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Hang gliding general :: RE: there was a close call...

31 October, 2014 - 02:51
Author: BBJCaptain
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:51 pm (GMT -8)

Keep a close eye on the right side control bar junction

do you see anything amiss ?


Link

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Life's goal is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body.
But rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out and broken, shouting
"Holy Crap, WHAT A RIDE !!"

Open carry IS our second amendment in action. Concealed carry is a regulated privilege.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: there was a close call...

31 October, 2014 - 02:40
Author: Paraglider Collapse
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:40 pm (GMT -8)

Tormod wrote: A few weeks ago a guy came down under a parachute because he didn't see the broken control cables on his rigid.

According to paraglider prevailing wisdom, coming down under canopy is completely normal.
It should not be considered as an accident because all systems operated exactly as they should and the pilot landed safely.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Colver Variometer

31 October, 2014 - 02:34
Author: TjW
Subject: Re: Colver Variometer
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:34 pm (GMT -8)

joefaust wrote: Top-drawer history
Colver Variometer

I had one, and used it a lot.
The best thing that ever happened to AA battery makers.

Hang gliding general :: RE: there was a close call...

31 October, 2014 - 02:30
Author: dave hopkins
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:30 pm (GMT -8)

Nicos wrote: There was that video of a pilot who clipped the ground on launch, bent his DT and the wing held up just fine until he landed... FARK! But wow, amazing geometry.

I know a guy who somehow top landed in remote tiger country (no roads) and bent a DT, he then tied a bit of tree branch, launched and flew home. Woah!

Yes, thorough pre-flight's are good

That glider was a topless. The crossbars are stressed to about 4gs so it should have held together under normal flight pressures. Don't try it on a king poster.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Hang strap extension

31 October, 2014 - 02:17
Author: mark selner
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:17 pm (GMT -8)

i have doubled up straps.but holy ship....mik

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Beautiful video

31 October, 2014 - 02:16
Author: Perry
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:16 pm (GMT -8)

Awesome video!
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Hang strap extension

31 October, 2014 - 02:12
Author: dave hopkins
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm (GMT -8)

michael170 wrote: mgforbes wrote: He'd also violated the other
prime safety rule....always use a backup strap!

I didn't know that was a prime safety rule.

Can you direct me to the SOP where I can read that rule, Mr. Forbes?

Your special , you don't need one. Don't bother with a chute , You will never need one of those either.

Hang gliding general :: RE: there was a close call...

31 October, 2014 - 01:35
Author: littlepilot
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:35 pm (GMT -8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9EStVpSluE


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Hang gliding general :: RE: Colver Variometer

31 October, 2014 - 00:25
Author: michael170
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:25 pm (GMT -8)

Good stuff there, Joe. Thanks for posting the link.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Colver Variometer

30 October, 2014 - 23:46
Author: st1lgar
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:46 pm (GMT -8)

Wasn't it Bruce Dickinson, the guy from Iron Maiden? He also flies planes...



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Hang gliding general :: RE: Colver Variometer

30 October, 2014 - 23:46
Author: Spark
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:46 pm (GMT -8)

I wish I still had my Colver. I loved the sound.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Colver Variometer

30 October, 2014 - 23:19
Author: remmoore
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:19 pm (GMT -8)

Now, Joe,

Everyone knows John Dickenson invented that vario - and must be acknowledged as the inspiration for every other known accomplishment in HG history!

RM

Hang gliding general :: RE: HG

30 October, 2014 - 22:49
Author: Avnav8r
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:49 pm (GMT -8)

Hey,

I got a young man in his early 20s a tandem hg flight a few years ago. He is very interested in becoming a HG pilot but wants to finish college before taking up our sport. This fellow also rock climbs, rappels, kayaks and hikes. I said that we need more people his age in our sport and his reply was, "I can't get most of my friends to do anything outside! If they can't do it in the virtual world, they are not interested! It is very frustrating to me!" Look at Playstation and X-Box ads and you'll see what we are up against. We need a major motion picture that features hang gliding (and live actors) that might inspire some of the younger folk to try our sport. HG will probably never return to the numbers when I started in the mid-1970s. But one thing is for sure, HG is 100% safer than what it was back then!

John Stokes
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Hang gliding general :: RE: there was a close call...

30 October, 2014 - 21:46
Author: pud
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:46 pm (GMT -8)

pud wrote:
....What I mean by stressing the glider is I first grab the two front wires and squeeze them together as hard as I can...

The rear rigging failed when a pilot performed this preflight test yesterday exposing a fault with the connection to the keel. More details when I have them.

The above along with the side wire stress test should be part of everyone’s preflight!
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Beautiful video

30 October, 2014 - 21:00
Author: BBJCaptain
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:00 pm (GMT -8)

birukobu wrote: Yes, this is Russian.
The place calls Chegem. It is in Caucasus mounts

I have been looking down on that stretch of mountains around Georgia from FL450 a few times while avoiding Iranian airspace thinking that
whole area would be a great to fly in. Also some ranges in the middle of nowhere on the East Coast along the Bering Sea that just go for miles.

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ATP,MEL,HELI, http://www.youtube.com/user/BBJCaptain/videos

Life's goal is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body.
But rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out and broken, shouting
"Holy Crap, WHAT A RIDE !!"

Open carry IS our second amendment in action. Concealed carry is a regulated privilege.
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/forum.php

Hang gliding general :: RE: Speed Rail wanted

30 October, 2014 - 20:39
Author: adyr
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:39 pm (GMT -8)

Quote:
I'd want travel limiters on that rig, in case something fails hard, and I don't see anything like that.

I think there are travel limiters there. The second picture is a closeup and the limiter for the backwards travel is clearly seen (round, black with two dark red bands on it). There is a similar one for the forward position but it's harder to notice - a part of it can be seen.

Hang gliding general :: RE: HG

30 October, 2014 - 19:56
Author: zamuro
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:56 am (GMT -8)

Quote: Time and convenience strongly enters into the equation as the individuals get older marry have kids families etc.



Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Beautiful video

30 October, 2014 - 19:24
Author: hugantas
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:24 am (GMT -8)

birukobu wrote: BBJCaptain wrote: Great Video

The joy of free flight is all over their faces.

Sounds like Russian to me.

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Yes, this is Russian.
The place calls Chegem. It is in Caucasus mounts

The original post is a german film with alex ploner and steffen wink crossing the alps. add www in front of the "link"

Hang gliding general :: Colver Variometer

30 October, 2014 - 19:19
Author: joefaust
Subject: Colver Variometer
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:19 am (GMT -8)

Top-drawer history
Colver Variometer

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Beautiful video

30 October, 2014 - 19:14
Author: hugantas
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:14 am (GMT -8)

birukobu wrote: BBJCaptain wrote: Great Video

The joy of free flight is all over their faces.

Sounds like Russian to me.

.
Yes, this is Russian.
The place calls Chegem. It is in Caucasus mounts

The original post is a german film with alex ploner and steffen wink crossing the alps. add www in front of the "link"