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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: April 1st- first flight of 2017- (no fool'n ;-)

24 April, 2017 - 02:09
Author: Wonder Boy
Subject: Re: April 1st- first flight of 2017- (no fool'n ;-)
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:09 pm (GMT -8)

Felix wrote: Wonder Boy wrote: Finally the last of the snow melted enough to access the road and the rain let up to get a flight in. (2 days later is when Felix came down and caught a really good day)


Sweet! Glad I came and got to fly there, in some spectacular conditions no less

Yeah!
Its been crap weather ever since, on flight on the 9th, thats been it!
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: April 1st- first flight of 2017- (no fool'n ;-)

24 April, 2017 - 02:07
Author: Wonder Boy
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:07 pm (GMT -8)

waveview wrote: Good flight to get the flying season going, 2 hours ain't to bad. Looked to be a bit of rain about, do wet T2C wings fly OK?


Never had it soaking wet, a few drops here and there was about it.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: April 1st- first flight of 2017- (no fool'n ;-)

24 April, 2017 - 01:25
Author: Felix
Subject: Re: April 1st- first flight of 2017- (no fool'n ;-)
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:25 pm (GMT -8)

Wonder Boy wrote: Finally the last of the snow melted enough to access the road and the rain let up to get a flight in. (2 days later is when Felix came down and caught a really good day)


Sweet! Glad I came and got to fly there, in some spectacular conditions no less
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: April 1st- first flight of 2017- (no fool'n ;-)

24 April, 2017 - 00:49
Author: waveview
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:49 pm (GMT -8)

Good flight to get the flying season going, 2 hours ain't to bad. Looked to be a bit of rain about, do wet T2C wings fly OK?
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Hang Glider storage solutions

23 April, 2017 - 21:35
Author: CAL
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:35 pm (GMT -8)

videos shows all https://youtu.be/RMRVTrRgfyQ
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Hang gliding general :: RE: A theory of how lift is generated by a wing is debunked.

23 April, 2017 - 21:23
Author: adyr
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:23 pm (GMT -8)

Quote:
why it happens

Physics does not answer to the question 'why', it only gives description of 'how'. The 'why' goes to philosophy or religion

Quote:
A wing is curved.

Not necessarily. A flat, plane wing can fly just fine. It's not as good as a profiled one, but still it can fly.

To understand how things go one has to think in terms of the particles involved, about the collisions among them and with the wing...

Hang gliding general :: RE: Hang Glider storage solutions

23 April, 2017 - 19:54
Author: magentabluesky
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:54 am (GMT -8)

The newer houses have built in shelves for indoor Hang Glider storage.

Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: south carolina school or instructor

23 April, 2017 - 15:26
Author: roarkk
Subject: Trainig
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:26 am (GMT -8)

Hi,

Excellent information above. Your local club is SCHGA: https://sites.google.com/site/southcarolinahanggliding/

Some of the information from that link is out of date! You're better off, as DMarley said, visiting Lookout Mountain flight park (LMFP) to get started. Their website is up to date, and they're the largest school in the southeast. Once you've been through training and are comfortable, the South Carolina sites (Glassy mountain and Pinnacle mountain) will be waiting.

Good luck, have fun, hope to see you in the air.

Hang gliding general :: RE: A theory of how lift is generated by a wing is debunked.

23 April, 2017 - 14:43
Author: SeeMarkFly
Subject: Theory of lift
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:43 am (GMT -8)

How about if you suck the air off the top of the wing?



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Hang gliding general :: RE: What to do with well-used or very old gliders--

23 April, 2017 - 14:36
Author: KevinK
Subject: La Mouette - atlas 14
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:36 am (GMT -8)

I would like to buy an Atlas 14 to learn dune gooning as I have heard very good things about this wing. Lower stall speed and easy handling. If you have one you would part with please send me a PM.

Thanks,
Kevin

Hang gliding general :: RE: Waterproof HG cover?

