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Hang gliding general :: Funniest HG quote ever

27 February, 2015 - 03:49
Author: miraclepieco
Subject: Funniest HG quote ever
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:49 pm (GMT -8)

With credit to mbadley:

"You know you are in trouble when you show up with your mylar topless, tricked out vario, pod harness, big ol chute pack and layers of clothing and the local dude has a 20 year old Pulse, a hockey helmet, faded cocoon harness, no chute or Vario, Teva sandals and a Dont Eat Yellow Snow T-shirt. He's gonna make you look bad...."

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Can you run glide, go-Prone. then go-up-right. and Flair?

27 February, 2015 - 03:39
Author: Nicos
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:39 pm (GMT -8)

Oh yeah, rigids.
Looked like he was running into a bit of a breeze, still, sweet wing!

Hang gliding Videos :: Great View of Rio and Naviter Oudie 3 in Action

27 February, 2015 - 03:31
Author: NMERider
Subject: Great View of Rio and Naviter Oudie 3 in Action
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:31 pm (GMT -8)

My buddy Reidar enjoying some time off the oil platform in Rio flying solo on a big, borrowed tandem plus ripping it up in the wispies. Great view of the Naviter Oudie 3 in action too.


Link

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Can you run glide, go-Prone. then go-up-right. and Flair?

27 February, 2015 - 03:28
Author: Roadrunner
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:28 pm (GMT -8)

Hi Guy's:


I, right now am only able to Fantasize about flying my Predator. But seeing that V-Q being run into the air gave me goose bumps. For now, I need to get my Air-Fix via flying a G-R-O-B-E

Guys, you know how a quality of a Good landing Hang-Glider Pilot is how that Pilot will Stuff the Bar upon Finale, skim the ground in Ground effect, bleeding off energy, then do an aggressive flair, finishing in a No-Step landing.

Flying the G-R-O-B-E it seems to me that if you get a little too aggressive with the stick, adding too much speed. Hell, you need to deal with all that speed. Man, these sail-planes have so much performance! I have been quite impressed with the performance. I do also have respect. I know that I could dig myself into a deep hole.

So, come Sunday, at 11:00 A-M I will be at it again. Yes this MAN-PRIMATE PILOT will be flying that big old Sail-Plane Yea-Haw!

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Can you run glide, go-Prone. then go-up-right. and Flair?

27 February, 2015 - 03:26
Author: Aldpal
Subject: Level ground
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:26 pm (GMT -8)

I am not convinced that was perfectly level ground, but still a nice demonstration.

Hang gliding general :: RE: A Helmet Safety Trend?

27 February, 2015 - 03:08
Author: jheissjr
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:08 pm (GMT -8)

[quote="remmoore"] jheissjr wrote:
I weighed my XXL Kali Aatma (the predecessor to the Prana) on my postage meter scales when I bought it. With the shade visor removed, it weighed 1100 grams. Seems likely that the mid-range sizes will be less than that.
RM

I have two of the helmets so I weighed them for real weights. Since the Aatma was an XXL, S-L will be even lighter of the Aatma.

Quote:
Suomy Mr Jump – 965 grams (2.13 lbs) (Small, weighed by me)
Kali Aatma - 1,100 grams (2.43 lbs) (XXL, weighed by RM)
Gmax GM46X – 1,110 grams (2.45 lbs) (Small, weighed by me)
Airoh Aviator – 1,115 grams (2.5 lbs) (Unknown size, web)
Kali Prana - 1,250 grams (2.8 lbs) (Unknown size, web)

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Can you run glide, go-Prone. then go-up-right. and Flair?

27 February, 2015 - 02:53
Author: Comet
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:53 pm (GMT -8)

Run, fly, go prone, glide, go upright, and flare, all on level ground:


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Hang gliding general :: RE: Length of Tie-Down Straps

27 February, 2015 - 02:49
Author: Comet
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:49 pm (GMT -8)

W9GFO wrote: Something to consider; there are some people that really don't like the idea of tossing metal buckles over their vehicles.


Exactly. Besides potentially breaking a windshield or chipping auto paint, metal also is more prone to wearing holes in the glider.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: High G-Force Reserve Deployment Centrifuge

27 February, 2015 - 02:43
Author: blindrodie
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:43 pm (GMT -8)

Awsome... Yes no room for failure of the thing!


