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  3. Emmanuel Parrein

    Windex 1200c

    Hello Everybody, I'm new on this forum, looking fo any documents on the Windex 1200c . I've got a second hand kit but no building manual. The windex company is no more involving with aviation. Does anydody knows a Windex builder or owner. Thank a lot! Emmanuel
  4. Steve R.

    Wing Folding Help

    So as we mature the wings do get harder to fold (old age) at 5'7" 130 lbs. and 74 years of age they can be daunting so I came up with a solution. I simply made two wooden frames that fit the wing nicely with some on-skid rubber attached to the wing side of the frame. I had an old carbon tube from a delta glider and fitted a dumbbell handle into the end of it with some epoxy so that I could attach barbell weights to it. (I found 2-3 25 lb. weights to be the right amount). I put a quick pin in the far end so the tube wouldn't slide out when the wing was vertical. At that point it became ea
  5. Jim Lee

    Phoenix Airframe Service Life

    From the Maintenance Manual: A maintenance system without general overhauls is designed for the U15 Phoenix. The initial lifetime is designed for 3,000 flight hours. When you reach the specified number of flight hours in case of the first 3 aircrafts, a program of subsequent lifetime increase will be compiled, the requirements for a qualification of the staff authorized for the specified operations, prescribed inspections extent and procedures, lists of spare parts with limited lifetime will be determined. The user is obligated to notify the producer before reachi
  6. Q: Is there a service life for the Phoenix?
  7. Thermalseeker

    Hydraulic tubing for tow brakes

    Try Aircraft Spruce and Specialty. A lot of the ancillary parts used on the Ximango, particularly the later S/N's can be found at Spruce. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/
  8. faselh

    Hydraulic tubing for tow brakes

    I need to replace hydraulic brake lines, so I need the tubing and fittings to connect them. Any suggestions where to get these items? Thank you
  9. faselh

    Ximango Brakes and Wheels

    were you able to find brake parts? I need to replace hydraulic brake lines = so need the tubing and fittings. Any idea where to get these? Thanks Hermann
  10. The elusive G109A maintenance manual was found (special thanks to Gerald Suhrcke in Bayer who had a copy). It is attached here (German only but we are just glad to find it) along with the G109B maintenance manual in English just in case anyone does not have it as well (plus other related docs are in the link below). Thanks Gerald!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sPaPYyR_YJ-EAo3iTY8-Tcr5vz0J9Bux?usp=sharing Grob-G109A-Maintenance-manual-Rev7.pdf Grob-G109B-Maintenance-manual.pdf
  11. MFPrice

    Grob G109A master brake cylinder?

    Found it thanks to emailing others. Also a special thanks to Gerald Suhrcke in Bayer who had a copy of the G109A maintenance manual (uploaded here and also in the link below with other related manuals). https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sPaPYyR_YJ-EAo3iTY8-Tcr5vz0J9Bux?usp=sharing Grob-G109A-Maintenance-manual-Rev7.pdf
  12. FCatalan

    Stemme S12, S10 pics needed for 3D modeling

    Hi Alan, sadly no, if we had access to the real thing we wouldn't be asking for pictures to help us make a virtual one
  13. MFPrice

    Grob G109A master brake cylinder?

    Does anyone know the part number for the Grob G109A master brake cylinder? I believe the brand is Grimeca but I need the part number. I am grounded, thanks! - Michael Price (MP)
  14. algee1_73@yahoo.com

    Stemme S12, S10 pics needed for 3D modeling

    Is there a chance that this friend has flown, or knows some one who has experience in, the Stemme S-12? I'm interested in perhaps owning one, and would like to speak with someone who has experience with it to see what they think. Thanks - Alan Gurevich algee_73@fastmaila.com 204-910-9173
  15. Ferry or Flight Instruction , Check Out , X Country Instruction for new owners. 50 years experience. Over 200 Hrs. in AMT Motor Gliders , Most Touring Gliders 817-676-3402 Fig1951@yahoo.com Will Travel anywhere . BASE T67 Hicks Airfield Fort Worth Texas
  16. Ferry or Flight Instruction , Check Out , X Country Instruction for new owners. 50 years experience. Over 200 Hrs. in AMT Motor Gliders , Most Touring Gliders 817-676-3402 Fig1951@yahoo.com Will Travel anywhere . BASE T67 Hicks Airfield Fort Worth Texas
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  18. xintersecty

