"Making-of" Video, of BHL JAP Singleskin Prototype.Detailed
information about this project on Laboratori D´envol.http://www.laboratoridenvol.com/
This video is not an instruction, it just shows some steps of a
possible building process.
Enjoy and feel free to leave a feedback.
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It has been a great run. We invite you to build USHawks.org and OZ Report. For
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Hang gliding is entering the "dark ages" of information.
- The Oz Forum is no longer readable without logging
in, and it is inaccessible to anyone Davis has banned.
Davis has removed posts and entire topics to suit him.
- Hanggliding.org is intentionally blacklisting competing
sites and it is currently programmed to automatically
change links from "ushawks.org"
Jack (sg) prohibits any discussion (or even mention)
of alternatives like the US Hawks, and he has changed
posts on his forum to cover his misdeeds.
- USHPA now has "secret sites" that only selected
members can view or post. USHPA provides no forum
where members can openly question their Directors,
and USHPA won't publish how our own elected Directors
are voting on the Board.
Those of us who are building the US Hawks Hang Gliding
Association are doing so because we need an honest
organization that supports hang gliding and is open to its
members. We cannot save the sport of hang gliding through
Oz Report) or through
a closed and unaccountable organization (like USHPA).
Out with a whisper:
Barrentina HyperLite by Pere Casellas of Laboritoridenvol
For updates and following
Barrentina HyperLite (BHL) see
On the last day of FY 2011, Free Wheelchair Mission marked
its ten year anniversary, closing out a year that included our
500,000th wheelchair distributed, and a decade that has
united thousands of people to make a powerful difference
for hundreds of thousands more. This year alone, Free
Wheelchair Mission shipped out 81,615 wheelchairs, and
welcomed Togo and Mauritania to the fold, bringing to 79
our total countries served. To date, Free Wheelchair Mission
has touched 554,470 people with the transforming gift
of mobility, changing lives, one wheelchair at a time.
[ (One HG system)
== 100 Chairs net $6394.00 (long-term mobility for one-hundred
under-served disabled persons ]
I am putting together a 40 year reunion of HG in Oregon and want to spread
the word. I am a hunt and peck typist and clunky with the internet. I want
to learn more about the social sites but am usually confounded. The
linked-in site only allowed a few choices and "owner" was the best.
Thanks for keeping the dream alive!
David Raybourn #957 1972 Living the dream since 1969 (
bamboo/plastic, Icarus II)
May 11-13 Pacific City, OR
40 Years of Oregon Hang Gliding Antique Glider Fly-In
A gathering at Cape Kiwanda State Park and Sandlake Grange Hall.
Fri. Grange Hall Open, Free- Fly.
Sat. 9:30am-5:30pm Antique Glider Flying on the dunes at "Mother Kiwanda".
Judging for best Monoplane, Biplane, Standard. Spot Landing, Dollar
Sat. 6:30pm-9:30pm Pilot Convention at Sandlake Grange Hall (1/4 mile
south of Sandlake Store). Multi-media Presentation and Display by Ken
DeRussy. Awards, Posters/T-Shirts, $30 at the door.
Sun. Grange Hall Open, Free-Fly
Enjoy the spectacular Tillamook County coastal sites during the prime
season. Low tides for big LZ's and beachcombing. Onshore winds and
longer daylight for flying.
All Foot-Launch Glider Pilots Welcome! We are all connected... Come
see how your sport began.
is "go" for installation! There would be no story here if Joe,
Jack, and Richard hadn't had an idea 41 years ago - thanks guys.
Frank Colver, February 3, 2012
[[To those who doubt the importance of cooperation:
consider a wagon that loses a wheel: Neil Larson for years did some
but the wagon needed other wheels to roll to completion. Consider having just a
left wing. The Otto Marker wing has had enough fullness of cooperation to
bring on success. Congratulations to the full team. Thank you, Frank, for
your tall gifts and perseverance. Thank you Bob and Margie for your
insightful inputs. Ed. ]]
LIFT ...grows during month from your sent lifts
Finds, selections, and notes entered by Tony Prentice
The date shown on this photo is 1974 which seems to be a bit late for
1974 Press Photo Maiden Flight of Hang-Glide
[[EBay is showing a copy of an original photo. Though the date for the
subject is 1974, the mechanicals involved in the hang glider surely date
earlier; the image is not about invention, but about someone's bamboo
hang glider project. ED]]
SOL One Goes Fly [One wing chord-station forms one left riser line set and one right
riser line set. Users refer to the arrangement as "One-line,"
however distinguish between the absolute one-tether airframed
paragliders that frequent the personal flight scene. There is also
another space of one-tether paragliders beyond the two ordinary;
consider gliding single-tether kite where pilot is far low on long
tether in a flying pod while pilot RC controls the gliding wing above.
