Once again the wing overshot and crashed in front of the trike. Nice flight …. Wide ranging
No Drama. I’m comfortable with the Eden again. 50 minutes at and around 500 ft. Light air.
The Eden was inspected by Paratour. I’m good for another 100 hours. It doesn’t crinkle anymore and it’s developed a bad habit of gaining weight from the morning dew. Elisabeth has shortened the brakes and sometime / somewhere, I shortened the pulleys, making it impossible to park the toggles while in flight. I did make the mistake of missing a wrap with the brakes but it was a non event.
One of the cons to flying at Shell Creek is that the vegetation on either side of the runway can make a wind shadow. I had motored out to the LZ leaving my wind sock 100 yards away attached to the truck where it showed very light and variable air. There could well have been a nice northern breeze just over my head and I didn’t catch it. The airflow at the Parking area has it’s own issues, between buildings etc.
No matter how I analyze it ….pilot error.
There are no pictures because I wasn’t of a mind to document a perfect wing slashed to ribbons.
Today was the second day of Tony’s instruction. Yesterday we did some ground school at the house and messed with the wing a bit. I replaced a line and showed him how to pack and lay out the wing.