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by Plummet
Thu, Nov 18 2021, 11:40:37 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Constant tension electric winch
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: Constant tension electric winch

I really like the idea of these new electric winches, and the possibility to self tow is interesting. Slightly off-topic, but more on self towing here (for those who have forgotten) - the idea is not new at all. http://ozreport.com/3.070#1 These systems were pretty wild, especially the motorcycle! Don
by Plummet
Thu, Jun 17 2021, 11:37:28 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang Gliding banned?
Replies: 6
Views: 2813

Re: Hang Gliding banned?

Site guide - I think this is it - http://www.wessexhgpg.org.uk/Sites/Siteguide/RingsteadBay.pdf Site owned by National Trust, I think a bit like US Parks Service. A lot of general public access. History of incidents/accidents. Reading between the lines, it sounds like a lot of these incidents could ...
by Plummet
Thu, Jun 17 2021, 03:54:32 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang Gliding banned?
Replies: 6
Views: 2813

Re: Hang Gliding banned?

Update ... Well having now actually found and read the site guide for this particular site, it seems that the club is lucky that they have permission to fly there at all! Well done. However I think the 'legal' classification of foot launched wings should be wider known and this might be helpful in o...
by Plummet
Wed, Jun 16 2021, 11:33:42 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang Gliding banned?
Replies: 6
Views: 2813

Hang Gliding banned?

I read elsewhere (FB) problems on some flying sites where 'Hang Gliders' are being banned while 'Paragliders' are being allowed. There appears to be a recent case at Ringstead in the UK, a super coastal site that I flew about 35 years ago. People should be aware that, according to the FAI (Fédératio...
by Plummet
Fri, May 14 2021, 11:46:39 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Another 'Failure to Clip In' Fatality.
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Another 'Failure to Clip In' Fatality.

Thanks for your learned comments Martin, and I read your good recommendations in your blog. Yes, you could call this a 'Visual Control Tag'. Maybe I should have said ' Crucially it SHOULD catch a pilot who unhooks to adjust something '. No doubt, as crazy as it sounds, eventually you get someone cli...
by Plummet
Fri, May 14 2021, 04:49:32 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Another 'Failure to Clip In' Fatality.
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Another 'Failure to Clip In' Fatality.

Yes Round Bird I saw that post by Paolo Lega. Encouraging to see others using this system. Of course it's essentially the same as I posted above, so unsure as to why you posted 'Solution'. Having used this hook line for ~15 years I have found that having the attachment point nearer to the pilot (~60...
by Plummet
Wed, May 12 2021, 04:24:50 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Another 'Failure to Clip In' Fatality.
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Another 'Failure to Clip In' Fatality.

OMG, not again. Just a reminder here of something simple anyone can ADD to their existing security 'methods', a hook line. Already discussed here - https://ozreport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49274 Updated now with the attached photos - self explanatory I hope. I am not the originator of this...
by Plummet
Wed, Apr 28 2021, 11:23:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Suggestions or requests?
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Re: Suggestions or requests?

I agree with Toomb, new forum software looks great. Thanks for all the hard work Scare - it's worth it :)
Don
by Plummet
Fri, Jan 22 2021, 09:52:59 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Changes Coming to the Oz Report
Replies: 35
Views: 6132

Numeric links working for me again now.
Thanks a lot for the good work.
Don
by Plummet
Sat, Jan 09 2021, 03:45:25 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Changes Coming to the Oz Report
Replies: 35
Views: 6132

Hi Scare, I'm still getting the 404 error for all numeric links, such as this one: https://ozreport.com/25.004 Not Found The requested URL was not found on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. I assume you are st...