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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby SamKellner » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:18 pm

Hi Bob,

Can you rotate the scootertow picture in the first post of this topic.

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:00 am

SamKellner wrote:Can you rotate the scootertow picture in the first post of this topic.


Done!        :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby SamKellner » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:26 pm

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Thanks Bob, That looks a lot better :clap: :clap:

So help me out again!

If I an assigning a number to the turf runway as illustrated by Bill's yellow line, what would it be?
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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:23 am

164.32 Grd. - 150 Mag..JPG
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Sam the 15 runway (150 degrees) is actually 164.32 degrees (Grid North, GN) on Google Earth)
The airport assigned it 150 Magnetic North.
I think they rounded it to the nearest ten degrees.
(164.32 degrees minus 10 degrees magnetic =154.32 degrees = rounded to 150 degrees or Runway # 15.)

174.37 Grd. - 160 Mag..JPG
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By the same reasoning I would (guess) assign the yellow line with 160 or Runway # 16 (160 degrees magnetic)
(Rounded to the nearest ten degrees. 174.37 - 10 = 164.37 deg. Mag = rounded to 160 degrees or Runway # 16.)
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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:21 pm

I haven't done the math, but Bill is probably right.

Runways were numbered based on the magnetic heading so the old magnetic compasses would match the runway number when on final. So just by eye I would guess about 350 (runway 35) when landing to the north and 170 (runway 17) when landing to the south. I could easily be off by 20 or 30 degrees, so I'd take Bill's numbers since he's done the math!!
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Re: Tow Patterns Tony Benetti

Postby SamKellner » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:32 pm

Hello Hawks,

Here's what we've been doing at Southwest Texas Hang Gliding
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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:41 pm

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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby SamKellner » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:07 pm

Hawks,

Thanks for the help. We're doing just about every combination of the patterns that are illustrated.

As you can see, with the pulley down near rwy 33, we are able to scooter tow to such altitude to make the base leg over the hangar with plenty of room.

I'm missing the u$hPa BOD meeting in Austin, :( :( with all intention :) :twisted:

The Terrytow scooter with Okiespool is really doing the job.
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Re: Tow Patterns

Postby SamKellner » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:39 pm

This message contains too few charactors, Yes.
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