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Hang gliding general :: RE: Having issues with my new to me XC

22 May, 2016 - 18:22
Author: flybop
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:22 am (GMT -8)

My friend, 35 years flying, instructing, observing and WW dealer, is going to fly the wing for me.

As much as I would like it to be the wing, I am sure its me. Still in the process of getting that U2.

Thanks again for all the help and advice.
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"The Cape" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6bZ37nexSY

Hang gliding Videos :: One of Those Days....

22 May, 2016 - 17:18
Author: NMERider
Subject: One of Those Days....
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:18 am (GMT -8)

The super-short version of Saturday...


Link

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Incident Reports :: RE: Hey X/C PIlots who don't fly with a satellite tracker!

22 May, 2016 - 17:14
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:14 am (GMT -8)

JR wrote: reinaldo wrote: I got tired of testing cellphone trackers, in both android and ios environments.. I tried I´d say all of them.. livetrack24, airtribune (only for comps), skylines.aero, etc etc .. they work fine until you really need them, that is, way out of reach of the cellphone coverage.. take into account that cell sizes are getting smaller as the hunger for bandwidth grows, so, the increasing number of tower equipment (radios & antenas) are being "tilted down" more and more to avoid auto interference, so the coverage up there is not all that great after all (it was not designed for that anyways).

What I do now is place my Spot Tracker on the keel, right after the sail with a velcro strap and hit the track botton right before takeoff. All the problems were solved... just remember to carry an extra set of (lithium) batteries with you in case you need them after landing. regards !!

Thanks for that bit of information! I was going to ask where pilots were mounting their trackers to get reliable satellite reception.

JR
I was mounting mine atop my crossbar until I realized in a separation/reserve deployment my tracker would be gone. The same holds true for tree landings where I'm unable to reach inside my glider. I now fly with my Spot 2 on top of my body. It either goes into my bicycle jersey back pocket when I fly cocoon or into the bottom of the storage pocket in my Tenax 3. Here's how well it works mounted like this: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0WFJKh7gZ6CdHpOivZ3UelWFVCqZ8kHs1 (I have to be flying within the past few days for this to show a track).

Please keep your tracker where you will not be separated from it. Better to mount it to the top of your harness either inside or outside than attach it to some part of your glider you may not be able to reach in an emergency.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Tragedy at 2016 Quest Air Open

22 May, 2016 - 17:10
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:10 am (GMT -8)

According to the Houston FB group, Jeff's family have been notified of the tragedy. This could not have happened to a nicer and more safety conscious guy. Jeff is one of several highly trained, skilled and accomplished professional, commercial and/or military aviators who have died from hang gliding and paragliding accidents. We must never forget just how unforgiving our sport is.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Tragedy at 2016 Quest Air Open

22 May, 2016 - 16:58
Author: Windlord
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:58 am (GMT -8)

A very sad note to end an event on. Blue skies and pillow soft clouds my brother.
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Incident Reports :: RE: Hey X/C PIlots who don't fly with a satellite tracker!

22 May, 2016 - 16:41
Author: JR
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:41 am (GMT -8)

reinaldo wrote: I got tired of testing cellphone trackers, in both android and ios environments.. I tried I´d say all of them.. livetrack24, airtribune (only for comps), skylines.aero, etc etc .. they work fine until you really need them, that is, way out of reach of the cellphone coverage.. take into account that cell sizes are getting smaller as the hunger for bandwidth grows, so, the increasing number of tower equipment (radios & antenas) are being "tilted down" more and more to avoid auto interference, so the coverage up there is not all that great after all (it was not designed for that anyways).

What I do now is place my Spot Tracker on the keel, right after the sail with a velcro strap and hit the track botton right before takeoff. All the problems were solved... just remember to carry an extra set of (lithium) batteries with you in case you need them after landing. regards !!

Thanks for that bit of information! I was going to ask where pilots were mounting their trackers to get reliable satellite reception.

