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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Gliders, nailing SPOTS.

24 October, 2014 - 05:51
Author: Cloudhopper
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:51 pm (GMT -8)

psilyguy wrote: The one that you're most comfortable flying.
Ditto.

For me, that's a T2C. The energy retention allows for an insanely long ground effect glide. You can pop out of GE whenever you want, sometimes into a greater headwind, and significantly reduce your glide. Gotta be willing to flare when you get to the spot, and NEVER take it back.

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Hang gliding general :: RE: To toss silk....Or not???

24 October, 2014 - 05:06
Author: lostgriz
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:06 pm (GMT -8)

It won't matter, if they are seriously injured or killed during "training."
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Undercut cliff launch?

24 October, 2014 - 03:37
Author: greenleader
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:37 pm (GMT -8)

You need a nose wireman, who has a harness on so he can safely get you forward into the laminar air. You might also consider a portable ramp with steps that allows you to get the wing a little higher.

Cliff launching is definitely a skill! The wings must be level with equal pressure (a ground crew on each wing is not a bad idea at all...). The nose will have to be pointing down if the cliff is undercut. The lift vector will pull you away from the hill nicely.

Once the wing is level, the wind is stable, and you have the glider and no-one is holding on, its time to leap forward, while keeping the bar back as best you are able. Yell 'Clear' and go!! Don't worry about kicking into the harness- fly the glider! This is a smaller ridge so you will have to be making a turn right away else plan on landing in short order. If you hesitate, the wire people will have to grab your glider again- you will only be able to hold in place for a few seconds.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Swiss autumn day

24 October, 2014 - 02:21
Author: Theodor
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Wanting to learn in Kansas City

24 October, 2014 - 02:19
Author: Theodor
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Hang gliding general :: RE: High winds blow waterfall "backwards"

24 October, 2014 - 01:39
Author: kukailimoku
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:39 pm (GMT -8)

We have one that does the same trick, but the point where it kicks out and up is part way down the cliff face so the upward "flow" is pretty cool. Any time there's water flowing (often) and normal tradewinds are blowing (almost always) it does its thing, often enough that it's referred to as Upside Down Falls.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Gliders, nailing SPOTS.

24 October, 2014 - 00:45
Author: red
Subject: Gliders, nailing SPOTS.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:45 pm (GMT -8)

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Manta Fledgling II-B, rigid wing. Pull both rudders at once to vary the glide ratio from normal, down to about 4-to-1.
Glide to the spot, one foot high, and slam both rudders fully open. The glider pitches up vertically and stops,
whether you flare or not, and you are standing on the Frisbee. Very simple game!




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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Awkward talk show interview about PG v HG

24 October, 2014 - 00:30
Author: Dave Gills
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:30 pm (GMT -8)

mbadley wrote: Where is the Hitler hates PG video??
I think it was removed...
The only one I can find is this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFfyu7iRQVA

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Gliders, nailing SPOTS.

24 October, 2014 - 00:23
Author: psilyguy
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:23 pm (GMT -8)

The one that you're most comfortable flying.

Hang gliding Videos :: Gliders, nailing SPOTS.

24 October, 2014 - 00:06
Author: Roadrunner
Subject: Gliders, nailing SPOTS.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:06 pm (GMT -8)

Guy's:

Here is what I would like to get some feed back on. If you want to really nail a spot. I am asking, if you are landing on flat ground. I am assuming that you would be landing into the Wind. Just what Glider would you choose to land, if you really wanted to (STICK) your landing?

Would any of you pick a Atos V-X? Maybe you would pick a Big old floater, like a Falcon 225.

I am wanting to know what Glider generates the most responses. I know as well as any of you how well one can hit the Spot, when the Landing is Down-Wind Up-Hill. But a Down-Wind up hill landing has built -in advantages to landing into the wind on flat ground, regarding being able to put your Glider on a (SPOT). I am asking here about a Landing into the wind, on flat ground. Just what glider would you choose if you wanted : (NAIL THE SPOT)

Hang gliding general :: RE: High winds blow waterfall "backwards"

24 October, 2014 - 00:04
Author: Dave Gills
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:04 pm (GMT -8)

Never saw anything like that before

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Wispies, Ravens, Teepee & Wonky

23 October, 2014 - 23:51
Author: NMERider
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:51 pm (GMT -8)

waveview wrote: Climbed too cloud base at 5800 straight after launch - sounds like you had a rather nice bit of lift to work with there.

