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  Topic: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
Sford

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 pm   Subject: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
Red is correct: most formulations of Simple Green are not compatible with aluminum. Why? Because they contain some percentage (yes it is small but powerful) of Potassium Hydroxide or, in the case o ...
  Topic: Questions on written test
Sford

Replies: 40
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PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:45 pm   Subject: Questions on written test
'sorry Tom...... I need to look at posting dates ...... 'keep forgetting that threads never die Embarassed

'look forward to flying with ya when the vehicle comes.

SF
  Topic: Questions on written test
Sford

Replies: 40
Views: 13825

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:36 pm   Subject: Questions on written test
For all ratings: Be sure your log book is up to date (you're keeping one right?) because a good instructor or observer will ask to see it (and it is a required item with the USHPA ratings SOPs).

I ...
  Topic: Senior Poster Syndrome
Sford

Replies: 22
Views: 2776

PostForum: The Basement   Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:51 pm   Subject: Senior Poster Syndrome
You will be happy to know that Larry is back in the game, albeit on a PG. He's taking the locals in his home town, on a hike up hill, to school simply due to his knowledge of the air and that attitud ...
  Topic: Senior Poster Syndrome
Sford

Replies: 22
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PostForum: The Basement   Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:16 pm   Subject: Senior Poster Syndrome
You boys need to go get a flight........ seems as the season wanes and the flights are less frequent, our culture can get caught up in venting about trivial things. The remedy is as simple as go tak ...
  Topic: Green Mountain (Lakewood, CO) PG only?
Sford

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:25 am   Subject: Green Mountain (Lakewood, CO) PG only?
requires signing a release waiver.

please contact an RMHPA club officer for further info on the procedure. (RMHPA org)

It is a good hike up training hill site in a SW wind. East face is not all ...
  Topic: Pilot yearns to get High! Where should I go to fly?
Sford

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:22 pm   Subject: Pilot yearns to get High! Where should I go to fly?
Sandia in June works....... but the midday thermals on the Crest/Peak during that time of year can be more than unpleasant...... so once at 14K and climbing, go over the back and head to the flats b ...
  Topic: membership $150!!!!
Sford

Replies: 35
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:13 pm   Subject: membership $150!!!!
ttsjeff:

Yes you missed several announcements over the course of the fluid environment that our volunteers were navigating to address an emergent situation. Things were announced on this discussion ...
  Topic: Icaro MastR vs U2?
Sford

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:42 am   Subject: Icaro MastR vs U2?
I'm enjoying mine so far.

I flew a Litespeed5 for 10 years, went to the U2, and then for reasons similar to yours - wanting more performance but not wanting to go (back) to a topless - decided to g ...
  Topic: membership $150!!!!
Sford

Replies: 35
Views: 4449

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:40 am   Subject: membership $150!!!!
To your point Andrew,

as Bo pointed out several times, the initial membership funding ask (1.2M?)'could have been provided if every member had donated a modest amount. Instead it was largely drive ...
  Topic: Got O2?
Sford

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:24 pm   Subject: Got O2?
Regular canula for the pulse system, the Oxymizer is of no utility on the pulse system.

The pulse system delivers a pulse when it senses an inhale, even if you are a mouth breather. The pulse widt ...
  Topic: Portable handgliders???
Sford

Replies: 58
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PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:06 am   Subject: Portable handgliders???
With regard to the Perfex, I'm the guy that Rich referred to.

I did indeed call the dealer who had a demo that was for sale. Simple purchase and voila! it arrived in the shortpack bag via FedEx w ...
  Topic: Useful educational WX resource
Sford

Replies: 0
Views: 643

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:29 am   Subject: Useful educational WX resource
I was searching for something that explained an "inverted trough" since it was mentioned in a recent forecast discussion and I stumbled upon this website: http://www.theweatherprediction.com ...
  Topic: Time to order your Euro glider?
Sford

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:09 pm   Subject: Time to order your Euro glider?
Watch the exchange rates....... Brexit will make for interesting impacts on EUR and GBP exchange rates. New ATOS or Icaro or ......? Harness? Vacation?

SF
  Topic: Expect GPS outage in the SW US
Sford

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:10 am   Subject: Expect GPS outage in the SW US
'saw this in Av Web's flash today..... 'looks like there will be disruption in GPS coverage centered about SO Cal (China Lake/Edwards) and that it will extend into Western NM, Western CO throughout U ...
  Topic: Dinosaur 2017
Sford

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PostForum: HangGliding.Org Events   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:10 am   Subject: Dinosaur 2017
I think Terry and Fred have it right. There are historic climate reasons that the Sandia Classic was held in June then the Dino comp's were held late June/early July.

The last 2 years have been ab ...
  Topic: Dry Canyon record smashed 29 May 16
Sford

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:25 am   Subject: Dry Canyon record smashed 29 May 16
Good info Fred, thanks for correcting some of my misunderstandings.

Ben's flight was super cool and I think Taos is on the horizon for rigid and topless alike. But, I think that his flight will st ...
  Topic: Dry Canyon record smashed 29 May 16
Sford

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:17 am   Subject: Dry Canyon record smashed 29 May 16
I think you pointed out where the rigid shines. No doubt about it, on light lift days the rigid gives extreme advantage, particularly with the reach afforded by the superior sink rate.

But, early S ...
  Topic: Dry Canyon record smashed 29 May 16
Sford

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:22 pm   Subject: Dry Canyon record smashed 29 May 16
Might be true in flatlands. Dunno, that's not my thing.

It certainly wasn't that way at Dino. And Dry is way more like Dino..... 'just say'n

:>

SF
  Topic: Dry Canyon record smashed 29 May 16
Sford

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:21 pm   Subject: Dry Canyon record smashed 29 May 16
Well...... There are times that the ATOS vs flexie argument rings true. But note that the top flexie pilots are regularly beating the rigid pilots to goal at the big races....... I would say the pilo ...
 
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