Service - Line Trim Tuning
Lead Time: 6 weeks
Turn Around Time: 1 week
When you place your booking please write down the Model and Size of your glider in "Order Notes" in the "Shopping Cart" section, for example: Mentor 5 S, Tenor M 21, Punk M. We will need to know the model and size of your glider so we can get the trimming table ready before your glider gets here. Thank you.
Through the use, paraglider lines shrink or stretch. Generally, A and B lines might stretch a little or not shrink as much, whereas the C lines shrink at a faster rate. As a result, your glider starts flying slower and the handling becomes less agile after the first 20-40 hours of airtime on your new glider. All lines are affected in this way – regardless of material or manufacturer. This line stretching and shrinking process is complete once you have reached 40 hours of airtime on your wing, after that the changes in the line length will be minimal. We recommend having your line trim checked when you have reached 40 flying hours so get your glider fly like new or better again for the next 150+ hours.
To make sure that your glider flies as new and offers the same safety as brand new glider we will measure all the lines, analyse the trimming using special software and then set the line trim of your glider back to the original manufacturer's trim.
The test results will be part of the Line Trim Tuning report. You will be provided with all the before and after measurements and the changes made. As a part of this service, we will also do a "One Point Porosity Test" on the top midsection of the leading edge and "Fabric Degradation Test" for all fabrics/colours used on your glider. Here is a Sample Line Trim Tuning Report.
When you are ready to post your glider, please send your glider via Australia Post to our Postal Address, 1 week prior the week that you have booked your glider in for a service.
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