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Hang gliding Videos :: Archaeopteryx

1 October, 2014 - 02:04
Author: darkcloud
Subject: Archaeopteryx
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:04 pm (GMT -8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyg9nOVC3YA

Hang gliding Videos :: Inverted Aero on the Cali Coast

1 October, 2014 - 01:47
Author: op
Subject: Inverted Aero on the Cali Coast
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:47 pm (GMT -8)


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Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

1 October, 2014 - 01:47
Author: greenleader
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:47 pm (GMT -8)

Really sorry to hear this. I met Joe at the CFW only this year. I found him gregarious, funny and easy-going. I was hoping to catch some flying with him at Frontenac, our local site this fall.

A front had come though yesterday morning with rain, but it cleared out and looked like a good day at Frontenac; the winds were 010 at 12 knots yesterday afternoon, while it was still pre-frontal at Whitewater.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

1 October, 2014 - 01:30
Author: Tiberiu
Subject: Re: Daily Union Story regarding Joe
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:30 pm (GMT -8)

Chico_MON wrote: http://www.dailyunion.com/news/article_bb5398ec-48b0-11e4-9cc3-001a4bcf6878.html

Prefrontal gusts may have also contributed to test flying. I was not there Monday. Flew with Joe Friday thought Sunday. We thermaled together, bbqued, laughed.

I am fortunate to have met Joe. Although I had only known him for 3 years, we did enjoy some grand moments, with no regrets. We flew, we laughed, we drank. He gave me compliments on my grilling recipes; kidded me on my too serious nature, but all in fun. He could dish it out and take it back. I will miss him very much.
Well said Chico , the prefrontal gusts were present without a question and contributing factor.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

1 October, 2014 - 01:19
Author: Chico_MON
Subject: Daily Union Story regarding Joe
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:19 pm (GMT -8)

http://www.dailyunion.com/news/article_bb5398ec-48b0-11e4-9cc3-001a4bcf6878.html

Prefrontal gusts may have also contributed to test flying. I was not there Monday. Flew with Joe Friday thought Sunday. We thermaled together, bbqued, laughed.

I am fortunate to have met Joe. Although I had only known him for 3 years, we did enjoy some grand moments, with no regrets. We flew, we laughed, we drank. He gave me compliments on my grilling recipes; kidded me on my too serious nature, but all in fun. He could dish it out and take it back. I will miss him very much.

The camp fire :: RE: RC HANG GLIDER plan

1 October, 2014 - 01:17
Author: Nicos
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:17 pm (GMT -8)


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The camp fire :: RE: RC HANG GLIDER plan

30 September, 2014 - 23:46
Author: red
Subject: RC HANG GLIDER plan
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:46 pm (GMT -8)

Zataps,

These HG models are beautiful, but they are expensive. I believe they are made in France, and several models have become RC models.

http://www.aviationproducts.de/e/scale/scale_3.html

They fold up for storage like a real HG. If you have a full-scale HG now, they can duplicate your sail colors in miniature.

We can probably find sail lay-outs for any HG that you like. Tubing can be found at hobby shops. Fishing stores will have fine thin steel cables for you. Most HG owners' manuals will have plans to build the full-scale tubes, which you can reduce to scale easily if you have a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program. This page will give you the .PDF Falcon manual. It has the dimensions of the Falcon, which is an easy glider that flies well. Good luck!

http://www.delta-club-82.com/bible/740-hang-glider-falcon-3.htm

Almost any HG flying site will have a Falcon or two, for you to see in person. If you want to learn to fly HGs, many used HGs typically will cost much less than the materials needed to build one.


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Hang gliding general :: RE: Newb saying hi

30 September, 2014 - 23:09
Author: toben
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:09 pm (GMT -8)

Try and see if you can get someone (another student perhaps) to just tape you using your phone camera. Everyone has one of those now and it can really help to see exactly what you are doing while you are on the training hill. I did it with my friend while we were taking our H1 lessons and it really helped. I just passed my Hang 1 about a month ago and am working on my Hang 2.

I also second the advice about flying the hill as much as you can and really working your launches and landings. It's the same advice I have gotten from instructors and pilots here as well.

Have fun flying!

Incident Reports :: RE: Hang gliding accident in Forbes:

30 September, 2014 - 22:32
Author: pud
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:32 pm (GMT -8)

A bit quiet is this thread. Anyone know what happened?
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

30 September, 2014 - 22:18
Author: JR
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:18 pm (GMT -8)

My condolences to Joe's family and friends. Another sky-brother I won't get to meet or share air with in this world. RIP, my unknown friend!

JR

Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

30 September, 2014 - 22:15
Author: davedpilot
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:15 pm (GMT -8)

RIP

Hang gliding general :: RE: Newb saying hi

30 September, 2014 - 22:10
Author: davedpilot
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:10 pm (GMT -8)

Thanks for the support guys. I didn't know it was possible to do in an upright harness, but I'm cross controlling somewhat. Once I get that straightened out I'll be more confident and satisfied with my ability. I have the go ahead for a new glider from my very supportive wife, so I'm thinking of getting a Falcon 4 195. That should last for a couple of years while hone my skills.

Cheers!

Hang gliding general :: RE: Caribbean Hang Gliding

30 September, 2014 - 21:50
Author: Patrick O'Donnell
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:50 pm (GMT -8)

Skydog and I flew with Bob at Team Spirt and had a choice of gliders we brought our harnesses and other gear and had a great 1.5 hr. flight and attacked by Red Tailed Hawks. Nice launch with a couple of LZ options well worth going for a flight they also have a guest house which we did not stay at.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

30 September, 2014 - 20:54
Author: HangDiver
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:54 pm (GMT -8)

Jedi Joe. Photo by Tiffany Smith
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The camp fire :: RC HANG GLIDER plan

30 September, 2014 - 20:37
Author: zataps
Subject: RC HANG GLIDER plan
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:37 pm (GMT -8)

Hi,
I m located in france.
I just jump onto hang gliding addict. Does someone have any drawing to build a RC ( whatever scale) hang glider.
If not a full scale plan will be also usefull so i could intrapolate for RC scale.
Thanks in advance for your feedback
Rgds

Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

30 September, 2014 - 20:04
Author: Jason
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:04 pm (GMT -8)

Very sad to hear. Never met him, but damn if he doesn't look happy in that picture.


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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Hang Gliding at Blue Sky Flight Park

30 September, 2014 - 20:00
Author: psilyguy
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:00 pm (GMT -8)

Sweet vid!

Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

30 September, 2014 - 19:57
Author: HangDiver
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:57 am (GMT -8)

There are no words to describe how hard this has hit all of us in the Villa Grove flying community. Jedi was such a huge part of Larry and Tiffany's life, and a great friend to all of us. It's gonna take a long time to heal from Joe's loss.

Rich J.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Sad Loss to the Entire Free-Flight Community

30 September, 2014 - 19:52
Author: psilyguy
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:52 am (GMT -8)

RIP.

Incident Reports :: RE: Woman killed in B.C. hang gliding fall.

30 September, 2014 - 19:36
Author: Jason
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:36 am (GMT -8)

brian scharp wrote: Jason wrote: hes also convinced the only way to land is onwheels...and spot landings are the devil..... Another topic that should be able to be openly discussed.

he isn't interested in discussion, hes sick, he literally came back to a dead thread and posted a photo of a dead woman

that doesn't contribute anything, it serves no f***ing purpose whatsoever other than him getting his rocks off

its disgusting
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