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Hang gliding general :: RE: colours

19 January, 2017 - 03:56
Author: Fletcher
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:56 pm (GMT -8)

I bought a Purple demo glider once because the price was right. Wouldn't normally have chosen it but liked it a lot.
Any color that you like is the right one!
Fletcher

Hang gliding general :: RE: HG in Puerto Vallarta??

19 January, 2017 - 03:54
Author: highhuber
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:54 pm (GMT -8)

Don't know of anyone flying in or near PV but Valle is rocking this time of year and has great flying.

http://www.flymexico.com/mexico/

Hang gliding general :: RE: New Guy

19 January, 2017 - 02:53
Author: Fletcher
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:53 pm (GMT -8)

Welcome
Just wait until you thermal a wing that was made for it.
You're gonna have SO much fun!!!
Keep us posted and get some Advil for the pain of perma-grin.
Fletcher

Hang gliding general :: RE: colours

19 January, 2017 - 02:40
Author: miraclepieco
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:40 pm (GMT -8)

The most stunning glider I ever saw was purple, black and white. I liked it so much that I bought one for myself!

Hang gliding general :: colours

19 January, 2017 - 02:18
Author: therms
Subject: colours
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:18 pm (GMT -8)

Are these colours ok or is lavender/purple bit out there?? Anyone else like purple

Hang gliding general :: RE: New Guy

19 January, 2017 - 01:02
Author: flybop
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:02 pm (GMT -8)

Welcome. Good luck with your training!
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Hang gliding general :: New Guy

19 January, 2017 - 00:55
Author: skypooch
Subject: New Guy
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:55 pm (GMT -8)

Just wanted to say Hi from Punta Gorda, Florida. I'm on the left coast of Florida. I haven't taken an intro flight yet but looking forward to getting into hang gliding. I have a fair amount of experience in weight shift since I was an ultralight instructor(BFI) for many years in 3 axis and weight shift. I flew a Northwing Mustang 16 on my Tukan trike that I built from plans. That was 15 years ago but I'm hoping that experience will help me to transition to hang gliding. I built a Challenger 11 tandem long wing version (3 axis) that I used to fly solo and catch a few boomers that would get me 500 to 1000' altitude gains with the engine off and I loved it. The Challenger wasn't a dedicated sailplane but with it's low sink rate and small turning radius it would allow me some soaring time. I think hang gliders are the next step for me in recreational air sports. Time will tell after I begin my lessons. This seems like a great forum and I am happy to be a member.

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Hang gliding in Iran

18 January, 2017 - 20:17
Author: zamuro
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:17 pm (GMT -8)

Love the pictures with Tehran in the background .

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Hang gliding in Iran

18 January, 2017 - 19:37
Author: Jason
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:37 am (GMT -8)

Looks like you guys are having a good time.


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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cute little kittens playing...

18 January, 2017 - 19:01
Author: NMERider
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:01 am (GMT -8)

Dave Gills wrote: On a related note...
Can anyone make my glider do this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSaa3vC_n2k
Just fly into some high voltage wires and you'll be good to glow.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: 8-28-16 Tekoa to Athol ID - 53 miles- T2C

18 January, 2017 - 18:28
Author: Wonder Boy
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:28 am (GMT -8)

NMERider wrote: Wonder Boy wrote: NMERider wrote: Love that scenery! Nice camerawork by both of you. Next par-tay I'm hiring you to D.J. for me.
Was that the worst landing of your life?

Thanks!
Ha! Sounds good

No, This one one was https://youtu.be/5vJ4frgOSRE?t=14m8s
It was such a great flight. Glad I wasnt hurt. No ground support on this flight. (Didnt get picked up till around midnight by my terrific GF)
Learned a good lesson for assuming I know something about an LZ

The next video I'll post soon is a pretty fugly landing. I get them from time to time.
(It was the biggest flight and the worst landing of the season 9/3/16 if you want to go have a look before I post it here)
Funny that I watched some of that 141-miler when you first posted it to YouTube but missed the landing: https://youtu.be/5vJ4frgOSRE?t=16m2s
Having had some pretty nasty downwind, X/C landings myself and watching yours makes me want to re-think downwind landings on soft but grabby surfaces like crops and tall grasses. I wonder whether it would be safer to stay prone with hands on control bar and deliberately belly land. Now that HES is carrying that dot-covered abrasion-resistant fabric, I am thinking about re-designing my cocoon harness with #10 zipper and protective flaps over all the zippers along with the motorcycle racing fabric for the other shell. With all my pack-up gear inside plus reserve I get plenty of padding. I know one or two pilots who have already had custom harnesses made similar to this.

