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by Gallo Quirico
2d ago
First flight of the season. Very weak day, direct descent to landing. https://youtu.be/bmoEHEzG4SA?si=Gno8YhjwvqnV0Q_j Statistics: Posted by Gallo Quirico — Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:11 pm ..read more
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Hang gliding general • Re: Hang Glider Rack Ideas for Subaru Crosstrek?
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by Harry
5d ago
I would not trust suction cups to hold up against a gusty 40 MPH crosswind like what we have here in Wyoming. If the cups are cold enough, they become less grippy (stiff from the cold), and more prone to losing the vacuum. One good side blast of wind will rip that glider right off the roof. Another unwanted feature is that if the cups remain stuck to the hood, it could torque and bend the hood like a soda can, pushing down on one side and pulling up on the other side. Hoods on compact cars seem to be no better than soda cans and latched down using a flimsy hook on the front end. I can't see th ..read more
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Q&A, Learning to hang glide • Re: How old glider is still worth buying?
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by red
6d ago
Campers, I agree. The problem will be with the next owner. Anything that gets a new pilot off the ground will look like gold to a new pilot, no matter what. The first-hand advice of an experienced HG pilot there will be beyond price, when a new pilot is buying an old glider. The new pilot can not be expected to spot safety problems with the old glider. For the present example, I would not want a new pilot to buy and fly a ProAir Dawn as their first glider, even if the glider is in very good condition. The sail area of the Dawn and the weight of the pilot should be in the correct range of nu ..read more
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Hang gliding general • Re: Small variometer?
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by red
6d ago
Cheesehead, Thanks. PM incoming. Statistics: Posted by red — Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:55 am ..read more
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Hang gliding Videos • Re: How to build a hang glider roof rack?
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by red
6d ago
Campers, Sorry, but that's not good. With any round-pipe rack, the glider should rest on a padded wood crossmember. The round-pipe-to-round-pipe contact (as pictured above) creates a very small contact area on the glider tubes. Road shocks like potholes can dent and damage your glider tubing then and there. For the pipe rack, cut a V-notch in the center of a 2x4 to fit the pipe, along the full length of the pipe, and secure the wood to the pipe rack. The V-notch will need to be deeper at the center pipe fitting. You can use automotive muffler clamps to secure the wood to the pipe, if you cou ..read more
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Hang gliding general • Re: Hang Glider Rack Ideas for Subaru Crosstrek?
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by cheesehead
6d ago
The stuff that’s wood will soon be aluminum. It’s good to have a friend who’s a machinist. Let me know if you want more details/pics. Less than $50 for all parts/materials. Statistics: Posted by cheesehead — Sat Feb 17, 2024 6:35 am ..read more
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Hang gliding general • Re: The 5-ft-pack HG Movement
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by cheesehead
6d ago
If SOMETHING can be created that can fit INSIDE a car and easily be taken on a plane, that doesn’t weigh 70 pounds and doesn’t take an hour to set-up, the designer is going to make good money. The #1 reason so few PGs have an interest in HG is the convenience. They see what we go through to transport, carry, and set-up our wings. PG pilots have such a false sense of security because they’ve never experienced flying anything more solid, speedy, and stable. I don’t see the HG population ever growing if we don’t have equipment that makes HG both more convenient and easier/faster to learn. Wings ..read more
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Q&A, Learning to hang glide • Re: How old glider is still worth buying?
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by cheesehead
6d ago
There have been no “bad gliders” since about 1990, and no bad single-surface gliders since about 1985. One exception: the first generation of topless gliders (mid-90’s—Fusion, CSX) weren’t so safe and easy to fly as the ones made a couple years later. I wouldn’t hesitate to fly a 30 year-old glider that’s in decent condition. They don’t “age” except by use. If it’s been stored and transported properly (dry), corrosion, rust, tubing fatigue, and sailcloth won’t be affected. The wires and hang loops will be fine. Ya just gotta take a good look at it before buying. Mainly the sail—you don’t want ..read more
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Hang gliding general • Re: Vintage Instruments
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by cheesehead
6d ago
I had 2 Liteks, a real old one that worked fine, and then I got what I think was their final model with true circular analog. I sold it to a guy on this forum, had seller’s remorse, and he offered to sell it back; I let him keep it. Maybe if he sees this, he’ll contact you. I don’t remember who it was. Statistics: Posted by cheesehead — Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:35 am ..read more
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Hang gliding general • Re: Small variometer?
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by cheesehead
6d ago
I have an audio-only Flytec mini-vario. Only problem is I can’t get the volume high enough, and the previous owner stripped the heads of some of the little screws involved in opening up the thing and making adjustments. Still can do so, but be careful with and use the right screwdrivers! If interested, let me know. It’ll be cheap and I’ll give you a refund if you don’t like it upon checking it out. Statistics: Posted by cheesehead — Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:28 am ..read more
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