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Hang gliding general :: RE: O2 bottle and flow meter location?

23 August, 2014 - 02:30
Author: smokenjoe50
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:30 pm (GMT -8)

Lower on the harness at the botom of the back plate. I use the smallest 113 bottle with the EDS system.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Glidercom?

23 August, 2014 - 02:27
Author: smokenjoe50
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:27 pm (GMT -8)

Im not one to wait so after I ordere I started emailing where's my order? I got it pretty quick. My friends that just waited didn't get there order for a long time. I got excelent service from Glidercom but the unit was crap. I had 3 cables fail in less than 10 flights. My friend also had 2 cables fale in a short amount of time. We both switched to a SENA bluetooth system and could not be happier.

Hang gliding general :: RE: O2 bottle and flow meter location?

23 August, 2014 - 02:23
Author: blindrodie
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:23 pm (GMT -8)

When you say "below" do you mean under the backplate or lower on the harness at the bottom of the backplate?

Thanks Joe.


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Hang gliding general :: RE: O2 bottle and flow meter location?

23 August, 2014 - 02:17
Author: smokenjoe50
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:17 pm (GMT -8)

I put mine in a pocket just below the backplate on my covert harness. I would try to find a spot that is least likely to be smashed between you and the earth in a crash or deployment.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Predator 142

23 August, 2014 - 02:13
Author: danmoser
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:13 pm (GMT -8)

KC,

Yes, I believe there is no difference between TRX and Predator frames.
John Heiney explained to me that there are minor differences in the sails & ribs, but the frame parts are identical.
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Hang gliding general :: O2 bottle and flow meter location?

23 August, 2014 - 01:49
Author: blindrodie
Subject: O2 bottle and flow meter location?
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:49 pm (GMT -8)

I have an O2 system now and am curious as to where everyone places the bottle.
I also have to keep the flow controller exposed to the air so that the barometric
pressure sensor can make pressure altitude measurements.

Do you try to get it in the center of any particular location (between legs/shoulder blades) or is it to one side of your harness?

Are you taking into account it's location with regard to the overall CG of your harness as you "hang"?

Where do you route the 2 air lines, on top or under by the chute container (I was concerned about entanglement with harness lines)?

Thanks in advance!!


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Hang gliding general :: RE: Glidercom?

22 August, 2014 - 23:50
Author: stephmet
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:50 pm (GMT -8)

It can take a while sometimes as the PTTs are built to order, but the headset / PTT is worth it. They are very well built. I suggest you give them a call and get an ETA.

Hang gliding general :: RE: 90% UV blocking Vs. UV resistant

22 August, 2014 - 23:22
Author: NMERider
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:22 pm (GMT -8)

Maybe it's time Moyes resurrected this old thread? http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?t=15799

It's a sad irony that the author passed away from excessive UV exposure on his skin while paying better attention to the life of his sail.

Hang gliding general :: RE: 90% UV blocking Vs. UV resistant

22 August, 2014 - 22:13
Author: davisstraub
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:13 pm (GMT -8)

I'm hoping to make a prediction based on their actual construction.

Then let time do the testing of my prediction.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Glidercom?

22 August, 2014 - 21:50
Author: NMERider
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:50 pm (GMT -8)

Must resist making 'Butt-Hurt' joke. Bad NME Bad!

But seriously, I know several local pilots who have purchased his headsets and although there were similar delays got satisfaction in the end. Oh geez, did I say 'end'?

Hang gliding general :: STAR THISTLE 2014 Details

22 August, 2014 - 21:49
Author: fiascodave
Subject: STAR THISTLE 2014 Details
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:49 pm (GMT -8)

Woodrat Mountain is the location to be this Labor Day weekend for the 38th Annual Star Thistle Fly-In.

Not only have both north and west top launches been groomed to perfection, but with the BLM, we have added enlarged parking and an “Airhead” toilet!

Featuring new competition events: Open Distance, Out & Back, Team XC, spot and duration too!

Trophies for all events & wings.

$30 entry fee includes dinner Sunday night. RVHPA/ CPC fundraising dinner Saturday night for the Ruch Elementary School donation encouraged.