That stuff sounds tough. Could work pretty well for that.

I was lucky with how tall /thick it was, however had I known or had paid closer attention, I could have chose a different spot.
Not sure how it would have been had I tried to belly land in it. I dont want to find out.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cute little kittens playing...

18 January, 2017 - 18:20
Author: Dave Gills
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:20 am (GMT -8)

On a related note...
Can anyone make my glider do this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSaa3vC_n2k
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: 8-28-16 Tekoa to Athol ID - 53 miles- T2C

18 January, 2017 - 18:13
Author: NMERider
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:13 am (GMT -8)

Wonder Boy wrote: NMERider wrote: Love that scenery! Nice camerawork by both of you. Next par-tay I'm hiring you to D.J. for me.
Was that the worst landing of your life?

Thanks!
Ha! Sounds good

No, This one one was https://youtu.be/5vJ4frgOSRE?t=14m8s
It was such a great flight. Glad I wasnt hurt. No ground support on this flight. (Didnt get picked up till around midnight by my terrific GF)
Learned a good lesson for assuming I know something about an LZ

The next video I'll post soon is a pretty fugly landing. I get them from time to time.
(It was the biggest flight and the worst landing of the season 9/3/16 if you want to go have a look before I post it here)
Funny that I watched some of that 141-miler when you first posted it to YouTube but missed the landing: https://youtu.be/5vJ4frgOSRE?t=16m2s
Having had some pretty nasty downwind, X/C landings myself and watching yours makes me want to re-think downwind landings on soft but grabby surfaces like crops and tall grasses. I wonder whether it would be safer to stay prone with hands on control bar and deliberately belly land. Now that HES is carrying that dot-covered abrasion-resistant fabric, I am thinking about re-designing my cocoon harness with #10 zipper and protective flaps over all the zippers along with the motorcycle racing fabric for the other shell. With all my pack-up gear inside plus reserve I get plenty of padding. I know one or two pilots who have already had custom harnesses made similar to this.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: 8-28-16 Tekoa to Athol ID - 53 miles- T2C

18 January, 2017 - 17:53
Author: Wonder Boy
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:53 am (GMT -8)

NMERider wrote: Love that scenery! Nice camerawork by both of you. Next par-tay I'm hiring you to D.J. for me.
Was that the worst landing of your life?

Thanks!
Ha! Sounds good

No, This one one was https://youtu.be/5vJ4frgOSRE?t=14m8s
It was such a great flight. Glad I wasnt hurt. No ground support on this flight. (Didnt get picked up till around midnight by my terrific GF)
Learned a good lesson for assuming I know something about an LZ

The next video I'll post soon is a pretty fugly landing. I get them from time to time.
(It was the biggest flight and the worst landing of the season 9/3/16 if you want to go have a look before I post it here)
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Mike

Everyone who lives dies, yet not everyone who dies, has lived.
We take these risks not to escape life, but to prevent life escaping us.


https://sites.google.com/site/colcenteroflift/

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: 8-28-16 Tekoa to Athol ID - 53 miles- T2C

18 January, 2017 - 17:43
Author: NMERider
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:43 am (GMT -8)

Love that scenery! Nice camerawork by both of you. Next par-tay I'm hiring you to D.J. for me.
Was that the worst landing of your life?
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Hang gliding Videos :: 8-28-16 Tekoa to Athol ID - 53 miles- T2C

18 January, 2017 - 17:12
Author: Wonder Boy
Subject: 8-28-16 Tekoa to Athol ID - 53 miles- T2C
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:12 am (GMT -8)

Stuck at the hill for an hour until in turned on enough to leave.
Thought it was over near the CDA casino, caught a nice one somewhat low to keep going.
Rowdy coming into land, felt like a thermal was kicking off.
Crap landing.
http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/1492807


Link

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Everyone who lives dies, yet not everyone who dies, has lived.
We take these risks not to escape life, but to prevent life escaping us.


https://sites.google.com/site/colcenteroflift/

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Hang gliding in Iran

18 January, 2017 - 14:22
Author: javadd
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:22 am (GMT -8)

Thanks Garret, I always find myself checking hanggliding.org several times a day and I love this forum.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Kali Shiva HG Helmet

18 January, 2017 - 12:44
Author: garett21b
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:44 am (GMT -8)

Nice. My buddy has one and according to him it's very comfortable. I'm thinking of getting one also.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Video: the flying year of 2016

18 January, 2017 - 12:40
Author: garett21b
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:40 am (GMT -8)

Nice video and scenery. May I know what camera are you using?