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Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Innovation!!!!

28 July, 2016 - 02:51
Author: DAVE 858
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:51 pm (GMT -8)


Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Jonny Durand's World Record Attempt

28 July, 2016 - 02:50
Author: NMERider
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:50 pm (GMT -8)

davisstraub wrote: Okay, I was referring to the actual Red Bull video as shown on the Weather Channel. Not some poor copy of that.

Good to hear this. Since Redbull sponsored the production I would assume that they own the rights and can publish it publicly once the blackout period for exclusive Weather Channel broadcasting ends.

Meanwhile, If anyone recorded it on a cable DVR it can be played back into a DVDR, etc, using the S-Video output and the audio jacks. The resolution may be limited to 525 scan lines but you and I are old enough to recall when that was extremely clear display.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: NW Freedom 170 crossbar fairings

28 July, 2016 - 02:47
Author: Wagner24314
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:47 pm (GMT -8)

interference drag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxvoDbZpoY8
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Got O2?

28 July, 2016 - 02:38
Author: Wagner24314
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:38 pm (GMT -8)

http://medicalequipmentio.com/om-812 Chad Drive 800 Bonsai Series Om-812 Oxygen Regulator

is what i fly with you can find them cheap on ebay and they last about 8 hours at 1lpm on a m6 bottle. Most people that makes you good to almost 20000 feet
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Jonny Durand's World Record Attempt

28 July, 2016 - 02:30
Author: davisstraub
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:30 pm (GMT -8)

Okay, I was referring to the actual Red Bull video as shown on the Weather Channel. Not some poor copy of that.

Good to hear this.
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Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Innovation!!!!

28 July, 2016 - 02:24
Author: Jakeramp
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:24 pm (GMT -8)

Wow no it sounded more like he was doing it in a PM bc he knew it was a deuschebag thing to say. I explained my point for lashing out, I'm trying to kill the thread and you are still watching it instigating s***? I was belittled and humiliated for a full year in the marines before deploying to Iraq. So I don't take well to condescending jerks trying to play that. Compound that with the last year of encountering pilots with the same salt dog chip on shoulder mentality. Like a saltdog LCPL. I don't let people talk down to me. So implying I'm off drugs or need to be medicated is fucked up to the actual friends that I have that snapped. Always on the ssri's and killed themselves.

Hang gliding Videos :: Glider transport

28 July, 2016 - 02:20
Author: Falcon
Subject: Glider transport
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:20 pm (GMT -8)

Hi guys,

Do you guys know what transport company can transport gliders from west to east for a reasonable price? UPS is way too expensive. Any suggestions?

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Jonny Durand's World Record Attempt

28 July, 2016 - 00:23
Author: NMERider
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:23 pm (GMT -8)

davisstraub wrote: Great. So far we've been told it won't be. I spoke with Kraig yesterday and Jonny chimed in from the background about having it on YouTube in one to two weeks. A friend recorded it using a GoPro camera and so it's like sitting in his living room on the floor while looking up at the TV. It's good enough for me since we already know what everything looks and sounds like.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Jonny Durand's World Record Attempt

28 July, 2016 - 00:06
Author: davisstraub
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:06 pm (GMT -8)

Great. So far we've been told it won't be.
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Hang gliding Videos :: Crestline 39-mile 2-Man Task Race Misadventure - Narrated

27 July, 2016 - 22:51
Author: NMERider
Subject: Crestline 39-mile 2-Man Task Race Misadventure - Narrated
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:51 pm (GMT -8)

There's a lot of information in this flight video from yesterday's practice task race w/ my buddy, Bruce. I got to spend a few minutes thermalling with a pair of golden eagles during the flight. I have a little of this on the video. I'm changing my editing/narrating technique to speed things up and get more footage from different flights and situations into circulation.
Cheers,
JD


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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Jonny Durand's World Record Attempt

27 July, 2016 - 22:47
Author: NMERider
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:47 pm (GMT -8)

The 1-hour long episode will be on YouTube in one to two weeks according to Jonny.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Jonny Durand's World Record Attempt

27 July, 2016 - 21:58
Author: Comet
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:58 pm (GMT -8)

Avolare wrote: I've "cut the cord" Does anyone have a link to the episode?

