Recent Articles

Testing the limits

Monday, 21 March 2005

Category: Artical of Interest

Thomas Weissenberger talks about the winter flying conditions in Austria.

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Incorrect assembly instructions - sail webbing

Wednesday, 10 March 2004

Category: Technical Advisory

Please be advised that the Litespeed and Litespeed S owners manuals have incorrectly stated the method for attaching the webbing to the outer leading edge. The error is described on page 9 or 10 of the respective manual under the section "Assembly from 4.5m Breakdown Form". The manual states that the sail webbing should be attached to the top of the leading edge. This is incorrect as the webbing actually needs to be attached to the bottom of the leading edge, as depicted in the related photo.

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The Champion of the Championships

Monday, 18 August 2003

Category: Artical of Interest


Now as we approach the 14th World Championship in Brazil, there has only been one pilot who has competed in each of the previous thirteen competitions.

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Remember to replace your side wires regularly

Tuesday, 12 August 2003

Category: Technical Advisory

We have just had another report of a pilot flying with damaged side wires.

We published a Technical Advisory with some photos some time ago about this issue. Click Here.

The UK pilot had a reasonable short flight, but in some rough conditions to 10500 feet. After landing, he discovered that one of his side wires were badly damaged with all but three strands broken at the bottom of the control frame.

We must emphasis that the side wires must be replaced every year or 50 hours. The glider in question hadn't had them replaced for nearly two years.

Please check your side wires regularly and replace them as required.