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Old 04-11-2013, 05:36 PM
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Default Sport 2 VG

Is there anything that can be done to make it easier to pull VG on the Sport 2? Not sure if it just my glider but I find that I have to really yank on the VG to tighten it- approx 30 lbs. I've considered spraying some silicone lube between the little pulley wheels and shaft but I'm afraid it may cause it to attract dust. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:23 PM
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Sounds like a twist in one of the VG ropes. I can take a look at it next time we fly.

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:19 PM
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Thanks Larry! Never thought to look for twists.

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Sounds like a twist in one of the VG ropes. I can take a look at it next time we fly.
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Even if I didn't really agree, I wouldn't argue Larry's advice until I could prove it wrong!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:08 AM
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No argument here, I beleive he brings up an excellent point. My VG set up often looks like a crows nest before I tension the glider. Things appear normal when i look after tentioning but it is clear that I need to look at it much closer. A twist is very likely.
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Good point - I flew my Sport 2 for the first time last weekend (Thog's glider) but didn't even get to the point of pulling VG. Will look at it as part of pre-flight.
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The twist will probably be in the down tube. Have you had to replace the right side down tube?

On my U2 I have to watch the lines in the sail at the cross bar when I set up. One line likes to jump the pulley and wedge itself between the pulley and the block. Does make it a little harder to pull, but makes it impossible to let it off in flight.
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Yeah I have encountered the wedged line syndrome before and it wasn't that. I checked it last weekend and believe it may be getting some friction against the string that makes up my AT tow point. I pulled that string all the way to the back and believe (could be imagination) that VG was looser. One other point that came to mind is that the pool noodles I have stuck in my wing tips might be causing the sail to be much tighter with full VG- I will check this next time.

I guess the only way to know for sure whether or not my VG is tight or loose is to actually compare against a similar glider. I recently bought a pair of gloves with silicone palms which may also make a difference since I'll be able to grip better.

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The twist will probably be in the down tube. Have you had to replace the right side down tube?

On my U2 I have to watch the lines in the sail at the cross bar when I set up. One line likes to jump the pulley and wedge itself between the pulley and the block. Does make it a little harder to pull, but makes it impossible to let it off in flight.
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Uhh, why do you have pool noodles in the tips?
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Default pool noodles?...

Now I've heard of carbon rods and even balsa wood in the tip/trailing edges to reduce TE flapping, but styrofoam pool noodles in the wing tips?? ..I'm curious.
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