Welcome to a work in progress

This blog is dedicated to the restoration and modification of a Glasfl├╝gel Standard Libelle H201B, and a tribute to those who have dared to do the same, and to those who are helping with seeing this dream take flight.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Count Down to First Flight!

The count down has begun!

Over this past weekend, Robert became current in the Libelle 201B after flying the clubs glider.

Joseph showed up on Saturday to put the mylar on the control surfaces, while I continued working on the trim out of the cockpit.

Sunday, I finished the cockpit! All the padding is in and the plastic is off!

The electronics are working!

All that is left to do is the final weights and balance, and the verification of the travel on the control surfaces, which I was told will be done on Tuesday!

The transponder needs to be certified, and the compass needs a correction card, but all is looking good (weather permitting) for a test flight next Saturday!

Cameras are charging and the Champagne is chilling!

So, here she is before, ...4 years ago!

 And here she is now!!


  1. I do really like this wooden grip for the controlstick. Where did you buy it?

  2. Hello Markus

    It was purchased from Aircraft Spruce. I had to widen and lengthen the bore (carefully), and I shaped the grip with sandpaper to get the grip the way I liked it.

  3. Hi John,

    Congratulations with a great looking glider! The cockpit part looks absolutely great!

    Wish you a very good second first flight!


    Mark (Netherlands)