Of course, FAI and PMA are not the only game in town. Consider the
WPGA with paraglider simply defined as a gliding kite system,
airframed types and canopy types and all between with range of one line
to many. The FAI and manufacturers games tend to support a narrow
view; raw mechanics permit continued wide-view creativity. The
discussion linked did not conceive of the absolute one-string sort, nor
of multiple wings in various arrangements. ED. ]] [[The
Ozone BBHPP - Part 1]]
This clip:-Kite Skating 1930
Balloon Jumping & Kite Skating - The New Sports of 1930 & 1964 shows
a harness being used with weight shift on the trapeze bar of the kite.
If the main cross support of the kite was located below the fabric it
would allow the material toform
a low aspect ratio Rogallo type wing. All that is then left to do is to
move the harness suspension point up to the keel. [[Such would be
the cable-LE Porta-Wing nearly. ]]
Just completed a 4-year project on my hangar
and currently building a WWI Replica Fokker D-VIII.
I still like to hang glide more than any other flying mode.
~ Tommy Against the wind... I'm still runnin'
against the wind...
I'm older now but still running against the wind.
"BarretinaHyperLite, finished. Hoping the weather improves." Pere
4 Feb. 2012
Ultracapacitors store energy electrostatically, whereas batteries
produce energy via a chemical reaction
made the swing seat for my Hangstat." "My "Hangstat" was more than a
jump balloon, however. Most of my flights were over an hour (limited by
propane capacity) and my longest cross country was about 15 miles, over
the hills from Perris CA to Murrieta." ~Frank Colver
Jump ballooning: Add severe muscle-power propeller in various
"the hang glider configuration that brought about the modern sport
of hang gliding." refers the success of Otto Lilienthal's wings and his
soaring and gliding flights. The configurations that founded
modern hang gliding involved the wings of Otto Lilienthal and Percy
Pilcher and Octave Chanute, Volmer Jensen, Waldo Waterman, and others
like the works of Francis Rogallo, NASA, Charles Richards (? Charles
Richard) (engineer), Ryan Aeronautical, Horten Brothers, and many others
later like Igor Bensen, Tony Prentice, Barry Palmer, Mike Burns, John
Dickenson, Richard Miller bamboo, Richard Miller Conduit Condor (high
aspect ratio), Roy Haggard, etc. The mechanical invention of at
least William Beeson at least sufficed for the key to the freeflight sky
c1905. Look also to 1908 in gliding club at Breslau for firm
instance of the triangle control frame stayed by cables and with pilot
hung from keel.
There may be a significant hole in the NAA sphere. What about
super short, low, slow, and little and local? Niche HG aviation
for the very short-duration flight? What might be done in the very
short, low, slow, little, and local realms of hang gliding?
Call for comments.
Who will apply significance to the 1895 fugitive paragliding parakites
that were in free-flight reported by Woglom in his classic bookParakites?
Look how semi-fugitive kite goes glider in cycles for step towing with
power phases followed by use of the potential energy; we are using such
matter in flatland step-towing launching of manned hang gliders. Two
main methods: 1. Fixed-position winch. 2. Moving-position winch.
Thomas C. Searle
referenced Stephen C.
Murray who referenced Whitehead.
Partial piloting, lift propelling and
E. Martin referenced
Murray who referenced Whitehead:
Tigner referenced Murray who referenced Whitehead
Adapter mechanism for quick fold-up of hang glider frames
James C. Tigner
Ronald A. Heckman also referenced Murray who referenced Whitehead.
ULYSSES GRANT LEE et al.
Feb 15, 1910
Apr 18, 1911
Want some exercise while staying up a bit longer? Jose also
referenced Murray who referenced Whitehead.
For the 7C file [ ] or 6C
Bennett referenced in the ornamental design patent:
[ ] What was involved in the references?
R. T. Cella recognizing hanging from keel line, using skis, towing by
boat, gliding, kiting, hang seat. Filed in 1960. He too referenced
And so, Bill Bennett recognized Cella functions, methods, etc., and also
Whitehead of 1905 filing.
Girard filed in 1962 on a control alternative
Scott William D. Scott filed January 11. 1912.
Sep 16, 1879
Oct 14, 1879
Shape of Moon City hang gliders? Help design what may be used in
Help bring to practice the invented hang gliding high-hat flare method.
You may help bring to practice the inventionof
glider high-hat flare method"
The X structure (known in early aviation) will be used by some
experimenters; the lower queenposts are the control frame downtubes with
lower tips holding tensional basebar with ends cable-stayed as in the hang
gliders of some first decade of 1900s hang gliders; the upper part of the
X are two uptube kingposts tip spanned by an aerodynamic high hat for use
in flight controls, especially for the high-hat flare operation. Prove in
third- or fourth-scale models thoroughly.
Addiction transference and hang gliding?
Does this affect any of us?
