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  Topic: Bank angle and time to complete a 360
Jason

Replies: 37
Views: 6562

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:08 am   Subject: Re: Bank angle and time to complete a 360
After reading a thermal flying guide * that said pilots often don't bank their gliders steep enough in 360 turns while thermaling. The article went on to say that the best indication of bank angle is ...
  Topic: Bank angle and time to complete a 360
Jason

Replies: 37
Views: 6562

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:02 am   Subject: Bank angle and time to complete a 360
....I agree that it sure seems like the flex could turn tighter that the rigid, just not sure precisely why....
Hi Pete,
Here's why:
RW has longer wingspan which results in greater airspeed differe ...
  Topic: GoPro camera longevity
Jason

Replies: 30
Views: 2249

PostForum: Software, Research & Technology   Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:58 am   Subject: GoPro camera longevity
I've had by gopro's from -140 feet to +18,000 feet, from below 0 degrees to well over 100 degrees


I always managed to lose them before they stop working. ahh
  Topic: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
Jason

Replies: 34
Views: 3563

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:46 am   Subject: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
They don't have diff locking, nor a proper low gear.

Short hill, no biggy. Long hill, you wanna use those brakes as a last resort only. Never had a brake failure but folks who have..

I love the ...
  Topic: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
Jason

Replies: 34
Views: 3563

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:30 am   Subject: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/01/02/lesbians_and_subarus_why_do_lesbians_love_outbacks_and_foresters.html

"According to Subaru’s research, lesbians are "four times as lik ...
  Topic: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
Jason

Replies: 34
Views: 3563

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:47 am   Subject: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
When you convert potential energy to heat going downhill you do it through friction and wearing one part against another. Would you rather wear brake pads or engine components?

In fairness, the ad ...
  Topic: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
Jason

Replies: 34
Views: 3563

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:11 am   Subject: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
I know Subaru offers something called X-Mode, that is basically a low range and hill descent control, on their 2016 and newer models. Might be worth looking into.

Xmode is not the same as a low ran ...
  Topic: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
Jason

Replies: 34
Views: 3563

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:26 pm   Subject: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
you have 4 breaks and 1 clutch.

Using the engine for a brake going downhill doesn't slip the clutch a bit.

JB

and thats the beauty of engine braking.

doesn't hurt the clutch,
doesn't he ...
  Topic: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
Jason

Replies: 34
Views: 3563

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:11 pm   Subject: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
Hill Descent Control is only for 12 mph and lower which is a bit too slow. There's also x-mode that works up to 18mph but like you've said, all it does is apply either breaks or engine breaking which ...
  Topic: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
Jason

Replies: 34
Views: 3563

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:37 pm   Subject: Subaru Forester – downhill capability?
they should have hill descent control- although thats nothing but a computer and brakes
  Topic: Carbon or Aluminum outer leading edges - Stiffer the better?
Jason

Replies: 33
Views: 2932

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:06 pm   Subject: Carbon or Aluminum outer leading edges - Stiffer the better?


don't ever get on a 787 then........

I just got off of a 787 here in Madrid. It was a nice flight and I wasn't worried at all about all that composite material.

I just drove by the Boeing f ...
  Topic: Carbon or Aluminum outer leading edges - Stiffer the better?
Jason

Replies: 33
Views: 2932

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:23 am   Subject: Carbon or Aluminum outer leading edges - Stiffer the better?
CF makes me think of invisible hairline cracks that even super-seasoned experts can't detect. Makes me think of one little crack from a small/incidental impact during transport or whatever... a second ...
  Topic: Another Training Hill Gone
Jason

Replies: 8
Views: 976

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:23 am   Subject: Another Training Hill Gone
i have solar in my roof it supplies between 30-60% of my monthly electricy, depending on time of year, my panels are5 years old they are already less effie meow than than other products in the market ...
  Topic: Another Training Hill Gone
Jason

Replies: 8
Views: 976

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:43 am   Subject: Another Training Hill Gone
I was just in Lancaster last week.

Probably the prettiest time of year to be there. Poppies were all in bloom, and i found myself an 8 button Mojave Green (attached 223). Would hate to land on top ...
  Topic: Xterra Rack #2.5
Jason

Replies: 2
Views: 209

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:44 pm   Subject: Xterra Rack #2.5
Looks good! Do you have a front rack as well? I would do one more support up front to keep the nose supported if it was my rack

yes i do, haven't changed the front,

http://www.hanggliding.org/d ...
  Topic: Xterra Rack #2.5
Jason

Replies: 2
Views: 209

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:47 pm   Subject: Xterra Rack #2.5
my old thread is too old to edit...so i started a new one

http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?t=29283&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I bent a t2c tube last week, and then went ...
  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
Jason

Replies: 18
Views: 1420

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:39 pm   Subject: Re: Help!!! I need excuses
good as new :shock:Campers,

Any bets? Laughing

I recommend checking any tube for " straightness" by pointing it up at the sky, and looking straight through it, as if the tube was a t ...
  Topic: Weight (on the bathroom scales) of pilots who fly a T2C144
Jason

Replies: 21
Views: 1102

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:21 pm   Subject: Weight (on the bathroom scales) of pilots who fly a T2C144
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  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
Jason

Replies: 18
Views: 1420

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:03 am   Subject: Help!!! I need excuses
done
  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
Jason

Replies: 18
Views: 1420

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:00 am   Subject: Help!!! I need excuses
good as new Shocked Check the shear web inside. If it's not bent, buckled or kinked then I wouldn't worry about it.

the web is straight as can be, the exterior walls are dimpled with some crazying ...
 
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