Why do lines shrink?

2018-10-10T11:54:07+00:00Line material, Line measuring|

Since we started using laser equipment to measure glider linesets at Aerofix, we’ve measured over a thousand gliders. Measuring the distance from the risers to every attachment point on a canopy reveals exactly where line lengths deviate from specification, and the program we wrote enables us to determine exactly what [...]

The risks of deep stalls

2018-10-10T10:09:19+00:00Line measuring, Porosity|

The risk of suffering a deep stall has featured in SkyWings Airmail in recent months. In March, Nigel Page observed that “porosity and line shrinkage can both make a wing more prone to deep stall”. So how serious a risk are these two factors to our flying safety? There are [...]