Charles Richard (some
misspelling: Charles Richards) as designer of Paresev kite hang glider
flown in February of 1962. What have we? Help expand on his
biography? A letter on Feb. 2, 2012, has been sent to NASA on
the matter. Paraglider research vehicle. "Two who actively
favored such an approach [practice fling the parawing in a paraglider
format] were center research pilots Neil Armstrong and Milt Thompson.
approached Paul Bikle
"The Paresev (Paraglider Research Vehicle) was used to gain in-flight
experience with four different membranes (wings) and was not used to
develop the more complicated inflatable deployment system. The Paresev
was designed by Charles Richard,
of the Flight Research Center's Vehicle and System Dynamics Branch, with
the rest of the team being: engineers Richard Klein, Gary Layton, John
Orahood, and Joe Wilson; Frank Fedor and LeRoy Barto from the
Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch;
Project Manager Victor Horton,
with Gary Layton becoming
Project Manager later on in the Program. Mr. Paul Bikle, Director
of the Center, gave instructions that were short and to the point: build
a single-seat Paraglider and do it quick and cheap."
February 12, 1962: maiden flight of the kite-hang-glider.
George G. Spratt [Distinguish father George A.
Spratt from son.]
[Kite hang gliders use similar method.
Father and son deeply explore the method that was already evident in late
[Kite hang gliders use similar method.
Father and son deeply explore the method that was already evident in late
More George G. Spratt pivot-wing:
[Kite hang gliders use similar method.]
Dorsette A. Davison
bi-conical flexible-wing filed in 1911
Feb. 2012: Dave Santos notes:
A wing in its normal lift state is a
Quantum Thermodynamic Device. The Quantum of heat is the Phonon (heat is
really sound). Phonons are true Bosons, formal Quasiparticles. The under
and upper sides of a wing in flow are macroscopic Phonon-Holes hosting
standing Phonons determined by the wing profile, AoA, and Flow-Field
Energy (inertial velocity). Top wing and bottom wing Phonons are
Anti-Particle pairs. A wing itself is but an embedded Condensed-Matter
Phonon-Field optimized to separate a surrounding Flow-Field into
standing opposed-charge phonons. Lift is just a Static Phonon Charge
Interaction with the wing Phonon Field. Ignore molecular and Sold-State
Brownian Phonons, as they obey BES (Bose-Einstein Statistics), as do
aggregations of similar wings in flying in ordered formations. Drag is
essentially a loss of Phonon Coherence.
Pretty cool, huh? If only MadTom won't hold out, we will settle this
lift issue once and for all ;*
He Rides A Kite. The
table of contents had a slightly different title for the short article of
page 98. The ToC had "He Rides a Whirlybird Kite." Igor
Bensen was one kite pilot who employed the well-known methods and
structures of triangle control frame with pilot hung tensionally from wing
behind the control A-frame. 1954c (note: at
least by 1910, pendular weight-shift control by hung pilot behind
A-frame cable-stayed was extant in hang gliding). FAA registered:
N3785C Popular Science, page 98, July 1954.
Kite up and glide down. Note by Devon Francis; maybe the photos by
_?__ Bensen gyrocopter and gyrogliders and gyrokites.
Various models and many publication points. And patents. Plans
for various models.
His B6 was refined. The A-frame of the B-5 morphed to an inverted T,
but functioning still as the A-frame.
To me, paragliding is a stunt that is best performed by an expert.
Competitions with paragliders are not so different than competitions by
riders, Indy Car or NASCAR drivers. These are all dangerous pursuits and
they provide the public with entertainment and the participants with a big
adrenaline fix. People have a right to participate and I don't like seeing
too many rules in these competitions. I want to see the biggest, baddest
bulls, the fastest and most powerful race cars, and the fastest
When someone gets killed, it's not really anyone else's responsibility and
it shows the public why it's not a good idea for just anybody to ride a
bull, drive a racecar or fly a pseudo-aircraft.
The people who bear the responsibility are the participants. A lot of bull
riders started wearing helmets. NASCAR drivers accepted the Hans Device.
Indy drivers didn't do much of anything. And paraglider racers keep
out of the sky like they do every year. It tells us something. You don't
people riding bulls to work. You don't see NASCARs on city streets. You
don't see Indy cars at the grocery store.
But you do see paragliders everywhere. People are trying to sell them to
your kids. Parents are burying their kids every summer. It needs to be
understood that, until paragliders stop falling out of the sky,
is a stunt. Paragliding competitions help demonstrate this. I wish they'd
Did Rogallo invent the triangle control frame for hang gliders?
No, the triangle control frame or A-frame for hang gliders was invented mechanically for
foot launch hang gliders in at least the early year of 1908 in Breslau
in a hang glider in an organized gliding-club setting;
further use was in many places including the Spratt before the 1950s; and a
firm use was in a kite-glider for homebuilders by Igor
Bensen...well published in the first half of 1950s; Mike Burns SkiPlane used
the A-frame in 1962. The first decade of 1900s had a first issue of
FLIGHT; in that issue was a featuring of the triangle A-frame for
aviation. The Pilcher hang glider had a firm A-frame. There was no
triangle bar Rogallo at Otto Meet of May 23, 1971. The first triangle bar
Rogallo at a So. California meet was Kilbourne's at the Montgomery meet in
August of 1971 (ref: Matt Colver).]]