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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: St Patrick Day Flying

19 March, 2017 - 15:58
Author: darkcloud
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:58 am (GMT -8)

Obstacles, density altitude, etc. Lots of things factor into that approach and landing. Again, well done👍

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: St Patrick Day Flying

19 March, 2017 - 15:48
Author: Jason
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:48 am (GMT -8)

darkcloud wrote: Nice going Jason. That approach and LZ look challenging. Lots of room for error. Those of us that fly at AJX sure have it nice.

The LZ used to be bigger, but they are building a detention pond in it. So we are loosing space.

There is another area that we can land in directly adjacent to it, friday it would have been doable, but i opted for the shorter walk out, and the more cross landing. you can see the nose yaw left shortly before my flare

back when the LZ was bigger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZE3HAEuYHk


and the adjacent LZ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwfsqdk5Clw

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: St Patrick Day Flying

19 March, 2017 - 14:45
Author: darkcloud
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:45 am (GMT -8)

Nice going Jason. That approach and LZ look challenging. Lots of room for error. Those of us that fly at AJX sure have it nice.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Suprone revisited, the "Fenison Fly Bar"

19 March, 2017 - 14:16
Author: TjW
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:16 am (GMT -8)

sunnyjim wrote: dbotos wrote: Jim,

Good stuff - looking forward to more video!

Can you give some more details on your wheels? I like the notion of something with a decent diameter but not super-balloony on the width.

David

I ordered mine from Northern Tool. Here is the link....then popped out the steel bushings and the inside diameter is 1 1/8 inches....almost perfect, but weak hubs, so I filled the "honeycombed" areas of the hubs with HOT GLUE....makes them pretty tough..and not too expensive....
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_13794_13794

Great minds think alike. I did this a few weeks ago for wheels for a Condor, and they work fine.
On the ones I got, I had to drill through the center of the hub. Each side has a starter hole of 1 1/8 inches where the bearings go, but the center portion necks down considerably. I used a Forstner bit, and it took out the middle in one continuous curl. A hole saw would probably work as well. I chose the Forstner because it was about fifty cents cheaper than the hole saw at the hardware store. Don't ask me why.
I just used a hand held drill, and drilled in from both sides to keep the runout to a minimum.
Some rolled-up sandpaper added some clearance so they'd slide on and off and rotate easier. I also added a little silicone dry lube.
I didn't fill the hub with anything.

Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: Really basic question - making turns in a laminar wind

19 March, 2017 - 14:00
Author: TjW
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:00 am (GMT -8)

Melodie Plata wrote: Hang gliding is an air sport or recreational activity in which a pilot flies a light, non-motorized foot-launched heavier-than-air aircraft called a hang glider. Most modern hang gliders are made of an aluminium alloy or composite frame covered with synthetic sailcloth[1] to form a wing. Typically the pilot is in a harness suspended from the airframe, and controls the aircraft by shifting body weight in opposition to a control frame.

So where's your footnote?

Hang gliding general :: RE: Suprone revisited, the "Fenison Fly Bar"

19 March, 2017 - 13:54
Author: sunnyjim
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:54 am (GMT -8)

Two breakthroughs in Suprone Flight in one Day! Increased roll control as well as increased speed. hit 50 mph plus in the suprone position...

Link

Hang gliding general :: RE: Baja Mexico helicopter crash

19 March, 2017 - 13:40
Author: ChattaroyMan
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:40 am (GMT -8)

I'm all for banning wires through the air in our country. Put them underground. With more helicopters and now more drones .... wires through the air should be 19th Century. They are not only dangerous to air traffic they are way too susceptible to storm damage and resulting power outages, fires, electrocutions, etc. They waist one heck of a lot of space as well.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Summer breeze makes you feel fine

19 March, 2017 - 13:09
Author: Charlie Romeo
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:09 am (GMT -8)

Have you had enough

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Summer breeze makes you feel fine

19 March, 2017 - 13:06
Author: Charlie Romeo
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:06 am (GMT -8)

and another

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Summer breeze makes you feel fine

19 March, 2017 - 13:03
Author: Charlie Romeo
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:03 am (GMT -8)

Here"s a few more shots of the launch .The cloudy top from that inland storm came over and a light drizzle lasted for a few minutes on one of the days,i figured not enough rain to get concerned however Mr Hyde started to show some early nasty traits , then the drizzle stopped completely and i got my friendly glider back

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Summer breeze makes you feel fine

19 March, 2017 - 05:20
Author: Charlie Romeo
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:20 pm (GMT -8)

I"m glad it went well for you Nicos, does this look familiar? This is our fourth ramp renewal .

