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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, July 13, 2014

More Trailer Mods!

I have not been doing much flying over the past two weekends due to weather, so I continued to work on the trailer. I knew that I was far from finishing this sucker!

Now that I have a working glider, it is time to finish the means to secure it and the support equipment for travel.

I fabricated a rack for the horizontal stabilizer. It was made from aluminum to keep it light.


I was getting fearful that the struts would not hold the additional weight, but, for now, it seems to be working.


I used felt padding to reduce scratching the surfaces.













The next area on the trailer to tackle is the forward compartment to house the spare tire, wing rigger, support stands, the wing and tail dollies, and supply bins.


1 comment:

  1. Hi John,

    I found your blog today as I was searching for advice on how to build a fuselage cradle for my own glider.

    Very interesting blog - I take my hat off for the amount of work you've put in.

    The cradle I need is not for the trailer, as mine uses a different assembly than most, so instead a maintenance cradle. I used 2 scissor jacks for a lifting assembly, but now need to make the fibreglass cradle and attach it to the jacks.
    Can I embed a metal post and weld it to the jacks, or will the temp destroy the resin?

    Regards,
    Erich

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