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Hang gliding general :: RE: How often do you have to relearn old leasons?

27 March, 2017 - 20:58
Author: magentabluesky
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:58 pm (GMT -8)

The short answer is when you have a structural change in your brain.
Quote: … the long term improvement in a motor skill.
You have had the experience of getting better and better within a single session of practice and thinking, I’ve got it. And then you return the next day and all those improvements from the day before are lost. What happened? In the short term your brain was able to increase the chemical signaling between your neurons. For some reason those changes did not induce the structural change to support long term memory. Remember that long term memories take time. What you see in the short term does not reflect learning. It is the physical changes that are going to support long term memory and chemical changes that support short term memories.
Lara Boyd TED Talk

For more on the brain check out “The Brain” with David Eagleman (an appropriate name) a PBS presentation.

The Brain

Hang gliding general :: RE: Looking for Tucson pilots

27 March, 2017 - 20:58
Author: TomGalvin
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:58 pm (GMT -8)

http://www.sahga.com/
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Mildew Issue?

27 March, 2017 - 20:14
Author: NMERider
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:14 pm (GMT -8)

Sailboat sails get mildewed all the time. It's harmless but unsightly. You can find good sail cleaning products at West Marine that will help clean the mildew.
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Hang gliding general :: Mildew Issue?

27 March, 2017 - 19:34
Author: once&future
Subject: Mildew Issue?
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:34 am (GMT -8)

I'm doing the pre-purchase inspection on a recent U2 160 and found the glider to be in very good shape as befits its age except for a few spots of what I believe is mildew on the undersurface near the nose. This may have resulted from condensation over a few months when the previous owner had the glider stored in a PVC storage tube.

I tried cleaning the affected area with a very mild soap solution and only faded the marks slightly. If the issue is purely cosmetic I'm willing to ignore it, but if there is any chance of actual sail damage now or as time progresses I'll pass on the glider. If any of you have dealt with this issue before I'd appreciate your opinion. I'm not totally anal about my gliders, but still I'm paying for a near new wing and would prefer it to be issue-free.

Attached are a couple of photos of the affected area:




Hang gliding general :: RE: Moyes Malibu 2 - 166 vs 188

27 March, 2017 - 19:12
Author: NMERider
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:12 am (GMT -8)

once&future wrote: Get the glider size recommended by Moyes for your clip in weight. If you're in between sizes then decide whether you prefer to fly in light conditions (generally favoring the big wing) or strong (favoring the smaller).

Best bet (if possible) is to fly both before deciding.

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Hang gliding general :: RE: Moyes Malibu 2 - 166 vs 188

27 March, 2017 - 18:05
Author: gliderz_za!
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:05 am (GMT -8)

Thanks guys!

Hang gliding general :: RE: Looking for Tucson pilots

27 March, 2017 - 17:53
Author: selbaer
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:53 am (GMT -8)

contact
http://sonorawings.com/contact.html#start
good luck, April is fine in AZ

Hang gliding general :: RE: How often do you have to relearn old leasons?

27 March, 2017 - 17:08
Author: dayhead
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:08 am (GMT -8)

A short span, large wing area glider with a wide range VG and topless construction would be marketable, I'll bet.

I think a lot of us older pilots would welcome a designed-for-handling and low-stall-speed kite, that with a good VG and topless would perform better than the "intermediates" but retain the relaxing and pleasant qualities associated with them.

But then again I'm pretty eccentric, with ideas that few agree with.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Gratuities

27 March, 2017 - 16:41
Author: dayhead
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:41 am (GMT -8)

I once had a nice lady student give me a really nice "tip".

Carrying her 149 Raven up the hill for her was easy.

I'm such an air junkie I miss her Raven more than I miss her. Probably the most maneuverable hang glider ever built. I was told that my wingovers looked like barrel rolls. They sure felt like it. A model plane big enough to ride on.

Anyone know where one could be found?

Hang gliding general :: RE: Moyes Malibu 2 - 166 vs 188

27 March, 2017 - 16:39
Author: once&future
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:39 am (GMT -8)

Get the glider size recommended by Moyes for your clip in weight. If you're in between sizes then decide whether you prefer to fly in light conditions (generally favoring the big wing) or strong (favoring the smaller).

