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Breaking news, Frank Colver found most special slide scanned up to photo for Lift:
|I just bought a scanner, so here it is, the classic
photo. Richard Miller sitting and watching my assembly process while my
son Matt looks on also. I'm glad I stopped long enough to take a photo.
This was on a hill near Vista, on Twin Oaks Valley Road, that Richard called the "vineyard hill" because it was the site of an abandoned vineyard. We also called it the "water tank hill" because it had one of those at the top. There is now a golf course at the base of the hill which has been cut into a high vertical bank. There were Indian grinding holes in the rock on this hill.
Wish I could show this photo to Richard :-(
See you tomorrow,
|The only injury reported concerning the first Otto
Meet was by Frank's daughter Laura:
|While Jonathan was reaching for the Otto Party, he decided to fly: HERE|
|Yes, here is the list concerning the
2011 Otto Marker event, Michael.
I get a feeling I have missed one person.
The Privitt family was large at original meet and large at this 2011 commemoration.
Again, special thanks to the follow-up leadership stepped by Bob Kuczewski and Margie Holland that brought the actual marker to be physically effected.
By proxy Ernest Feher sent a person to represent himself: John Rittenhouse. Ernest was calling in from China. Ernest was an original Otto-meet attendee.
Otto Meet Marker Project founder:
Neil Larson could not get in from Florida. He had been the strong first returnee in 2008 to begin the project. He has done substantial work on the project since 2008. He was a young teen totally enthralled with what he saw in 1971; his interest has not waned. He is primary historian for Jack Lambie; he was our first official SCHGA and USHGA historian. He was totally present in spirit at San Miguel Park.
By proxy I represented Jonathan who was intending taking video of the event, but by special dust devil was physically prevented from being present.
Many others expressed strong spirited presence for the 2011 party. And I noticed the wings of Richard Miller and Jack Lambie and Lloyd Licher in that flock of crows that circled above our Monday meeting ...
(perhaps missing one person)
Doris Bourhenne (m: Privitt)
Douglas N. Privitt
|Thomas H. Purcell, Jr. (d. 2007)|
Dec. 10, 1973, article, extensive, but with some errors and
incompleteness. But the article is robust. Discussion is open
to sharpen items mentioned.
December 10, 1973 I'm Icarus—fly Me
at Sports Illustrated vault: "So here comes hang gliding, the latest contagion. Like the other bold sports, hang gliding languished for quite a spell, specifically from 1961 through 1971."
[[...then the Otto Meet of May 23, 1971, to stamp worldwide on the sporting matter.]]
"super-posed surface machines" :: Pilcher describing the biplane in 1890s
|Hall Brock d. 1975 --weeks after Excape Country, California meet. Teen.|
May 2011 Lift
In celebration of this year's Otto BD, Lift is
initiating a project folder:
Otto's Birthday 163rd.
this site, May 23, 1971,
Celebration gathering at the original site will occur at noon.
On this site ...
The announcement following considerable committee exchanges:
Discussion of the historic marker project is occurring at USHawks.org
We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer for sale the “Cigüeña” to tow hang gliders. It has passed all the tests, very successful, with beginner and intermediate hang gliders, has not yet been tested with advanced gliders, but we will soon.
The sale price is € 6500 (six thousand five hundred euro) .Engine and propeller are not included. Transport costs and tax rates are the responsibility of the buyer.
As you know this is an invention worldwide, so no one able to advice on the management of the flight, which is why these first units will be sold at the moment, in Argentina. This way you also have the privilege to see, learn and be towed by the prototype, ultimately, be the protagonist of this great event.
At this time we are sending this email to those pilots who expressed interest in this new method for hang gliding.
Any questions, feel free to contact us.
Neil Larson's Column
The majority of hang gliders in use employ a
(set of hang lines
that couples the resistive pilot mass with the system's wing (a kite
What studies have been made?
