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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:57 am

Frank wrote:BTW- BobK made good use of the wheels on one of his landings in my glider. :o


Yes I did. I remember that landing very well. I even remember what I was thinking.

I was thinking that I wanted to make the turn tighter, but I was worried about putting too much force on the bars because I didn't know how much torque they could take. So I applied just enough torque to bring it around into the wind right at touchdown. I knew the wheels would help or I would have pushed the turn (and my luck) a little further.

Now that's not to say that there's any known weakness in the design. It may be that those bars could take a few hundred foot-pounds of torque. But as I was coming in for a landing I didn't want to be the one to find out.

It really was a great trip, and I enjoyed the week from start to finish. Thanks to Frank, Red, John, Jerry, Sharon, Jenny, and especially Logan for making it so.
 
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:03 pm

After two hours of searching for the video that Rick put up about grabbing one downtube with both hands just before a whack I give up. I was going to quote Ricks video and add this one to the post.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7-k3meO6IE
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:26 am

Nice addition, Bill :salute:
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:32 pm

ARP sent in a neat one:

http://www.airbagforbike.com/
Thanks, Tony,

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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:07 pm

Bracing for impact on a hang glider
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby KaiMartin » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:02 pm

JoeF wrote:Bracing for impact on a hang glider

At flight school I was taught the cling-to-one-upright technique. But nobody ever mentioned the legs first approach.
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Re: Safe-Splat and "flair for flares"

Postby JoeF » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:58 am

Having a flair for flares may avoid some splats. :thumbup:
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby wingspan33 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:16 am

Hey Joe,

I'm working right now to gain a flair for landing (flairing) my Talon! :thumbup:

It can even be more of a challenge since many of the local LZs are not large and flat with consistent winds and freshly mowed grass. :twisted:
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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:16 am

I've watched Joe's video several times:

Grab the upright.
Better the higher one.
Better with both hands.


I think that's something I can remember.

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