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  4. I have a Taifun17e (serial number 1084) for spares following storm damage. The starboard wing and flap has damage and there is a 1/3 circumference crack in the tail boom. All the rest of the aircraft is undamaged but the Insurers have deemed it is beyond economical repair. I have therefore bought the salvage. The 2.4 Limbach EB1AB engine runs really well with an uprated oil cooler. Clam shells are fitted also. Propeller is MTV-1-A/L 160-03. Compressions are good and the Slick magneto has only completed 12hrs since certified overhaul. It has a Trig 8.33 radio and Mode S transponder. The undercarriage and wing forks are undamaged and could be shipped. Aircraft is based in England and details can be checked on the UK G-INFO register at https://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-register/g-info/search-g-info/ Aircraft registration is G-KFBA. The aircraft currently has a valid ARC until 4th June 2022.
  5. Hi Barry I'm very interested to hear how you are going with the Phoenix. I nearly bought it from John S. We have an HK36TTS here on Queensland Fraser Coast. You can email me on icanflysailplanes@gmail.com Best wishes John Ennis
  6. Robert

    Terrain towing Phoenix

    Also, anyone experience with a one man rigging system?
  7. Dear all, I need to regular tow my Phoenix across an airfield behind a car. Any suggestions on how to best do this? Front, back, piece of special equipment? Thanks! Robert
  8. philphil_99

    Self launch endorsement

    If you're still looking, I can help. You can reach me at www.soaringflight.com
  9. xintersecty

    Facebook - Motor Glider

    The facebook group is very active so far. however saying that I hope this group sticks around as no corporation can take it away from us.
  10. Doug Levy

    Jim Lee Retires

    Thanks for all your help Jim. Enjoy the golden years.
  11. Robert

    Cobra Trailer for the Phoenix?

    I ordered a Phoenix U15 trailer in Poland from Avionic in Februari this year. I found another solution, so I do not need the trailer anymore. Unfortunately, I already paid part of the price which will not be refunded... Anyone interested to buy a great trailer for Phoenix??
  12. Robert

    Suspend a Phoenix in a hangar?

    A simple, smart lift. IMG_0095.m4v IMG_0092.m4v IMG_0093.m4v IMG_0094.m4v
  13. Bob Holtaway

    Tail wheel....

    Thanks for the suggestion. I figured it out and successfully repaired it. The trick is to use a 6mm ball hex socket, a universal, and several extensions to reach thru the inspection opening then the second set of hands undoes the nut which is tucked in the welded box at the bottom. I found the internals so packed with grit that the cam could not push the spring off the stop since it was packed behind the space the spring should move into. The bearing surfaces were pretty well chewed up, A good cleaning and lubrication solved it. Bob
  14. xintersecty

    Why the lack of participation

    Any luck on buying insurance?
  15. mikeschumann

    Suspend a Phoenix in a hangar?

    What is it?
  16. btrjillo

    Jim Lee Retires

    Congratulations Jim, and welcome to the club! Good luck, have fun, be safe, and thanks for your support!
  17. alexress99

    Cobra Trailer for the Phoenix?

    This doesn't help Ed with trying to keep the tow below 3000lbs but I used a generic 24' double axle trailer to ship #44 to Honolulu. Yes Mike, I could have flown part way. Afterwards, I used the trailer for several months, packing and unpacking to fly, until I got a hanger. Nice thing about buying a large generic trailer is the high resale value it will have if/when you decide to sell it. I rented a reasonably priced U-haul to tow it from Minden to Oakland. The black steel cradles holding the wings came from Czech Republic, are specifically designed for the Phoenix and were purchased from the newly retired Jim Lee (congratulations!). There are side stories on all phases of this adventure that I'd love to share if anyone is considering this route.
  18. Robert

    Suspend a Phoenix in a hangar?

    Andreas near Geneva, Europe has a beautiful solution for this!! Robert
  19. Robert

    Cobra Trailer for the Phoenix?

    Hi Don, Do you have any mechanical help tool for rigging and derigging your Phoenix? Best, Robert
  20. Martin Galligo

    Propeller Hoffman

    I need a Hoffman propeler for my ximango. Same for sale?
  21. We have a 50/50 partnership on a Phoenix, both of us are Light Sport Maintenance Repairman and I can offer this info: - I can't even imagine an underwriter giving insurance for a student/group in this aircraft. Hull value is much higher than a Grob 109 no matter how old the Phoenix is. Probably only two companies will offer to insure it and premiums will be high because insurance industry went nuts over the last two years. I would estimate $8K or greater for 4 or more pilots. It costs us over $5K and we have 7 years/100+ hrs each (though some claims). I also have 200+ hrs tail wheel experience. - Insurance company added requirements this year like: BFR annually in the exact aircraft, no pilots but those named, etc. - This aircraft requires very strict transition training unlike many other gliders. Not well suited for student flight training. - Plan your budget for major maintenance costs like Rotax 5 year rubber replacement, Magnum BRS chute 7 year inspection, BRS Rocket 12 year replacement, etc. - BRS Chutes can take up to 4 months to turn around, so get a loaner or insert equivalent ballast to keep flying. - Rent the aircraft dry by electronic flight timer and there is no need to worry whether they fly it without power. I applaud your goals, as there needs to be more TMG available for training and rental for those that can't afford to own. I would enjoy hearing more about your plans; message me privately.
  22. Eric Greenwell

    Jim Lee Retires

    Good luck with all the post-retirement efforts!
  23. xintersecty

    TMG in a lease back program or club setting…

    I got insurance estimate for a grob 109 from costello through the SSA. It was about 5K for flight instruction and leasing.
  24. Jim Lee

    Jim Lee Retires

    No, I didn't get new tires for my car. I am retired from aircraft sales with Jonker Sailplanes and Phoenix Air in order to pursue competition and record flying to a greater extent. Well, try to anyway. I just notified the SSA competition committee that I am stepping down from my US Team position at the World Gliding Championships in Hungary this summer due to the nearby war in Ukraine and the uncertainty that it brings to the area. I will still continue to support my awesome Phoenix customers with information, parts, and training. Ed Babovec is the new US agent for Pure Flight, which is producing the Phoenix. Ed is an A&P mechanic and pilot with experience importing aircraft from Europe. You can find his contact info on the Phoenixairusa.com website. I wish Ed and Pure Flight continued success with the Phoenix. Kathy and I will hang onto our Phoenix until I can't fly anymore. I look forward to some backcountry flying and fly fishing with the new larger tires which turn the Phoenix into a bush plane, of all things. My email address is now leejim17@yahoo.com Cheers, Jim
  25. I am purchasing a Phoenix air and am trying to put it in a lease program. Who has a TMG in a rental program or club setting and what does that program look like? separate fees for power on/off? Fees for each? Insurance policy. What company is willing to insure a rental or club program? How much might that cost? What are the training requirements for student glider pilots, private glider pilots with no power experience or tail dragger training, private pilot airplane pilots with no glider and tail wheel time or no tail wheel experience?
  26. Foley

    Why the lack of participation

    In the process of buying a phoenix. Very difficult to find insurance especially since I only have 300 hrs (35 glider). Also trying to put it in a lease program. I have the perfect instructor. Just looking for insurance for a group.
  27. Sidlinger

    Why the lack of participation

    I flew my AMT-200S on Friday and my HK36TC-100 on Monday. And since JET-A is $9.98 at KFLG I'm feeling pretty good about having sold my MD-500E and my PA-46-500TP.
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