Software, Research & Technology :: RE: Books for sale

19 March, 2017 - 02:28
Author: Fletcher
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:28 pm (GMT -8)

The books are gone
Fletcher

HangGliding.Org Events :: RE: Free Antique glider and free harness

19 March, 2017 - 02:25
Author: Fletcher
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:25 pm (GMT -8)

Glider and harness are gone
Fletcher

Hang gliding general :: RE: Hello / first post

19 March, 2017 - 01:15
Author: waltspoint
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:15 pm (GMT -8)

Welcome, come join the fun! You don't need to be smart to fly, just careful and thoughtful.

Your little bird lived to 17? That's great! My Cockatiel Spike flew off to Heaven when he was about four. He was a good friend. He insisted on being on my shoulder whenever I was in the house. Sometimes he'd notice my ear, and take it to battle thinking it was a dangerous monster. At dinner, he'd run down my arm and grab a piece of pasta off my plate. Tons of personality for his size. He'd do his best to talk to me, and whistle at my wife. Sometimes I think of getting a bigger bird like a Cockatoo, but it's such a commitment.

The camp fire :: RE: Eagle Cam!

19 March, 2017 - 00:02
Author: thermaleo
Subject: Another eagle cam
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:02 pm (GMT -8)

The bald eagles at Decorah Iowa are back too.

http://www.decoraheaglecamalerts.com/index.htm

And a timely but sad article to forward to your hunting friends.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/16/us-bald-eagles-lead-poisoning-ammunition

"...Every year, one in five condors suffers lead poisoning so severe they need treatment, she said, and although the birds are the largest flyers in North America, a fingernail’s worth of lead can kill one. Lead poisoning appears to have stalled the species’ recovery in the wild.

“This has nothing to do with people’s right to hunt,” she said. “We took lead out of gas and out of house paint. That doesn’t mean you don’t drive a car or paint your house. It’s about using something that’s safe for you and your family as well as an animal that comes upon it.”..."

Leo Jones

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: St Patrick Day Flying

19 March, 2017 - 00:01
Author: Jason
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:01 pm (GMT -8)

DBrose wrote: Looked like a weird spot to land.

all that open space, and our LZ is the one thats sloping, small, and with obstacles, often cross to full tail (yesterday was quartering)


Hang gliding general :: RE: Hello / first post

18 March, 2017 - 23:53
Author: DAVE 858
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:53 pm (GMT -8)

Scott, you have not posted any videos lately despite accomplishing amazing feats. Your Youtube audience is very disappointed!

Hang gliding general :: RE: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?

18 March, 2017 - 22:50
Author: jlatorre
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:50 pm (GMT -8)

highhuber wrote: This product is made for dacron sails and can be found at most West Marine stores.

http://www.mclubemarine.com/sailkoteplus/

Looking at the web page, I'm struck by this quote: "Sails will furl or roll up roughly *35% tighter - This means reduced windage."

This tells me that the sail itself softens and becomes more pliable. Since we all know how the stiffness of a hang glider sail improves its performance by reducing distortion, I'd be leery of applying this stuff to a hang glider sail.

And it seems to be mostly a soil repellent and mildew resistant treatment, sorta like Scotchgard. Not really good for cleaning sails once they're dirty.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Hello / first post

18 March, 2017 - 22:40
Author: highhuber
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:40 pm (GMT -8)

Hey David, glad for some new blood in the sport. To get an idea of what it's all about here is a link to my youtube channel for you to peruse. Lots more videos available here on the org also. Welcome aboard.

https://www.youtube.com/user/highhuber

Hang gliding general :: RE: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?

18 March, 2017 - 22:22
Author: highhuber
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:22 pm (GMT -8)

This product is made for dacron sails and can be found at most West Marine stores.

http://www.mclubemarine.com/sailkoteplus/