JR

Hang gliding general :: RE: Hang gliding (and pg) get some good news coverage in Montana

22 May, 2016 - 16:39
Author: flybop
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:39 am (GMT -8)

Thanks for fixing the link! I was in serious sleep deprivation mode.

Here is a link to a film project about a woman learning to fly.

https://vimeo.com/46406544
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What a beautiful day! Let's go jump off a mountain!!!

"He did not know he could not fly and so he did" Guy Clark,

"The Cape" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6bZ37nexSY

Incident Reports :: RE: Hey X/C PIlots who don't fly with a satellite tracker!

22 May, 2016 - 16:36
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:36 am (GMT -8)

old newbie wrote: Inreach Inreach Inreach
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Incident Reports :: RE: Hey X/C PIlots who don't fly with a satellite tracker!

22 May, 2016 - 16:19
Author: reinaldo
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:19 am (GMT -8)

I got tired of testing cellphone trackers, in both android and ios environments.. I tried I´d say all of them.. livetrack24, airtribune (only for comps), skylines.aero, etc etc .. they work fine until you really need them, that is, way out of reach of the cellphone coverage.. take into account that cell sizes are getting smaller as the hunger for bandwidth grows, so, the increasing number of tower equipment (radios & antenas) are being "tilted down" more and more to avoid auto interference, so the coverage up there is not all that great after all (it was not designed for that anyways).

What I do now is place my Spot Tracker on the keel, right after the sail with a velcro strap and hit the track botton right before takeoff. All the problems were solved... just remember to carry an extra set of (lithium) batteries with you in case you need them after landing. regards !!

Hang gliding general :: Tragedy at 2016 Quest Air Open

22 May, 2016 - 02:07
Author: Hoosier_Eagle
Subject: Tragedy at 2016 Quest Air Open
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 6:07 pm (GMT -8)

http://www.wesh.com/news/person-dies-in-groveland-hanggliding-crash/39664746

My heart just sinks at this terrible news.

Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: Just another big guy wnating to fly!

22 May, 2016 - 01:26
Author: Flyking
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 5:26 pm (GMT -8)

I don't see a problem if you buy you own equipment a good Tandem glider by Wills Wing (Falcon) or North Wing (Freedom) should keep you up. If you can afford it put an order in for a UP Predator 158 when you become and advanced pilot ! Nothing better than a sail made by Richard Cheney in Layton Utah. Hurry he may retire soon. See you in the AIR !!!!
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Wanted Predator 158

22 May, 2016 - 00:58
Author: Flyking
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 4:58 pm (GMT -8)

I know d*** Cheney well I live about 5 miles from him. I got to watch him build two of my comet sails and my predator 144 sail. d*** is talking about retirement. So if you like that Predator you should think about at least ordering a new sail soon. I would hate to say how many hours I have on my predator but to this day (as with all sails made by the great D.C.) not one stich has come undone and not ever a ripple or flap in any sail. He uses a much stronger thread in his sail work, No other HG manufacture uses this thread or has Mr. Cheney's expertise. I have gliders from other HG companies that have less than a 1/3 air time that are already coming apart. Don't understand why so many people by top of the line king posted gliders for about the same price as they could get a predator for and have 30% more speed and performance. Love my PREDATOR I have flown with Topless and flew just as fast but with about 1 ft less LD. Lighter, easy to turn, and land. I guess most pilots just never got the opportunity to fly one. The best King posted glider ever designed and made. The other one that was close was the Sensor W Flaps. The Predator will blow the U2 away in speed and performance. To bad there are so many U2 pilots out there that could of spent a few more dollars for a glider that was years ahead of it's time. I hope Mr. Cheney stays around long enough for me to order a new 144 sail. Yes I will order the same colors Purple N pink (looks bad ass in the sky)
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H-4. Flying since 1975, Gliders, 17 ft Manta St, Electra Flyer Wildflower 220, Leading Edge Air Foil 6-C 160, Electra Flyer Oly 160, WW Omega 220, UP Comet 160, UP Comet O.V.R.160, UP Comet 2 160, UP TRX 160, WW Fusion 141, Bennett Dream 220 , UP Predator 142 and T-2 154. Love to Fly King Mt. Willard and the Crawford Mt's are the home sites. FL,AWCL,CL,FSL,RLF,TUR.