Both Saturday and Sunday evenings at Fiasco Winery LZ
LIVE MUSIC, DANCING and FUN with FRIENDS FUND RAISING DINNER RAFFLE PRIZES, GREAT TROPHIES!

Sponsored by: FLYTEC, WILLS WING USHPA GLIDERCOM FLYMASTER MPH SPORTS FIASCO LONGSWORD CASCADE PG CLUB TORREY PINES KITTY HAWK KITES SUPER FLY THERMAL TRACKER HIGH ENERGY SPORTS

AUG 30 - 31 PRACTICE & Free flying Aug 29 & Sep 1
STARTHISTLE FLY-IN 2014!
38th Annual Fly-In in southern Oregon

Camping & lodging opportunities at pilot's properties, email for details

Complete schedule at RVHPA.ORG
Contact Dave Palmer at FiascoDave@Gmail.com


Gather at Fiasco Saturday 8am Pilot Registration
for a great Fly-In!
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Hosted by: RVHPA, Cascade Paragliding Club, Longsword Vineyard Fiasco Winery



Haven’t seen what you’re looking for?
For more information and schedule of events visit: RVHPA dot Org
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Hang gliding general :: RE: 90% UV blocking Vs. UV resistant

22 August, 2014 - 21:45
Author: NMERider
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:45 pm (GMT -8)

The last time I evaded a purport I got questioned by a magistrate.

I think you've done a very good job of investigative bloggery. Only time will tell how the recent Moyes and Icaro laminate sails actually weather compare to those of Wills Wing.

Hang gliding general :: RE: 90% UV blocking Vs. UV resistant

22 August, 2014 - 20:34
Author: davisstraub
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:34 pm (GMT -8)

I contacted Gerolf, Christian, and Oleg on July 10th. I continue to ask questions and have asked Jonny again today. I have reported the results of my queries earlier, having not received any response at that time from Gerolf or Christian.

Unfortunately, it is somewhat easy to deflect the question and answer in a manner that evades the purport of the question.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: icaro rx2 technora

22 August, 2014 - 19:36
Author: Dave Gills
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:36 am (GMT -8)

I'd like to see a polar of the new HOT RX2 -vs- the old WW Eagle.

Yes...Very much this

Hang gliding general :: RE: Glidercom?

22 August, 2014 - 18:05
Author: HG_Aviator
Subject: Re: Glidercom?
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:05 am (GMT -8)

Nate wrote: Anyone do business with Glidercom?

They were quick to charge my credit card. Filling the order has been not so quick.
;-(

Curious if anyone has an experience with them and if I have a chance of ever getting my money back?

I have called several times and received several promises that an order was being filled.... Multiple months down the road now with nada

http://www.glidercom.com/store-old/ptt_mics.html

Call your credit card company and request they do a charge back (refund).
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Looking for K4 155 Right Hand Leading Edge

22 August, 2014 - 17:49
Author: crusercput
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:49 am (GMT -8)

Thank you, I emailed northwing, and I will talk with my dad to double check sizes and opinions on the matching of gliders. Thanks!
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Glidercom?

22 August, 2014 - 17:35
Author: henderthing
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:35 am (GMT -8)

I've placed a couple orders with them.

Orders were filled promptly, and the installation of the PTT system in my helmet was very nice/sturdy.

Gene seemed friendly.

-m
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Hang gliding general :: Glidercom?

22 August, 2014 - 17:06
Author: Nate
Subject: Glidercom?
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:06 am (GMT -8)

Anyone do business with Glidercom?

They were quick to charge my credit card. Filling the order has been not so quick.
;-(

Curious if anyone has an experience with them and if I have a chance of ever getting my money back?

I have called several times and received several promises that an order was being filled.... Multiple months down the road now with nada

http://www.glidercom.com/store-old/ptt_mics.html

Flying Stories + Flight Reports :: RE: Dans LZ Dunlap CA

22 August, 2014 - 15:39
Author: mbadley
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:39 am (GMT -8)

If it wasn't so dang far, or so friggin' hot - I'd be down there all the time. Dunlap is the best!
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Thank you DeepRecon

22 August, 2014 - 15:25
Author: pegasus
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:25 am (GMT -8)

Terry we love you