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Adapter Plates Cumulus Instrument Hole Reducers and Fillers
Forbes Aviation Products Instrument Hole Reducers and Fillers
Batteries AMP Battery Connectors    
Anderson Power Products Powerpole Electrical Quick-Disconnect Connectors
Battery Packs - 5V 5V Lithium Ion Battery for PDAs, flight recorders, digital video recorders, etc.  
Charger-5V 5V wall charger for 5V batteries, Nano, Colibri II, Oudie, etc.  
Cinch Battery Connectors
DIN Connectors DIN Connectors - Used with battery boxes, microphones and speaker/junction boxes.

 
Walter Dittel Battery Boxes
Power-Sonic Batteries
Socket 5V Lithium Ion Battery for PDAs
Xenotronix Battery Chargers
Connectors AMP Battery Connectors    
Anderson Power Products Powerpole Electrical Quick-Disconnect Connectors
BNC Connectors BNC Connectors - Used with GPS and radio antennas  
Cinch Battery Connectors
DIN Connectors DIN Connectors - Used with battery boxes, microphones and speaker/junction boxes.  
Headset Connectors Headset Plugs and Jacks  
Fasteners 3M 3M Dual Lock Fastening Systems 3MLogo
Knee Board NavPad Knee board for PDA or GPS  
Microphones Becker Boom Microphone, uses the same microphone head as the Filser boom microphone. The Becker version is more expensive, but uses a larger, longer and more rigid gooseneck arm and includes a pre-wired DIN connector.
Cumulus Gooseneck Flex Arms with M10 threads for use with microphones from Becker, Walter Dittel, Filser and Peiker Acustic
Walter Dittel Boom Microphone
Peiker Acustic

Very nice, low cost, several options for gooseneck lengths

XCOM

Boom Microphone - Designed to be used with the XCOM radio.  Low cost.

Mounting Arms Cumulus Soaring, Inc. Flex arms and mounting adapters for mounting PDAs and GPSs
RAM Articulated arms
Posters Posters Soaring Posters  
Power Supplies Pwr-12V-500mA 12V Power supply  
Quick-Disconnect Couplings CPC CPC Quick-Disconnect Couplings - for tubing in pilot relief systems  
Quiet Vent Bumper Quiet Vent  
RJ Couplers RJ Couplers RJ Connector Adapters  
Screws Winter Mounting Screws

Seat Cushions

Aearo E-A-R Specialty Composites CONFOR Foam Energy Absorbing Seat Cushions with and without fabric covers
Speakers Becker 4 Ohm speaker, 8 Watt, Includes junction box

Walter Dittel 4 Ohm, 30 Watt, includes junction box for easy wiring
Peiker Acustic 4 Ohm, 5 Watt, good quality, lowest price
XCOM Avionics 8 Ohm, 5 Watt
Stickers Stickers Operating range stickers for airspeed indicators and glider cockpit symbol decals  
Switches Hamlin Magnetic Reed Sensors
Mountain Switch Mechanical Lever Switches and Roller Lever Switches
Push-to-Talk Switch Push-to-Talk Switch, Control Stick Mount  
Suction Cup Mounts Suction Cup for GPS Antenna Suction cup mount for GPS antenna  
RAM Suction cup mount for PDAs, GPSs and GPS Flight Recorders
Tape 3M 483 polyethylene gap seal tape - in white or transparent and 1" and 2" widths, lowest residue
Bowlus Maxi-Tape Bowlus Maxi polyethylene gap seal tape - with UV protectant to improve life in sunlight.  
Tie-Down Equipment The CLAW The CLAW - Aircraft Anchoring System  
JJ Sinclair Pair of JJ Sinclair wing tie-down saddles and straps with hooks  
Tie-Down Strap Tie-down strap with padding and metal cam buckle  
Tie-Down Kit Sailplane tie-down kit with 3 straps and 3 CLAW anchors 3 x +  
Total Energy Probes Borgelt Fin and fuselage mounted TE Probes and mounts  
ILEC Fin and fuselage mounted TE Probes and mounts
Tow Rings Schweizer Classic Schweizer tow ring
TOST TOST double rings
Tubing Connectors ILEC Air Filter and Water Trap
Plastic Tubing Connectors Plastic Tubing Connectors  
Winter Instrument tubing, metal tubing connectors and water traps.  The metal connectors are very nice.  Unlike plastic connectors, they can be re-used.
USB to Serial Adapters FTDI Chip FTDI Chip USB Serial Adapter - for connecting your soaring instrument or PDA to a PC that doesn't have an RS-232 serial port. FTDI Chip Logo
Watches Winter Watch with glider image and Winter logo
Water Meters Water Meter Kit-HP High-performance water meter for measuring water volume for waterballast tanks  
Wingtip Skids MZ Supplies Light weight wing tip skids  
Wingtip Weights Wingtip Weights Weighted bags for use holding down the glider's wingtip while on the ground  
Wingtip Wheel JJ Sinclair Wing Runner - compact wingtip wheel  
Yaw String Bumper MK IV Yaw String  

