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I confess

Postby SamKellner » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:15 pm

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Quicksilver Sprint
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Here's what I've been up to.
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Re: I confess

Postby JoeF » Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:39 pm

Have you been up?
Join a National Hang Gliding Organization: US Hawks at ushawks.org

View pilots' hang gliding rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
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Re: I confess

Postby SamKellner » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:38 am

Not yet :( Still building muscle memory, controlling with feet on the pedals. With that much dihedral, it's pedal dominant control even though it has ailerons, 3-axis control.

A lot of moving parts!
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Re: I confess

Postby SamKellner » Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:49 pm

Hell Joe #5,

Hope you are doing well.

About 120hr airtime now. Still no camera. :( Most enjoyable are the early morning, calm air. sunrise launches.

I went to San Antonio, Kitty Hawk Flight field, and spent 1.5hr with a fellow in a 2-place, very similar, Quicksilver. Learning to land.

Lots of drag, momentum goes away very fast when throttle is reduced. Landing speed is ~35mph. Keeping the nose down, stick forward, air moving over the control surfaces.

Round out 1ft. off the ground. Lots of dihedral, rudder dominant. Ailerons leveling the wings.

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Re: I confess

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:42 am

For a while up until FAA 610 in Oklahoma stuck there nose in and started the silly sticker inspection BS I had 900 flights in trikes. Passed the written test for n, numbered CFI and only need the check ride. Then I realized things were getting too expensive and
gave up motorized trikes. Went back to HG only.
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Re: I confess

Postby Chris McKeon » Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:13 pm

Cool, that Craft looks like it would be fun to Fly! I have had just two Flights flying Three Axis Control. On My second Flight I only had a Problem, a small amount of Pilo during our tow in that Two Seat Grob Sailplane. After I had landed the Gl\ider at the Byron Air-Park. My Instructor Michael Schnyder and I were standing next to The Glider. I said To Michael; "You know, We had a good tow, we released. We had a nice Flight and a good landing. So don't look so Glum. We will go XC on My Third Sailplane flight. Michael said that I was aggressive.
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