doesn't provide part numbers for these. Can anyone provide me with part identifiers (and sources) for the...
04 Sep, 2012 Views: 5045
document Fuel quantity stick?
Abstract: Any one for buying a couple dozen and then split them up, I could use 2 myself, one for each flight bag. Subject: Fuel quantity stick? From: "Fred Bonar" <fbonar@yahoo.com> Date: 9/9/08 7:52 AM To:...
28 Aug, 2012 Views: 717
document Landings
Abstract: No one has ever left one 'up there' - we all land - one way or another - but a few days ago I did four takeoffs and landings, (I had not flown for a while) and my hangar mate, Bob Gurr, took a series of pictures of my comings and...
28 Aug, 2012 Views: 397
document Flight set-up
Abstract: I've been slipping my wings on for the past (21) years by myself. Age 77. From: Taifun17E@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Taifun17E@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bob Gurr Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 8:05 AM To:...
26 Aug, 2012 Views: 380
document Slick 4230 lubrication -what lubricant?
Abstract: The best oil for the magneto coupling is chain saw bar oil and some people use motor bike chain oil. Your Unison advise is correct, that is no lube for the slick just the flexible coupling. If you find oil leakage from the bottom...
26 Aug, 2012 Views: 374
document O rings breaks
Abstract: Now that Robert Mudd at Moriarty has been authorized to support the Grob aircraft pool it may well be that once again good advice and support can be found in the US. Subject: O rings From: "George M....
26 Aug, 2012 Views: 273
document Limbach L2400 DFi (1)
Abstract:   I am looking to replace our L2400 EB1B with a Limbach L2400 DFi (1) engine. I noticed that Korff information was linked to the specification sheet of the L2400 DFi (1). I would like to know if this engine is approved for the Taifun...
04 Aug, 2012 Views: 852
document Covers to sell
Abstract:   I flew Matt Bradshaw's Taifun last week and decided not to buy it. I have to reassess my finances (recurring costs underestimated) and prefer carbon fibre. I stupidly ordered covers before seeing the ship and now need to find a...
04 Aug, 2012 Views: 265
document Insurance
Abstract:   What insurance company should I contact concerning a Taifun? Subject: Insurance From:"sahansdal" <sahansdal@yahoo.com> Date:9/18/08 12:58 PM To: taifun17E@yahoogroups.com What insurance company should I contact concerning...
04 Aug, 2012 Views: 235
document Flight set-up
Abstract:   I thought that the 17E's imported into the US could be set up by one person unfolding the wings. Does it really take a crew to set up a 17E for flight? Subject: Flight set-up From: Fridlo 45 <fridlo45@yahoo.com> Date:...
04 Aug, 2012 Views: 244
document Why I Want to be a Pilot
 The following composition was written by Tommy Tyler of the 5th grade at Jefferson School in Beaufort, SC.  It was published in the "South Carolina Aviation News" and is offered here as an encouragement to all people who fly: Why I...
25 Jul, 2012 Views: 275
document An Almanac for Aviators Seeking to Learn the Facts of Flight - Compiled by Bruce Landsberg for Flying Magazine [1981].
It always takes longer than you think. This cardinal rule applies to all flight operations. Experienced pilots use it when contemplating estimated i.imes of arrival, terminal delays, forecast weather improvement, takeoff and landing...
23 Jul, 2012 Views: 609
document Brake failure at end of taxiing !
Abstract:    Last flight of a Young Eagles day, taxiing to fuel pump and brakes (spoiler lever went all the way to the stop) Brake fluid noticeable on left main. Subject: Brake failure at end of taxiing ! From: "cloudsipper"...
23 Jul, 2012 Views: 290
document Hoffmann prop.
Abstract:    Firstly the uneven pressure on the thrust plate will cause breakage of one of the four through bolts. Subject: Hoffmann prop. From: "John" johncallahan@yahoo.com Date: 9/8/08 5:53 PM To: Taifun17E@yahoogroups.com Hi...
23 Jul, 2012 Views: 683