COVID-19… Face-to-face scouting activities have been suspended for the foreseeable future, like many other activities (and all schools). We’ll be running with a very reduced team for a while.

Before the country went into lockdown, we purchased enough wood to create the external supports for the simulator: some form of cradle or braces to keep it upright and horizontal while in use or storage.

So today, we set about constructing 2 supports: 1 at the front of the glider, between the 2 seats, and 1 at the back.

We also took another look at the rudder cables and decided that we needed to reroute and swap the existing cables. There was a high risk that the cables from the front rudder would catch on the rear rudder pedals. In addition, the pulleys needed to be pulled closer to the sides of the glider to reduce the friction on the cables.