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Hang gliding general :: RE: Scooting my butt back up to launch

22 November, 2014 - 03:22
Author: Nicos
Subject: Re: Scooting my butt back up to launch
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:22 pm (GMT -8)

red wrote: It was a fine day, at least until that mountain lion in the woods screamed at me
People say Australia is dangerous with snakes & spiders, but really, a frikken MOUNTAIN LION or a wild black bear... I'll take spiders and snakes thanks.

Hang gliding general :: RE: A GEM of a Find!!!

22 November, 2014 - 03:14
Author: Nicos
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:14 pm (GMT -8)

Love it, thanks for posting some memorable footage!

My daughter is just about to turn 10

Hang gliding general :: RE: Hang Gliding Olympics!

22 November, 2014 - 03:10
Author: Nicos
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:10 pm (GMT -8)

Speed gliding, yeah... freestyle, yeah... but XC? Must be like watching coverage of a sailing boat race (kinda tedious after a while for most mainstreamTV watchers).

I think it's a good idea. But if I flew at congested sites I might not. It'd have to be good for the sport though...

Hang gliding general :: RE: Scooting my butt back up to launch

22 November, 2014 - 02:45
Author: krizz9
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:45 pm (GMT -8)

Seeing as I have a bike I may give that a try first, though if I have multiple flights I can see that getting old fast. Especially with such short days.

Interested to look further into some of these motorized options I've seen posted.

Completely unrelated, attached is my new hang gliding coffee mug at work. Proud of it so I had to post it somewhere
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Hangglidingflyer.com (something we all can do)

22 November, 2014 - 01:38
Author: TommyT
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:38 pm (GMT -8)

Scare(oz report) is doing the hosting for http://hangglidingflyer.com/
may take me a while to figure it out, but it is moving in the right direction.


Tommy
Whitewater WI

Hang gliding general :: RE: Scooting my butt back up to launch

22 November, 2014 - 01:19
Author: Wonder Boy
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:19 pm (GMT -8)

Honda XR100, perfect! Lightweight, good fuel economy.
And used they are affordable
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Hang gliding general :: RE: A GEM of a Find!!!

22 November, 2014 - 00:20
Author: NMERider
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:20 pm (GMT -8)


Love it when she kisses the camera. Great find of lost film.

Hang gliding general :: A GEM of a Find!!!

21 November, 2014 - 23:48
Author: sam schippers
Subject: A GEM of a Find!!!
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:48 pm (GMT -8)

Found a lost card with a gem of a movie on it. Last year my family went Hang gliding at Sanora Wings . The late , Great Mark Knight and Paul Olsen took my 10 yr old daughter Alex up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOlxs5uv7OY&list=UUgaa9Mdl3UJVcaKDNyXzH0w

Enjoy.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Tenax or Rotor?

21 November, 2014 - 23:27
Author: andylongvq
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:27 pm (GMT -8)

Some more food for thought now that you are considering a new harness.

http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?p=352492#352492

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Incident Reports :: RE: Non-fatal crash in Tres Pinos, CA

21 November, 2014 - 21:11
Author: Comet
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:11 pm (GMT -8)

Here's my take:

I have seen a tendency of certain individuals on this forum to repeatedly rehash, revive and generally dwell on accidents, crashes and even fatalities with all the morbid fascination of a looky-loo at a car crash.

If a thread contains the keywords "crash," "death," "fatality," etc there are some personality types who will keep resurrecting it.

And to point this out I am now guilty of same. Hopefully however, my exposing it will help stop this trend.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Scooting my butt back up to launch

21 November, 2014 - 21:03
Author: psilyguy
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:03 pm (GMT -8)

Check out the Honda Grom. Sweet little bike, my buddy got one last year, & I've rode 'er around the city a bit.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Uk flying, above the clouds

21 November, 2014 - 15:07
Author: Windlord
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:07 am (GMT -8)

Very nice and a good looking location also. Thanks for sharing.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Scooting my butt back up to launch

21 November, 2014 - 15:06
Author: red
Subject: Scooting my butt back up to launch
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:06 am (GMT -8)

pjwings wrote: I've walked it on foot a couple of times. Takes about an hour, and I'm in pretty horrid shape. I love the idea of the bicycle. PJwings,

I walked up one of our lower flyin' sites one time, just a nice stroll on an unpaved road in the woods. Had a decent flight, and a nice landing. No traffic on the road, so I started walking up.

It was a fine day, at least until that mountain lion in the woods screamed at me . . .

Didn't even have a penknife on me! I had left my diving/flying knife in my harness at the LZ. The big cat was somewhere on the left, behind me. I knew better than to run, because that is what prey would do. Without stopping, I grabbed a broken limb that i could use as a short club, then found something longer that I could use as a bo staff. Just kept walking, calm and cool, but looking around a lot. Never saw the big cat. Naturalists at the U told me it was probably a momma mountain lion taking her kits out for a walk, and she screamed just to warn me away; a hunting/stalking cat would not make a sound.

