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Incident Reports :: RE: Discus C design fault could kill you

24 November, 2014 - 03:32
Author: Nicos
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:32 pm (GMT -8)

paulll wrote: Im Back! (Paull) Had to change my details a bit to get back on the site as someone felt i should be removed with my attached report.

Really?!? WTF

Incident Reports :: RE: Fabio's FTHI

24 November, 2014 - 02:59
Author: Nicos
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:59 pm (GMT -8)

michael170 wrote: Fabio doing a post launch hook-in check
Maybe he didn't notice the harness was not connected during preflight checks because his eyes were closed... unless he doesn't connect his harness as part of assembling his glider.

"It's only the harness, I can put it on later, it's not that important. I might walk around in it for a while now... hey this feels good!" — what could go wrong.

Glad he's OK

Hang gliding general :: RE: Flying Puerto Rico

24 November, 2014 - 01:52
Author: skydog
Subject: TEAM SPIRIT
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:52 pm (GMT -8)

Patrick and I flew with Bob Hastings at Team Spirit in PR. Great time there. Bob is wonderful and supplies everthing needed.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: H E L P with HARNESS HARSHNESS...!

24 November, 2014 - 01:42
Author: waveview
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:42 pm (GMT -8)

remmoore wrote: I got this technique from the late Steve Deleo, who made harnesses and was a WW dealer for many years. Used it many times and the harness ends up looking close to new - amazing difference.

After removing all contents including chute bag, put the harness in the tub and add warm water and Woolite. Agitate a few times during the day and continue to let soak overnight. In the morning, drain the now-filthy water and rine well with clean warm water. Let dry naturally - not in the sun. Reinstall chute and other contents. Done.

RM

Here in Australia we have invented this machine that automates the above process. My Moyes Ease harness has had the "automatic washing machine" treatment a few times now. Not sure if normal cycle or synthetic works better.
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Incident Reports :: RE: Fabio's FTHI

24 November, 2014 - 00:33
Author: Spark
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:33 pm (GMT -8)

Yikes seems he was uninjured. If so, lucky dude.
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Incident Reports :: RE: Fabio's FTHI

24 November, 2014 - 00:17
Author: michael170
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:17 pm (GMT -8)

Fabio doing a post launch hook-in check:


Hang gliding Videos :: RE: H E L P with HARNESS HARSHNESS...!

24 November, 2014 - 00:14
Author: knumbknuts
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:14 pm (GMT -8)

I take the chute out and use a gentle wash detergent like woolite in a plastic tote, then rinse it a lot. I'm not worried about damaging the material, I just don't want residue.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: H E L P with HARNESS HARSHNESS...!

23 November, 2014 - 23:09
Author: HG_Aviator
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:09 pm (GMT -8)

Tiberiu wrote: Buy a new harness

I'm wondering if machine wash on gentle cycle would be ok to do!!!!!

When will you be sending that new harness...?
Oh wait not be obama can send a new harness instead of a cell phone.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: H E L P with HARNESS HARSHNESS...!

23 November, 2014 - 23:06
Author: HG_Aviator
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:06 pm (GMT -8)

NMERider wrote: If you'd take a shower this wouldn't be an issue.

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Hang gliding general :: RE: Two Country flying Pilot sought.

23 November, 2014 - 21:45
Author: jjcote
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:45 pm (GMT -8)

I've got a friend who has, but he doesn't visit this website. Want me to PM you his email address?

Alternatively, just contact Jim Rooney, he's got plenty of experience in both countries, I believe.
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Incident Reports :: RE: Discus C design fault could kill you

23 November, 2014 - 19:52
Author: paulll
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:52 am (GMT -8)

Im Back! (Paull) Had to change my details a bit to get back on the site as someone felt i should be removed with my attached report. Its a strange world we live in where trying to protect my fellow pilots can somehow create anger in some people.

