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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #30 on: 26 September 2018, 14:20:05 »

Decent bit of kit for the price,but think the jacking beam would be pointless on general service work.

I always find the twist grip release systems abit hit,n,miss for good control .My Yankee CX3000 is quite "trigger happy" when it comes to releasing but will get the Omega up in the air effortlessly and to a fair height too...think I paid about 100 for it but that was 7/8years ago.Its abig heavy bugger though
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #31 on: 26 September 2018, 15:44:36 »

Decent bit of kit for the price,but think the jacking beam would be pointless on general service work.

I always find the twist grip release systems abit hit,n,miss for good control .My Yankee CX3000 is quite "trigger happy" when it comes to releasing but will get the Omega up in the air effortlessly and to a fair height too...think I paid about 100 for it but that was 7/8years ago.Its abig heavy bugger though
Get a set of large grips on the handle at 90, you can give it the eighth/quarter turn it needs to let it down gently.
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #32 on: 26 September 2018, 15:50:13 »

Decent bit of kit for the price,but think the jacking beam would be pointless on general service work.

I always find the twist grip release systems abit hit,n,miss for good control .My Yankee CX3000 is quite "trigger happy" when it comes to releasing but will get the Omega up in the air effortlessly and to a fair height too...think I paid about 100 for it but that was 7/8years ago.Its abig heavy bugger though
Get a set of large grips on the handle at 90, you can give it the eighth/quarter turn it needs to let it down gently.


Gluing the rubber handle on makes a BIG difference
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #33 on: 26 September 2018, 16:18:26 »

2 very sensible solutions to a problem I,ve had with my trolley jack. :y
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #34 on: 26 September 2018, 18:20:36 »

Gluing the rubber handle on makes a BIG difference

Made a big difference to the stick in my glider too, when the handle came off following a winch cable break at 400 feet. :o

.. as did the fresh underwear. :-X
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #35 on: 26 September 2018, 20:41:28 »

I use an Arcan lightweight one. Previously had an Arcan XL3000 one, which amazingly mostly survived the garage incident, but could obviously never be trusted after. Both highly recommended, both around the 100 mark from Costco.
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #36 on: 26 September 2018, 20:42:28 »

Gluing the rubber handle on makes a BIG difference

Made a big difference to the stick in my glider too, when the handle came off following a winch cable break at 400 feet. :o

.. as did the fresh underwear. :-X
Was there a little bit of clench going on?
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #37 on: 26 September 2018, 21:53:59 »

I use an Arcan lightweight one. Previously had an Arcan XL3000 one, which amazingly mostly survived the garage incident, but could obviously never be trusted after. Both highly recommended, both around the 100 mark from Costco.

Likewise and from Costco too  :y

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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #38 on: 27 September 2018, 12:17:26 »

Gluing the rubber handle on makes a BIG difference

Made a big difference to the stick in my glider too, when the handle came off following a winch cable break at 400 feet. :o

.. as did the fresh underwear. :-X
Was there a little bit of clench going on?

First items on the list are to lower the nose to a safe attitude, check the airspeed, release the remains of the cable and decide where you're going to land.

"Clench" comes a bit further down the list.

Unfortunately, given that item 1 isn't easily achieved with just a rubber handle in your right hand and your other hand flailing around the cockpit trying to find the rest of the stick, I was unable to progress further down the checklist for a few vital seconds...  :-[
« Last Edit: 27 September 2018, 12:21:52 by Kevin Wood »
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #39 on: 27 September 2018, 12:49:47 »

Unfortunately, given that item 1 isn't easily achieved with just a rubber handle in your right hand and your other hand flailing around the cockpit trying to find the rest of the stick, I was unable to progress further down the checklist for a few vital seconds...  :-[

So a bit like this, but with more altitude? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlGZ5rr_v6A  ;D
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #40 on: 27 September 2018, 19:25:40 »

Gluing the rubber handle on makes a BIG difference

Made a big difference to the stick in my glider too, when the handle came off following a winch cable break at 400 feet. :o

.. as did the fresh underwear. :-X
Was there a little bit of clench going on?

First items on the list are to lower the nose to a safe attitude, check the airspeed, release the remains of the cable and decide where you're going to land.

"Clench" comes a bit further down the list.

Unfortunately, given that item 1 isn't easily achieved with just a rubber handle in your right hand and your other hand flailing around the cockpit trying to find the rest of the stick, I was unable to progress further down the checklist for a few vital seconds...  :-[
Sorry, I know that's a serious situation, but I can't help but chuckle ;D
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #41 on: 27 September 2018, 21:18:49 »

Gluing the rubber handle on makes a BIG difference

Made a big difference to the stick in my glider too, when the handle came off following a winch cable break at 400 feet. :o

.. as did the fresh underwear. :-X
Was there a little bit of clench going on?

First items on the list are to lower the nose to a safe attitude, check the airspeed, release the remains of the cable and decide where you're going to land.

"Clench" comes a bit further down the list.

Unfortunately, given that item 1 isn't easily achieved with just a rubber handle in your right hand and your other hand flailing around the cockpit trying to find the rest of the stick, I was unable to progress further down the checklist for a few vital seconds...  :-[
Sorry, I know that's a serious situation, but I can't help but chuckle ;D
No apology needed. I would be daft to get into a glider if it wasn't routine and (usually) not eventful at all. Especially now they've changed the steel cable to plastic stuff again*.

* - the last time - 5 ish years ago, it wasn't a total success. :(
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #42 on: 27 September 2018, 22:26:20 »

At least steel doesn't go brittle in daylight... ::)

Flip side, plastic cable will allow the big block winch spool up quicker 8)
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #43 on: 27 September 2018, 23:00:13 »

At least steel doesn't go brittle in daylight... ::)

Flip side, plastic cable will allow the big block winch spool up quicker 8)

.. something it already does plenty quick enough. ;D

It is worth a little more height on the launch, admittedly.
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