Tip wand installation and haulback tip

Jeff O’Brian has published these two videos with rigging-derigging tips for Wills Wing gliders.

Tip wand installation and removal.

I use the same technique for installing the tip wand, but I have not had the “cup” facing down but backwards. This has made it difficult to fit the cup over the end of the wand. But I use a different technique for removing the tip wands. Here I stand at the tip of the glider facing the nose, then grip the wand half way up with my trailing edge side hand and then pulling the lever and cup of the wand with my other hand. It takes some force but is normally no problem.

Haulback tip

I have never even thought about this method in the video for releasing the haulback wire.

Source and (C) Jeff O’Brian for both videos.

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