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Lead-time
Chargers
Charger-5V

5V Battery Charger / Power Supply
This is a great, simple, 5V power supply / battery charger. It has standard rectangular USB ports. It can be used to power or charge a variety of devices - such as: cell
phones, digital cameras, digital video cameras, iPads, etc. It works great for powering and/or charging Naviter Oudie, LXNAV Nano and LX Navigation Colibri II products - which all require 5V power.

Note: Depending on availability, the supplied charger may have 1, 2 or 4 USB A output ports. The charger in the photos at right has 4 USB A ports.

A USB to mini-USB or USB to micro-USB cable is used to connect to the desired device. The USB cable is not included. USB cables are included with most electronic devices which will work great with this power supply.

Input: 100 to 240V, 50/60 Hz
Output: 5V, 2.1 A
Output Ports: USB A rectangular ports - as found on PCs

Includes adapters for USA, EU, UK, AU

$10 In
Stock
 
Connectors
Connectors - BNC
E59767 Antenna connector, BNC plug
Solder type, for RG-58 cable
This is an extremely nice BNC connector. Soldering is required for connecting this connector to a coaxial cable. 
Telegärtner part number: J01000B0608
Assembly Instructions from Dittel

Details on manufacturer's web site
Assembly Instructions from manufacturer's web site or here

Data Sheet from manufacturer's web site
$14.95 In
Stock
 
Connectors - Headset
Jack-Headphone Jack, Headphone, 2-conductor, 0.25"
As found on aviation headsets for the speaker channel. Sometimes referred to as "JJ034". 
Accepts plugs with diameter: 0.25 inches (6.35 mm)
$5.95 In Stock
Jack-Microphone Jack, Microphone, 3-conductor, 0.206"
As found on aviation headsets for the microphone channel. Sometimes referred to as "JJ033". 
Accepts plugs with diameter: 0.206 inches (5.23 mm)
$6.95 In Stock
Plug-Headphone Plug, Headphone, 2-conductor, 0.25"
As found on aviation headsets for the speaker channel. Sometimes referred to as "PJ055B" or "M642/4-1". 
Plug Diameter: 0.25 inches (6.35 mm)
$13.95 In Stock
Plug-Microphone Plug, Microphone, 3-conductor, 0.206"
As found on aviation headsets for the microphone channel. Sometimes referred to as "PJ068" or "M642/5-1".
Plug Diameter: 0.206 inches (5.23 mm)
  $18.95 In Stock
Knee Board
NavPad NavPad Knee board for PDA or GPS
A good, low cost mounting solution for your handheld GPS or PDA in stick-controlled sailplanes, airplanes, helicopters, ultralights, etc. The display is visible at a glance without special mounts or permanent installations. The tapered circular base conforms to your leg and is secured by a simple Velcro strap.  Your electronic device is perfectly protected against vibrations.  Instead of a GPS attach a clip board and you have a hands-free chart holder.  All Velcro tape is included. PDA and GPS shown in photo are not included. Patent pending.

