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Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

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Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

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Got to build bigger
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Motley could have done that single-handed...!

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Interesting photo Vince, If I am reading it correctly ,The man in the foreground has all the gliders weight while supporting the tailplane, The 'passengers' :roll: legs have gone through the underbelly and is running like hell to get it up to speed, and the guy on the starboard wing has hung on and going for a ride.But then I think the Wombles are real. :lol: :lol:

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Looks like the Long Mynd to me? They still bungee launch there, given enough wind... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6-EeuEi-KY

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I'm fairly sure it is the Mynd Rog and I've done that with a Kite there some years ago - sometime in the 80's I seem to remember.

There was a good 20knots + on the hill mind you.

I also remember the CFI wasn't too chuffed.

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I guess if windspeed > stalling speed, VTOL is an option.... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFllgHbjnlU

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