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Old 10-29-2007, 08:17 PM   #11
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I'm not really intending to go after big thermal flights during the winter with the GL. I'm only using it as a trainer until I get a powered trainer in the spring.

Thanks to everyone for the tips.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:35 PM   #12
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I gather that the Genle Lady will be unpowered, a glider only machine. If you were going to use a hi-start for launch, be advised that some surgical tubing systems are very sluggish in cool, let alone cold weather. Best results are with black stuff from sports injury specialty stores. Tex.
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Thanks Tex. I'll keep that in mind. I don't really know what to expect but I just really want to get a feel for flying before I take on a real powered trainer next year.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:19 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Dig it
Use a transmit if you can get ahold of one, it works great.
Well, sometimes they can be good. Just don't pull the boneheaded move I did the first time I used one.

I'm in a parka, got my winter Tilley with ear flaps down, all snug as a bug, flying with the Transmitt. For some reason I felt a need to pull my right hand out, (my butt was itchy or... I don't remember for sure) and just as quickly realized I was in trouble. You CAN NOT easily shove your hand back into the damned thing in a hurry!


The velcro flap on the top came open and I was able to get back on the right stick in time to keep from punching a hole in the snow, but just barely!
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I made a foam envelope for the batts to keep them warm. With the envelope, they generate enough heat to keep themselves warm. That foam plastic that electronic devices comes in, about 1/8 in. thick. Just Scotch taped together with the flap held shut with Velcro, then velcroed to the side of the fuse if it's a foamy. Without the warmth, the batt. will last about 5 mins at freezing temp. doesn't matter what the capacity is.
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