I sat through two days of glider ground school--the weather was so poor we couldn't do any flying. Even caught some hail on the way to the airport today. But it's clearing out now and I should be able to start flying my butt off tomorrow morning!
I just about launched a J-3 bungee strut through the hanger roff. The bolt hold it to the modified bumper jack broke , when I heard this I put the little up-down lever in the down position popped the jack handle & hopped the jack got down before things went flying. It did, my supervisor came over when he heard the jack going down. I showed him the bolt which was in 2 pieces & showing stress like it was ready to brake again, he said to put eveything on hold until he got a stronger bolt.I did bungees on a T-craft once and the tool I used sure made it clear how much energy can be stored in one of those big rubber bands.
The "pilot" that dropped my T-cart so hard last weekend delivered 8 brand new 9090 bungies to me yesterday... NOT looking forward to replacing them!I did bungees on a T-craft once and the tool I used sure made it clear how much energy can be stored in one of those big rubber bands.
Have you done it before? It’s not hard, just awkward. The tool I used was this home-brew thing that was mostly telescoping square tube and all-thread with a clever shoe on top that stretched the bungee far enough then automatically kicked it off the tool and into place with a sort of BWANGGGGG.NOT looking forward to replacing them!