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  Topic: Looking for Tucson pilots
TomGalvin

Replies: 4
Views: 276

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:58 pm   Subject: Looking for Tucson pilots
http://www.sahga.com/
  Topic: Hello / first post
TomGalvin

Replies: 22
Views: 1065

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:49 pm   Subject: Hello / first post
you probably know something I don't about the Union Dale guy. ^_^

A bit.... Wink

John and I are friends. He may or may not be teaching new students at this time. The same goes for the rest ...
  Topic: WANTED: PacAir Mark 4 or Pulse
TomGalvin

Replies: 4
Views: 319

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:24 pm   Subject: WANTED: PacAir Mark 4 or Pulse
Give me a PM. I may be able to hook you up.
  Topic: Hello / first post
TomGalvin

Replies: 22
Views: 1065

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:13 am   Subject: Hello / first post
I'm hoping that they'll have information about piloting lessons that'll be closer to me, as their site is located a good two hours away from me at the present.

Here is the list of Instructors in yo ...
  Topic: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
TomGalvin

Replies: 23
Views: 1286

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:30 am   Subject: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
Wow that was weird. The link

http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?t=31831&view=previous

goes to the correct post, but if you trim off &view=previous then it takes you a completely d ...
  Topic: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
TomGalvin

Replies: 23
Views: 1286

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:42 am   Subject: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?t=31831

Edit: use the link below instead.
  Topic: My reserve fell out of the harness.
TomGalvin

Replies: 21
Views: 1038

PostForum: Incident Reports   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:42 pm   Subject: Re: My reserve fell out of the harness.
I reused the bungies because there was no wear whatsoever.


Even without visible signs of wear, they lose elasticity and do not hold the pins like they did when new. Best to replace them every ...
  Topic: My reserve fell out of the harness.
TomGalvin

Replies: 21
Views: 1038

PostForum: Incident Reports   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:29 pm   Subject: Re: My reserve fell out of the harness.
I did repack it myself this year.
Was the bungie that released still inside the harness?
How are the bungies secured inside the inner grommet?
Did you re-use the bungies, or put new ones in?
Was ...
  Topic: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
TomGalvin

Replies: 31
Views: 2174

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:15 pm   Subject: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
I used to fly fairly regularly and I could thermal pretty well, and then I didn't fly very much and I didn't thermal very well.
  Topic: Bivouac
TomGalvin

Replies: 8
Views: 479

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:37 am   Subject: Re: Bivouac
Vol biv. is definitely possible on a HG. We invented it. It's a shame no one does it.

Sky Camping or Skypacking are two other names for it. I have heard that is used to be done south of the San Fr ...
  Topic: Carrying extra gear
TomGalvin

Replies: 11
Views: 818

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: Carrying extra gear
Say if I wanted to take a cooker and some food etc?

A beer can stove is small and only weighs about 10 grams or so. It burns denatured alcohol. We have used them for years on all our backpacking t ...
  Topic: Quintessential HG spot
TomGalvin

Replies: 19
Views: 1345

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:40 pm   Subject: Quintessential HG spot
Ellenville needs to be on that list.

Where else can you fly wave lift in a hang glider and live to tell the tale around a campfire in the LZ after a dip in the river.
  Topic: IGC Googleearth reply
TomGalvin

Replies: 3
Views: 331

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:37 am   Subject: Re: IGC Googleearth reply
But it would appear that it longer available,

Did you check the archives Obi Wan?

http://web.archive.org/web/20160322130346/http://ywtw.de/igcsimen.html
  Topic: What the heck???
TomGalvin

Replies: 36
Views: 3149

PostForum: Incident Reports   Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:40 am   Subject: Re: Single suspension suspense
He's trying to activate the butt lever

You don't need to activate anything to rotate up, no prize for you!

One of the youtube comments


Mechanical failure of the butt lever to get upright. ...
  Topic: Really basic question - making turns in a laminar wind
TomGalvin

Replies: 11
Views: 913

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Really basic question - making turns in a laminar wind
Now, If I was in an airplane, this would be considered as flying in pure crosswind (coming from 90deg) and I would really have to crab a lot and fly sideways. How do hang gliders manage to fly paralle ...
  Topic: Portable handgliders???
TomGalvin

Replies: 58
Views: 27337

PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:17 am   Subject: Portable handgliders???
The Northwing sky surfer is supposed to be out this spring The demand for the topless Freedom pushed it's release back a year.
  Topic: COLORADO FLY WEEK 2016 - New News!
TomGalvin

Replies: 101
Views: 26807

PostForum: HangGliding.Org Events   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:15 pm   Subject: COLORADO FLY WEEK 2016 - New News!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmRk6N3VLh8[/youtube]

It needs the full url instead of the shortcut url.
  Topic: COLORADO FLY WEEK 2016 - New News!
TomGalvin

Replies: 101
Views: 26807

PostForum: HangGliding.Org Events   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:43 pm   Subject: COLORADO FLY WEEK 2016 - New News!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmRk6N3VLh8[/youtube]
  Topic: My Evel plan
TomGalvin

Replies: 17
Views: 1196

PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:41 pm   Subject: My Evel plan
A Hackysack sized bean bag with a streamer tail lands relatively softly. It was part of the fun meet at Ellenville in years past.
  Topic: My Evel plan
TomGalvin

Replies: 17
Views: 1196

PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:37 pm   Subject: My Evel plan

Some of you guys have brought up a good point about LZ carnage that could result from a spot landing contest.

As an alternative to spot landings, bean bag drops on a bulls-eye enroute to the LZ ...
 
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