Terms: Ablation, shock absorption, absorb, adsorb, absorbance, sorption, damp, damping, stretch, elongation, rebound, slip, arrestor, friction, heat, crunch, lengthening, tether set, arresting gear, fall arrestors, bungee, momentum, generator, flywheel, tether, tether set, net, perch, perching, net barrier, claws, skis, springs, rotating surface of ski, braking, drogue, flare, flap, curtain, stretch, state, inspection, pilot path, catch net, arresting curtain, non-rebound damping, tennis-court net discard, fish net discard, neck torus, limit lines, carrier barricade, absorption profile, damper, dashpot, energy, energy capture, retraction, let out, crush, swing, radius of swing, tangent, elasticity, elastic limit, fatigue, comfort, vertical gain, climber fall arresting, cycles, shock cycles, recording shock levels, bumpy air, gust soaring, energy capture, energy conversion, launch setting, cruise setting, bumpy-air setting, landing setting, adjustable damping, no rebound, affects on control of the hang glider, shock absorbing body protector, shock absorbing flight suit, magnetic hold of bulbous-shaped-shock-absorbing flight suit legs as replacement for pod, use pumping action from shock absorption to maintain pressure in inflatable flight suit, and/or inflated wing elements, airframe life, pilot fatigue, quality of flight experience, +
Head and neck
|Rescue systems for hang gliders|
Flexi-Flier Article & Plans
TCF with flying
canard for landing, especially in some niche hang gliding
activity and anti-whack efforts, a study:
|Overshoot AJX LZ; 2009|
|Hot Air Balloon Hang Glider Drop Easter 2011 - Day 1|
Your sketch? Detail? Production? Use reports?
Part of the attention on joined wings that is
arriving from Alex Morillo's leads and fine project as reported in LIFT,
we also have special interest in Tony Prentice's project.
Along the way Tony notices:
Tony notes: Hi Alex & Joe,
There are others working on similar lines as with the
70 kg USD $39,000 FlyNano Electric Microlight
Halo ring wing project No link
Frank Colver and his SkySail building
photos, high resolution:
[ ] Harness links are invited during May, 2011:
Send to editor@UpperWindPower.com
Science et VIE,
magazine on its December 1962, issue No. 543, "Le révolution
de Rogallo" "Une aile a tout faire" cover featured
battened-sail Rogallo winged Ryan Flexwing hung-mass weight-shift vehicle
that with power-off glided. Because of specific goals the simplicity
of the 1908 Breslau TCF is not used.
Tags: Palmer, Ryan Flexwing, Rogallo wing, December 1962 publication
Meet Mr. Lockout was published in Hang Gliding Magazine and was the most current article I have written on lockouts.
[There was an earlier version. I've got the magazine archives DVDs set from USHGA. It seems that ONLY page 30 of the 1997 fifth issue of Hang Gliding is with some unreadable presentation.. As luck would have it, that's the first of two pages of Part 1 of an article on towing by Dave Broyles. If someone has a scan of that page, please send to editor@UpperWindpower.com Thanks. [ ] activeyet ]
Model RC dynamic soaring (DS):
Discuss toward HG
"Performance" as descriptor can be abused or a wonderful
door for creative individual niche appreciation.
Discussion is open.
Limit line loop (3L) using two pulleys, gather elastics,
harness connections: limits distance forward, backward, upward, left, and right
... while permitting pilot-control positions as needed. The 3L system protects
neck from head hitting keel above or forward during launch, landing, flying,
inversion, tumbling, .... Weight of glider can rest on hips while standing with
glider. Loop section may be exterior to basebar or interior to basebar.
Combine 3L with frontal flying canard skid and ski system, if wanted.
May 2011, JpF
FLIGHT, 23 March 1961,
Note that consider work was done
prior to the article's date in order to come up to the contract stage that was
A "w" was added to Francis M. Rogallo's name in the article; so, yet another variant of misspellings: "Rogallow"
See on same page an announcement of money for two manpowered flight projects.
|Low Tow Program Paradise Hang Gliding Scot Trueblood Promo video|
Hi Folks. As fellow flyers, may I just bring this to your attention. Thanks.
Dunge Bottom: Tales Of An Unconventional Aviator
The new book by John Clarke that is attracting 5 star Amazon reviews. A must buy for all hang gliding and ultralight enthusiasts!
"If this doesn't raise a smile I don't know what will"
"Read from start to finish in one day"
"Satisfying read for any and all"
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and www.crookedhatpublishing.com
Bleriot, Lindbergh, Johnson. Now the name Clarke is set to join the pantheon of flying legends.