Why is the NavPad yellow and not black?
In warm weather, the interiors of airplanes with canopies collect a great deal of heat. This applies to items inside the cockpit as well. As a result, the kneepad or similar items become unpleasantly hot, especially if one is wearing shorts.  As far as preventing this heat absorption is concerned, white would be the best choice. Unfortunately, it isn't very attractive. The next best choice is yellow, which we think is the best compromise.

Dimensions:

  • Width: 4.7 inches (120 mm)
  • Length of curved base: 5.9 inches (150 mm)
  • Height from lowest point to highest point of tall end: 4.0 inches (101 mm)
$39.95 In
Stock

 

Power Supplies
Pwr-12V-500mA Power Supply
Wall plug 12V power supply.  Input: 110 VAC, Output: 12V, 500 mA, Connector: 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power plug.
Perfect for powering any soaring GPS, flight computer, flight recorder, etc.  
$19 In Stock
RJ Couplers
RJ-Coupler-RJ12-RJ12 RJ12 Coupler
Female RJ12 receptacles with 6 conductors on both ends.  The connections are "straight-through" with pin 1 to pin 1, etc.
7 In
Stock
RJ-Coupler-RJ12-RJ12-Panel RJ12 Coupler, Panel Mount
The same the RJ adapter used in the CAA-127 mounting plate.  It does not include an aluminum mounting plate.  Female RJ12 receptacles with 6 conductors on both ends.  The connections are "straight-through" with pin 1 to pin 1, etc.  Simply cut a 0.675 x 0.9 inch rectangular hole in the instrument panel and mount the connector with the flange on the back of the panel.  Secure with #4 or #5 screws and nuts (not included).

Detailed Drawing: RJ-Adapter-Panel-dwg.pdf

9 In
Stock
RJ-Coupler-RJ45-RJ45 RJ45 Coupler
Female RJ45 receptacles on both ends with 8 conductors.  The connections are "straight-through" with pin 1 to pin 1, etc.
15 In
Stock
RJ-Coupler-RJ45-RJ45-Panel

RJ45 Coupler, Panel Mount
Female RJ45 receptacles on both ends with 8 conductors.  The connections are "straight-through" with pin 1 to pin 1, etc.

Works great with a Cumulus-Cable-RJ45-RJ45-0p5 straight-through RJ45 extension cable.

15 In
Stock
Stickers
W-6003-57mm Airspeed Indicator Operating Range Stickers - 57mm
From Winter in Germany
For use in Winter airspeed indicators in the 57 mm size

Diameter of the rings: 45 mm

Includes:

  • Yellow Ring
  • Green Ring
  • White Ring
  • Yellow Triangle (for approach speed)
  • Red Line
$4.95 In Stock
W-6003-80mm Airspeed Indicator Operating Range Stickers - 80mm
From Winter in Germany
For use in Winter airspeed indicators in the 80 mm size

Diameter of the rings: 58 mm

Includes:

  • Yellow Ring
  • Green Ring
  • White Ring
  • Yellow Triangle (for approach speed)
  • Red Line
$4.95 In Stock
OpRangeStickers-USA Airspeed Indicator Operating Range Stickers - USA
Made in the USA - Not From Winter

Approximate diameter of ring segments: 65 mm

$5.95 In Stock
GliderCockpitDecals Glider Cockpit Symbol Decals
Cockpit symbol decals easily identify operating mechanisms for tow release, landing gear, canopy open and close, rudder control, ballast release, and spoiler flaps. Most symbols measure approx 1” x 1”.
$1.95 In Stock
Switches
EAO-Pushbutton

Switch, Push-to-Talk

This version is no longer available. However, the same switch with wires is available here: Dittel PTT.

