Incorporated in the State of Minnesota: CLEAR SKY LLC
Paul Remde in N135EX
Prior happy owner
His best 1-35c Flight ...
Note the blue-tinted canopy ...
nice on hot days
The custom-built aluminum trailer is a full-length, spring-loaded, pop-up-top which allows full access to the cockpit without removing the fuselage or wings. The trailer tows nicely behind sports cars. The glossy red Imron finish is lots of fun, especially at large contests ... when you fly over the local shopping center, even the non-contestants know it's you.
This sailplane has been routinely and comfortably used by tall pilots, I'm 74 inches tall. (Note: a fat behind will increase one's seated height significantly.) Seat adjustment and a thick, comfortable cushion, make it fine for a 68" pilot and probably much shorter. Tons of hip room. Visibility on approach, with flaps, is outstanding, as the approach attitude is very nose-low. Once seated, all of the controls "fall nicely to the hand". Trim is a semi-automatic squeeze lever on joystick. The 1-35c flap lever is the newer style single-lever vs the earlier 1-35 dual-lever version.
Amazingly, co-owner Adkins has noticed that immediately after take-off, there is about one more inch of head room. (Is this Einstein's theory of relativity at work?)
This sailplane type is actively supported by and excellent website by Tom Rent and owners:
Limited Liability Corporation
(State of Minnesota)
CamelBak water bag*
* not included
|Seat and Cushions
Thin G-foam for tall pilots
Wing span: 15 meters
Model Number: SGS 1-35C
Gross Weight: 660 pounds
1/36 VNE: 139
2.2 fps at 45 mph
-8 degrees to +75 degrees
-25 degrees for thermalling
Disk brakes, very effective
For more details on typical 1-35 sailplanes:
Deep glossy red
Looks great, some chips
Wing Tip Skids
| This view shows:
Front hinged tinted canopy
Fuselage stand with wheels
Easy access to the back of the instrument panel
Easy to step in and sit down
Photo to be replaced with better shot
Note Lnav gear moved to next plane by earlier partner. Demonstrates the space for electronics.
Flap lever shown
| Removable tray holds water, battery and barograph
<---Note: battery removed for charging
Complete description of Accessory Tray [click here]
All-aluminum trailer trails easily behind your vehicle
Lower rear panel folds down
Crank easily raises spring-loaded top
Sailplane parts are neatly and securely retained
|A very rugged sailplane
which can be landed out with
flaps allow for a very slow landing speed.
The nose skid coupled with extremely effective disk brakes ensure a short, safe stop
|S. Steve Adkins ...
625 Thoreau Drive
Burnsville MN 55337-3614
101 W. Lyon
Minneota MN 56264
17215 Hayes Av.
Lakeville MN 55044
Other pages by S.S. Adkins:
http://esoaring.com/ ... designers, builders and pilots of sailplanes
http://quid.us/ice/ ... small group of ice boaters in Minnesota
http://www.carbondragon.us ... Carbon Dragon Technical Page
http://www.note-ablesingers.com ... co-author: Judy Adkins
http://www.mn1903flyer.us ... full-size replica of the Wright Flyer