Many, if not most, competition pylon racing wings are now coming with, or have an optional Speedbar Trimmer Interconnect (STI) system. It is intended to put most speed control, including trimmers, in the speedbar. Basically, pressing the speedbar activates the speedsystem AND lets up the trimmers.
As this is a test question on the new PPG 3 exam, we wanted to provide some educational material on it for reference. Please do not copy or redisplay this illustration; it is provided here by permission.
It is a schematic to illustrate the basic concept of system operation. Since pressure is so much higher on the A’s, the default condition when armed is no speedbar, trims slow (or neutral depending on glider).
A failure of the interconnect line will let the wing go to the trimmer selected setting which would normally be fast if the system is in use.
In a front tuck situation the system would allow the trimmers to go full fast on the tucked side. This is clearly a design for experienced pilots who will react properly to dynamic situations with quick and appropriate responses. Even then, it is largely experimental (as are most pylon racing wings) and is not likely to be certified in any way.
As always, pilots should base their understanding on a careful reading of the wing’s Pilot Manual.
This is commonly called the PK System, named after its inventor Paap Kolar.
Our Fall flying event @ Campbell Field Airport, Sep 10 – 13, 2015. Camp In / Fly In. Bring your camper, tent, PPG, PPC, PG, Tow, Ultralite, Motor Bike, Cooler, BBQ Meat, etc The flying is amazing down at Campbell. Ocean 1.5 miles East, Bay 1.5 West. For those that attended Soar the Shore 2014 – please help spread the word how awesome it is! Just Google Weirwood Virginia and the pin will pop up right near the field. Please invite others and help spread the word.
Campbell Field Airport, May 21 – 25, 2015. Camp In / Fly In. Bring your camper, tent, PPG, PPC, PG, Tow, Ultralight, Motor Bike, Cooler, BBQ Meat, etc.. It’s going to be another awesome fly-in and fun weekend. Just Google Weirwood Virginia and the pin will pop up right near the field. Please invite others and help spread the word.
Thursday, Sept 10th to Sunday, Sept 13th, 2015
2527 S Lake Rd S, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
This fly-in is limited to PPG’s (including those with carts) for this event (sorry, no PPCs or other ultralights without prior approval). Rules are common sense, and there is no ratings requirement. No flying permitted without a signed waiver, briefing, and wristband. Primitive on-site camping is free and there’s plenty of room for RV’s (no hookups).
$30 registration includes camping, flying, and Saturday dinner. Fly-in t-shirts are discounted for registered pilots.
For more information contact: Brandon Oberlin at (317) 356-7664 or email [email protected] A Facebook event page will allow everyone to see who’s coming.
The only scheduled sanctioned U.S. Competition is happening on a huge expanse of grass. The “Endless Footdrag” again is providing the perfect spot. Come join us. It’s also a great opportunity to try your hand at precision flying, maneuvering and learning from fellow pilots.
Practice on Friday evening, May 22.
Competition on May 23, 0630am
Another round on May 23, 6:30pm
Make-up on Sunday, May 24, 6:30am and/or 6:30pm
Registration is $40
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On behalf of the entire fly-in committee, I want to extend our sincere appreciation for your registration and attendance.
The non-profit Palm Bay Paramotor Fly gives 100% of the proceeds, after expenses, to support the Palm Bay Police Department’s Victim Services Unit and the Police Explorers. Every penny spent – to purchase a cupcake, water, dinner, etc. goes straight to these programs.
Due to the extreme generosity of the pilots, friends and family, I am happy to report that this was $6,000.00 — funds that will go a long way in providing much needed assistance and recovery to help restore safety and security to crime victims and their children. Along with that, the Explorer program will continue to mentor, educate, and create our future leaders in law enforcement.
Please “save the date” for our 2016 annual Palm Bay Para Fly-in which will be held on April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Again, thank you so much for choosing our event, sharing your love of the sport, and your generosity and support of two very impactful programs.
Blue skies and sunshine,
Victim Services Manager
Palm Bay Police Department