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I'll bet there's some interesting currents in that area. Is it common catching up draft and gaining altitude or is that too dangerous? As near as I ever came to soloing was jumping off the barn holding a tractor umbrella and I would have done better jumping without the brella.I have a glider rating. I could do it. Just ship it out to me and up we go
Two thumbs up...!Once you master flying a glider, you realize that you never knew how to fly a power plane. The engine compensates for actually controlling the aircraft. You actually become one with the glider and can feel every updraft or downdraft.
My most fun episode was when I was doing my biennial flight review for single engine. I was with an instructor did I did not know. We went out and did all the mandatory stuff without issue. When we came back to the airport, I reverted to my glider training and was too high on final. You always do this in a glider as there is no engine to get you to the threshold if you're too low.
I imagined that the instructor was thinking, "well he blew this landing". Just about that time I threw it into a slip. A slip is when you cross control the airplane by elevator one direction and rudder opposite. This turns the airplane to about a 45 degree offset to the direction you are actually traveling. The increased drag and loss of lift causes the airplane to lose altitude at a very rapid rate. As i'm approaching the runway with the plane going sideways, out of the corner of my eye i see the instructor slowly starting the reach for the yoke. At about 10' i snapped it straight and put it on the numbers.
Yeah he passed me.
Do some math I guess, is it $1 for 32 sqft of 1/8 ply? So 25 cents per board foot of plywood(8 layers to make an inch think)... hmmm... Spruce sheathing plywood is about $3/ bdft...So yea,I plan to buy a log peeler and,,,,,, not really but I can buy used 1/8" plywood 50 sheets for $50 and endless availability. Have you glued up multiple layers to make thicker sheets (I'm thinking 4 to 6 layers) and how did it work out? I'm thinking of sand bags for clamping. If no previous experinece,does it sound like a worthwhile porject? i would mostly use it on shelves,pallet rack and interior wall covering for storage buildings.