Forty years ago hang gliding and microlighting were in their infancy. They were sports dominated by adventurers, eccentrics and the occasional lunatic. Participants developed and flew their own aircraft designs, the attrition rate was high but still these brave men and women were united in their passion for flying and their determination to get off the ground. One such man was John Clarke. Bored with his life as a Quantity Surveyor and determined to be the kind of man his wife had just run off with (but lacking the physique to be a part time wrestler) he built his own craft and took to the skies. His subsequent adventures provided answers to many of life's questions including:
Can one survive a freefall in a micro light from five hundred feet?
Do the French cheat at everything?
Can dogs hang glide?
Can you find love during intensive Physiotherapy?
John Clarke is a former hang gliding and microlight instructor who for twenty eight years owned the Peak School of Hang Gliding in Wetton, Derbyshire. Dunge Bottom is the story of his early life in amateur aviation, the triumphs, disasters and often hilarious events that he took part in and witnessed. The stories embody the best of British eccentricity and adventure, guaranteed to make you want to take to the skies.
You can read an extract from the book at:
or listen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzzT7iYx0DI
Dunge Bottom, the ideal read for the flyer who has it all!!
Dear FAI News Readers,
For the first time in its history, the FAI will have three sports present at the World Games. Both Canopy Piloting (Parachuting) and Accuracy Landing (Paragliding) feature in the competition programme of the 2013 World Games that will take place in Cali, Colombia. Indoor AeroMusicals (Aeromodelling) is included in the programme as a demonstration sport.
“Paragliding Accuracy Landing and Indoor Aeromusicals will make their debut at the IWGA World Games which will be a great opportunity for thousands of people to discover these fantastic sports. All the more as they have been designed to be spectacular, media friendly and easy to understand for anyone who watches them for the first time. As for Canopy Piloting, it was already present at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung and I am sure that it will once again wow the crowds,” said Jean-Marc Badan, FAI Sports and Development Director.
Canopy Piloting involves a series of tasks designed to test a parachutist’s ability to control his canopy and fly accurately. Pilots compete over a stretch of water for safety reasons because of the high speeds involved - at the same time creating spectacular action as the parachutists whizz across the surface of the water, leaving a plume of spray behind them.
Accuracy Landing is a test of the paraglider pilot’s ability to fly their canopy to a very small target landing pad. Pilots launch from a hill or with a ground-based winch and fly their paragliders to the target positioned in front of the public, which makes the competition exciting for all the spectators.
Indoor AeroMusicals is a combination of complex aerobatic sequences performed in harmony with accompanying music, creating a free style aerobatic sequence which conveys the mood of the music.
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Maison du Sport International | Av. de Rhodanie 54 | CH-1007 Lausanne
[[Canopy piloting (parachuting) and also Accuracy Landing (paragliding) are sectors of kiting and also sectors of hang gliding. Kiting is the superset; in canopy piloting and paragliding, the tether set is tensed by the two opposing wings: human pilot as one wing and the canopy wing as the other wing; these sorts of kiting are in free flight, except during landing (and launch for the paragliders). ~JpF May 17, 2011]]
Please consider researching the flight by Maude Oldershaw on
The author Morton Grosser wrote in Gossamer Odyssey: The Triumph of Human-Powered Flight, "..., but it was Maude that everyone was watching. Maude was due to have her sixtieth birthday in a few days; she was a pilot, a civil service examination administrator, and a grandmother ten times, and she had endeared herself to every person on the project. She was installed ceremoniously in the Condor's cockpit, and with the aplomb that she knew the team expected, she took off and flew, laughing for most of the flight, and landed beautifully. As she later told Lin Burke when her turn to fly the airplane came, "Go on, you can ot it ...it's easy1"
There might be video for timing counts. AeroVironment archives? Bill Watson? Taras Kiceniuk, Jr. ?
Duration of her flight? Gamera is of a fully different sort of design with its four rotary pairs of wings.
flight affect the current FAI record claim?
|Bill Bennett slides http://imageevent.com/aero92/bennett|
THE FUTURE OF PARAGLIDERS? Many strings. Then now two strings. What next?
News clipped: (boundary interest to AWE)
Symposium Celebrates 'Dawn of Electric Flight'
When in HG flight, if ever, would it be better to
release from the wing entirely
instead of coming down with the wing?
Scenario descriptions and explanations are invited. Posted in OR, May 27, 2011.
|4 Landings In 4 Minutes Discuss?|
Icarus, son of Daidalos.
Hall Brock, son of Pete Brock.
Curt Stahl, son of Captain Stahl