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by Olympia
Fri May 07, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Condor 2 Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Condor 2 Manual

Thanks for the clue. It worked fine as a PDF, and I have a nice hard copy for my folder.

Thanks also for the kind welcome back. I didn't know I was missed!
Alistair
by Olympia
Thu May 06, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Condor 2 Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Condor 2 Manual

I cannot print out the manual. All I get is the page with 'User Guide" on it and a blank sheet.
by Olympia
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deleting multiple messages in the pm folder ?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Deleting multiple messages in the pm folder ?

Well now, there'a a thing! I only asked because my folder is full, which I think may mean that any pm's sent to me don't reach me. This is going to be a problem as I have just had a new computer installed which brought a change of OS to Windows 10. I am finding the latter quite hard to cope with and...
by Olympia
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deleting multiple messages in the pm folder ?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Deleting multiple messages in the pm folder ?

How do you delete messages in the pm folder?
by Olympia
Sat May 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Planes
Topic: Vintage gliders on Condor
Replies: 72
Views: 12248

Re: Vintage gliders on Condor

Very interesting contribution. Your experiences and those of your partners are pretty much what I would expect,and you give me a clue about what when wrong with my failed spin recovery. The standard recovery is: full rudder out of spin direction followed by full forward stick. I did not occur to me ...
by Olympia
Wed May 13, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: Vintage gliders on Condor
Replies: 72
Views: 12248

Re: Vintage gliders on Condor

I stand corrected on the controls then. I have never seen a K3. Did you fly it? And if so, did you ever spin it? The Ka 2 and Ka 7 two seaters which I have instructed in quite a lot (not V tails,of course) were excellent for teaching spinning. Terrible poor lookout from the back seat though - that's...
by Olympia
Wed May 13, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: Vintage gliders on Condor
Replies: 72
Views: 12248

Re: Vintage gliders on Condor

Further to my comment about V tails: Combining elevator and rudder, for that is what you are doing here seems a good idea - save weight and profile drag. What's not to like about that? I'll tell you: The elevator is normally used falrly gently at all times to adjust the angle of attack of the main w...
by Olympia
Tue May 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: Vintage gliders on Condor
Replies: 72
Views: 12248

Re: Vintage gliders on Condor

V tails were never popular on vintage gliders, and you never see them on glass ones. The only V tail I ever flew was the prototype BG135 Gypsy (an all metal ship) and it nearly killed me. I was asked to test fly it with the CG set well aft because I had long legs and wold be sitting well back in the...
by Olympia
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: Vintage gliders on Condor
Replies: 72
Views: 12248

Re: Vintage gliders on Condor

The Weihe is an 18m Olympia, a glider I have never seen. There were 100 UK plus some French Olympias, but if people would prefer the Weihe I would go along with that. A wooden two seater might be fun as well . I'd go for the Bocian which in my opinion was the nicest of the breed. I would avoid the S...
by Olympia
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: Vintage gliders on Condor
Replies: 72
Views: 12248

Re: Vintage gliders on Condor

I suppose I ought to put in my tuppenceworth, since I think I can fairly claim to be one of ,or maybe even the first, to suggest that a wooden glider or two might be a good idea in Condor My handle will give you a clue as to which one I prefer. I flew an Olympia 2b for many years, did two of my Silv...
by Olympia
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Community support
Topic: Glider Flight Manuals Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: Glider Flight Manuals Wanted

I doubt very much that any of us RL glider pilots ever saw a 'flight manual'. Certainly not an official one. In my time we were just briefed by an instructor who had experience of the plane (invariably a single seater) and sent off to have a first solo in a new type. Moving from basic types like the...
by Olympia
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: flapped ships flight model question - OP can't land
Replies: 16
Views: 3736

Re: flapped ships flight model question - OP can't land

I think this discussion points up the problem of using Condor as a training platform. Till the day you have your first really heavy landing IRL you will have no fear of fiddling around in the flare phase with anything, flaps or spoilers. In Condor you can do all these funny things and get away with ...
by Olympia
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: flapped ships flight model question - OP can't land
Replies: 16
Views: 3736

Re: flapped ships flight model question - OP can't land

Hmm, As an instructor I would never ever teach the use of flaps and spoilers together at any phase of flight. Pupils have enough trouble without juggling with the flaps.
by Olympia
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: flapped ships flight model question - OP can't land
Replies: 16
Views: 3736

Re: flapped ships flight model question - OP can't land

Flaps are for staying up.Spoilers are for coming down. You should not deploy both at the same time - no wonder you got such strange flying. The only flapped ship I have flown was the Blanik. I once inadvertantly pulled the flaps on an approach instead of the spoilers. I 'ballooned' rather than desce...