Aviate, ADM, Aviate, Navigate, Communicate
Posted by DPE on 4/2/2012, 4:44 pm, in reply to "Hand held radio for the L13AC"
Just in case anyone forgot! |
: Per Jim Martin's comment regarding lack of a
: radio for the L13AC, I believe there are a
: couple of hand held radios in the clubhouse
: that should be put in the L13AC until we get
: a radio installed. Lets check to make sure
: they are charged up and working first.
: If we can't find the club hand helds, or the
: batteries are dead, I have a ICOM A22 which
: I will lend to the L13AC until a radio is
: installed. I just put fresh batteries in
: the A22 so it should be working fine.
: Announcing the landing pattern at least gets
: people looking out for other aircraft and
: makes our DPA (Dansville Pilots Association)
: kinsman across the field happy too.
: But most importantly, scan, scan scan!
: --Previous Message--
: Notes from the 1st round of field
: Blanik L13AC spins great with a 205#
: instructor in the rear (Me) and 170# or
: lighter student up front. Very nose low
: attitude, stays into spin until opposite
: rudder or even the slightest reduction in
: aft stick pressure. Stalls at 33-34K. I
: Recommend a pattern entry speed of 50K, then
: add 1/2 wind and any extra for sink.
: Emphasis Items; Tow the aircraft with the
: canopy closed AND Latched to prevent canopy
: hinge damage. Leave the G-meter readings for
: the next person to reset. Try to lands the
: glider in a 2 point attitude with some
: flare, but not so much that it bangs the
: tail first, please. Reminder- it has a
: swivelable tailwheel, so crosswind or
: tailwind takeoffs or landings require your
: attention to prevent ground loops.
: We had 4 powered aircraft
: "intrusions" due to operating on
: rwy 32. Wingrunners did good work, and
: everyone needs to stay vigilant. The Blanik
: does not have a radio, yet.