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Old September 16th 19, 02:55 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tom BravoMike
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Default A wooden control stick grip

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8:10:53 PM UTC-5, Scott Williams wrote:
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5:24:14 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:32:33 PM UTC-4, Tom BravoMike wrote:
The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.:

https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/el...ipstandard.php

Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which inner size is it, 3/4" or 7/8" (before I get to the glider to measure it myself?) Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.


Wrapping the existing grip with Tennis Racquet " grip wrap" worked nicely for me in a Standard Cirrus with that sticky grip problem.


So FB closed? how about SSA,
https://www.ssa.org/photogallery.asp...mbr=1392883062


Wow! Now that is interesting! Somehow reading about 'plexiglass' I didn't imagine the grips to be actually transparent. Thanks!
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Old September 16th 19, 04:05 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Default A wooden control stick grip

Yes!* Now you can see the chipped paint on the steel tube beneath the grip.

Where are the Canadians with their beaver tails and flannel when we need
a fix to this vexing problem, eh?

On 9/15/2019 7:55 PM, Tom BravoMike wrote:
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8:10:53 PM UTC-5, Scott Williams wrote:
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5:24:14 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:32:33 PM UTC-4, Tom BravoMike wrote:
The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.:

https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/el...ipstandard.php

Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which inner size is it, 3/4" or 7/8" (before I get to the glider to measure it myself?) Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.
Wrapping the existing grip with Tennis Racquet " grip wrap" worked nicely for me in a Standard Cirrus with that sticky grip problem.

So FB closed? how about SSA,
https://www.ssa.org/photogallery.asp...mbr=1392883062

Wow! Now that is interesting! Somehow reading about 'plexiglass' I didn't imagine the grips to be actually transparent. Thanks!


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Dan, 5J
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Old September 17th 19, 04:47 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Scott Williams
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Default A wooden control stick grip

On Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:05:58 AM UTC-5, Dan Marotta wrote:
Yes!* Now you can see the chipped paint on the steel tube beneath the grip.

Where are the Canadians with their beaver tails and flannel when we need
a fix to this vexing problem, eh?

On 9/15/2019 7:55 PM, Tom BravoMike wrote:
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8:10:53 PM UTC-5, Scott Williams wrote:
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5:24:14 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:32:33 PM UTC-4, Tom BravoMike wrote:
The grip in my 1984 Ventus is worn out and a bit sticky. I have always thought it would be nice to have a wooden one, e.g.:

https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/el...ipstandard.php

Anyone has tried something like that? Are they much bigger/thicker than the factory ones? BTW, which inner size is it, 3/4" or 7/8" (before I get to the glider to measure it myself?) Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.
Wrapping the existing grip with Tennis Racquet " grip wrap" worked nicely for me in a Standard Cirrus with that sticky grip problem.
So FB closed? how about SSA,
https://www.ssa.org/photogallery.asp...mbr=1392883062

Wow! Now that is interesting! Somehow reading about 'plexiglass' I didn't imagine the grips to be actually transparent. Thanks!


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Dan, 5J


So, the transparent acrylic I used was, in part, just for looks. I remember seeing a clear acrylic rotational control grip that one of the original mercury astronauts had kept as a souvenir, and I think some aircraft landing gear retract handles were clear acrylic. On my standard Cirrus the stick is 22mm in diameter, which is close enough to 7/8 inch to use a demming drill bit to center bore the hole before shaping it. you could also use black acrylic stock to have a plain jane black grip.
what's the Canadian dig? Is it a reference to making your own parts or something?
good lift,
Scott
 




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