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  2. 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
  3. Last week
  4. Doug Levy

    Ballistic Parachute Repacking

    Thanks Jim, I'll try to reach them
  5. 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.
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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Richard Pearl (Chairman of the TMGA) and I (Webmaster and board member) have discussed it's time to for each of to let go of the TMGA. Richard and I are unlikely to own a TMG in the future. Richard was elected City Treasurer for Lincoln, CA and is traveling heavily in his retirement. I sold my Touring Motor Glider a year ago. My wife and I took delivery of a Cirrus SF-50 earlier this year and we have our hands full staying current and operating it. Ideally, Richard and I would like to find replacements. We need a chair that would help provide energy and possibly help organize events
  11. Ekimlen

    Taifun South Africa

    Hi to all theTaifun owners My Name is Mike Nel from Johannesburg in South Africa. I own a T17E in South Africa and have a Facebook page for people who own and love Taifuns. Please feel free to visit and if you wish contribute pics and vids of your adventures in your Taifun https://web.facebook.com/Taifun-Motorgliders-115041856577724/
  12. David Gofman

    Vendors and Suppliers for Spare Parts

    Hi Stu, please can you confirm is "1120A221" Water- and Weather-Resistant Rubber Push-on Seal with Bulb on Side, Hollow, for 1/8" Edge, 7/16" High $1.67 Per Foot and we need 10 ft length I cannot find "11120A221" Edge-Grip RubberSeal, Bulb Opposite Grabber, 1/8" Edge, 7/16" Bulb Width $1.51 Per Foot https://www.mcmaster.com/1120A221/ I like this design https://www.mcmaster.com/12335A44/ but I am not sure will fit for my Grob 109B Thanks David
  13. David Gofman

    G109B iPad Mount on Panel

    I love this idea. Please, let me know did you install on your 109B?
  14. Hello all, I am reaching out to see if there are any Sun Dancer owners out there still on this forum that would like to start a discussion thread regarding your experiences and/or recommendations.
  15. G-109 owners, give your G-109 a Christmas present, some new parts. As many of you know I am Parts and service for Grob gliders, the G-102, 103 and 104. I do help G-109 owners when I can. I recently ordered some parts for a G-109B owner. There is a 250 Euro minimum order so I bulked it up a bit and now have two genuine Grob tail wheel tires with tubes, (STA brand), and two canopy gas struts, with end fittings, for the G-109B. All parts come with documentation. The tires are the size Grob calls for on the tailwheel. Some other brands rub on the fork. I will sell indiv
  16. JamieSinus

    11 - Posting Classified Ads

    My Sinus is sold... how do I delete the ad? JamieSinus jwtexas1@yahoo.com
  17. xintersecty

    Owning a GROB 109A

    Back to the question on long distance flying with the GROB 109A. How is it? What is baggage space is like? I have read through the GROB 109 B flight manual. I have not found a 109 manual. The limit is 44 pounds. that is more than plenty sufficient for two people packing light. I see the weight limit is 240 per seat and my own weight is 220 (maybe I really need to get serous about my diet 😄 ). Pictures of anybody's plane showing the baggage space will be appreciated.
  18. brasov

    Brasov IS28M2

  19. xintersecty

    Owning a GROB 109A

    Thank you for replying. One thing that I have done is owned at least two beetles and my grandfather owned a Volkswagen repair shop. I know those engines, alas I was never very good with tuning the carb and with mags I don't have to fuss with a distributor ( I hope ). I prefer computer controlled EFI but that's me. 😄 Considering there is 23 of type, I strongly suspect getting information is going to be hard.
  20. bberson

    Owning a GROB 109A

    It's a taildragger. Takeoff and landing can be a challenge for a beginner. It isn't a SGS 2-33. No big deal if experienced. The flight manual says crosswind limit is 12 knots (difficult at 8-10 on right side crosswind) I need 700 feet ground roll solo at sea level standard temp. I suspect much longer run at altitude. Climb is about 400-500 fpm. VW experience is preferred. Much different from local airplanes. Can be low cost if owner maintained.
  21. JamieSinus

  22. xintersecty

    Owning a GROB 109A

    I am a CFIG who has not flown in years. I do keep in my CFI current for the day I do return to flying. I did have a flight recently last feb at Newcastle in the ASK-21. I could fly the tow and gliding, once I got to the landing I knew I was behind the curve and gave the stick back to John. I have been trying to sell my extra house (house rich and cash poor) and once I do I am interested in getting back to flying. However glider clubs are still hour and a half drive. I will be hitting up Bermuda High Soaring to get current. So here are the reasons why I would be interested in a GROB 109.
  23. Gfeldman

    skyview battery backup replacement

    Hi Mike i saw a low voltage warning after the quirky behaviour of the dynon- I could have missed earlier warnings. george
  24. mikeschumann

    skyview battery backup replacement

    If the Skyview immediately shut down on power loss, that would definitely raise big questions about the backup battery. Was there any warning messages about the backup battery being low when the Skyview system was running?
  25. Gfeldman

    skyview battery backup replacement

    Mike, I had not tested my backup battery. The first signs of failure were 2 indicators: 1) On engine shutdown the little notice from Dynon saying that the Skyview would shut down in 60 or so seconds was entirely missing- the Skyview shut down as soon as I turned off its switch.2) As I mentioned when the Skyview was turned on before engine start there were a number of quirky responses from it on engine ignition. George
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