Firstly i would like to point out that i have no intention of trying to harm Aeros reputation and this Aeros Discus is the second brand new glider i have bought from them. I have spent more than 30hrs of my own time trying to get the word out that there is a problem with the rear wire before someone gets hurt or worse and recently been chaseing Aeros to update the 017 directive which they have now done as well as changed some internal procedures to warn dealers directly as soon as there is a safety risk.

I have answered many questions by pm and sent the report out to many people who were not aware of the fault and hopefully stopped anyone else finding out the hard way. I have re attached my report so please keep spreading the word.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: 9-27-14 Saddle to E Desert Aire

23 November, 2014 - 19:36
Author: Wonder Boy
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:36 am (GMT -8)

AndRand wrote: Why didn't you stay over the ridge at Columbia river bank to wait till the cirrus goes?
No lift there?

Winds back there were 16-24 mph. No real lift to stay with, you could drift with some zero, but no climbs. No Mans land on the other side.....
So I drove back into the wind

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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: 9-27-14 Saddle to E Desert Aire

23 November, 2014 - 19:33
Author: AndRand
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:33 am (GMT -8)

Why didn't you stay over the ridge at Columbia river bank to wait till the cirrus goes?
No lift there?
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: H E L P with HARNESS HARSHNESS...!

23 November, 2014 - 19:22
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:22 am (GMT -8)

If you'd take a shower this wouldn't be an issue.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: H E L P with HARNESS HARSHNESS...!

23 November, 2014 - 19:09
Author: Tiberiu
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:09 am (GMT -8)

Buy a new harness

I'm wondering if machine wash on gentle cycle would be ok to do!!!!!

Hang gliding general :: RE: Two Country flying Pilot sought.

23 November, 2014 - 19:02
Author: Fred Wilson
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:02 am (GMT -8)

NZ is an amazing place to holiday and fly.
Being from BC the semi-tropical North Island is my favorite. The mountainous South Island being too much like home...

But they are a pain in the ass about NOT publishing site guides. They would really benefit from Foreign sport tourism revenue if they addressed this.
http://www.nzhgpa.org.nz/visiting-pilots

Like they say, best you can expect is Paragliding Earth info. It is vital to contact local clubs. Often not that easy.

One of the best things to take in is their Gov't Conservation Campsites. Awesome, cheap. They just ROCK!
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/conservation-campsite-information/

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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: H E L P with HARNESS HARSHNESS...!

23 November, 2014 - 18:59
Author: Lucky_Chevy
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:59 am (GMT -8)

In the past I've removed the parachute and cleaned it by putting in a tub of warm water. I scrubbed the dirty areas with laundry detergent and a cleaning brush before gently "grape stomping". (It's a great time to re-pack your chute while it's out}

After an hour I drained the tub and refilled with warm water to rinse. I stomped again to be sure all the soap was out.

I hung my harness up and let it drip and air dry.

Good Luck,

Dan

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: H E L P with HARNESS HARSHNESS...!

23 November, 2014 - 18:07
Author: HG_Aviator
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:07 am (GMT -8)

Windlord wrote: Give Betty a call at High Energy. She should be able to give you the correct cleaning methods and what solutions to use.

Thanks Windlord, I live 20 mins from her shop and paid her a visit awhile ago and tried her method but it didn't last. Plus the dirt/grime on the shoulder pads didn't come completely out.

a Fellow pilot at Andy Jackson Airpark suggested using Folex carpet cleaner, but I've yet to buy it. I will report on results as soon as I get some.
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The Basement :: RE: Increase in lousy instruction?

23 November, 2014 - 18:06
Author: hang53
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:06 am (GMT -8)

while conditions and terrain and student are'nt perfect, i think most can agree that a student piot should be gradually introduced to more challenging conditions/gliders rather than doing like some who were taught by more sudden learn or die type of approach to to instruction ( ie: if you wanted to learn to swim they threw you into the deep end of the pool and said sink or swim). while there maybe shortage of quality intructors there should be no compromise on conditions/gliders and site when it comes to learning to fly a glider of any kind. people take lessons to learn how to do something safley istead of just buyimg all neccesary equipment and trying to learn it on their own.