[quote=barnacle] Any glider pilots on the forum? Probably the hardest I've worked mentally assessing wind direction, air brake , rudder controls, speed etc. You only get one crack at landing!
Anyway we're relocating to Northumberland early next year and have already identified a club in the area so may be joining you soon Neil. Literally if I get blown off course
I did gliding when I was at school and before I went to sea but apart from a few times flying light aircraft I hadn't touched the controls of a glider for about 50 years until around 2010 a forum member arranged an evenings' flying at Usk Gliding Club. It was astonishing just how quickly it came back and on the 2nd flight i had control from the top of the winch launch right through landing it.
I remember hearing HoveDan's yell on his first ever glider flight as it went up at about 45 degrees within seconds of leaving the ground
Another odd thing, chatting with the instructor after we had put the aircraft away it turned out that we had both been to the same school, Farnham Grammar, although he was there some years after me.
I should have gone up and behind the clocks then back down, but I just went under the steering column and ziptied all the cables together. It ain't pretty, but I don't see out of my knees so it's no issue for me.
I left all the old cable in place and ran new cables from an amp in the boot.
I took this exact approach, reran new cables from an amp in the boot, could also run from the back of the headunit.
The last time I was in The Mall, Phillip was still alive and we were at one of Her Maj's garden parties, but as Submariner puts it 'it's a mirage a huge glitzy monument to greed and consumerism.....behind which is endemic hypocrisy, corruption, slavery, misogyny, racism the whole shooting match'.
Driving up into the mountains in Tenerife we came across this red 16V owned by a local couple parked up by a picnic area. Our conversation was a combination of Pidgin English and sign language but we gleaned they'd had it from new and mileage is around 120,000 km - it was in very good nick. We showed them a pic of our re 20VT from a trip to the Alps a while back. It was such a great surprise and really made our day.
I feel so sorry for you. I've had two trivial-to-anyone-else but absolutely unreplaceable items go astray (in one case, destroyed by Royal Mail without appeal and with no good reason) and even if I'd had compensation, it could never match the simple request for a carrier to look after something properly wrapped and paid for.