For several winch tows of the
type Wesselmann II, when measuring the pulling force in line feed operation (strong wind,
gusts), a considerable overstepping of the permitted regulating values was identified.
This led to uncontrolled failure of the weak links in the line and in one case to pilot
In agreement with the holder
of the type certification Ingo Rohardt, Banzgraben 35, 22459 Hamburg, Tel: +49 (0)40
5521270 the DHV has decided on the following safety measures:
All winch tows of the model
type Wesselmann II must have the pulling force regulating system modified by the holder of
the type certification.
instruction came into force when published in the News for Paragliders and Hang Gliders
(NfGH). The safety measure must be carried out before the next periodic maintenance check.
Gmund, 23. February 1999
Martin Jursa, DHV/OeAeC Technical Dept.