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Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

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Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

Post by VinceC » 12 Oct 2019, 19:20

Got to build bigger
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Re: Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

Post by chris williams » 12 Oct 2019, 19:38

Motley could have done that single-handed...!

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Re: Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

Post by terry white » 12 Oct 2019, 21:58

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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Re: Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

Post by Cliff Evans » 12 Oct 2019, 22:04

terry white wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 21:58
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:
Wombles are real! Aren't they?

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Re: Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

Post by Jolly Roger » 13 Oct 2019, 13:58

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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Re: Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

Post by RobbieB » 13 Oct 2019, 15:06

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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Re: Hand Launching a Full Size Olympia

Post by Jolly Roger » 13 Oct 2019, 17:55

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

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

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