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Hang gliding general :: RE: Broken side wire . . .

26 August, 2015 - 22:37
Author: RobertKesselring
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:37 pm (GMT -8)

I've also been thinking about the issue of wire integrity, but more from the standpoint of corrosion protection. Kinking may be a serious issue, but I don't really see that there's anything that can be done about it other then careful handling of the wires and replacing of suspect wires. Corrosion though, it seem like we should be able to do something about.

I remember hearing (from an admittedly questionable source) that the navy used something to protect their cables from corrosion that would penetrate between the strands as a very thin liquid, like WD-40, and then harden into a waxy substance that would coat the strands and prevent air/water/salt contact. In addition, it was purported that waxy substance lubricated the strands and prevented strand-to-strand wear as the cable was flexed.

I'd be interested if there's anyone here who perhaps was in the navy or could otherwise confirm the existence of this product, and if so, I'd be interested in a discussion about its usefulness for our cables.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: the hell happened ?

26 August, 2015 - 21:58
Author: ChattaroyMan
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:58 pm (GMT -8)

Gottafly8 wrote: Thank you for posting that video. I hope it will serve more as a learning tool and source for constructive feedback rather than an excuse for others to offer nothing other than ridicule.
More than anything else, I think it shows the importance of not allowing your nose to pop at launch. As the the glider stalls and begins to turn into the hill, the high wing enters the faster moving air due to the gradient and compounds the turn even more. At this point, there almost no amount of control input that will correct the situation.
I would encourage everyone who flies to capture as many of their launches as possible to analyze and find ways for improvement.
Hopefully these types of humble pies will lead to extra diligence for all of us. I'm really happy to hear your injuries were not worse.

mbadley wrote: So many of my friends fly in shorts and you are showing a perfect reason not to

Thanks Gotta - but, did you notice my sail? I feel this had at least a partial implication in my 'launch'. I'm more/less glad I didn't get airborne only to find out how badly an unzipped sail might bugger up my flight. I don't mind taking crap for this launch. I deserve it. I really screwed up and put a couple of hang pals through a very unpleasant experience. I got off cheaply and lucky. I needed an attitude change ....

mbad - Yep, just another dolt move that day to wear shorts. Only the second time I've worn shorts flying. I had long pants with me but - didn't want to 'waist time'. Even though my lower body, thighs down (and glider) took all the impact I was only bruised up with one scraped ankle that did not require much attention. It's taken 3 weeks to get over the soreness. When going in I thought - I'm going to have to be carried out of here.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: the hell happened ?

26 August, 2015 - 21:41
Author: mbadley
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:41 pm (GMT -8)

So many of my friends fly in shorts and you are showing a perfect reason not to
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Hang Gliding Chapter 1 - Flying in Arangoiti

26 August, 2015 - 21:39
Author: jandriles
Subject: Re: Hang Gliding Chapter 1 - Flying in Arangoiti
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:39 pm (GMT -8)

W9GFO wrote: [[/code]

hehehe. Thanks a lot!

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Hang Gliding Chapter 1 - Flying in Arangoiti

26 August, 2015 - 21:38
Author: W9GFO
Subject: Re: Hang Gliding Chapter 1 - Flying in Arangoiti
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:38 pm (GMT -8)


Link


Like this:

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Hang gliding general :: RE: Broken side wire . . .

26 August, 2015 - 21:37
Author: Carl
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:37 pm (GMT -8)

Red,thanks!
I have learned and am learning so much about this sport from stumbling onto your tips pages and joining this site because you had made the suggestion.
This being my first post,I am happy it is safety related.
And saddened greatly at this tragedy.
I am eager to be a HG pilot and as it is on the job ,Safety First!
Carl

Hang gliding Videos :: Hang Gliding Chapter 1 - Flying in Arangoiti

26 August, 2015 - 21:26
Author: jandriles
Subject: Hang Gliding Chapter 1 - Flying in Arangoiti
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:26 pm (GMT -8)

Hello everybody!