This is a very nice metal push-to-talk button for use on the control stick.  It is the same unit supplied by Walter Dittel and Filser. I have seen many low cost push-buttons used in gliders - they don't last very long. This is an industrial switch that will last for years.  It has a very positive "click" so it is obvious when it has transitioned from off to on.  Includes 3 contacts so it can be wired as normally-on or normally-off.  Most radio installations require that it be wired as normally-off (current flows when it is pressed).
Cable not included.  If you want it with a cable you can order the Dittel version

Dimensions
Diameter of threads: 10 mm (0.39 inches)
Diameter of button: 6.4 mm (0.25 inches)
Overall length: 35 mm (1.38 inches)
Maximum diameter inside control stick: <14 mm (0.55 inches)

Dimension Diagram

  No Longer
Available
see:
Dittel PTT
 
Suction Cup Mount for GPS Antenna
SuctionCupMountGPSAntenna Suction Cup Mount for GPS Antenna
This unit is designed for mounting a small GPS antenna to a car windshield but it also works great on a sailplane canopy.  It is a thin steel plate with mounting holes for a variety of GPS antennas.  It includes 2 small mounting screws for use with the GPS antenna.  Many GPS antennas have built-in magnets which work great without any need for mounting screws.  Velcro would also work great.  It is easy to bend the unit to the desired angle.  The 4 suction cups hold onto the mounting surface well - provided you clean the surface and wet the suction cups before mounting.

This unit is designed to hold a light load such as a GPS antenna.  It is probably not strong enough to support anything much larger.

Dimensions
Top mounting surface: 2.60 x 2.64 inches (66 x 67 mm)
Suction Cup surface: 1.6 x 1.6 inches (41 x 41 mm)
Suction Cup Diameter: 0.83 inches (21 mm)

It works great with the products listed below:

  • Transplant GPA-18 - magnet mount
  • LX Navigation Colibri - Velcro mount
  • Cambridge 302 or 302A - Velcro mount
  • EW Avionics microRecorder antenna - Velcro mount?
  • EW Avionics microRecorder unit and antenna - Velcro mount - This has not been tested yet.  The mount and suction cups may or may not be strong enough to hold the logger and antenna.
    Note: Mounting the microRecorder in direct sunlight in a closed cockpit on a hot day may cause the unit to overheat and shut-down.

GPS Antenna shown below not included
$9.95 In Stock
Tie-Down Equipment
CLAW-Kit-3 The CLAW - Aircraft Anchoring System - Complete 3 Anchor Kit
The harder you pull, the more it grips the earth. The only tie down with a mechanical advantage.

Designed exclusively for aircraft. Protect your investment with this Revolutionary new aircraft anchoring system.

Included: 

  • Carrying Bag
  • 3 CLAW Anchors
  • 9 spikes
  • 1 hammer
  • 30-ft rope

Features:

  • Easy installation... Easy removal. No more struggling with screw-in anchors
  • Light-weight aircraft aluminum with hardened corrosion resistant spikes
  • Tremendous holding strength. The harder you pull, the more The "Claw®" grips
  • The "Claw®" system has a 3600 lb. combined capacity (1,200 lb. each)
  • Strategically located directly under tie-down points of aircraft to reduce tripping hazards
  • Low profile will not puncture tires
  • Ideal for all aircraft up to a light twin
  • Compact storage bag and contents weigh only 8 pounds
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in the USA

Dimensions of carrying bag
Length: 11.6 inches (295 mm)
Width: 5.7 inches (145 mm)
Height: 4.9 inches (125 mm)
Weight: 10 lbs

For many years I have used screw type anchors for securing my glider trailer.  They are very time consuming to install and remove and physically draining.  I am now using The Claw.  It installs in a very short time and is also extremely easy to remove. 

Note: Not recommended for long term use because any temporary anchor will loosen over time.  Designed for use with the load pulling straight up.  The capacity is reduced dramatically when the load is applied from the side.  Also, this system will work differently in different types of soil. Obviously, heavy clay or soil with turf on top is better than sandy or rocky soil.

Note: This item is somewhat expensive to ship due to the high weight.

