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

Replies: 23
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:35 pm   Subject: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
My bad, sailkote plus is a professionally applied product made for yacht sails.

Sailkote the original formula is the one found in cans at West Marine.

The reason sails furl tighter with using it ...
  Topic: Hello / first post
highhuber

Replies: 20
Views: 622

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:29 am   Subject: Hello / first post
[quote="DAVE 858"]Scott, you have not posted any videos lately despite accomplishing amazing feats. Your Youtube audience is very disappointed! Sad[/quote

Yea Dave I know, my GoPro moun ...
  Topic: Hello / first post
highhuber

Replies: 20
Views: 622

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:40 pm   Subject: Hello / first post
Hey David, glad for some new blood in the sport. To get an idea of what it's all about here is a link to my youtube channel for you to peruse. Lots more videos available here on the org also. Welco ...
  Topic: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
highhuber

Replies: 23
Views: 1124

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:22 pm   Subject: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
This product is made for dacron sails and can be found at most West Marine stores.

http://www.mclubemarine.com/sailkoteplus/
  Topic: St Patrick Day Flying
highhuber

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:49 pm   Subject: St Patrick Day Flying
Nice, thanks for the ride along. I got an hour and a half at Mt. St. Helena in Northern cal. Beautiful spring day but no video or pics. Need to get a new GoPro and mount for my sony rx100 soon to ...
  Topic: My Evel plan
highhuber

Replies: 17
Views: 1139

PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: My Evel plan
One of my favorite sites is in Butte, Montana. A cool aspect of the East Ridge is that you park on one side of the continental divide and carry your wing up and over the divide. (It's not a long carry ...
  Topic: Kali Shiva HG Helmet
highhuber

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:35 am   Subject: Kali Shiva HG Helmet
This is a bit of information to consider before you buy a full carbon helmet. Because in a crash with a head strike the weakest link in the system may take severe damage. If that happens to be your ...
  Topic: Let's See Your Launches!
highhuber

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:20 pm   Subject: Let's See Your Launches!
This is a vid of our launch ramp on St. John Mt. in N. Ca. It started out as 2 long 2X12's running down the hill. It then was rebuilt into about a 10X20' ramp out of wood at ground level.

We then ...
  Topic: Flytec 6030 vs Digifly Varios
highhuber

Replies: 36
Views: 5356

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:52 pm   Subject: Flytec 6030 vs Digifly Varios
I have flown with mine for a bit now but haven't used it in competition.

I like:
The audio is very good and easy to hear. It seems to have one of those tones that originates somewhere inside your ...
  Topic: In auto gps tracking device/ which is best for hanggliding?
highhuber

Replies: 23
Views: 3410

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:23 pm   Subject: In auto gps tracking device/ which is best for hanggliding?
I'm still loving the advantages of cell phone locator apps over stand-alone GPS.

With a GPS unit the retrieve vehicle is just driving blind to some manually-entered coordinates. With phone apps, b ...
  Topic: First X/C Flight of 2017
highhuber

Replies: 6
Views: 735

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:54 pm   Subject: First X/C Flight of 2017
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  Topic: In auto gps tracking device/ which is best for hanggliding?
highhuber

Replies: 23
Views: 3410

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:43 pm   Subject: In auto gps tracking device/ which is best for hanggliding?
Andy, thanks for the info. I have run into some problems with the Nuvi which are worth noting for others to learn from also.

First off be aware there are different search modes in the data fields ...
  Topic: If Not MotoComm, Then Who?
highhuber

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:01 pm   Subject: If Not MotoComm, Then Who?
If you were happy with Motocom headsets you'll be thrilled with http://www.glidercom.com/

Gene Davies is the man in Oregon who builds most of these from scratch, although the wired PTT switches ...
  Topic: Oxygen tank sizes?
highhuber

Replies: 8
Views: 608

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:24 pm   Subject: Oxygen tank sizes?
I've heard that you have to fill the Kevlar tanks yourself because they aren't certified. Is this true?

Mine is D.O.T. certified. I've had it filled at airports with no problems. Maybe some brands ...
  Topic: Oxygen tank sizes?
highhuber

Replies: 8
Views: 608

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:33 pm   Subject: Oxygen tank sizes?
Dave, get an EDS setup whatever you do for a tank. There is one for sale either in these classifieds or on the Oz report.

It will save you money by extending the oxygen in your tank over the long ...
  Topic: 9-3-16 L rd / wilson creek / wilber & return -105 FAI
highhuber

Replies: 8
Views: 512

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:02 pm   Subject: 9-3-16 L rd / wilson creek / wilber & return -105 FAI
Sweet looking sky, with dustys to boot. Doesn't get much better then that. Nice flight.

Don't you hate those no wind landings, glad for no damage, Atos is tough wing.

Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Aeros Combat
highhuber

Replies: 41
Views: 7033

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:35 pm   Subject: Aeros Combat
So, as airspeed increases the pitch stability increases? Bar pressure is increasing? I'm trying to understand the y-axis of the graph and the measurement of "pitch-up moment".

Scott, yes ...
  Topic: HG in Puerto Vallarta??
highhuber

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:54 pm   Subject: HG in Puerto Vallarta??
Don't know of anyone flying in or near PV but Valle is rocking this time of year and has great flying.

http://www.flymexico.com/mexico/
  Topic: 7-13-16 Tekoa / T2C- 25 mile FAI
highhuber

Replies: 6
Views: 548

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:49 pm   Subject: 7-13-16 Tekoa / T2C- 25 mile FAI
Thanks for some time at cloudbase, nice clouds for sure.

Just an observation. On most of your launches I've seen on video it appears you begin moving forward into the launch with no hesitation. ...
  Topic: XC out-landing hazards?
highhuber

Replies: 26
Views: 2184

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:17 pm   Subject: XC out-landing hazards?
Footwear is a very personal thing and there is no one type fits all choice.

Here in the wild west where rocks and thorns and rattlesnakes are prevelent I prefer a boot with good ankle support an ...
 
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