Best bet (if possible) is to fly both before deciding.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Just Capturing That Feeling...

27 March, 2017 - 14:42
Author: NMERider
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:42 am (GMT -8)

mrcc wrote: NICE

What is the name of the singer in the sound track
Thanks! Azam Ali. This was from In the garden of souls, by Vas.
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Hang gliding general :: Looking for Tucson pilots

27 March, 2017 - 13:58
Author: UnleRico
Subject: Looking for Tucson pilots
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:58 am (GMT -8)

Hey guys, I am going to be in Tucson all week and would like to meet up with a local pilot to get acquainted with the sites.
Thanks!

Hang gliding general :: RE: Chewelah, WA-USA Area Flying Sites

27 March, 2017 - 13:10
Author: ChattaroyMan
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 am (GMT -8)

Felix wrote: Thanks for your reply, Chataroy Man, I'll stay positive and hopeful!
I'm leaving here on Thursday morning, I'll be taking a wing along if there are good signs of possible flying BTW, I'll be in Moscow at the Univ. of Idaho for the week-end for a work conference, but intend to stay up in the Spokane area a few days afterwards (Starting on Sunday April 2'nd late-afternoon/eveningand) hopefully fly around there. Are you guys flying during the week?

I will be ready to fly all next week (4/2-4/9) .... on Spring Break.

Also, if you ski, 49º N has free skiing all that week (April 3-9).
Ski free in the AM, fly free nearby in the PM!

http://ski49n.com/

49º N is on the Chewelah area map ..... NE part.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Just Capturing That Feeling...

27 March, 2017 - 09:00
Author: mrcc
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:00 am (GMT -8)

NICE

What is the name of the singer in the sound track
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Interview with Gerolf, AdventureFlying.at

27 March, 2017 - 08:36
Author: ascaro
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:36 am (GMT -8)

Massive respect to Gerolf,he is truly a legendary comp pilot and most of all he's so humble and keen to share his mind with the others that this puts him directly to another level compared to the haughty silly 'top' pilots,myself.
He's not trying to sell you a brand or a wing,he's above and beyond that.
He doesn't want to wash your brain and change your stuff.
He enjoys seeing you into getting better at this sport,for the whole sport.

Thanks a lot for sharing this video,and thanks a lot to Gerolf too.
Rock on,man!


Hang gliding general :: RE: Moyes Malibu 2 - 166 vs 188

27 March, 2017 - 07:56
Author: waveview
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:56 pm (GMT -8)

If you want to fly rings around the PG's and keep flying when they are bombing out get the 188 or if you want to fly in the stronger afternoon sea breeze conditions at Cape Town get the 166.


Link

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Hang gliding general :: Moyes Malibu 2 - 166 vs 188

27 March, 2017 - 06:49
Author: gliderz_za!
Subject: Moyes Malibu 2 - 166 vs 188
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:49 pm (GMT -8)

Hi guys,

I'm about to purchase (if all goes well, as early as Thursday) a brand new Moyes Malibu 2.

Currently, they have 2 sizes 166 and 188. I have checked the specs on their website and the 166 is faster and weights less.

Are there any downsides to me getting the larger of the two (188) as they're both the same price?

Charles

Hang gliding general :: RE: Interview with Gerolf, AdventureFlying.at

27 March, 2017 - 05:47
Author: waveview
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:47 pm (GMT -8)

Interesting discussion by Gerolf about the relative merits of dedicated instruction compared to trying to improve your skills through participation in a hang gliding competition environment. I doubt that anyone could dispute the advantages of specialised instruction from a designer and first class competition pilot of Gerolfs credentials but hang gliding competitions are available to pilots in most areas and at most skill levels. Specialised performance training and instruction has always been the fast path to high level achievement in most sports and hang gliding is no exception.
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Hang gliding Videos :: Just Capturing That Feeling...

27 March, 2017 - 05:03
Author: NMERider
Subject: Just Capturing That Feeling...
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:03 pm (GMT -8)


Link

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Hang gliding general :: Interview with Gerolf, AdventureFlying.at

27 March, 2017 - 01:15
Author: Wonder Boy
Subject: Interview with Gerolf, AdventureFlying.at
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:15 pm (GMT -8)

A good watch

https://vimeo.com/209120751
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