Dockweiler RHG Diary

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed May 23, 2018 9:00 am

Happy Birthday Otto.

Thanks for all you've given us.

Thanks to you as well Joe.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Frank Colver » Wed May 23, 2018 8:56 pm

Yes, happy birthday Otto Lilienthal :!:

I celebrated your B-Day by spending a couple of hours at High Energy Sports while Jacob (master of the sewing machines) put the finishing touches on my experimental swing-seat harness. I hope to test it at next Sunday's meet, in your honor and the honor of the birth of modern sport hang gliding. In those days many flew in swing seats, heads up, enjoying the scenery, making birds jealous because they couldn't fly that way.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:25 am

"RHG" recreational hang gliding
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
== Great time today by four USHawks at Dockweiler: Frank Colver, Joe Faust, Bob Kuczewski, Michael Grisham
Today: 70th wedding anniversary of Michael's parents!
All of us had some flights with the newly updated Colver swing seat hung from Franks's Condor 330. Good results!
First time the new open RHG: we had three gliders operating and being flown. Michael had his first Alpha 210 flights.
It was good to have Michael's presence all day.
Long day: Bob arrived early and we left lot for a closed Beach Mex restaurant (mystery), but ate at some other on Pacific Coast Highway in El Segundo.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Frank Colver » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Thanks for the RGH Diary report, Joe. it was a very fun and instructive day (see Colver Swing Seat topic in "General").

Hmm.....could there be a renaissance of "seat of the pants" flying at Dockweiler? We may yet get converts.

First time I packed up my Condor by myself. Because we had three gliders set up, we couldn't all pitch in and pack up one glider. Therefore, it was almost dark when we left.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Frank Colver » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:06 pm

Here's a link to my video of the swing seat flying Tuesday.

https://vimeo.com/275026416

One can see the progress in launch technique as the day progresses.

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