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The Basement :: RE: Things that make you laugh your ass off

16 July, 2016 - 15:48
Author: BBJCaptain
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:48 am (GMT -8)


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Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: 1st aerotow lessons

16 July, 2016 - 03:11
Author: rockjock729
Subject: Towing
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:11 pm (GMT -8)

Congratulations! It was a pleasure reading your posts and allowed me to relive my lessons from two winters ago. You will find that you will accumulate hours quickly versus waiting on the side of the mountain, and hope to catch a thermal before you sink out.

I did AT certification in Florida. When I came back up for the summer, Erick wanted to make sure I could really tow. He took me up twice it think and saw I could handle it. He than had me play chase the ace and wanted to see when I would pin off. That was to see where I was willing to go before I thought it was not safe.

Again, congratulations!!
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Supergoat Glider Kits

16 July, 2016 - 02:43
Author: Aldpal
Subject: FAR part 103
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:43 pm (GMT -8)

In the United States the SuperGoat as well as various other "air chair" designs operate under the same FAR part 103 regulations as hang gliders provided they do not exceed a weight of 155 pounds (unpowered) or 254 pounds (powered). This does not include an additional 25 pounds allowed for a parachute or BRS type system. FAR 103 compliant air chairs such as Floyd's Red Goat, my "PT" (Brady) Goat and the Super Floater are recognized as Class 4 hang gliders, and we have in fact flown them in USHPA sanctioned hang gliding competitions. There is no national license or certification required to fly air chairs but certain sites such as Torrey Pines may require you to have a particular USHPA rating level to fly there. If you are in Oz, and want to learn more about Goat air chairs, you may want to look into the Yando Goat. See you in the air, Alan

Hang gliding general :: RE: Montana Flying July 21

16 July, 2016 - 02:04
Author: flybop
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:04 pm (GMT -8)

Hey Rick. I live just south of Livingston, Montana. Just south of 90. Our local site is the Hog Back. I think I am off that day. There are several of us that will be flying if the conditions are there. I'll PM you contact info.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Not All Birds Are What They Seem

16 July, 2016 - 01:57
Author: davisstraub
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:57 pm (GMT -8)

Check out the cool drones in this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2057392/
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Hang gliding general :: RE: NAME suggestions wanted for new HangGliding E-zine

16 July, 2016 - 01:12
Author: Avnav8r
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:12 pm (GMT -8)

We Be Hang Gliders and s***
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Not All Birds Are What They Seem

16 July, 2016 - 00:30
Author: Jim brindley
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:30 pm (GMT -8)

That's pretty cool !.... Go USA !

Hang gliding general :: Montana Flying July 21

15 July, 2016 - 23:30
Author: Rick M
Subject: Montana Flying July 21
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:30 pm (GMT -8)

I'm driving from Denver to Golden, BC for the Willi comp and I was hoping to get some flying in somewhere in Montana on the drive up.

Thursday, July 21st would be the day. I've never been to Montana and I don't know any of the sites. Our (flexible) route takes us along I-90 from Sheridan, WY to Missoula, MT before turning north up to the border.

I understand there are sites in Bozeman and Missoula and I imagine other areas near our route.

I'm hoping to hear from some MT locals that can either join us or at least point us in the right direction. There will be two of us.

Reply to this thread or send me a PM.

Thanks.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: NAME suggestions wanted for new HangGliding E-zine

15 July, 2016 - 22:12
Author: blindrodie
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:12 pm (GMT -8)

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Hang gliding general :: RE: NAME suggestions wanted for new HangGliding E-zine

15 July, 2016 - 20:36
Author: Eteamjack
Subject: soarhead
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:36 pm (GMT -8)

Soarhead
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Hang gliding general :: RE: pokeman saves hang gliding

15 July, 2016 - 19:54
Author: patrick halfhill
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:54 am (GMT -8)

Pokémon on launch and at LZ. you are welcome to ride up with me and take my truck back down

Hang gliding general :: RE: NAME suggestions wanted for new HangGliding E-zine

15 July, 2016 - 16:38
Author: darkcloud
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:38 am (GMT -8)

LIFTED

Hang gliding general :: RE: NAME suggestions wanted for new HangGliding E-zine

15 July, 2016 - 15:43
Author: mbadley
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:43 am (GMT -8)

Well - for an 'E-zine' that would have no real $$ associated with its' publication or distribution - I would welcome something that ONLY dealt with hang-gliding. I don't hate the PG crowd, I just don't have anything at all in common with their flying - any more than I would with balloonists, sailplanes, ultralights, etc.

I can't think of anything more fantastic than a good grass-roots movement devoted entirely to the fun and adventure of flex (and I'll grant the rigid wing) components of HANG GLIDERS.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: NAME suggestions wanted for new HangGliding E-zine

15 July, 2016 - 15:00
Author: Windlord
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:00 am (GMT -8)

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Hang gliding general :: RE: pokeman saves hang gliding

15 July, 2016 - 13:28
Author: sg
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:28 am (GMT -8)

Now thats some brilliant guerilla marketing
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Hang gliding general :: RE: pokeman saves hang gliding

15 July, 2016 - 13:18
Author: Jim brindley
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:18 am (GMT -8)

Ha ha......brilliant!.....revenge of the nerds

The youth of today couldn't care less about hang gliding, unless it was a video game......hey, there's an idea!

Jim

Foot Launched Powered Hang Gliding :: RE: Early wasp Max RPMs after tune up

15 July, 2016 - 12:43
Author: Flyingseb
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:43 am (GMT -8)

I have got quiet the same set-up, old mosquito A10 model.

I get 8500 RPM as well, and that's fine with me. Below 8000 RPM is my limit, not to launch. This is a value that stands for me since the beginning, and after a motor rebuilt, after the motor sucked in a spacer...and later broke a bearing.

Nothing like I get more RPM once in the air, it's event quite the opposite, it is going slightly lower after half a minute (but still around 8000 RPM).

Me think that if I get the tuned exhaust pipe, I could get more RPM. Maybe also with this special venturi ring for carburetor. With the same propeller, off course.

Another solution, is then to go for another propeller. Apparently, you could get more RPM with a fixed, wooden one, which means more power.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Welcome to Kazakhstan

15 July, 2016 - 12:34
Author: Flyingseb
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:34 am (GMT -8)



It was not his ability to find his chute handle, for sure!

I guess he had to change his laundry, after landing
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Hang gliding general :: Not All Birds Are What They Seem

15 July, 2016 - 12:10
Author: JR
Subject: Not All Birds Are What They Seem
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:10 am (GMT -8)

http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/14/12187562/drone-bird-crash-landing-somalia-military

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Hang gliding general :: RE: Supergoat Glider Kits

15 July, 2016 - 10:00
Author: waveview
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:00 am (GMT -8)

Can I fly the Supergoat on a hangglider rating or is another licence required?
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