The show is being re-aired Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Go impose on one of your unenlightened friends who are still addicted to their brain-sucking hypnotic flickering TV screens.
And while you're there munching their popcorn and watching Jonny Durand fly across Texas, be sure and remind them of how modern television programming is a vast wasteland.
Oops wait - you're reading this on a brain-sucking hypnotic flickering screen in the vast wasteland of the internet... Oh well, have some popcorn...

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Innovation!!!!

27 July, 2016 - 21:24
Author: henderthing
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:24 pm (GMT -8)

Also-- maybe try to consider that Ryan sent you a personal message for the _sole_purpose_ of not wanting to embarrass you publicly. He did this in a polite way. And this is what he gets. Honestly, you sound like you're off your meds.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Got O2?

27 July, 2016 - 20:45
Author: nonewby
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:45 pm (GMT -8)

I'm going to CFW with O2. I did a bunch of shopping a few months back. I picked up a high quality system for $329 here:

https://glidercom.com/oxygen-system-and-parts.html

Could not find the same set-up for less than $525 anywhere else!!

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Innovation!!!!

27 July, 2016 - 20:43
Author: Jakeramp
Subject: Re: Innovation!!!!
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:43 pm (GMT -8)

NMERider wrote: Jakeramp wrote: What hang gliding needs now more than ever! Ive been brainstorming this idea for the last year. What is the Achilles heel of a hang glider? Falling into the keel, collapsing the glider. We have these amazingly strong vehicles, with a very big flaw. What if........similar to a backboard of an inversion table, we had a padded board on a hinge, stored up in the nose. If the angle of attack is exceeded, the device drops behind the pilot to prevent collapse. Have a rope to release the hinge to let it hang behind you after deployment...so you don't get impaled on landing. Would probably be a one time deploy method, but could save some loop fails. Idk. Or a bungee tether to the base tube maybe? Hmmmm. All of this 'innovation' was already done back in the 1980's. It was called the negative-G harness among other things. One pilot, Eric Raymond used his negative-G harness to perform an outside loop (more of a tumble really) on his Sunseed glider and fly away. In the long run these types of devices cause more problems than they solve. Gliders need to be as light as practical and anything that adds weight or complexity typically results in unintended consequences that often make it far less safe than if just left alone. Get your H3 and get some real X/C experience including weightlessness in turbulence and you'll learn first-hand that it's extremely rare for a pilot to fall into the keel if they fly correctly. Most serious accidents are avoidable. It's extremely rare that a situation happens where the pilot breaks his keel and it was an act of God. We have reserve chutes for these situations. that was an awesome reply! Thank you, exactly what I was looking for. I had heard stories of inverted aerobatics in the 80's. and I totally agree that the more parts you add, the more chance of error. But really, thank you for taking the time to reply with more than, fly better noob. Lol

The camp fire :: RE: Two sky diving planes collide, everyone jumps....

27 July, 2016 - 19:51
Author: nonewby
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:51 am (GMT -8)

The pilot of the wingless plane was wearing a chute and bailed successfully. The other (damaged) plane landed after all the jumpers were safely on the field. No extra-curricular inputs on THAT approach!!! No one sustained injuries more than bumps, bruises and a few cuts. No one was hospitalized. Pretty sure there's some PTSS though. Be safe everyone, have a plan!!

Hang gliding general :: RE: NW Freedom 170 crossbar fairings

27 July, 2016 - 19:29
Author: butchpeachy
Subject: fairings
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:29 am (GMT -8)

Red: I had an 1978 Owl with crossbar fairing. It was a joke because the Owl had two speeds. Stall & Min Sink. I flew the Owl (single surface with deflexers) in Owens Valley one XC flight then flew a faster ASG 21 for the 1978 XC comp.

In 1983 the Comet II had swivel fairings with a 4 to 1 ratio on the down tubes and king post. I would turn the uprights fairings sideways on landing.
Butch

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Innovation!!!!

27 July, 2016 - 19:29
Author: blindrodie
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:29 am (GMT -8)

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Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Innovation!!!!

27 July, 2016 - 18:26
Author: Tormod
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:26 am (GMT -8)

What I don't get is how someone can turn what Ryan said into a personal attack. Nothing condecending, just explaining the facts and offering a personal view.

HangGliding.Org Events :: RE: AZHPA presents the 2016 Mingus Mountain Labor Day Fly-In

27 July, 2016 - 17:51
Author: dreamflyer
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:51 am (GMT -8)

I'm checking this one off my bucket list this year. Headed down from Montana ,my boy Flys the Phoenix area.