Autodesk Hang Glider Display Breakdown Procedures

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  1. Release the yellow VG cord from the cleat and pull the sail together in the rear until all but about 6 inches of rope remainsAU-T2C-10AU-T2C-11
  2. At the control bar apex: open the zipper and turn the hang-T parallel to the keel. Close the zipper. Install the Velcro pads securely to the top of the downtubesAU-T2C-12AU-T2C-14AU-T2C-15
  3. At the nose: with your hand around the top of the 2 front wires right below the sail, pull the nose down until the central keel tube is roughly level with the ground. Disconnect the link from the support loop and close the link on the cable so it won’t get lost. Release the Velcro securing the bottom of the nosecone and pull the nosecone up so it’s just hanging from its tether. Pull the support loop out of the slot in the nosecone.AU-T2C-29AU-T2C-28
  4. Open all four zippers on the bottom surface and swing the cable-supported tubes completely out of the sail. Verify that the zipper pulls are open to the forward extent of the zippers and the tubes are out of the sailAU-T2C-27
  5. Remove the raked tips taking care not to crease them. Slide the 0.1 diameter carbon rods back into the pocket so only 0.25 inch is exposedAU-T2C-16AU-T2C-17AU-T2C-18AU-T2C-19
  6. Remove battens from the shortest #2 to #8 on each wing and all 4 bottom surface battens. Take care to squeeze-and-release the latching mechanism so you don’t break the batten tipsAU-T2C-23AU-T2C-25AU-T2C-24AU-T2C-31
  7. Remove the 8 short carbon intermediary battensAU-T2C-20AU-T2C-21AU-T2C-22
  8. Open the keel-fairing zipper that encloses the haul-back cable. Open the link and disconnect the cable then close the link. Remove the support loop from around the keel. Coil the cable support bridle with the rear support loop that was around the keel.AU-T2C-35AU-T2C-34
  9. Release the rear haul-back cable.AU-T2C-36
  10. Remove the remaining 8 battens from the sail. Verify that all of the batten tips are latched. Bundle all the top surface curved battens with the straight sections on the battens aligned and slide them into the batten bag rear-tips first. Tighten the Velcro cinch that is sewn to the middle of the batten bag to consolidate the batten bundle. Stow the 8 short carbon battens under the cinch VelcroAU-T2C-54AU-T2C-55AU-T2C-63
  11. Swing each wing-spar back to about midway from the fully deployed position. Release the lever that tensions the wand in the sail. Pull the wand lever aft by the string to disconnect the cup from the wand. Pull the wands out of the sail. Fold the disengaged lever-cup mechanism back into the sail and close the VelcroAU-T2C-37AU-T2C-38AU-T2C-40
  12. Fold the wing spars until they are parallel with the keel while pulling the sail from between the tubes so it’s on top and free from the folded assembly. Fold the four carbon cable-supported tubes forward and parallel to the keelAU-T2C-41
  13. Prepare to roll the sail by pulling it flat and tight away from the the airframe. Bundle the 2 straight bottom surface battens with the tip wand parallel to the keel and roll the sail tightly until it can be stowed close to the wing spar in the space behind the sail stiffener-insert. Secure the furl with a Velcro cinch at the position that you can also capture the forward end of the inner of the 2 cable supported tubesAU-T2C-45AU-T2C-46
  14. At the end of the leading edge, fold the tip of the sail even with the end of the tube and roll it tightly to the the tube. Install the tip bags. Add the remaining 2 Velcro cinch straps at the position that secures the forward end of the outboard cable-supported tubeAU-T2C-42AU-T2C-43AU-T2C-44
  15. Add the 2-inch-wide cinch strap around the complete assembly about 3 feet from the nose. Tuck the nosecone into the folded sail so that it remains flat and won’t be creased. Clean up the sail roll so it’s neat and compact. All Velcro straps should be as snug as possible without creasing the stiffener sewn into the sailAU-T2C-46
  16. Install the glider bag with the small vinyl pocket at the nose. It helps to close the zipper for a foot at the tipAU-T2C-48
  17. With one hand on the nose plate junction and the other on the front wires, lift and rock the glider off the control bar onto the groundAU-T2C-49
  18. Disengage the wires at the noseplate. Remove the pip-pins securing the basetube, stow them back in the bottom of the downtube fittings and gently fold the downtubes to the keel taking care not to keep the cables free from the folded assembly. Install the small cover bags over the end of the downtubes. Put the basetube in its cover bagAU-T2C-51AU-T2C-52AU-T2C-53AU-T2C-57
  19. Stow the basetube and the batten bag between the leading edges in the aft end of the glider bagAU-T2C-58
  20. Use the bubble wrap and foam to isolate and protect any hard points because freight transport is pretty harsh. Pay special attention to the end of the exposed crossbar tube and associated hardware a little aft of mid-length, to the ends of the downtubes that are covered by the thin bags, and stuff some foam between the central keel and the leading edge soars in the vicinity of hang loop about 5 feet back from the nose. Also add a large piece of foam over the noseplate. Zip the cover bag to the noseAU-T2C-47AU-T2C-59AU-T2C-60AU-T2C-61
  21. If you’ve rolled the sail tight and clean, the glider-bag should fit snugly in the crate. Orient it zipper up. Add the raked tips on top of the bag in the tip area so they are not crushed. Note that there are 2 small bags with spare crate-screws and batten tips in the crate. Don’t forget to put the cable bridle and support loop in the crate. The crate screw positions are indicated with marker