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mick a

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take -off dolly
« on: May 23, 2016, 18:18:32 PM »
hi
has anyone got any plans or ideas for a good take-off dolly
i want one for the 1/3 ka3 , which has wing struts so cant rest wings on

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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 12:51:03 PM »
Hey Mike,

Yeah, with the stuts, you will need a low one alright.

I look at that and draw up something for you real quick :)
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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 08:30:15 AM »
thanks fred
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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 12:15:03 PM »
Here you go :)

And while I was at it, did one for "generic" gliders.
I tried to keep it as low as possible, as I think, in my view, the trolley you see are too high. Lower, more stability I think.

So, who will be the first to build one?  :D
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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 12:34:47 PM »
OOppss, the files!
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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2016, 21:19:45 PM »
im going to build one
hopefully do my first tow in the next couple of weeks
will post results :)

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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2016, 08:05:52 AM »
Ok, had a bit of time this week, end, so I did this :)

Does not look too bad! Have to find wheels for it, and I'll bring it with me at the Cork event as we may do aerotowing to give it a try  :)
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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 15:09:32 PM »
Pity Corks so far away for me   :'( :'(
That would have been a good weekend to try out the big Pawnee
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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016, 20:46:57 PM »
Well, not with the kind of weather we had Andy!  :'(

Anyway, trolley built and approved... On the bench!
Very little modification to make it even better, and off we go :)
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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2016, 22:44:42 PM »
hi gents here is my ka3 take off dolly
going to try out on tuesday so will hopefully get vid of it

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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2016, 19:53:30 PM »
this ka3 is no longer .....sadly :(
tried to aerotow , and not enough experience on my side
pulled up to much , snapped the line at all most vertical at about 6 metres up
wings all good and rear of fuse
so will have to build new front end 😫😫😫😫😫

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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 13:37:05 PM »
Sorry to come here after the action, but I don't understand why you need a dolly for a Ka3 ? I don't understand the problem with the wing struts ? :-\
Most of times this sort of old gliders take off very easy and quickly, few meters, with a guy maintaining the wing horizontal for take off...

I wish you courage for the repair...
"Flying is just the time between take-off and crash"

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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2016, 08:53:19 AM »
just wanted to make smoother as our field is a bit bumpy
the trolley worked fine , it was me who over imputted and pannicked , from behind it looked liked a dolphin rising and diving
we live and learn , repair is under-way

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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2016, 09:04:36 AM »
If your field is "bumpy", it's another reason not to use a dolly... Your dolly bump on the field, the glider bump on the dolly, twice the effects ! :-\
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Re: take -off dolly
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2016, 07:46:02 AM »
I glued the dolly to the glider :)
Problem solved!  ::) ::)
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