With the forecast of low cloud and heavy rain to continue through to late afternoon, it was going to be a no flying day. The assembled small group of members set about various tasks around the club.
Gavin Short spent a large part of the day re-organising the paperwork for the new K13 G-DCCY into year order similar to all the other club aircraft. During this exercise it was found that the placard speed for the Auto/Winch launch was different to that for the other K13’s. After discussion and investigation, it was found that the existing placard quoted the speed of 54knts which is correct if a black link is used. As we use a brown link at DGS, this will be amended to 65knts to align with the other K13’s.
In the hangar various tasks were being undertaken under the guidance of Colin. The two K13’s and K8 GDK had a new sticker positioned on the nose. This has the instruction to not push the nose down by placing your hands on the nose. This will prevent damage to the noses and a regular need to repaint the nose area of the aircraft.
|The new NO PUSH instruction.|
The wings were moved from the hangar into the workshop ready for the repairs. This necessitated removing the completed fuselage of G-DCCY from the workshop which was positioned in the hangar ready for rigging and re-weighing.
|K8 wings in workshop.|
|K13 G-DCCY in the hangar.|
A day with no flying, but as usual there is always something to be done at a gliding club. Thank you to all who were at the club today and the help with all the tasks undertaken.