The camp fire :: RE: Things that make you laugh your ass off

22 May, 2016 - 00:48
Author: BBJCaptain
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 4:48 pm (GMT -8)


Link

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Life's goal is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body.
But rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out and broken, shouting
"Holy Crap, WHAT A RIDE !!"

Open carry IS our second amendment in action. Concealed carry is a regulated privilege.
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/forum.php

The camp fire :: RE: Things that make you laugh your ass off

21 May, 2016 - 22:47
Author: BBJCaptain
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 2:47 pm (GMT -8)

Her mama told here to make a wish and then blow some bubbles
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ATP,MEL,HELI, BBJ, 747SP, G-IV
http://www.youtube.com/user/BBJCaptain/videos

Life's goal is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body.
But rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out and broken, shouting
"Holy Crap, WHAT A RIDE !!"

Open carry IS our second amendment in action. Concealed carry is a regulated privilege.
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/forum.php

The camp fire :: RE: Things that make you laugh your ass off

21 May, 2016 - 22:43
Author: BBJCaptain
Subject: Hooters
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 2:43 pm (GMT -8)


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First Flight 1979 H4 , Cirrus 3, UP Mosquito, Delta Wing Streak, Moyes XS, Exxtacy 160, Rotor Vulto, MILLENNIUM #8
ATP,MEL,HELI, BBJ, 747SP, G-IV
http://www.youtube.com/user/BBJCaptain/videos

Life's goal is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body.
But rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out and broken, shouting
"Holy Crap, WHAT A RIDE !!"

Open carry IS our second amendment in action. Concealed carry is a regulated privilege.
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/forum.php

Hang gliding general :: RE: Wanted Predator 158

21 May, 2016 - 22:21
Author: _css_nate_
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 2:21 pm (GMT -8)

this guy sold a falcon last year, and recently he edited his post to show a Predator 158 for sale.

http://www.crestlinesoaring.org/node/1264

Hang gliding general :: Wanted Predator 158

21 May, 2016 - 22:06
Author: Stoubie
Subject: Wanted Predator 158
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 2:06 pm (GMT -8)

I am currently the proud owner of a Predator 158 and I am looking for another one. I don't know how much longer this glider will be able to be produced, if at all and want to make sure I have another wing as a backup should something happen to my current ride. I am 6'4" and hook in around 280 so this glider is perfect for me. I am sure someone has one or two in a garage someplace collecting dust. Help me set them free.

Stoubie
H4
Naples NY

Hang gliding general :: RE: To helmet or not to helmet

21 May, 2016 - 19:52
Author: miraclepieco
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 11:52 am (GMT -8)

IdeFly wrote: Digressing back to the topic - I say " not to helmet"
Helmets are for pu**ies!

Hang gliding general :: RE: How to remove a sticker from under the mylar sail

21 May, 2016 - 19:29
Author: miraclepieco
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 11:29 am (GMT -8)

kukailimoku wrote: Acetone is a proven winner, gets the gook off and doesn't damage the sail. Had a big can of it at PacAir.

There have been several articles and advisories published in Hang Gliding magazine over the years detailing how to clean sails and remove stains. Sailcloth manufacturers recommended acetone because it evaporates completely and leaves no residue. I have used it extensively and experienced no adverse effects. I recall once when WW recommended acetone for removing blood stains from sails

Quote: Thinking to get some vinyl sticker done at fedex to add in its place.

Thanks for telling us about this service! Custom logos on your sail - infinite possibilities!

http://www.fedex.com/us/office/lettering.html

Incident Reports :: RE: Hey X/C PIlots who don't fly with a satellite tracker!

21 May, 2016 - 17:01
Author: old newbie
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:01 am (GMT -8)

Inreach Inreach Inreach