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Re: More Better.

Postby dhmartens » Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:52 am

My friend OP once said "If there is no video then it didn't happen". So my question is this. Is there any evidence the Condor 330 will break when flown at high altitude or in turbulence?
I would like to see a video or at least a written report or DHV test results. Hang gliding has been made too safe while paragliding gets away with structurally deficient wings. I am surprised paraglider manufacturers have not been sued out of existence but this is probably because they are manufactured outside of the US outside of the reach of the courts.
How light and strong would a beryllium Condor 330 be?
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Re: More Better.

Postby Frank Colver » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:23 pm

As you know I also have a Condor 330. Mike Meir at WW told me it is not strong enough to risk flying in rough air. He told me that I could fly my Condor 225 in morning conditions at POTM south but not to fly the 330 there at any time. The 225 is a lighter version of the Falcon 225 and is also not certified for general utility use. My 225 is now owned by Bob K, after I bought the Alpha 235 from WW.

Here's another very important reason to not fly the 330 higher than you care to fall. According to Mike Meier it has a divergent roll characteristic beyond a critical angle of bank. John Heiney can also confirm that.

It's a training hill glider and a very good one at that - don't push it.

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Re: More Better.

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:46 pm

You know the way I am seeing My situation is sort of like This. Most likely My First Flight in 12 Years will take Place this Weekend. I cab not believe that I just
typed; "Most Likely My First Flight in 12 Years will take Place this Weekend". Merely to be able to ponder that I will Fly, is simply am Awesome Thought for Me!

I truly do not know How well I will Fly. Heck it has been Twelve Years since My last Flight. I sure Hope that What one of You wrote is True; "it is like riding a Bike, You never Forget. But it really is starting to look like My life will be taking an Upward Turn. Oh Yea Baby!
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Re: More Better.

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:14 pm

Think about this; WE have all heard Pilots write saying; "That They couldn.t get Down". Heck They could get Down. They had a Parachute and a Hook knife. They had what they needed to in order to get down, it was their fault that They decided not to use the tool, and Their Parachute. So please don't spread miss information. For the Pilot; {DID NOT DO WHAT HE OR SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE TO GET DOWN"

Don't Complain.
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Re: More Better.

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:19 am

So this Morning as I eagerly await when Pilot - X" comes here and We go to Lunch. were We will talk all things AC/DC, also We will talk all things Hang-Gliding. I am a Post busted up, I was supposed to be a Dead Predator Pilot. Well if those charlatan inept Kaiser Doctors had their visons of Doom had come come to pass. I Would Not be sitting Here waiting on a Friend to go eat Lunch. So that Robert will be able to sit down and enjoy a Kindlers Steak Sandwich's I s say that I Almost will never do these things again. Yes I almost had to lay in a Hospital Bed spitting into a "Drool Cup". BUT I want to say that I have lived in A Hospital or two. They both basically sucked. For You find Yourself unable to Sleep, because if Nurses are not Crashing around making Noise. They will walk into our Room and yell at You
Are You Asleep Mr. McKeon? I would reply; No Not any More since You Just Yelled at Me. So the lack of Sleep Coupled with the defeatist attitudes of the Doctors that are supposedly attempting trying to repair Your Body, I for one do not Miss Kaiser Hospitals.

Well anyways there are Flights that even after enjoying more success than an Pilot should be able to enjoy. I will once again after I have proven once again that I can Fly. I will after First I will fly George's Condor, Then i will Fly John's T-2, Then I will Fly My beloved Predator.

One other thing; I will continue practicing. For I want to become a good as Angus Young is at Playing His Gibson S-G, as I am Playing My SG. I also want to get as good doing Aerobatics as John is at doing Aerobatics flying His Predator.
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