1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:44 am

NEWS: A trinity of brothers just wanted to be added as friends in FDGS:
:thumbup: See their names:
Miralles, Carlos
Miralles, Diego
Miralles, Mario

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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:54 am

Be a friend of Dockweiler gliding by finding in my notes: DST

Wing-running experiments with HHSSW at Dockweiler !

What is HHSSW ?
"high-hat safe-splat wing"


HHSSW may be used for wing running (WR), GSHG (ground-skim hang gliding), or HG.

Aim: Bus HHSSW to Dockweiler. Do wing runs and explore safe splatting.
For health and fitness: Aim for sprinting into safe splatting.
Improve designs. DST :: Dockweiler Sunday Testing.
WR on wet sand, asphalt, or soft sand. Develop knee and feet guards.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:03 pm

Mario just noted:
Here's the Aolus my brother Carlos completely made by and for himself.
I took it for a spin last year. Fun days those were of more unique designs.


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And Mario shared:
DIYmodAolusCarlosMiralles.jpg
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Mario identifies a wing brought by Doug Fronius to the Dockweiler site in 2015.

Thanks, Mario,
for all you do and are!

Best,
Joe
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:23 pm

Way:
March 19, 2016: Greg and BobK and others helped to put a new sail on the site's Condor 330.
Thanks, Greg and BobK :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby Harry » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:58 pm

JoeF wrote:Mario just noted:
Here's the Aolus my brother Carlos completely made by and for himself.
I took it for a spin last year. Fun days those were of more unique designs.


Click images to see full images.

And Mario shared:
DIYmodAolusCarlosMiralles.jpg

Mario identifies a wing brought by Doug Fronius to the Dockweiler site in 2015.

Thanks, Mario,
for all you do and are!

Best,
Joe


I got super 8 movie film of Carlos flying that thing from the air when I was flying tandem with Pat Sheedy one day at Sylmar.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:08 am

JoeF wrote:Way:
March 19, 2016: Greg and BobK and others helped to put a new sail on the site's Condor 330.
Thanks, Greg and BobK :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:


Thanks Joe!!!

It turns out that we couldn't work on the sail on Saturday, so we just flew that day. We put the sail on the new Condor on Sunday March 20th. Shelley and I did the work, and Greg checked on our progress.

It turns out that Shelly and I missed one minor detail that caused us considerable work to fix. The haul-back wires from the crossbar need to go under a small web of material that's sewn to the sail. Greg caught that in his inspection and we had to remove the control bars and kingpost to correct it.

Other than that, everything worked out fine and we were able to fly it by the end of the day.    :thumbup:

So now we should generally have a Condor available for the Friends of Dockweiler to use.    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby Frank Colver » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:45 am

This is great you guys!

I would have been there to help but I was celebrating my birthday at my desert place with 11 old friends from river running.

Thank you! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby BigBird » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:59 pm

Anyone know who okays new members to the 'Friends of Dockweiler' Facebook page? I sent the request a looooonnnnggg time ago but haven't been accepted - I'm very sad ;(.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:08 am

BigBird wrote:Anyone know who okays new members to the 'Friends of Dockweiler' Facebook page? I sent the request a looooonnnnggg time ago but haven't been accepted - I'm very sad ;(.


Hi Phil!!

I didn't even know that Facebook had a Friends of Dockweiler page. I generally steer clear of Facebook for a variety of reasons. If you want to join the Friends of Dockweiler (which I strongly encourage), this is the place to do it (Frank can correct me if I'm wrong).
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:34 am

Phil, you have been "in" for a long time ...
http://www.worldhangglidingassociation.org/FDGS/index.html
See the link at WorldHangGlidingAssociation
for your inclusion in the FDGS. :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:
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