Missing Ballast GIKI

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Charles Petersen
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Missing Ballast GIKI

Post by Charles Petersen » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:22 pm

The ballast weights for our Grob Twin II GIKI are not in the flight shack. They are cast iron painted yellow, and particular to this model of Grob. The weights for FUZS do not fit.

Does anyone know where these weights are?
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Re: Missing Ballast GIKI

Post by tom fraser » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:24 pm

They are now in the Cottage. Someone found them in the Hangar! The other day we found a single DG500 weight in the seat of a 2-33!!!!

Weights for the DG500, K-21s and Twin Grob belong in the aircraft or the Cottage.....no where else.

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Re: Missing Ballast GIKI

Post by Charles Petersen » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:39 pm

Thanks for relocating them to whoever did so.

Perhaps all the non generic ballast weights need to be marked with the registration of the aircraft they fit.
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Re: Missing Ballast GIKI

Post by Doug Carman » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:11 pm

I found one on the runway west side by the 05 intersection last week. Must have been there all winter.

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Re: Missing Ballast GIKI

Post by James Kingdon » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:41 pm

It's very easy for them to fall off the golf carts and are then very difficult to find - especially the small dg500 weights. Given that there are times when putting weights on the carts is very useful, I wonder if there is anything we can do to secure them? Fitted box, long pin (sounds dangerous), or maybe just a cable lock? We could try and instil a culture of only carrying weights on a cart from A to B, but it seems unlikely we'd make much headway with that.

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