Monthly Archives: October 2019

  • Tailwheel Spring Delaminated

    Posted on 19. October 2019 by Thomas in Flying and Flight Testing, Recent Posts.

    During starting suddenly the tailwheel spring was breaking. This was not a nice experience. I couldn’t steer anymore and the Rebel went to the left. Furtunately not far and I could stop the plane without any damage. What happened: The spring was fabricated out of glass fabric (GFK). I never trusted this part so much. […]

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  • Flight testing

    Posted on 3. October 2019 by Thomas in Flying and Flight Testing, Recent Posts.

    Next phase to get the full aircraft permissions is flight testing. We have to do a long catalog of tests to make sure the Rebel is performing well. Calibration of the air speed indicators is one of the early tests. For this we used the GPS method as suggested by NTPS (National test pilot school). […]

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