$109 In Stock
CLAW-1 The CLAW - One CLAW and 3 Spikes
The harder you pull, the more it grips the earth. The only tie down with a mechanical advantage.

Included: 

  • 1 CLAW Anchor
  • 3 spikes

Not Included:

  • Hammer
  • Carrying bag
  • Rope
$29 In Stock
JJ-Wing-Tie-Down-Kit

JJ Wing Tie-Down Kit
The JJ Wing Tie Down Kit is a simple, yet effective solution for anchoring your wings to the ground. It is especially helpful if your glider does not have tie-down fittings. As you can see in the photo at right, the system uses a padded aluminum wing saddle and tie-down ratchet straps with 2 hooks. The wing saddle fits over the trailing edge of the wing and the straps run around the leading edge of the wing and down to the hooks for attachment to an anchor. The system is designed to be small and lightweight - so you can take it along with you on your cross-country soaring adventures.

This version is for use mainly with single-seat gliders. For 2-seat gliders and motorgliders - see the heavy-duty version below.

Anchors are not included.

Included:

  • 2 padded aluminum wing saddles
  • 2 tie-down ratchet straps with 2 hooks each, Width: 1 inch, Length: 15 feet, Breaking strength: 1500 Lb, Working Load Limit: 500 Lb.

Not Included:

  • Anchors or spikes or stakes for securing the system to the ground. For that you may want to consider the CLAW system.

Dimensions:

  • Width: 7.8 inches (20 cm)
  • Length: 7.5 inches (19 cm)
  • Weight of complete kit (including 2 wing saddles and straps and hooks): 2.6 pounds (1.18 Kg)

$125 In Stock   See Details
and order
JJ-Wing-Tie-Down-Kit-HD

JJ Wing Tie-Down Kit - Heavy Duty
The JJ Wing Tie Down Kit is a simple, yet effective solution for anchoring your wings to the ground. This heavy-duty version is designed for use with 2-seat gliders and motorgliders. It is especially helpful if your glider does not have tie-down fittings. As you can see in the photo at right, the system uses a padded aluminum wing saddle and tie-down ratchet straps with 2 hooks. The wing saddle fits over the trailing edge of the wing and the straps run around the leading edge of the wing and down to the hooks for attachment to an anchor. The system is designed to be small and lightweight - so you can take it along with you on your cross-country soaring adventures.

Anchors are not included.

Included:

  • 2 padded aluminum wing saddles
  • 2 tie-down ratchet straps with 2 hooks each. Width: 2", Length: 10 feet, Load Capacity: 4000 pounds, Working Load Limit: 1333 pounds

Not Included:

  • Anchors or spikes or stakes for securing the system to the ground. For that you may want to consider the CLAW system.

Dimensions:

  • Width: 12 inches (30.5 cm)
  • Length: 12 inches (30.5 cm)
  • Weight of 2 wing saddles: 3.7 Lbs
  • Weight of 2 tie-down ratchet straps: 4.75 Lbs
  • Weight of complete kit (including 2 wing saddles and straps and hooks): 8.45 pounds (3.83 Kg)

$163 In Stock   See Details
and order
TieDownStrap Padded Tie-down Strap with Metal Cam Buckle
This is a very nice tie-down strap with a padded foam cover over part of the strap and a metal cam buckle.  It is perfect for use as a very secure tie-down strap for securing a glider.  The padded area is soft to keep the strap from making scratches or marks on your glider.  However, I can't guarantee that it will never make any marks - wind and sand are tough adversaries.  The padded area is long enough to allow it to be wrapped around a wing tip or the tail of the glider 1 1/2 times (see photo at right) for a secure hold.

Perfect for use with The CLAW Aircraft Anchoring Systems (see complete kit below)

Dimensions:
Width of blue strap: 1 inch (25.4 mm)
Width of red foam padding: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
Length of blue strap: 15' 6" (4.72 m)
Length of red foam padding (covers over part of the blue strap): 5' 3" (1.60 m)
Diameter of coil when coiled for storage: 6.5" (16.5 cm)

A complete set of 3 straps and 4 anchors would be ideal for most gliders with one on each wingtip (with a wing stand under each tip near the strap), one around the tail of the glider, and a short rope or strap to a tow-ring for securing the nose of the glider. 

