Zulu Hotel - Arrived

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Charles Petersen
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Zulu Hotel - Arrived

Post by Charles Petersen » Mon May 27, 2019 2:32 pm

So, with thanks to Bruce and Cole bishop, two incredibly there-when-you-need-them volunteers, ZH, the K-21 Youth Flight Canada purchased from SOSA, is on the field at York, but still in the trailer in which it was retrieved. The missing Journey Log was located at XU Aviation, and delivery is being arranged. So all it will need is rigging (June 1??), and it will be in service.

Nota Bene: GET A BRIEFING ON THE VARIOMETER AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS BEFORE YOU FIDDLE WITH THEM!

DO NOT TURN THE KNOBS UNDER THE VARIO; THEY ARE PUSH INPUTS. TURNING THEM WILL SCREW UP THE VARIO
AND BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE SUN/CANOPY THREAT OF BURNS; THE REAR HEADREST DOES NOT HAVE THE NOMEX FIREPROOF COVERING


But someone is bound to ignore this anyway. :(

It's in really nice shape; let's keep it that way. Wash the bugs and charge the battery every day.
They will soar on wings like eagles - Isaiah 40:3`

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Re: Zulu Hotel - Arrived

Post by Charles Petersen » Tue May 28, 2019 5:36 pm

So, if you to get the most out of the vario, read the manual at
https://www.sosaglidingclub.com/uploads ... 0/lx16.pdf

And, for the Butterfly FLARM display, go to https://www.sosaglidingclub.com/uploads ... us_298.pdf, and additional information in the PowerFLARM Installation Manual at https://flarm.com/wp-content/uploads/ma ... Manual.pdf
They will soar on wings like eagles - Isaiah 40:3`

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Re: Zulu Hotel - Arrived

Post by Stan Martin » Tue May 28, 2019 7:20 pm

Both the LS4 and the DG 500 has similar instrumentation. However, they are not the same. You will benefit from knowing how the instrumentation works. It adds a lot to experience and can make you a better pilot if you know how to get the right information.

The golden rule is have a good battery. A radio and flight computers together will typically drain a standard battery after 4-5 hours. Be aware of this if you plan to go cross country or have an extended flight. Be kind to your fellow pilots make sure the battery is on charge at the end of the day.

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