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Re: Hang Glider Basic trainer thoughts

Postby Frank Colver » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:17 pm

Bob, I don't know how difficult the covering job is going to be so it's had to predict when it will be done.

I've got several simultaneous projects going on so there are gaps in my work on the basic trainer model. Plus I just took delivery on a new motorcycle. Check it out - it looks like an antique but it is brand new, made in Goshen Indiana USA.

I spent today and yesterday on the swing seat bar adapters. I'm making those so that you could walk up to any glider with a 1 1/8" round tubing control bar and slap on the adapter bars. It will no longer require that any fittings will need to be on the gliders bar prior to attaching the adapters. I could put them on your Falcon for example and you could fly it with the swing seat as many times as you want and then remove the adapters and go back to a prone harness.

I can visualize us moving the adapters from glider to glider at Dockweiler so that different pilots could try their own glider with my swing seat harness.

Frank

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Re: Hang Glider Basic trainer thoughts

Postby magentabluesky » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:58 am

In the Hang Glider Basic Trainer picture background:

1967 Ducati Sebring 350 - Colver Collection

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Re: Hang Glider Basic trainer thoughts

Postby magentabluesky » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:58 pm

Frank,
Not to go off topic, but you brought up the subject.
Below is a picture of my Grandfather on his motorcycle sometime in the 1910’s.
Can you identify the motorcycle?
My cousin says she has the receipt for the motorcycle when he bought it.
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Re: Hang Glider Basic trainer thoughts

Postby Frank Colver » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:31 am

Have you been able to read the name on the tank?

BTW - How did you find the website with my Ducati for sale? Tim Graber has sold all but that one, since I put most of my collection up for sale a couple of years ago. The only antiques I'm keeping are: 1930 BSA, 1936 BSA V-twin, 1947 Matchless, 1954 AJS, 1971 Honda CB100. And, it's a good thing or I wouldn't have room in my shop for the HG projects I'm now working on.

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Re: Hang Glider Basic trainer thoughts

Postby magentabluesky » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:58 pm

I just Googled Sebring 350 motorcycle from the picture and your life story popped up.

Frank, you are keeping alive traditions of Playa del Rey, motorcycles and flying.

Los Angeles Motordrome at Playa del Rey.

Pioneers of American Motorcycle Racing by Daniel K. Statnekov

The article tells of Don Johns at Playa del Rey and Don Johns racing Lincoln Beachey and Barney Oldfield in the famous “Fastest Man Alive Race” at Phoenix Fair Grounds in November 1914.

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