23 April, 2017 - 14:35
Author: mcluvin
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:35 am (GMT -8)

Rusty should get a web site, or sell on Amazon. Ill bet his phone is always blowing up. Lol

Hang gliding general :: RE: What to do with well-used or very old gliders--

23 April, 2017 - 14:33
Author: aeroexperiments
Subject: Re: What to do with well-used or very old gliders--
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:33 am (GMT -8)

Felix wrote:
I have a LaMouette Profil I fly when I go back home to Romania to visit Definitely more challenging than the gliders we use nowadays, but it still does pretty well

Nice to know. What are some of the ways that it is more challenging?

Steve

Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: foothills flight park

23 April, 2017 - 14:21
Author: dad1966
Subject: foothills flight park
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:21 am (GMT -8)

just wondering if anyone has anything good or not so good to say about foothills flight park, I am thinking of learning there. Thank you.

Hang gliding general :: RE: A theory of how lift is generated by a wing is debunked.

23 April, 2017 - 12:55
Author: RobertKesselring
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:55 am (GMT -8)

Conservation of energy tells you that it must happen but doesn't do a very good job of telling you why it happens (in my opinion).

The most intuitive explanation I've heard goes something like this...

Start with the following...
Definition: Acceleration is any change in speed OR direction of motion of a mass. A curved path is the result of acceleration toward the inside if the curve.
Premise 1: A force is required to cause a mass to accelerate.
Premise 2: Forces come in equal and opposite pairs.

A wing is curved. Air mass flowing under and over the wing follows the same curves. Since the air is flowing a curved path, it is accelerating toward the inside of the curve, and so must be experiencing a force in that direction. That force is matched by an equal and opposite force on the wing.

dbotos's video is a great graphical version of this same explanation.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: A theory of how lift is generated by a wing is debunked.

23 April, 2017 - 12:54
Author: waveview
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:54 am (GMT -8)

It's sounds like a bit of a mistery about what keeps us all up in the air? These hang gliders are even more improbable after listening to the physics involved.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: A theory of how lift is generated by a wing is debunked.

23 April, 2017 - 11:48
Author: adyr
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:48 am (GMT -8)

Quote:
speed causes low pressure for some unknown mysterious reason

It's not actually 'unknown', it would be the conservation of energy.

Letting aside the gravitational potential energy which for a wing that's quite small and almost horizontally oriented so the differences in height are small enough to be quite safely ignored, you have the (macroscopic) kinetic energy of the gas (/volume) and the pressure, which is potential energy/volume (it translates to microscopic kinetic energy of the molecules but you can ignore that for now).

To conserve the total energy, if one goes down, the other must go up (this has some simplifying assumptions built in, as 'incompressible' fluid flow).
The reason is not so mysterious.

A description of fluid flow by words tends to have some mistake in it, because one tries to explain a complex phenomenon by some simple means. A more correct answer just gives out the Navier-Stokes equations allowing people to stare at them helplessly

And not even those are entirely correct

Hang gliding general :: RE: What to do with well-used or very old gliders--

23 April, 2017 - 05:20
Author: Felix
Subject: Re: What to do with well-used or very old gliders--
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:20 pm (GMT -8)

aeroexperiments wrote:
Also a La Mouette Profil 13 (this is the smaller size, 139 square feet) that is probably perfectly airworthy but I've never flown it. This is a 50% double-surface glider.


Steve

I have a LaMouette Profil I fly when I go back home to Romania to visit Definitely more challenging than the gliders we use nowadays, but it still does pretty well
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The camp fire :: RE: New HG/PG focused Brewpub

23 April, 2017 - 02:57
Author: Roadrunner
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:57 pm (GMT -8)

Where is this place located?

Hang gliding general :: RE: What to do with well-used or very old gliders--

22 April, 2017 - 22:13
Author: drachenjoe
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:13 pm (GMT -8)

Made most of Dayhead´s thingies , and some more :

-deflexer wires with turnbuckles from my Sensor 210 used as a cross-bracing for my greenhouse
-round downtubes for tubular bells
-tree poles
-aerotow dolly

Teepee could be on my list.....
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Hang gliding general :: RE: What to do with well-used or very old gliders--

22 April, 2017 - 22:10
Author: ng
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:10 pm (GMT -8)

I saw a Skydog report from Wallaby and it looks like they turned some old gliders into land sailors. I think that would be fun.

I was thinking about taking some of the old tubing and making a roof rack.