Thanks for the detailed description and graphics. It makes it interesting to follow the progress you made in the flight. Yes, I just stepped right into a thermal. I used the paraglider launch saddle which must be respected due to its shallow slope and potato chip shape plus wing-grabbing brush. Gets the blood pumping.

I have a nearly edited but un-narrated video that's all about various technical aspects of flying from a single flight at Crestline. Now I think I will just talk my way through the entire thing then re-edit the graphics to match my verbal blather and banter. I'll probably have to do a few dozen narration takes and so the sound may be somewhat uneven but we'll see.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Wispies, Ravens, Teepee & Wonky

23 October, 2014 - 23:37
Author: waveview
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:37 pm (GMT -8)

Climbed too cloud base at 5800 straight after launch - sounds like you had a rather nice bit of lift to work with there.

Thanks for the detailed description and graphics. It makes it interesting to follow the progress you made in the flight.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Saddle Mountain, Mattawa, WA - USA

23 October, 2014 - 23:31
Author: ChattaroyMan
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:31 pm (GMT -8)

waveview wrote: Great site , looks like you had a very enjoyable time up there.
You stayed within 5 miles of launch, does the ridge allow much more out and return distance without thermaling over the back?

Yes, I was just studying the ridge on Google Earth. On a decent north day and smart piloting skills one ought to be able to make 17+ miles out and back. What I'd like to try is to head to the E end of the ridge (a bit E of Wahatis Peak), launch there, then try making it to the Saddle launch. If you look at the Leonardo link in my post you can view the ridge topography.

Mike, WonderBoy, knows much more about the site than I do - maybe he'll chime in. I believe he's soared most of it.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: speed ribs?

23 October, 2014 - 23:25
Author: wayne ripley
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:25 pm (GMT -8)

thanks, I'll give it a go

The camp fire :: RE: looking for raw keel or le stock

23 October, 2014 - 22:55
Author: Wagner24314
Subject: Re: looking for raw keel or le stock
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:55 pm (GMT -8)

red wrote: Wagner24314 wrote: need to find a soruce Wagner,



While you are up, build me a topless Fledgling-ET, strutted (no heavy crossbar structures).

cant build toys for everyone
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Hang gliding general :: RE: To toss silk....Or not???

23 October, 2014 - 22:38
Author: Dave Gills
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:38 pm (GMT -8)

This is the nearest club where you can ridge soar... (3 hours east of Learn2Glide)
http://www.hynerclub.com/

You can't use any of their sites as an H2 without a club sponsor.
No one will sponsor a person without references.
The only way you get references there is to have an club approved instructor.
Learn2Glide is not an known school.

Hence...What they call the "H2 Hole"
I doubt any of these students will ever become H3 and will eventually quit.
As I did years ago.
I doubt any of his students know about this.

Hang gliding general :: RE: speed ribs?

23 October, 2014 - 22:28
Author: airhog2007
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:28 pm (GMT -8)

Insignia cloth.... aka sail repair tape?

The camp fire :: RE: Today

23 October, 2014 - 22:13
Author: Jason
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:13 pm (GMT -8)

eclipse in lens flare
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Hang gliding general :: RE: speed ribs?

23 October, 2014 - 22:02
Author: red
Subject: Re: speed ribs?
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:02 pm (GMT -8)

wayne ripley wrote: I have a 170 full race Freedom with a trailing edge flap, I have done everything I can to fix it except having the tailing edge tightend. The glider does not have enough hours on it to warrant this but I need to fix it before more damage is done. I was wondering if anyone has has "speed ribs" installed and were they effective. Wayne,

The RC hobby shops sell Carbon Fiber slats (blades) and rods in many small sizes. You can insert these thin blades in the hem across the trailing edge, or even between the holes in zigzag stitching (between the sailcloth layers). Make the blade maybe half an inch (1cm) shorter than the distance between the rib pockets. A stitch or two of upholstery thread at the ends of the CF will keep the CF in place. Fabric stores have UV-proof upholstery thread in black, white, and many colors. These CF blades would be installed at right angles to any "speed ribs," running from rib to rib along the trailing edge. Use blades if the trailing edge hem is straight, or round rods if the trailing edge hem has a curve to it.


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