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  1. Schweizer 1-23 landing checklist placard

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 landing checklist placard
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    A fairly standard glider landing checklist built on the usual USTALL mnemonic skeleton.



  2. Schweizer 1-23 yaw string

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 yaw string
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Hard to see it here. Arguably the glider's most sensitive and important instrument.

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  3. Schweizer 1-23 manufacturer's plate

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 manufacturer's plate
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Built with pride in upstate New York.



  4. Schweizer 1-23 takeoff checklist placard

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 takeoff checklist placard
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    A fairly standard glider checklist built on the usual ABCDE mnemonic skeleton.



  5. Schweizer 1-23 dive brake handle

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 dive brake handle
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Rotate down and pull back to release the dive brakes, which reduce the gliding performance of the glider dramatically. This control is operated much like a powered airplane's throttle during approach ...



  6. Schweizer 1-23 control stick

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 control stick
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Actuates the ailerons and elevator of the 1-23 through a mechanical linkage. Note push-to-talk switch at top.



  7. Schweizer 1-23 variometer

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 variometer
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    A sensitive vertical speed indicator. This model is driven exclusively by air pressure and is less sensitive and accurate than the electric variometer above.



  8. Schweizer 1-23 electric variometer

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 electric variometer
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    A sensitive vertical speed indicator---very handy for sussing out whether air is rising or sinking. This electronic model is more accurate than the mechanical model below. It generates tones through a...



  9. Two-way radio, Schweizer 1-23

    Snapshot Title: Two-way radio, Schweizer 1-23
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    A popular two-way radio for gliders; takes up little space in the cockpit.



  10. Schweizer 1-23 tow release

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 tow release
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Pull this handle to release the tow rope connecting the glider to the towplane (or winch). Be sure to check traffic first and turn right after the release on air tows!



  11. Schweizer 1-23 air vent

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 air vent
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Connects directly to a hole in the nose: adjust airflow by pushing in or pulling out. High tech stuff!



  12. Schweizer 1-23 magnetic compass

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 magnetic compass
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Also known as a "wet" compass or "whiskey" compass due to the fluid in which the compass card is suspended. Arguably less useful than having a familiarity with the area and navigating by simply lookin...



  13. Schweizer 1-23 inclinometer

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 inclinometer
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Operates just like a spirit level, this instrument indicates whether the airplane is flying in a coordinated manner, i.e. whether the amount of bank matches the amount of yaw around the vertical axis....



  14. Schweizer 2-33 in background

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 2-33 in background
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    This 2-33 landed while I was taking the gigapan.



  15. Kollsman window, Schweizer 1-23 altimeter

    Snapshot Title: Kollsman window, Schweizer 1-23 altimeter
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Calibrate the altimeter before flight by dialing in the altimeter setting---the barometric pressure at sea level---in the Kollsman window.



  16. Schweizer 1-23 altimeter

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 altimeter
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Silvercreek glider club field elevation is right around 600 feet MSL.



  17. Schweizer 1-23 airspeed indicator

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer 1-23 airspeed indicator
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Schweizer 1-23H-15 Glider Cockpit, Silvercreek Glider Club, New Douglas, Illinois (near St. Louis)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Looks like never-exceed speed is 140 MPH.