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Alex Becker
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Build night continues Tuesday evening at Holliday's home on Lake Norman Airpark. We will work on the ULF sailplane and Zodiac at his hangar between 5 and 8 pm this Tuesday evening.


At 8 pm, the group will retire to the Sport's Page for dinner.


Join us for dinner, building or both events.





Holliday's home on Lake Norman Airpark:


165 Normandy Road


Mooresville, NC 28117




Popular since 1984, the ZODIAC CH 601 HD is the updated model of the original ZODIAC CH 600, which was designed by Chris Heintz as a low-cost primary trainer aircraft. New improvements to this model include a wider 44-inch cabin and a larger rear baggage compartment.Standard equipment in the kit includes wing baggage lockers, hydraulic disk brakes, electric trim tab, tinted canopy, and much more. Designed to meet the requirements of the demanding sport pilot, the aircraft offers great performance and capabilities, and is easy-to-fly with pilot-friendly characteristics, including a low landing (stall) speed. The aircraft has excellent cross-country flying capability as well as short-field performance of well under a thousand feet




The ULF 1 was first flown in November 1977 and first shown at the 3rd International Hang Glider Meet at the Wasserkuppe in August 1978. The prototype was built by Reich's partner at EEL, Heiner Neumann. The design was intended to be able to soar in weak ridge and thermal lift. The aircraft is made from spruce, birch plywood and balsa, covered in doped aircraft fabric and features conventional full three axis controls. Its two-piece, single-spar 10.4 m (34.1 ft) span wing is a cantilever design and employs a Wortmann FX 63-137 airfoil. Glide path control is via spoilerson the wing top surface. The aircraft is normally flown without a windshield, but a Plexiglas canopy is optional. The aircraft's best glide ratio is 16:1 at 55 km/h (34 mph). With both the canopy and pilot doors fitted the best glide ratio is 18:1. The landing gear is a fixed skid and the aircraft is equipped with a ballistic parachute full aircraft rescue system. The aircraft is normally transported by trailer and can be assembled in 10 minutes. The ULF 1 was approved in West Germany in July 1980 and Australia in 1983.


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