The trial went well and I have some nice videos. I was unable to upload a video clip due to it being too large a file.
I followed all the advice from the BGA with respect to mount cameras to gliders and constructed a bespoke fibreglass mount that fixes securely to the wing and has minimal wind resistance. I could not tell it was attached to the wing from how the glider performed in the air.
I have arranged for the demonstration of this Eurofox variant tomorrow with Roger Cornwell, the UK agent.
As many of you know, we have had other engine variants at the park and assessed their performance.
This one is more powerful and we need to test it with our 2-seaters when fully ballasted and also possibly a
single seater with full water ballast.
There will be a number of 2-seater flights available to members at the price of a winch launch to a height of 2000 feet. This will be on a first come first served basis.
If you would like to take part or just have a look at this aircraft please come along. We will need video
footage of the ground runs so anyone with a good camera will be most welcome.
After the carburettor repair the tug has unfortunately developed another problem. After towing on Saturday I found a fine crack in the port exhaust manifold. This has put it out of service until it can be repaired.
I have an appointment with a CAA approved welder, near Winchester on Friday morning so if all goes to plan I will be able to refit it on Friday afternoon and hopefully it will be back in service this weekend.
Here is the picture of the crack. Notice all the white deposit which is especially marked on the shiny SS nut, it was this the alerted me to look for a crack.
Tim Dews arrived with a Shark glider he had repaired and asked for a 5000′ aeratow. Andy Newman had a tow to 2000′ with Mike Jenks in the back and they found some gentle wave and managed to climb about 50 feet !