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Old April 6th 21, 09:39 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Phoenix
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Default Vc gear fixed!

I would like to thank everyone who made suggestions regarding the difficulty in both raising and lowering the gear on my Ventus C.
Turns out the culprit was the castle nut on the axel was way too tight. I loosened it to only hand tight and installed a new pip pin (sp?) Works like it was designed to do.
Again - thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old April 7th 21, 02:34 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mark Mocho
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"Pip pin" is correct. "Axel" is not. An "axle" is a shaft used to locate and contain a rotating mechanism.

An "axel" is a jump in skating with a forward takeoff from the forward outside edge of one skate to the backward outside edge of the other, with one and a half turns in the air.

And you probably installed a cotter pin, not a pip pin.

Just sayin'
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Old April 7th 21, 06:30 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
john firth
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On Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 9:34:35 PM UTC-4, Mark Mocho wrote:
"Pip pin" is correct. "Axel" is not. An "axle" is a shaft used to locate and contain a rotating mechanism.

An "axel" is a jump in skating with a forward takeoff from the forward outside edge of one skate to the backward outside edge of the other, with one and a half turns in the air.

And you probably installed a cotter pin, not a pip pin.

Just sayin'


Next time on the ice , will try that; this must be the root of the word axeleration,
meaning speeding up rotation.
JMF
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Old April 7th 21, 07:37 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mark Mocho
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Next time on the ice , will try that; this must be the root of the word axeleration,
meaning speeding up rotation.


Acceleration, exhilaration, exceleration (nonexistent word), who cares. People will use them interchangeably.

Like: to, too, two, there, their, they're, lose, loose, your, you're, bow (in it's many pronunciations and definitions) and so on.

And I won't even start on the poor misguided apostrophe. Let's just say that some parts of the country must be suffering a shortage, since so many extras are being misused in Moriarty.
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Old April 7th 21, 09:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Moriarty... Isn't that where the tooth brush was invented?

Dan
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On 4/7/21 12:37 PM, Mark Mocho wrote:

Next time on the ice , will try that; this must be the root of the word axeleration,
meaning speeding up rotation.


Acceleration, exhilaration, exceleration (nonexistent word), who cares. People will use them interchangeably.

Like: to, too, two, there, their, they're, lose, loose, your, you're, bow (in it's many pronunciations and definitions) and so on.

And I won't even start on the poor misguided apostrophe. Let's just say that some parts of the country must be suffering a shortage, since so many extras are being misused in Moriarty.

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Old April 8th 21, 07:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dave Nadler
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On 4/6/2021 4:39 PM, Phoenix wrote:
I would like to thank everyone who made suggestions regarding the difficulty in both raising and lowering the gear on my Ventus C.
Turns out the culprit was the castle nut on the axel was way too tight.
I loosened it to only hand tight and installed a new pip pin (sp?) Works like it was designed to do.
Again - thanks for all the suggestions.


Thanks to John May for suggesting the correct fix,
and also to Phoenix for confirming it to the group.
 




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