Note: When using the straps to secure your glider's wing tip, be sure to use a wing stand under the wing near where the strap is used. 

Note: Do not wrap the strap around any control surfaces such as ailerons of flaps.

Note: There are no guarantees on the strength of this strap.  It is very strong, but don't come after me if your glider is damaged.

$45
each

$130
for 3
($5 off)

$170
for 4
($10 off)

In Stock
TieDownKit Sailplane Tie-Down Kit with 3 Padded Straps and 4 CLAW Anchors
You save $19.95 when you order this kit - as opposed to ordering the parts individually.  It makes a very strong and reliable temporary tie-down system. 

You can also take one strap and one CLAW anchor (and a hammer) along with you in the glider for use during an off-airport landing.  They could be used to secure one wing low to the ground with that wing pointed into the wind.

This kit t it has only 3 straps and 4 anchors - the ideal for a secure setup for a glider. 

Included:

  • 3 Padded Tie-Down Straps - One for the tail and one on each wingtip (with a wing stand under each tip, near the strap)
  • One complete CLAW-Kit-3 and one CLAW-1 for a total of 4 CLAW anchors - One for each wingtip, one under the tail and one for use under the towhook.

Note: The rope that is included in the CLAW-Kit-3 could be used together with a TOST or Schweizer tow ring to secure the nose of the glider to the CLAW anchor.

Not Included:

Note: When using the straps to secure your glider's wing tip, be sure to use a wing stand under the wing near where the strap is used. 

Note: Not recommended for long term use because any temporary anchor will loosen over time.  Designed for use with the load pulling straight up.  The capacity is reduced dramatically when the load is applied from the side.  Also, this system will work differently in different types of soil. Obviously, heavy clay or soil with turf on top is better than sandy or rocky soil.

Note: Do not wrap the strap around any control surfaces such as ailerons of flaps.

Note: There are no guarantees on the strength of this strap and anchor system.  It is very strong, but don't come after me if your glider is damaged in high winds.

3 x + +
$250
($23 off)
In Stock
Tubing Connectors
Tubing-Connector-NPT Tubing Connector, Plastic, 1/8 NPT male to 3/16" male barbed tube connector
Barbed tube connector works with 3/16" tubing or 5 mm (inside diameter) tubing.
Pricing
$0.80 each for quantity 1
$0.70 each for quantity 10
$0.60 each for quantity 20
$0.80 In Stock
Tubing-Connector-Straight Tubing Connector, Straight, Plastic, 3/16" male barbed tube connector
Works with 3/16" tubing or 5 mm (inside diameter) tubing.
Pricing
$0.80 each for quantity 1
$0.70 each for quantity 10
$0.60 each for quantity 20

See also the high quality metal tubing connectors from Winter.  I prefer the more expensive metal connectors because they can be re-used many times.  The plastic connectors are easier to knick and must then be replaced because even very small leaks can cause major errors in variometers.

$0.80 In Stock
Tubing-Connector-Tee Tubing Connector, Tee, Plastic, 3/16" male barbed tube connector
Works with 3/16" tubing or 5 mm (inside diameter) tubing.
Pricing
$0.95 each for quantity 1
$0.85 each for quantity 10
$0.75 each for quantity 20

See also the high quality metal tubing connectors from Winter.  I prefer the more expensive metal connectors because they can be re-used many times.  The plastic connectors are easier to knick and must then be replaced because even very small leaks can cause major errors in variometers.