This is my first hang gliding vídeo after Hang Gliding School video (you can check in my channel). I hope it's the first of many more. Its a big work (editing video and music) i think people make videos knows that i say...but the results is always satisfactory. I hope you enjoy it!

If you like you can follow my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlexHangGliding

My website: http://www.alexflyaway.com/

Greetings and safe flights for all.


Link

Bug reports and requests :: RE: Can't post video

26 August, 2015 - 21:26
Author: jandriles
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:26 pm (GMT -8)

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Bug reports and requests :: RE: Can't post video

26 August, 2015 - 21:26
Author: jandriles
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:26 pm (GMT -8)

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Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

26 August, 2015 - 02:06
Author: Darbbb
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:06 pm (GMT -8)

WTF is going on this year???

Very sad, and my condolences to all who knew him. Please, everyone: let's be safe out there.

Brad
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

26 August, 2015 - 01:30
Author: NMERider
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:30 pm (GMT -8)

DAVE858 wrote: Anyone know any details about the incident. Was he using wire assistance? What was the weather like at the time? etc. Zippy is looking into it. If I learn any details I'll pass them on if I can.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

26 August, 2015 - 01:16
Author: DAVE858
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:16 pm (GMT -8)

Anyone know any details about the incident. Was he using wire assistance? What was the weather like at the time? etc.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

26 August, 2015 - 00:04
Author: mario
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:04 pm (GMT -8)

Hoosier_Eagle wrote: This is awful. No words. Absolutely, no words. I am very saddened by this. My condolences to those of you who knew and flew with both Craig and Raffi. I am so sorry for your loss.

Really wish this nightmare-like string of fatal accidents would please end. I just feel sick reading this, and am sure that I'm not alone in that sentiment. Peace.


You are not the only one with that sentiment.

He has indeed left a hole in those close to him and also our community. I will try to find some comfort in his words knowing he was living life to the fullest. I did not know him, but I always enjoyed his videos showing his passion and enthusiasm for flying the Canyonlands. I will honor his life as he suggested.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Funston Accident

25 August, 2015 - 23:51
Author: dave hopkins
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:51 pm (GMT -8)

joefaust wrote: Enlargement. problem I see with that swag Is that it was compressed all the way to the end. This makes a sharp edge between the wire and the swag. It should have a flared end so the wire has a good transition coming out of the compression.
I just changed wires on my tandem glider that had the same too TIGHT end by the thimble.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

25 August, 2015 - 23:34
Author: slimchance
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:34 pm (GMT -8)

I can't fuckin believe this...
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

25 August, 2015 - 23:06
Author: NMERider
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:06 pm (GMT -8)


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Gosh, it's sure been a sad year.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

25 August, 2015 - 22:56
Author: Hoosier_Eagle
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:56 pm (GMT -8)

This is awful. No words. Absolutely, no words. I am very saddened by this. My condolences to those of you who knew and flew with both Craig and Raffi. I am so sorry for your loss.

Really wish this nightmare-like string of fatal accidents would please end. I just feel sick reading this, and am sure that I'm not alone in that sentiment. Peace.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

25 August, 2015 - 22:55
Author: boarini2003
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:55 pm (GMT -8)

God this is horrible. I knew Craig, a great man. Rest in peace my brother. If anybody has any info on where to send condolences, please let me know.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Moab accident, Craig Pirazzi

25 August, 2015 - 22:47
Author: Jason
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:47 pm (GMT -8)

Be safe out there everyone........
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Hang gliding general :: RE: How has USHPA been failing hang gliding?

25 August, 2015 - 22:39
Author: Hoosier_Eagle
Subject: Yeah, right.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:39 pm (GMT -8)

davisstraub wrote: http://www.ushpa.aero/instructors_how_to_become.asp

Hmm.

Well, when the link on that page ACTUALLY goes to the Tandem Instructor requirements page (and not to the H0-H5 and P0-P5 requirements pages), then maybe we will be getting somewhere. Oh, but that was already discussed in another thread, wasn't it?