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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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Re: Safe-Splat

Postby JoeF » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:30 am

Experts are still out there choosing not to remove the common risk of control-frame gouging risking grave matter. The development of wheels-when-wanted (WWW) or skids-when wanted (SWW) or skis-when-wanted (SSW) has been slow. Adoption of of WWW or SWW has been slow. The aim of the WWW or SWW would be to deploy the WWW or SWW at launch and at near the end of a flight. During the flight the pilot may enjoy streamlined absence of draggy wheels or skids or skis. But, if deployed, the pilot would vastly reduce a common risk of control-fram gouging and its grave-matter risk of broken tissue, broken necks, or death, and tweaked rigging. The call for development of WWW or SWW was done decades ago. We have not yet any significant development on the deal.

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