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by Richreinauer
Wed, Jul 28 2021, 01:27:37 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: What trikes are people using as Tugs?
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: What trikes are people using as Tugs?

I’m using a Sabre Wildcat with an Aeros Still 17m wing. Sabre is no longer in production, but there are some still around. The problem here in the US is the Bureaucracy and cost of getting a weight shift control private pilots license to tow. I’m the only person I know in my area who can legally toe...
by Richreinauer
Thu, May 07 2020, 05:31:06 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Affordable O2 system.
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Can’t service due to the age of the bottle? How long until that happens? Also, which bottle do you recommend? I’m looking at this system, but that’s interesting that they won’t...
by Richreinauer
Wed, May 06 2020, 06:35:11 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Carbon basebar repair
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

If your life is not worth $960, I'm sorry. … PS If we dont hear back from you, we'll know why. :-( part1 - with a safety wire its most likely going to just be inconvenient who certified the certifier? were all flying (mostly) uncertified death traps anyway Part 2 -yo...
by Richreinauer
Wed, May 06 2020, 06:28:50 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Carbon basebar repair
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

I've repaired a few of them. No, not all mine. I test them to 700 lbs before giving them back or flying with them. I don't know if that number is optimum, but it's not far off. If you apply 700 lbs pressure to test, is it possible you’ve compromised the strength of th...
by Richreinauer
Wed, May 06 2020, 03:54:46 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Affordable O2 system.
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Affordable O2 system.

What are you using for O2, if you use O2 at all. How much is a typical setup? Any links to purchase would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
by Richreinauer
Tue, Apr 28 2020, 06:39:14 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Carbon basebar repair
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

Well, fwiw, I repaired it anyway. A new one was going to be $960! I did some searching to find someone who does carbon fiber repair. Pretty much no luck locally, but lots of bike frame repair places nationally that seem to have great results. That lead me to some YouTube videos with step by step det...
by Richreinauer
Fri, Feb 07 2020, 11:08:33 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Looking for a ride for my glider from LMFP to TX/OK
Replies: 0
Views: 1829

Looking for a ride for my glider from LMFP to TX/OK

I’ve got two gliders, mine and a friend’s, at LMFP. I live in Dallas. She lives in Houston. Anyone by chance headed out west somewhere from Lookout? Thanks!
by Richreinauer
Tue, Nov 19 2019, 01:08:23 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Carbon basebar repair
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

P.s. Ecuse the avatar. Lol. No matter how many times I upload a photo to replace it, it doesn’t change. I’m not that good looking In a one piece, and have significantly worse hair! ðÿ˜‚
by Richreinauer
Tue, Nov 19 2019, 01:04:25 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Carbon basebar repair
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

For what it’s worth, the crack is only on the top half of the bar. Bottom is not damaged. Bar feels solid and I can’t get it to flex, except a little when sitting on the cart with my full body weight. In flight I believe the loading would...
by Richreinauer
Sat, Nov 16 2019, 02:32:24 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Carbon basebar repair
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

Carbon basebar repair

Anyone know someone who’s done carbon basebar repair? I’ve got one with a tiny crack where it bends at the narrowest part. It’s still strong, but flexes a bit sitting on the cart. Iâ€&...