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« on: April 06, 2017, 03:16:17 PM »

This is my first towline built from Jim O'Reilly Plans using Bob Holman short -kit. Went together well and test glides look okay.

http://scienceguyorg.blogspot.com/2017/04/jetstream-a1-towline-glider-build-report.html

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 07:17:44 PM »

I noticed on your blog Bill that you mentioned that you had trouble with Auto Rudder release on the Gnome. I have used the following successfully-you attach a short length of thick fishing line to the tow line just downstream of the ring. The line then then passes through a small washer at the end of the auto rudder line, and is supported either side of the washer with 2 small rings taken from small safety pins, glued into the fuse sides.
On the glider's release the line pulls free of the rings and releases the auto rudder line. you need to have a bit of slack in the release line so that it will not come off before the glider unhooks.
I don't use a spring - by using very light fishing line on the auto rudder and DT lines (about 4 lbs ) it can be stretched to give enough tension.
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John
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