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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Low & Slow - Expert Dune flying down under

27 February, 2015 - 02:38
Author: danmoser
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:38 pm (GMT -8)

KostasVonitsa wrote: Nice!!

Very efficient crossbar design, what glider is this?

according to YouTube channel description, it's a one of a kind
"This hang glider is a prototype based on my earlier design the Offpiste Aviation Discovery I developed in the 90s. It has a vg and in this vid it is in the max billow setting giving very forgiving and easy flying characteristics."
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Length of Tie-Down Straps

27 February, 2015 - 02:19
Author: Darbbb
Subject: Re: Simple + effective
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:19 pm (GMT -8)

Helix3 wrote: Hey T ~

My 10' straps are just long enough to make it around 2 gliders.

3 Home Depot buckets
1 roll of drawer liner
1 roll of Gorilla Tape

Makes 3 flexible protective brackets that bend to the shape of your leading edges all for a total of ~$25.
(Beats paying $50+ for one extra wide tie down as I've seen some do...)

Pictures, please?
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Super Low Twist

27 February, 2015 - 02:15
Author: mlbco
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:15 pm (GMT -8)

If you're bored to tears, here's an academic treatment of the design of tailless aircraft for performance versus handling where reflexed airfoils are not required:

http://spyplanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/gnc_92.pdf

In this study numerical optimization techniques are used to solve for optimal twist, sweep, taper, etc. planforms for tailless designs of varying handling qualities, with and without on board stability augmentation.

The method automatically discovers the advantages of wing sweep and variable camber for high performance tailless designs that use cambered laminar flow wing sections.

Steve

Hang gliding Videos :: High G-Force Reserve Deployment Centrifuge

27 February, 2015 - 01:59
Author: NMERider
Subject: High G-Force Reserve Deployment Centrifuge
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:59 pm (GMT -8)

http://vimeo.com/118400990

Amazing piece of equipment for working on reserve deployments up to 5 Gs. I only wish they would use a location with a lot more room around the centrifuge in case something goes wrong.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Suprone Harness Information?

27 February, 2015 - 01:54
Author: NMERider
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:54 pm (GMT -8)

Nicos wrote: A bunch of folks fly with a PG harness, and I'm told that it's not necessary to wear one of those full flight suits either!

I'm keen to go suprone/supine ASAP, just gotta figure out how to do it without changing glider geometry and still retain good control... Talk to Jerry https://www.youtube.com/user/JerrySuneagle/videos He has it all sorted including aero towing and his comp record backs this up too.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Super Low Twist

27 February, 2015 - 01:51
Author: peanuts
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:51 pm (GMT -8)

Hmmm! twist in a swept wing vs. reflex. finally something new.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Suprone Harness Information?

27 February, 2015 - 01:20
Author: Nicos
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:20 pm (GMT -8)

A bunch of folks fly with a PG harness, and I'm told that it's not necessary to wear one of those full flight suits either!

I'm keen to go suprone/supine ASAP, just gotta figure out how to do it without changing glider geometry and still retain good control...

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Can you run glide, go-Prone. then go-up-right. and Flair?

27 February, 2015 - 01:17
Author: Nicos
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:17 pm (GMT -8)

Maybe if you were a very fast runner. Make sure you wear a helmet Big Guy ;)

Hang gliding general :: RE: Control bars: round vs airfoil

27 February, 2015 - 01:13
Author: Nicos
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:13 pm (GMT -8)

Streamlined looks cool, and so do those carbon fibre ones.

Un-coated racing wires also look cool, have less drag, and will slice right through you if you let them.

Wheels, meh, not very ACP-stylin'.

Mine is rounded (and comfortable) but I normally flare from the DTs

Hang gliding general :: RE: Suprone Harness Information?

27 February, 2015 - 01:03
Author: Helix3
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:03 pm (GMT -8)

Finsterwalder Charly Skyfloater + spreader bar: https://finsterwalder-charly.de/en/harnesses/drachengurtzeuge-gb.html

If you get one lemme know what you think of it. Curious to hear how easy it is to control the wing in one.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Can you run glide, go-Prone. then go-up-right. and Flair?

27 February, 2015 - 01:01
Author: smokenjoe50
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:01 pm (GMT -8)

No