1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby BigBird » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:39 pm

JoeF wrote:Phil, you have been "in" for a long time ...
http://www.worldhangglidingassociation.org/FDGS/index.html
See the link at WorldHangGlidingAssociation
for your inclusion in the FDGS. :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:


Thanks Joe.

Here's the Facebook page I was curious about....
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:41 am

Way #???
Find a minimum set of rules that might open Dockweiler 7/52 to open free recreational hang gliding ALONGSIDE a permitted set of commercial instructors.
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Notice the analysis in a similarity case:
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:46 am

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Bring a rope ladder where rung spaces are fabric filled; anchor the special rope ladder to extant launch-area poles. Drape the special fabric-rope ladder down the bluff slope. Use the device for climbing back up the slope to save the slope slipping and experience an efficient climb up the slope.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:56 pm

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Alternative using pilot power without compressing the pilot's spine:
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When the loop is not being used within a flight session, then the lower pulley could be detached from the buried sandbag anchor; then the loop could relax onto the ground.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:38 pm

Plank for placing wing a bit higher in lift zone of light breeze. One image shows alternative support for the plank.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby magentabluesky » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:20 pm

A Butt/Keel pusher is great for an extra boost for placing the wing a bit higher in the lift zone and also doubles up to carry the glider back up the hill.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue May 01, 2018 11:58 am

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Pulley at the top of the sand dune.
Man goes down the hill with one end of the rope.
Pulls the man and glider up the hill that is at the
other end of the rope.
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