Dockweiler RHG Diary

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:40 pm

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Using extant launch-area squishy sand:
Anchoring front and back end of a tensed sturdy canvas and having slight spikes on one's shoes might give excellent traction for running a wing when wind is low or nil.

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Get the shovel going. Build a sand ramp. then place the taut canvas on that sand ramp.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:21 pm

Mod of Bill's:
Have near-shore far-field pulley be driven by friend who runs parallel to shoreline using the advantage of wet sand for traction.
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Ever use soft sand bags for anchoring running taut canvas or far-field pulleys.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bill Cummings » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:59 pm

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Short line so that the tow assist person has the slope to help.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:34 pm

Bill Cummings wrote:
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That looks like something that might have been found painted on the wall of some prehistoric cave. :)

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:09 pm

How close to launch is the bike path?
Are electric wheel chairs allowed on the bike path?
How about a pulley tow launch with a wheel chair with a barter for free lessons for a paraplegic.
TV coverage.
Even though one can't walk doesn't mean one can't fly and roll off and in on big wheels.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:33 pm

An "Air Wall for a soaring back drop. Not as grandiose as the video link but on a diminutive but adequate scale.
Good for ocean beach areas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3R4PKpZ2Xo
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:42 pm

Make a shallow beach soar-able with adequate height inflatables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRFWQjGlZng

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:33 am

Bill wrote:How close to launch is the bike path?
Are electric wheel chairs allowed on the bike path?
How about a pulley tow launch with a wheel chair with a barter for free lessons for a paraplegic.
TV coverage.
Even though one can't walk doesn't mean one can't fly and roll off and in on big wheels.



1. The bike path on the north half of the launches is immediately close to the launch level; then the level to slope edge averages on the north launches about two HGs worth; that is, let wing spans parallel bike path and slope top edge, then things are very crowded.

2. Bill, I am not sure I understand about the wheelchair. I here will take a try on a couple of scenarios:
A. Electric wheel chairs are allowed on the bike path. Have a group of electric wheelchairs pull a tow line through a far-field pulley to launch a HG; then give lessons to each wheelchaired person?
B. Use far-field pulley and drive tow line via persons-pulling to tow up a wheelchaired person? Do this free. There are beach balloon big wheel wheelchairs at some beaches.
https://www.gogrit.us/news/2016/6/3/the-complete-guide-to-adaptive-equipment

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:13 am

Bill offered attention on artificial walls:
Bill wrote:Make a shallow beach soar-able with adequate height inflatables.


Nice find, Bill !
There been several points in the hang gliding literature about artificial walls, slopes, and curtains. Indeed there can be some experiments at Dockweiler. Keeping costs down and safety up will be part of the picture.

There is a family of methods that aim to use the wind to help form walls/slope/ ...
1. Well anchor with soft sandbag anchors a billowing line of sails.
2. Cable between posts edging the bike way and then set sails to form a fence that causes the wind to rise up over the sail fence.
3. Friends could be fence posts holding a fencing sail taut between the two friends (or more than two). This could be temporary just for one flight at a time; then the sail comes down. The bottom of the sail could be sand anchored.

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Use ambient wind to fly a line of playsails.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:15 am

We have the topic thread started by Rick Masters:
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