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by Bart Doets
Tue, Jul 04 2017, 06:06:07 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang Gliding with Friends
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Okay... I've never been aware that launch dollies were being used for winch towing as well.
Most winches accelerate fast enough so you don't have to take more then a couple of steps. But I suppose the advantage is your release can be behind the speedbar from start on.
by Bart Doets
Sun, Jul 02 2017, 07:33:20 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang Gliding with Friends
Replies: 4
Views: 387

over/under

At 1:48 this pilot is shown on a launchdolly with the bridle passing under the speedbar.
Is it an error or is there a solid reason?
Bart
by Bart Doets
Wed, Jan 11 2017, 03:20:18 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: At Forbes
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Ah... thank you
by Bart Doets
Tue, Jan 10 2017, 06:24:09 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: At Forbes
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Tullio

I'd be tempted to think this glider has an aluminium crossbar...??
by Bart Doets
Fri, Jun 19 2015, 06:51:41 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Free Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Sailplane pilots apply some counter-aileron to stay centered, same thing as our high siding. What happens is, the outer wing flies faster, so it produces more lift. As a result, the glider wants to tighten the bank angle. To keep the chosen bank angle, we apply a little counter-weightshift, and the ...
by Bart Doets
Sat, Mar 28 2015, 05:29:41 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Biodegradable flagging tape for wind streamers
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Of course, that's the perfect alternative: USED toilet paper.
There cannot be an ecological argument against used toilet paper for windstreamers.

Bart
by Bart Doets
Sat, Mar 28 2015, 04:49:54 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Biodegradable flagging tape for wind streamers
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Okay... not much left to mention for me. Except maybe that, personal qualification or not, I don't think it's a matter of laziness to use either degradable or lasting materials (which is where tape differs from cigarette butts indeed). I'm not lazy, at least not where my sense for ecology is concern...
by Bart Doets
Fri, Mar 27 2015, 04:06:49 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Biodegradable flagging tape for wind streamers
Replies: 13
Views: 435

I take offense to your accusing me of laziness. I don't think you know me or my motives very well.
by Bart Doets
Fri, Mar 27 2015, 10:33:25 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Biodegradable flagging tape for wind streamers
Replies: 13
Views: 435

I think it's a misconception to think that using biodegradables is always better...
For a streamer, a non-biodegradable material that serves forever is more nature-friendly then anything that you have to renew every umpth month.
by Bart Doets
Thu, Mar 26 2015, 07:08:10 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Group Bookings To Fly St.Andre
Replies: 3
Views: 177

For some reason the above message got lost into a parallel part of this forum, while in the real world Gordon Rigg reports more adequately about the flying restrictions around St.André-les-Alpes...