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The camp fire :: RE: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 23:20
Author: dievhart
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:20 pm (GMT -8)



Gina Lynn had a flight or two...(I saw it here first)...I would think you could find her in that album...
no wedgy here....the pilot might want to tighten them next time....
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Hanging strap too short... may I use 2 carabiners ?

28 July, 2014 - 22:54
Author: Urban Eddie
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:54 pm (GMT -8)

good to know

The camp fire :: RE: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 22:54
Author: mbadley
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:54 pm (GMT -8)

DAVE858 wrote: Gross. That would make a good industrial detergent commercial.

Hey, Martha! Where's my hang-diver suit?
In the wash, Honey!
Well - screw it, let's just go anyway.

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tag: "When you spent the night at AJP and the Messicans stole your wash"
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tag "It's my Birthday!...... suit"
tag: "Moons over MyHammy"
tag: "We're landing down there at Blacks Beach..."
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The camp fire :: RE: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 22:52
Author: NMERider
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:52 pm (GMT -8)

pud wrote: Two thumbs up? One thumb up each?

Hang gliding general :: RE: How low should you release in a tow?

28 July, 2014 - 22:52
Author: Urban Eddie
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:52 pm (GMT -8)

great info, thanks

The camp fire :: RE: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 22:51
Author: fly,surf,&ski
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:51 pm (GMT -8)

Looks like that shot was taken @ the North Side POM a long long time ago.....

Would not like to be the next student/passenger that has to wear that harness.....
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Show us your Wang

28 July, 2014 - 22:50
Author: Urban Eddie
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:50 pm (GMT -8)

nice wing.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Hang gliding as distraction

28 July, 2014 - 22:47
Author: Urban Eddie
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:47 pm (GMT -8)

I'm in the same boat. Going up to Morningside, NH next week for two more days of lessons.

The camp fire :: RE: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 22:43
Author: DAVE858
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:43 pm (GMT -8)

Gross. That would make a good industrial detergent commercial.

The camp fire :: RE: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 22:41
Author: mbadley
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:41 pm (GMT -8)

Those guys at that 'ranch' (ahhh- Wallaby - choo) have a 'private album' of the tandems they've done with naked girls out of the Tampa strip clubs....

Unless they've gotten all "Pee Cee" down there and got rid of it.


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The camp fire :: RE: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 22:13
Author: pud
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:13 pm (GMT -8)

Two thumbs up?
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The camp fire :: RE: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 22:01
Author: Tiberiu
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:01 pm (GMT -8)

Delete , Delete.......Delete

The camp fire :: Wedgy

28 July, 2014 - 21:57
Author: zamuro
Subject: Wedgy
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:57 pm (GMT -8)

w.

Hang gliding general :: RE: a question of sorts

28 July, 2014 - 20:44
Author: Jason
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:44 pm (GMT -8)

miguel wrote: I miss assembled a Comet 2 and did not put the keel through the keel pocket.

It flew ok on the test flights at the training hill. I flew it for a couple weeks before somebody pointed the mistake out to me.

The glider flew fine.
i hope your prefights have improved since then
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Hang gliding general :: RE: a question of sorts

28 July, 2014 - 20:37
Author: aeroexperiments
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:37 pm (GMT -8)

Trying to explain better: the way my glider is set up now, I have a length of cord that is tied tightly around the control frame apex and then continues forward as a single strand of cord going forward through the front (velcroed) keel pocket and then ends in a short loop of cord that is entirely forward of the front (velcroed) keel pocket. I use a use a quick link to connect my aerotow release (spinaker shackle) to this front loop of cord. I've also wrapped a cord tightly around the keel just forward of the front of the (velcroed) front keel pocket and just behind the loop that the spinaker shackle gets connected to, which binds the aerotow cord tightly to the keel so no stress is put on that front (velcroed) keel pocket. You still want something running back to tie securely around the control frame apex or kingpost or something-- it might be really bad if the aerotow attachment point somehow slid forward along the keel, up to the nose of the glider.

Steve

Hang gliding general :: RE: a question of sorts

28 July, 2014 - 20:25
Author: Tiberiu
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:25 pm (GMT -8)

aeroexperiments wrote: What, you mean that little velcro pocket in front of the kingpost? That's not the real keel pocket. The real keel pocket is behind the kingpost / hang point. That little velcro pocket isn't so important. Mine has about a 1/2" rip in front from my aerotow cable and I don't worry about it, it's not getting worse. But I did move the aerotow connection point far enough forward to be completely clear of this front pocket so that it doesn't rip more, and I wrapped a cord around the keel at that point so that the aerotow cord is held snug to the keel there and can't put stress against the pocket, even though the cord does run through the pocket to tie around the kingpost.

PS why not make the title of your post just a wee bit more descriptive?

Steve

Tiberiu wrote: Thanks for the conformation , i think i won't route my aerotow release cable through there anymore
Yes you are correct , it's the second part of the keel pocket in front of the king post.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Great video made with drone

28 July, 2014 - 20:10
Author: Flyingseb
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:10 pm (GMT -8)

Tons of possibilities and new angles, very nice to see.
Time to jump on the bandwagon? (I question myself)
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Great video made with drone

28 July, 2014 - 19:59
Author: John C
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:59 am (GMT -8)

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Great video made with drone

28 July, 2014 - 19:54
Author: dievhart
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:54 am (GMT -8)

Nice.....
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Newb saying hi

28 July, 2014 - 18:40
Author: Lucky_Chevy
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:40 am (GMT -8)

Welcome

My advice for training:

1. Have someone video your runs. What it feels like and what it looks like can be very different.

2. Wear clothes that you would be comfortable playing baseball in. You will do some running and a bit of sliding on the grass.

3. Don't get discouraged. You are training your muscles as well as your brain. Once you get some experience you won't have to think about how to turn or fly straight, it will just happen.