May 2009 Lift
|Click=> Recently updated on April 24, 2009: Tad E.|
Woopy Lab and
notes, images, drawings
by Pere H. Casellas
Recall Large study: =>> Woopy Fly.
Video of powered-wheeled version: Itemid=63
|BHG (Bamboo Hang Gliders)|
advances video topics:
Sylmar Falcon League & Spring Air Festival Fun
A Wednesday, After-work Fly-day
Low Glide Back from Lance's Ridge ***
illustrated story start ==>
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Juan Salvadori opens the
project for others to help develop:
Tow Jam 2009
|Charge the EnergyBank of your electrically-launched HG/PG/Paramontante using EnergyKiteSystems|
|Knotless Weak Links?|
Police adopt "low and slow"
PBPD wings via Dudek
Launch assist: Some
are still ICE-ing their launch:
< 25 kg comparisons
Will InternalCombustionEngine (ICE) finally win over coming electrical solutions?
|NOTES are INVITED REGARDING: Rob Clarkson|
|Connect Reverse - convertible harness/backpack|
|Could this be a reason for moving toward (electric) E-launch assists?|
|"Tree it" or not? That is the question.|
New Videos from NMERider
Soaring Over Mt. Wilson Observatory Jonathan, thank you!
TowMeUp shows a weaklink DIY process
|"Consider the risks of action and inaction."|
Various answers about "First kingpostless (topless)
hang glider" Send in your ideas. Consider that the demonstrated
Francis Rogallo hang glider indoors was kingpostless in late 1950s.
Consider Barry Hill Palmer's kingpostless hang gliders of 1961c.. Consider
Richard Miller's Conduit Condor high-aspect ratio hang glider was
kingpostless. The Lou Everett Ryan Aeronautical power-off glider was
kingpostless. The 1961-2 Charles Richards' series of gliders using the
stiffened Rogallo Wing flexible boned wing were topless hung-pilot
gliders. Consider later 1962-3 Mike Burns SkiPlane (that
somehow revisited the 1908 triangle control frame) glider rendition of the
NASA wing as kingpostless, early kites of JDickenson-Moyes-Bennett ski
kites put into some releases for gliding were kingpostless. Then
appreciate the kingpostless biplane hang gliders of 100 years ago. The
Bamboo Butterfly hang glider of 1964c was topless. The early 1970s
also included the kingpostless or topless Frank Colver
Volmer Jensen's topless VJ-23, etc. Hey, note that limp-wing hang
gliders (the subset of hang gliders of limp wings are ordinarily now
called paragliders) are also topless without kingpost.. Well, then
came a revisiting of hang gliding in a big way with adding
kingposts; we had a few years of nearly only kingposts on most hang
gliders seen in the early 1970s. Some people nearly thought that high
count of kingposts meant that such was always the case. No, clearly
topless hang gliders occurred before the advancing late 1970s topless
occurred. When "topless" began to happen (again.....) we
notice the literature claiming "firsts" for "topless" when such was not
fact, except if one neglects the other earlier firsts. See
the early hang gliders of
SeedWings Sensor 411A (1977). Along then came such as
Tom Price's ASG-23 topless
See image. Now we see very many topless hang gliders.
Thanks to the person who anonymously put in a nudge toward this topless
Price. Others are welcome to add to this topless note.
|Jon Durand Jnr|
HG parachute deployment systems? Hand
deployment, BRS, other? Notes are invited.
10 year old kid paragliding
Danika, 8 year old
pilot flies in Hungary:
And 5 Year Old Paraglider Pilot
and Parapente à 4 ans
And: 3 year old kid paragliding alone:
And, .... what next?
Parapente-flying mother gives birth while
hang gliding, tandem father attaches umbilical cord to parapente, newborn
infant hang glides right out of the womb. Infant reports that the flight
was just great.
|Second Sundays ....at Torrey ... meet, eat, talk, and fly. Yes. Torrey Hawks.|
Reel Pilots Home
Hargrave was an excellent experimenter. His models were always beautifully made. He had the optimism that is essential for an inventor, and the perseverance that uses failures as learnings. Modest, unassuming, and unselfish: he always refused to patent his inventions. Hargrave was only anxious that he might succeed in adding to the sum of human knowledge.
"Hang glider history has yet to post an instance of a tethered hang glider pilot operating a hang glider in high altitude winds while operating the kited self in such manner to cause generation of electricity at the ground-based kite line points. One scheme could be the spread-loop scheme where the kited hang glider is held via a loop kite line with the ground-based anchoring is actually two points spread; the hang glider pilot would control to the left sector of the wind window to pull the loop through the right ground pulley; then the pilot would control to the right of the wind window and thus pull the loop through the left ground pulley. A sprag clutch and generator would be set inline in the ground section between the left and right pulleys. While the pilot is having fun flying the kited hang glider, electricity could be made and sent into a grid to gift some homes. Power figure of eights, practice, fun." JpF from May 10, 2009, blog.
Electric Paramotor test flight Bristol
Pilot Neil Andrews Test fly's his Electric Paramotor at Doynton Airfield on 11.12.2007 with an easily reached flight time of 15 minutes. Very quiet running powerful machine with excellent prospects for the near future! lightweight @ 20 Kg and aimed at both the free flight thermalling pilots and the paramotorist alike. Watch this space...
Fall-arrest solutions, general research link:
E-power fly to favorite foot-launch sites?
Avoid all use of cars and trucks?
Ideas and project descriptions are welcome to
Tow-HG vehicle's ground speed: zero
For the record: We had published the following event which
just passed (but help save
the site be getting involved):
What a shock! I go to open the gate to the Soboba flying site and taped
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