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

23 July, 2014 - 02:30
Author: RyanB
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:30 pm (GMT -8)

michael170 wrote:
Their tow system is considered to be the safest in the industry.



Doesn't say much for their tow system or the industry does it?

Towing is not for everyone. If you don't have the skills, you should not do it. There is more potential for problems than foot launching.

As for your pic, well, Lin set up his release incorrectly.
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Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Riverside State Park Promo Video

23 July, 2014 - 02:25
Author: ChattaroyMan
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:25 pm (GMT -8)

HG_Aviator wrote: ChattaroyMan, I have some questions I'd like to ask you about HG in Washington. Can you PM a phone number I can call you at?
Mel
Done did :-)
I'm on the E side of the state - less than 20 mi from Idaho. Never have flown on the W side. Gliders get moldy over there ;-)
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Hang gliding general :: RE: sent PM messeges not in the sent box

23 July, 2014 - 02:16
Author: sg
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:16 pm (GMT -8)

By design. After the recipient reads the PM, it then appears in the sent box.
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Hang gliding general :: sent PM messeges not in the sent box

23 July, 2014 - 02:11
Author: HG_Aviator
Subject: sent PM messeges not in the sent box
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:11 pm (GMT -8)

sg can you tell me tell why PM messeges I send go to the outbox and not the sent box
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HangGliding.Org Events :: RE: COLORADO FLY WEEK 2014!!

23 July, 2014 - 01:25
Author: HangDiver
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:25 pm (GMT -8)

The Villa LZ
We arranged for the F-16 Fly by's.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: How low should you release in a tow?

23 July, 2014 - 00:54
Author: TomGalvin
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:54 pm (GMT -8)

RyanB wrote: Tried several times to catch a boomer at around 800 - 1200

Boomers rarely have gathered themselves together at that altitude. If lift or even zero sink is encountered at that altitude it will be the patient pilot who is rewarded.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: How low should you release in a tow?

23 July, 2014 - 00:48
Author: mbadley
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:48 pm (GMT -8)

I once towed with some boys near Edmonton in Alberta - I think they called it Toefield - where they had 6,000 ft. of spectra on a reel and an unlimited road with no power lines or other obstructions. It was a 'doo-dah' day and they said "Just use up the rope, eh?"

I remember releasing somewhere around 4500 over and just floating it about while watching that little retrieve chute dwindle away forever.

Now THAT was a road...
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Smoke bombs

23 July, 2014 - 00:44
Author: TomGalvin
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:44 pm (GMT -8)

Baby powder?

Link

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Hang gliding general :: RE: Anyone up for Hull Mt, CA next weekend (7/19-7/20)?

23 July, 2014 - 00:01
Author: Jason
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:01 pm (GMT -8)

no videos?
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Smoke bombs

22 July, 2014 - 23:31
Author: Fletcher
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:31 pm (GMT -8)

I've used the crop duster streamers for years and though not as reliable as smokes they work well and are reusable multiple times.
Mine were given to me by another pilot so I don't have supplier info but I'm sure they can be found on line.

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Riverside State Park Promo Video

22 July, 2014 - 22:58
Author: HG_Aviator
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:58 pm (GMT -8)

ChattaroyMan, I have some questions I'd like to ask you about HG in Washington. Can you PM a phone number I can call you at?

Mel
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Smoke bombs

22 July, 2014 - 22:50
Author: JR
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:50 pm (GMT -8)

In one of the early Treetopper Team Challenges I attended, we were at Henson's on a stable L&V day that was mostly blowing light downwind. Everyone waited until the end of the day and then dove off gliding as far as possible (diving for dollars, we called it) as there was no minimum distance rule. I landed in hay field a few mile from launch and while I was tearing down, someone else glided over the field. I gave him an indication of the wind direction by running into the wind, what little there was, with my arms outstretched behind me, but he chose to drop one of those little orange smoke bombs. His aim wasn't so good and the smoke bomb landed in a ditch next to the field that was filled with dried-out grass and assorted other bracken. It immediately caught fire and had I not been there to immediately extinguish the blaze, it would have been out of control by the time the pilot landed.

I would suspect had the landowner witnessed that event, we would have been told to leave the premises in a most unkind way and I wouldn't have blamed him/her for having that attitude. There are other alternatives to smoke bombs, such as crop duster streamers, that don't involve pyrotechnics and while they might not be as easy to see from a distance as smoke, they are less likely to start a fire.

JR

Hang gliding general :: RE: Smoke bombs

22 July, 2014 - 21:48
Author: wblvizion
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:48 pm (GMT -8)

Does anyone know if Skyblazer still sells a 45 sec orange smoke bomb in a little silver can, it had a chain you doubled back though it around say a vario mount. Just pull the can away from the chain and drop it, I am down to my last one and don't use them hardly ever but going xc there are times when I really want know. I've thrown streamers and most of the time you can see what it's doing without any aid but there comes a time and it's switching I like smoke.

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

22 July, 2014 - 21:43
Author: pud
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:43 pm (GMT -8)

Wonder Boy wrote: pud wrote:

I can’t see me getting away with anything like that along the A45! (UK)
Is this a private or public road? Is it legal?

Public, yes

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

22 July, 2014 - 21:32
Author: Wonder Boy
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:32 pm (GMT -8)

pud wrote: Wonder Boy wrote: pud wrote:

2 mile road? what's that?

Looks like this https://vimeo.com/32743840 ..... (with an extra 12 miles)

I can’t see me getting away with anything like that along the A45! (UK)
Is this a private or public road? Is it legal?

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

22 July, 2014 - 21:28
Author: pud
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:28 pm (GMT -8)

Wonder Boy wrote: pud wrote:

2 mile road? what's that?

Looks like this https://vimeo.com/32743840 ..... (with an extra 12 miles)

I can’t see me getting away with anything like that along the A45! (UK)
Is this a private or public road? Is it legal?
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Skyhook Sunspot
Skyhook Sabre (CFX)
23 year rest…
Airwave Calypso
Airwave Kiss
Discus (super colour, hand picked you know)

Hang gliding Videos :: AirDog chasing paraglider

22 July, 2014 - 21:10
Author: AndRand
Subject: AirDog chasing paraglider
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:10 pm (GMT -8)


Link

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

22 July, 2014 - 21:04
Author: Wonder Boy
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:04 pm (GMT -8)

pud wrote:

2 mile road? what's that?

Looks like this https://vimeo.com/32743840 ..... (with an extra 12 miles)
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We take these risks not to escape life, but to prevent life escaping us.


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Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: NOTAMs

22 July, 2014 - 20:56
Author: Wonder Boy
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:56 pm (GMT -8)

http://skyvector.com/

Does a very good job of being up to date
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Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: NOTAMs

22 July, 2014 - 20:21
Author: Helix3
Subject: NOTAMs
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:21 pm (GMT -8)

Always wondered about NOTAMs.

Can check here - http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.jsp (Thank you for the link, DK)

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