Now really, this flyin' business is not exactly safe sometimes, but it may not be for the reasons that most spectators might be thinking.


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Hang gliding general :: RE: Hang Gliding Olympics!

21 November, 2014 - 14:57
Author: Fred Wilson
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:57 am (GMT -8)

Fwd from the FAI Email new feed this morning:

The IOC has unveiled the final draft recommendations for Olympic Agenda 2020, which is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.

The FAI, which bears the status of IOC-Recognised Sports Federation, is proud and grateful to have been given the opportunity to give its input, together with other federations, experts from civil society including the United Nations and Google/Yotube.

More than 40’000 submissions were received by the IOC, with some 1’200 ideas produced from 270 direct contributions.

These recommendations can be consulted on the IOC website. They will be discussed, debated and voted on at the next IOC Session in December.
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Incident Reports :: RE: Discus C design fault could kill you

21 November, 2014 - 14:29
Author: krryerson
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:29 am (GMT -8)

Just noticed that Aeros do now have an Update on the Safety Directive 017, first published on August 5, 2014.:

"...Aeros insists on immediate replacement of the original bottom rear wire on Discus gliders with the Litestream A-frame (mostly Discus C model) and on Combat gliders with the Litestream A-frame by the modified bottom rear wire..."

"...For the list of the gliders falling within the scope of the Safety Directive 017..." Go to Aeros web page.

Knut

Hang gliding general :: RE: Scooting my butt back up to launch

21 November, 2014 - 12:27
Author: jjcote
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:27 am (GMT -8)

That's the spirit! When you've walked it, have you taken the route shown? I looked at some other maps, and it looks like you can save a lot of distance by taking a trail through the woods that goes up from near the cemetery. Bicycle still seems like the best plan, though. If I lived around there, I'd probably get an old bike and just leave it permanently in the LZ.

(I looked through my logbook, and among sites that I've flown at least three times, the only one I've never climbed on foot is Whitwell.)

pjwings wrote: I've walked it on foot a couple of times. Takes about an hour, and I'm in pretty horrid shape. I love the idea of the bicycle. Even if I can't make it up the steep part of Burkhalter Gap Rd it will still cut the overall time in half or better.

Here's a link to the route in google maps. You can see that the significant majority of the hike is on manageable sloped terrain.
https://goo.gl/maps/icSxV


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Incident Reports :: RE: Non-fatal crash in Tres Pinos, CA

21 November, 2014 - 10:06
Author: Erik Boehm
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:06 am (GMT -8)

Well, it may be a year old, but the last post wasn't, it wasn't even a day old before he bumped it back up.
I wonder if it was some sort of mistake on his part though, because his post has absolutely no content.

As to the OP, if he wanted to share the video, he could easily put it on drop box, and then let someone else deal with the file.
He could take screenshots of key moments/frame, and upload them directly here.


It has been a year, as you noted. I think he's simply not interested in sharing it.
Which is fine, but he should just say so, instead of trying to give himself a pat on the back "at least I tried"

What people seem to have missed, is that he wasn't even offering to upload the video of his accident, but rather uploading the video of him complaining about the release the day before -> which I think people are much less interested to see, particularly as we have nothing (other than him) suggesting that this was a problem with the tow release.
Of course, I can easily believe there was a tow release problem -> we do have video of another incident of a the tow line not releasing (do I need to find the thread?).
But that outcome was very different, and did not result in a tumble (and IIRC, was the result of improper setupd by the pilot)
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Uk flying, above the clouds

21 November, 2014 - 06:43
Author: lukenicol
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:43 pm (GMT -8)

Thank guys, yeah it was just one of those epic days. The flying through my Brocken spectre was unbelievable, a very cool feeling. The music is 'sonnentanz' (radio edit) by 'klangkarussell'
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Tenax or Rotor?

21 November, 2014 - 05:55
Author: remmoore
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:55 pm (GMT -8)

miraclepieco wrote: I have learned that asking which harness is the best is like asking which flavor of ice cream is yummiest. No two individuals will have the same answer. What one person loves, the next will hate.

That's an excellent point. The best input should go beyond merely stating which harness is preferred, and detail why. I'll do so.

I like the Rotor Vulto because the single-point suspension is relatively simple in design and construction. The butt-lever design is easy to understand, and uses standard off-the-shelf components that could easily be replaced - although I've never needed to. I like the well-designed chute pouch system, with the zipper teeth instead of Velcro. I found the adjustments for pitch angle to be relatively easy to perform.

A couple of things I think could be improved in the Vulto is the sewn-in main zipper (instead of velcro'd) and the design of the slider-bar. While the bar design is better than a rope system, the Covert's slider system seems like a better design. Given that Covert (and many other harness designers) borrowed Rotor's butt-lever system, I would love to see the Covert slider in a Rotor harness.

RM

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Sailplane touch down video

21 November, 2014 - 05:49
Author: miraclepieco
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:49 pm (GMT -8)

Spectacular. Thanks for posting Matjaz.