Keel needed, for Atos-B

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BilleFly
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Keel needed, for Atos-B

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A pilot attempted a light wind launch at Regionals, (secondary lower launch
for CSS, in San Bernardino) and didn't run hard enough, for the conditions ; he
crashed the Atos-B glider,into some large bushes, and it was given to me.

I removed the D-tubes, and they both look Great, (felt every sq/inch, for soft
spots) . I found a few small abrasions, that are easily fixed on the sail ; a new
tail , and tail mount have bin found.
Most of the damage was to the keel and down-tubes. I found a set of down-tubes ;
all I need , to put this glider, back in the air, is a stock keel,
if anyone has one in their parts barn ?

The keel
that was broken, was modified with with carbon tubing, and the guy did a
bad job, with no fiberglass between the aluminum and carbon to address
that dissimilar metals thing ; also the splice between the stock aluminum
to carbon tubing, was not long enough. I do Not wanna fix his lousy work
and would rather replace the keel with a stock one.

Thanks : Bille
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Re: Keel needed, for Atos-B

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Bille,

That is one "funky" keel.... well I doubt it will work, Post a reference measurement, nose plate to the ctr of the sail attachment pin. I have a good VS keel hidden away will see if its the same (tho I suspect the pin placement will be shorter than the N/C).

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Re: Keel needed, for Atos-B

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Hi Bille.

Did you decide if it was worth the effort to modify the slightly different length (N model??) keel that I sent you photos of, as a workable solution for this ATOS B project?

LMK,

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Re: Keel needed, for Atos-B

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Billie, Just a FYI, my VS Keel, measured from the bottom front of the nose plate to center of the release pin in on sail bracket, 84.5cm.

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Re: Keel needed, for Atos-B

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Thanks for your responses Guys ; I will Pm you !!

Bille
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