    New Leadership and New Webmaster Needed for the TMGA

    We can not loose this resource. I live in South Carolina and look over at Stemme USA from my office. I just can't afford the planes 😄 I can help out with moderation. The classifieds are a mess because members can't delete or mark a plane sold. The COVID ( like the boogie man but a boogie virus ) has killed events in the glider community and I am sure that's not helping this community either. There are some really nice airfields that would be great to host events here in South Carolina.
  19. xintersecty

    Owning a GROB 109A

    I really thank you for posting. As for long wings, I have spent many hours in the GROB 103 and know the joys of cross control thermals. 😄 I have a dream of getting a motorglider but cost and money is really limiting choices. I would love to see the grob 109 community start switching to the Rotax 912 however I have seen much public data on that. On a rope break for a glider, 300 feet is std minimum turn around, what would the GROB 109A be?
  20. Hi everyone, I hope this request is OK. A friend of mine is 3D modeling a Stemme S12. He has gathered manuals, pics and videos for reference, but he is missing some angles. If anyone here owns a Stemme we would be thankful if he could snap a few quick pics next time he has an opportunity. Even another Stemme model would be OK, as many details are similar. He mainly needs a view from below the open landing gear doors, to have an idea of what can be seen through those. He also needs one of the tail assembly close from behind, to see the area of clearance between the elevator and rudde
  21. Grobie

    Owning a GROB 109A

    I have experience on both G109A and G109B. Both have good amount of space for luggage behind the seats, although there might be some CG and weight issues on full tanks. Refer to POH. Grob is really fun to fly but might be a little bit tricky if your experiences limit to i.e. Cessnas. The first big difference is that it needs lot of rudder when turning. The inertia is quite high because of the long wings so flying it ball in the middle takes some time to get use to. Might be that if you are glider pilot it is easier. On left crosswind the takeoff is pretty easy to handle but on right cross
  22. Hello Eric, I purchased a Sun Dancer in September and signed up with the TMGA website in December. I created and run a website for a car club I belong to in Central California called the Vapor Trailers (https://www.vaportrailers.com) and have a background in web development. I am retired and spend a lot of time on the front and back end of custom websites and would be willing to help out from the website design, maintenance and management side. I'm still rather new to motor gliding and don't know much about the TMGA's history or prior activities but would be willing to learn mo
  23. Doug Levy

    Ballistic Parachute Repacking

    Thanks Jim, I'll try to reach them
  24. Jim Lee

    Ballistic Parachute Repacking

    Doug, The rocket is on a 12 year replacement schedule. Contact Dennis Carly, the Stratos 07 dealer for current details about rocket replacement. When I was working with the last Stratos dealer, the program was to take the rocket propellant to a fire department for burning, send the empty rocket casing back to Stratos, and have the dealer send you a new rocket. Since each rocket has to be shipped separately, there is no point in getting with other owners for a group shipment. The rocket has to be shipped in a special cage under rigorous procedures.
  25. Doug Levy

    Ballistic Parachute Repacking

    I have Phoenix 02 built in 2010. I bought this from Dennis Yeoman a couple of years ago. He had the parachute repacked but didn't do the rocket. I'm thinking by the end of this year I should get the rocket sent back. Any suggestions? Would anyone else want to do it at the same time? Doug Levy
  26. Eric Greenwell

    New Leadership and New Webmaster Needed for the TMGA

    Thanks to Steve and Richard for their creation and development of the TMGA and it's website. I've enjoyed being a member and taking part annual events they produced. I hope they will find people to continue the Association, events, and the website. Ed Walker, who started the first Phoenix group, and I have discussed the TMGA situation with Steve for a while now. Neither Ed nor I feel we could take over from Steve and Richard. ED and I think, if the TMGA does dissolve, the best choice for TMGA Phoenix group members is to join the Phoenix group that uses Google Groups. Many of us have bee
  27. Jim Lee

    New Leadership and New Webmaster Needed for the TMGA

    Steve, an SF-50, really? Congrats! We expect you to attend the next TMGA fly in wherever that may be (should only take you a couple hours air time no matter where). What next, Richard is getting a Cessna Mustang? Thank you Steve and Richard for your long term work and time on the TMGA behalf, we will miss you both. There is a lot of useful content on this site, and it would be a shame for it to get lost. Hopefully no matter which on-line track the TMGA takes, this content will be preserved. As to the Phoenix owners and fans moving to a Google group, that is news to me. Either t
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