Service - Line Trim Tuning
Lead Time: 3 months
Turn Around Time: 2 weeks
The service centre will be closed in January and February 2021. We will be back in March 2021. We recommend booking the Full Service every 18-24 months after your previous Service. Book your Line trim Tuning Service 3 months in advance or as soon as you put first 20 hours on your new glider.
This service is suitable for gliders that are less than two years old. If your glider is more than two years old please make a booking for the Full Service for your paraglider.
We recommend having your Line Trim checked when you have reached 40 flying hours with your glider. After the Line Trim Tuning Service, your glider will fly like new or better again for the next 100+ hours.
When you place your booking please let us know the Model and Size of your glider in "Order Notes" at the "Check Out" 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 about 40 hours of airtime on your wing, after that the changes in the line length will be minimal.
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 developed by paragliding instructor and mathematician Ralf Antz. The line trim of your glider is then re-set 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.
"We will make your paraglider fly like new or better again."
Please send your glider via Australia Post to our Postal Address, one week prior the week that you have booked your glider in for a service.
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