We had a good day on the airfield on March 7th and finally managed to get some flights. What a nice change!
We reconvened on March 15th after our leaders attended their 1st aid refresher course.
We installed the rear rudder pedal springs (there is no need for new springs on the front rudder pedals as the original springs are sufficient). After tightening the rudder cables, we proved that the springs we had selected were just right. Success!
We also created the anchor points on the floor of the glider for the stick springs, ensuring that the springs were set at 90 degrees from each other and equidistant from the centre of the stick. We attached the springs to their anchor points on the floor of the glider. We also agreed on the design for the anchor points on the stick. Once these are modelled and printed we’ll be able to test our springs.