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  2. 2003 Ximango, ONLY $79,000, PRICED TO SELL, in BEAUTIFUL shape, one owner, always hangared. TTE 509 HR TTAF 585 HR ANNUAL 6/19 ROTAX 912S 100HP S/N 200.153 3 POSITION PROP WINGLETS RETRACTABLE LANDING GEAR CRUISE AT 100KTS @75% THROTTLE 4 GAL./ HR L/D 31 STALL 39 KTS GARMIN SL40 RADIO APOLLO SL 70 TRANSPONDER ARTIFICIAL HORIZON BOSE HEADSET TOE BRAKES BOTH SEATS LOCATION: VERO BEACH, FL 772 696 3144 TEDHAUSER@HOTMAIL.COM
  3. TeriStar

    TMG Cross Countries (Literally)

    I would like to see more posts on this site about flying your TMG on cross-countries. To start it off, my co-owner Dave and I flew from Atlanta to Corning California to Princeton New Jersey this past year in our Phoenix. We allowed a week out and a week back in case of weather or maintenance issues. We lost 3 days in North Texas due to weather and had no maintenance issues. Very beautiful scenery and would recommend that everyone do a long western US trip at least once with their motorglider. You can see a slide show of the trip on YouTube under Flying Adventures links listed below. So if you fly more than 3 hours away from your home field, drop a not on this thread and share it with us. I bet some of you flew to the SSA Convention in Little Rock this weekend? (I had to stay home 😞 ) Show us how capable your fun machine is at traveling and getting you and a friend to great destinations!
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  5. brasov

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    Soaring Blue Mountain Blanding Ut. in Brasov IS28M2
  6. My life is too short to become a mechanic, so I have Stanton Sport Aviation, just south of Mpls do my annuals. They are very familiar with ROTAX engines, as they are a service center for Flight Design Light Sport aircraft. Stanton is also home to the MN Soaring Club, so they have lots of experience with glider annuals. I would personally not recommend converting your aircraft to Experimental. It would probably be very difficult to undo that down the road, which might limit the resale value of your A/C. The key is to find a competent ROTAX shop in your area. Given the popularity of those engines, that shouldn't be too difficult. I would try to figure out who is maintaining light sport aircraft in your area, in particular Flight Design, Pipistrel, etc. Doesn't Jim Scott know someone he could recommend?
  7. Hi everybody, Let me start by telling you that I’ve been totally spoiled for the last seven years. The person who does the maintenance on my Phoenix is Jim Scott of Aircore Aviation, a local legend, generally regarded as the light sport/Rotax guru of the Pacific Northwest. My hangar is less than 200 feet from his shop, and I’ve effectively been in an apprenticeship with him over the years. Eric Greenwell and I took a 2-day Rainbow Aviation light sport inspection course from him a few years ago, and he has supported both of our planes. Jim is leaving the Pacific Northwest later this summer and retiring near his wife’s family back east. This is a well-deserved retirement, and I’m very happy for him. Nevertheless, I have to figure out what to do next for maintenance. I’m sure he’ll have some recommendations, but I already know that many A&P‘s don’t like to touch Rotax aircraft, and some who do, shouldn’t. I was thinking about taking the LSRM course that many of you have done, but at age 69 I don’t think it’s a good value for my remaining flying time. My light sport inspection certificate allows me to work on my own plane if it’s an E-LSA, so another option is to change it to experimental and just coordinate with an A&P on the things in which I don’t feel confident.The final option seems to be to find a good A&P who is not against my doing some of the maintenance and signing it off. Since all of you have struggled with this question at some point, I’m curious what you ended up deciding to do. Might make for an interesting discussion until the soaring weather improves. 😀 Ed
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  9. Hi I'm new to the TMGA so perhaps I'm not posting this in the correct category but here it goes... I started making a list of every active TMG we have flying in Sweden. Found the TMGA while doing so. Feel free to check out the website, but it's not translated to english yet. You can find my website with the list here: https://www.tmgsverige.se/ Hopefully I can help if anyone plans to visit Sweden and wants to fly a local Touring Motor Glider.
  10. Thermalseeker

    Wing Folding Help

    It consists of a 10' carbon tube (what I had from an old delta hang glider) Pure genius, Steve! I flew hang gliders for 28 years. I thought that tube looked like a carbon crossbar. from a topless glider. LOL! I've got an old topless in my barn. I may have to rob one of the cross bars and make one of these. Thanks for sharing!
  11. Thermalseeker

    Wing Folding Help

  12. HiFlite

    Thermal soaring in winter

    Winter soaring is something I'm looking forward to exploring by motorglider. One thing I'm noticed that Michigan seems to get, being surrounded on 3 sides by relatively warm water, is convergence zones "banding" E-W across the state. Enough lift to soar? Unknown!
  13. (2) sets Faro ear bud type headsets (David Clarks hurt my jaw). Used one season. Includes a 13 X 10" zip bag, extra buds of assorted sizes and shipping within CONUS. Paid $380 each - asking $450 for both.
  14. wout

    Pipistrel Sinus before storm

    Great looking plane.
  15. Jamey Jacobs

    Dynon ADSB-472 and GPS-2020

    Ed Thanks for the info and pics. This old post made it much easier for me to upgrade to ADSB-472 and GPS-2020 today. It took a few hours of planning and contortions, but it would have been a lot longer without learning from your post. Jamey Jacobs Phoenix s/n 18
  16. aeromac

    Cavalcade of Planes Bolingbrook IL

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    Would like to invite anyone with a motor glider to come to our event Cavalcade of Planes 6/6/2020 and 6/7/2020 130 S Clow International Parkway Bolingbrook IL. 1C5 Clow Airport. This would be a great chance to show off your Motor Glider and introduce Motor Gliders to the area. https://photos.app.goo.gl/okoUCWBLndrbbEz89
  17. Eric Greenwell

    bringing Motor Glider into youth aviation program

    I'm glad my suggestions are helpful. I"ve been helped by many pilots in the past, and know how useful that help can be. By "going to Europe to purchase a Motor Glider", do you mean going there and buying a used one? Or maybe to visit the factory to closer examine what they make, and possibly buying one at the factory?
  18. Ridge soaring Comb ridge and catching thermals off the ridge. Brasov IS28M2 Feb, 7 2020
  19. bruce erickson

    bringing Motor Glider into youth aviation program

    Thanks so much for your great suggestions, especially since I know they come from a lot of experience. I have been checking out and flying some various Motor glider types and I agree about the Rotax power. We are located at an airport with an elevation of 4600 above MSL. So horse power is a consideration, also cost and parts availability is a big concern. I have a fellow retired , airline friend with one of the Schweitzer 2-37’s that came from the Academy. I haven’t been able to get him to let go of it, yet, but I’m working on it. Has anyone got experience going to Europe to purchase a Motor Glider? That may be a next step for us. Thanks Bruce
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