Hangglider PHANTOM


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Hangglider PHANTOM Manual Kiev, Ukraine

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Section 1. General information 1.4. Flying tests Section 2. Set up procedure Section 3. Preflight inspection of the glider Section 4. Performance and flight characteristics Section 5 Breakdown Section 6. Maintenance

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Section 1. GENERAL INFORMATION 1.1. Introduction The Phantom rigid wing is an advanced product of Aeros Ltd and Aerola Ltd. It is aimed at improvement of modern competitive glider with very high performance combined with maximum safety and comfort. Please read and be sure you thoroughly understand this manual before flying your Phantom. Be sure you are thoroughly familiar with the setup, breakdown, preflight inspection and maintenance procedures as described in this manual. In case of any doubts or questions contact your local dealer or Aeros. 1.2. Main data The Phantom is a...

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Section 2. SET UP PROCEDURE The set up procedure should be carried out on a clean, non-abrasive surface. ATTENTION: After each set up procedure you must perform a preflight inspection of the glider. 2.1. Take the speedbar out of the bag, spread the uprights. Install the speedbar. Pass the flap’s and RVG’s ropes through channels in the speedbar and the stoppers. Fix the speedbar using the quick-pins. Hook front wire. 2.2. Rest the glider on the control bar, put the bags inside the D-spar, take the pin of the nose hardware out, spread the wings (don’t take the bags off the D-spar ends),...

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2.3. For one side at a time: Stand at the leading edge side, • take the bag off the D-spar end, • press on the tongues of the tip clamp • put tip on the hooks • turn the tongue of the tip clamp to the D-spar wall’s side • unroll the sail, holding both aileron and flap • put in the tip tube • open the zipper on the sail’s tip and put the tip rib and clamp wall in to the sail, close the zipper • connect the tip rib to the trailing edge tube

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2.4. Nose unit connection • Put out the keel tube stinger • Open wings as far as possible – hardware at nose must join. If the nose ear does not match into the nose fork, turn left and right keel beam to adjust position of the ear, corresponding to the fork • Insert nose pin. To do this, stand at the keel beam side, moving the keel beam slightly • Insert safety ring into the nose pin. Insert nose tube and secure it with the nose pin ring. • Put in the keel tube stinger 2.5. Install left and right trailing edge tube on the

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2.6. Fasten root zippers on the upper and lower sail by 1/3 of their way 2.7. Install winglets • Screw out the head from winglet stud • Put the winglet on the tip so the stud will go through the hole in the tip • Screw the head on the stud and tighten it (winglet must not move on the tip) 2.8.Connect the sail to the tip • fold the tip a little, slip the front and back corner of the sail on the head pins • press the sail to the tip with clamp wall (be sure there are no wrinkles on the sail between clamp wall a

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2.9. Put out the tip tube, fold down the tip strut as much as possible and put the tip strut’s free end on the pin on the trailing edge. The tip strut side edge must be under the angle on the tip rib’s bracket. 2.10.Lock the tip strut, connect top and bottom sail each other 2.11.Repeat steps 2.6 through 2.8 for another side 2.12. For one side at a time: • Set ribs to the trailing edge (don’t lock on center yet). Hook rubber of the ribs wire to the ribs wire holding bracket. Make sure that each rib end is properly installed into the trailing edge tube. The tube must be placed between the...

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• Pull aileron rod out of the sail as far as possible Attach the arm for rib tensioning to the ribs cable and lock it. Tightening force should appear when the arm is parallel to the keel beam. If the tightening force appears from the very beginning, it means that either the rib tips were not placed on the trailing edge tube or the rib tensioning wire is jammed. It is necessary to check and correct all irregularities, and after that tense the ribs 2.13. Repeat steps 2.12 for another side 2.14. Connect left and right safety wire each other 2.15. Connect flap controls to the flaps. 2.11....

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The pin on SPADD’s aileron side must be above the aileron’s pick-up bracket 2.12.Side wires connection: • Insert side wire end plate into the slot at the middle of upright and fix it with Quick Pin • There must be small slack on side wires with RWG off, if they are tighten too much you must check if side wire freely go through the pulleys or blocked some were 2.13.Install nose and back

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Section 3. PREFLIGHT INSPECTION 3.1. Do complete preflight inspection of the glider. Check all parts and all assemblies of the glider. Beginning at the nose go around the glider, check all details of the construction. Finish inspection by checking the keel tube and control frame. The less you hurry the more you’ll inspect! 3.2. Check nose junction. • The wires must be hooked in and secured. • All bolts must be screwed and secured. • The keel’s pulley lever must have no bends, the control wire must go through the pulleys, the wire safety brace must have no bents and control wire must do not...

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3.11. Check side wires attachment. • The side wires must be connected to the downtubes and should be impossible to remove the quick pin without pushing the button • The side wire must have slack if the RVG off and must have no slack if the RVG on 3.12. Check control system. Take the glider as before take off, move control frame right and left. • The control frame must move easily, ailerons and SPADD must move properly.

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Section 4. PERFORMANCE AND FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS Check and adjust your harness. We strongly recommend that you hang as low as possible (as close to the speedbar as possible). Be sure that no part of the harness touches the speedbar while pilot moves over the whole range as he or she will move in flight. 4.1. Take off Make sure you are hooked in and check your position hanging in the control bar. Make the flaps ON by 1/3-1/2 way. Make sure RWG is OFF. It is not allowed to take off with RWG ON If the wind is more than 8m/s (18 mph) or is gusty, you have to have at least one wire assistant on...

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