Cory

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Cory

Postby JoeF » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:25 am

Learning Hang Gliding, Soaring, and a Crash
9-min video


No-harness flight by instructor ... 1:39 ...
Rare far north start ... 3:05 ...

Caught in disturbing draft as two gliders cross on the small slope { :roll: }... 10 years ago. Start view: 6:46 ...

Over 66,000 views ...
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Re: Cory

Postby JoeF » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:11 pm

Some clips near the mentioned acts:
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Re: Cory

Postby JoeF » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:14 pm

Hi Cory,
It is the season where the following seems to spice things:
HERE.
Sweeney's Glider
Clip from the video:
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No harness, no shoes, no helmet, no shirt,
lots of friends,
... child of joy ...
[It looks like shoes may have been used in final flights of the session. What say you, Terry?]
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Glider: Span: 18 ft. Two wing decks. Lower deck has no-covering in a mid area to allow pilot operations. Airfoil chord: 4 ft. Deck separation: 4 ft. Airfoil has upper and lower covering. Box tail. Empty weight: 33 lb Aluminum tubing. Appears to be with polyethylene film covering, guessed. Wing area guessed from video words: 2(4x18)-(2x4)=144-8=136 About 136 sq. ft. Pants and Terry plus 33 lb ....? Terry, how much did you weigh then? Wing loading: ? Rib curve? Airfoil specification?
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