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  • +All custom fabricsNo more UVPT (Wed 10:57am)

    All custom fabrics

    Wed, Nov 26 2014, 7:57:17 am PST

    All custom fabrics

    No more UVPT N+34+11.586,W+117+19.414,Andy+Jackson+Flight+Park,+San+Bernardino,+CA,+USA(Andy Jackson Flight Park, San Bernardino, CA, USA)

    Steven Pearson <<Steve>> writes:

    UVPX(B and W) replace UVPT.  The new styles are polyester instead of PEN fiber for the rectangular scrim but retain the Technora X-Ply.  The UVPT was great fabric but the cost of the PEN fiber has been increasing and is now almost the same as Technora.  The UVODL(04 06) styles (all Technora) are unchanged.

    All of our laminates are custom and differ from the Polyant catalogue configurations.

    1.  UVPX (black and white) is the replacement for UVPT (grey and white).  PX = Polyester-Technora, PT=PEN-Technora

    2.  UVPT was an option for the U2 and so now UVPX is.

    3.  Both UVPT and UVPX include Technora X-ply

    4.  The 100% Technora options, UVODL04 and 06 are unchanged

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  • +Sound BarrierReally? (Wed 10:56am)

    Sound Barrier

    Wed, Nov 26 2014, 7:56:49 am PST

    Sound Barrier


    Patrick Bardin <<patrickcharles.bardin>> sends:

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  • +Mosquito flying in Northern SwedenOn the ice (Wed 10:56am)

    Mosquito flying in Northern Sweden

    Wed, Nov 26 2014, 7:56:20 am PST

    Mosquito flying in Northern Sweden

    On the ice

    Oggy <<oggy>> sends:

    The winter managed to turn into a mirror the ice covering the lakes in Northern Sweden.  The twin brothers Johan and Jönas Rönnholm filmed their twin Discus 15C and Mosquito's flight with spectacular sliding launches and landings.  Take a look:

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  • +Aeros Safety Directive 017 updateBottom wires (Wed 10:54am)

    Aeros Safety Directive 017 update

    Wed, Nov 26 2014, 7:54:04 am PST

    Aeros Safety Directive 017 update

    Bottom wires

    Erick Angles <<atout.vents>> sends:

    There was the second case of the bottom rear wire failure on a Discus hang glider falling within the scope of Aeros Safety Directive 017.  Luckily, this was also discovered on the ground.  The first case, as noted in the Safety Directive, was on a 7-year old glider and the second case involved a 4-year old glider.

    Actually, the wire condition does not depend on the glider's age or airtime.  It depends on the number of rigging/derigging cycles and on the pilot's individual style of rigging/derigging.

    Aeros insists on immediate replacement of the original bottom rear wire on Discus gliders with the Litestream A-frame (mostly Discus C model) and on Combat gliders with the Litestream A-frame by the modified bottom rear wire.  We will not charge for the replacement wire for hang gliders less than 2 years old as of August 5, 2014 (the customer will only have to pay for the delivery).  For older gliders the modified rear bottom wire will be supplied at a special discounted price.  Please, contact your Aeros dealer about the wire replacement.

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