Orange center with a 1-26 outlined in gold or silver. Please specify.
1-26 Restoration Manual - FREE to 1-26 Association members
This manual covers the restoration process from beginning to end, based on the experiences of Texas Soaring Association members who have collectively restored many 1-26s over the years. This manual is not just for someone restoring their 1-26, as it also has countless tips for the person who wants to improve the looks, quietness and handling of their ship. There are lots of "Why didnít I think of that" things in this manual. It includes some factory drawings, lots of photographs, and a Schweizer Publications and Service Bulletins index. It's written by Kevin Renshaw, edited by Mark Keene, and updated in 2020 by Andy Kecskes. A superb companion to "Wing Tips". This manual is now available solely as an e-mail download, directly from the Merchandise Manager.
Wing Tips - $12.60
The care and feeding of the 1-26. A collection of maintenance and repair articles which have appeared in the 1-26 Newsletter. Put together in a 3 ring binder. Symbolically underpriced.
1-26 Cloth Patch - $5.00
3 inch round patch of the 1-26 Association Logo. Embroidered in red, white and blue.
1-26 t-shirt - $20.00
This 100% cotton shirt features 1-26 Association member Phil Jordan's colorful artwork (sized 8"x11") of the "Timeless" Schweizer 1-26. Sizes Small>XL.
1-26 watercolor lithograph - $200.00
This painting was done by Bill Schweizer, and provided directly to the 1-26 Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Purchase of this 12"x15" lithograph, of which only five copies have been made for this specific fund raiser, is tax DEDUCTIBLE.
"I had the pleasure of reading Dan Bryan's new soaring book REAL MEN LAND OUT this past week. He sent me a copy and I told him I would read it and write a short review for the newsletter. There are probably two really good books out about flying the 1-26. One is of course the AFTER SOLO. collection of stories that I have read at least 10 times and the other is Real Men Land Out. Dan has captured a type of pilot that many of the 1-26 group is made up of. His adventures and mis - adventures are humorous and although I have never met him I feel like I know his soaring life history now.
Dan hasn't set any records or won any contests but you can tell from reading his book that he is a die hard 1-26 pilot. From cracking the canopy with his head to buying and rebuilding 1-26s and dealing with the problems of getting a crew you can really relate to his dilemmas. He is a very meticulous pilot in that he studies everything before actually trying it. I was really cracking up about every time he starts a new project or goal he studies every written word on it before actually doing it. His flights are entertaining and you find yourself rooting for him on his silver badge attempts.
This book is a good start up for a new adult soaring pilot and will answer many questions and give a great explanation of the badges and even has pictures of all of them.
Many names of our famous 1-26 pilots are included and a sort of special history is kept for the Association to always have now. Thanks go to Dan for his time and efforts in creating a soaring epic that doesn't just talk about flying but also all the other things that go along with Soaring."
~~~Norm Miller, President
Dawn Flight available from
Pyramid Media is a movie that is reported by our list of renound movie critics, to have some of the best 1-26 footage ever filmed.
1-26 E for sale. $7900 or best offer.
S/N 566, N17936. Clean title.
Single owner since 1983 - Illini Glider Club Total hours 2038.3
Empty weight 488. Useful load 212.
Lightly tinted canopy
Becker 4201 Radio, PTT, headset jacks, boom mike New battery PZL mechanical vario with speed ring Soaring Aids dual-scale electric vario with audio Total Energy probe, tail mounted Gehrlein trailer, I-beam design. Roadworthy, good tires Gray paint on left wing is from repair of surface corrosion Long, shallow dent on left side of fuselage, from the '9' to tail
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Parts and Accessories
Canopy Strut, designed for the 1-26. Tired of having your canopy slam shut? This is the answer.
Email Doug Levy, or call (760) 754-9383 Updated 11/30/2015.
Ensign Portable Sailplane Hangers.
The Ensign Portable Hangar lets you fly in the time it takes to open the electric doors, roll your ship out and do a positive control check. At the end of a day of flying, just roll your bird into the hanger and flip the switch to close the doors. Youíre ready to go home in as little as 5 minutes.
Email Ensign Portable Hangars or visit our web site Updated 11/30/2015.
Canopy Covers:Blue Sunbrella canvas with soft backing to protect canopy from scratching. Covers turtle deck. Secured with bungies. Also available in red or white. Specify whether for A,B,C,D or E model. Call for price and shipping.
Hanley Canvas 8868 Lance Ave. Spring Valley, CA 91977. (619) 479-7511. Updated 11/27/2015.
SKIDS: Pre-curved laminated oak skids for all 1-26's. Please specify model. Matches fuselage contours. 3 to 5 plys formed and glued in jig. Made to Schweizer factory drawing. Comes undrilled so you can match your fuselage and skid plate mounting holes. Unfinished, you trim to final length. Email Dave Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org Updated 12/26/2014.
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