$0.95 In Stock
Water Meters
WaterMeterKit-HP

Digital Water Meter Kit - High Performance
This digital flowmeter kit makes it easy to precisely fill your glider's waterballast tanks to the desired volume.  It features a large, easy-to-read digital readout with a resolution of 0.1 gallon. The reset button can be used to zero the flowmeter before use.  It has a very simple one-button user interface. This is a complete kit - ready to use - just connect it to your standard 5/8" garden hose. The display automatically shuts off when not in use to conserve battery power.

Important Note: Like all flow meters of this type, it is only accurate with medium to high flow rates of 3 to 30 gallons/minute (10 to 100 Liters/minute). It does not work well with low flow rates.

Precision
I tested the flow meter and found that it was accurate within about 5%. During a recent test, I metered out 5 gallons and the meter read 5.1 gallons. It was very repeatable.

It is important to setup the unit as shown here with the water supply connected to the meter, then the valve, then at least 2 feet of output hose.

It is important that the shut-off valve is downstream (after) the water meter and that the water meter is full of water when volume measurement begins. Run water through it briefly and reset the counter before starting volume measurement.

Units: U.S. Gallons (see conversion table below for liters or Kg or pounds of water)

Note: Because the meter has pipe thread connections, it is not easy to avoid minor leaks. We use pipe thread tape to seal the connections as well as possible, but the units still drip a little. It does not affect the accuracy of the meter.

To zero the counter: Hold the button for about 3 seconds.

Included:

  • Water Meter
  • Instruction Sheet
  • Shut-off valve
  • 6 ft long 5/8" back-pressure hose (Can be cut down to as little as 2 feet and still have accurate measuring.)
  • Waterballast Conversion Tables

Not Included:

  • 5/8" garden hose from the water source to the meter

Waterballast Conversion Tables
This conversion table was created to make it easy to calculate the required number of gallons for a given number of liters, kg, or pounds of water.  I have done my best to make them as accurate as possible, but it is the pilot's responsibility to verify that they are correct and the glider is loaded properly.
Waterballast Conversion Tables

$225 In
Stock
Wingtip Weights
WingtipWtBag-20 Weight Bag - 20 Pound
This weight bag is perfect for holding the wingtip of your glider down while on the ground. It is filled with 20 lbs of steel shot.  The bag can be laid on top of the wingtip, or for gliders with winglets, one of the handles can be looped around the winglet.  They are made of 1000 denier Black Textured Nylon with a water resistant polyurethane coating on the inside, triple sewn with a safety strip at the bottom.  The steel shot is encapsulated in a 6 mil poly inner bag, which is heat sealed.  They include both a carry handle and a butterfly handle of polypropylene webbing.  The 2 handles make it very easy to carry.

Dimensions
Length: 17 inches (432 mm), Width: 8 inches (203 mm), Thickness when lying flat (approximate): 2 inches (51 mm)

Note: Due to the high weight, this item is somewhat expensive to ship.

$79 In
Stock
WingtipWtBag-Empty Weight Bag - Empty - Holds 15 to 20 Lbs
This weight bag is perfect for holding the wingtip of your glider down while on the ground. It offers a rugged carrying handle.  The bag can be laid on top of the wingtip, or for gliders with winglets, the handle can be looped around the winglet.  It is small and lightweight when empty so it can be easily stowed in the glider for use in the event of an off-airport landing.  It is delivered empty.  It can be filled with 15 to 20 lbs of steel shot, or sand, or dirt, or gravel, etc.  It is made of 1000 denier black textured nylon with a water resistant polyurethane coating on the inside.  Two sets of Velcro closures on each side of the saddle-shaped bag are used to do a doubly good job of locking in the user supplied sand, dirt, steel shot, or gravel.  The Velcro closures are much better than the zippers found on similar products - because zippers have sharp edges that could scratch your glider.  This product is not intended to be filled with water.

Dimensions
Length: 18 inches (45.7 cm), Width: 13 inches (33 cm)
Empty Weight: 6.3 ounces (179 gram)

Note: Current versions have a teal colored handle.

$42 In
Stock

 

Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Paul E. Remde

8661 Connelly Place
Savage, Minnesota 55378
USA


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