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Grob G115 Question

Thu Feb 28, 2002 8:46 pm

hi evryone
on the Grob g 115 how is the fuel fed from tyhe wings into the engine.
also could someone tell me some infpo about the grob!
im hoping to get a small job at the china fl7ying school near me working in the hangar. they use alot of g115s.
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RE: Grob G115 Question

Fri Mar 01, 2002 10:39 am

The earlier G115s had a single tank mounted behind the pilots, however the newer ones have an engine driven and an electric fuel pump drawing fuel from the wing tanks.
They're a funny little plane, bungee nose wheel steering, unusual spin characteristics and, due too thier glider heritage, amazing ground effect on landing.
Quite a challenging 'plane.
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RE: Grob G115 Question

Fri Mar 01, 2002 11:18 am

That wobbling of the nose on descent, even a cruise one, is quite peculiar but not really bothersome. That nosewheel looks solid enough, but it sure isn't. Let it down on the rwy anytime sooner than 35kts on rollout and it'll shimmy like a shopping cart. The opposite is true on take-off. It's the trike ldg gear A/C that requires a little work in a crosswind due to that.
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RE: Grob G115 Question

Mon Mar 04, 2002 3:53 pm

The G115b that I fly here in Switzerland has the tank behind the pilot. Also, the manual says that intentional spins are prohibited so I am not sure how anyone but the test pilots found out about the spin characteristics, unless they unintentionally spun it.

Finally, the nose wheel steering is not bad I find and it does not shimmy on our planes.

It is a bit of a challenge to land but not that bad. You just have to have good speed control.
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RE: Grob G115 Question

Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:44 pm

The G115 has a modification kit which fits a ventral fin under the tail to allow spin training.

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