Wednesday, 2 February 2011

RC Paraglider Project

Will it fly of will it end up a mass of tangled lines...

7 comments:

markelly said...

Thats very good Pete let us know how it goes.

Anonymous said...

Looking good Pete! Can't wait to see it fly :-) Steve

goodwind said...

That looks great Peter.

Pick a smooth, light wind day for the maiden as I've heard their operational envelope is very very narrow! I look forward to seeing the flight videos. Have a look on Vimeo, there's a french guy who seems to have it sussed.

Broken Wing said...

Geat to know someone outside the club has a look here and posts a comment...
Thanks for the advice - as I used to paraglide I have a very small advantage but I am under no illusion that it will be harder than I think.
I will post the failures on here so everyone can have a good laugh.

Broken Wing said...

Just a quick update - I have been trying to trim the wing as in its supplied state its just a parachute. For them that know I have had to step the A, B, C, D risers to get a measure of flyability out of the wing and I am now at the stage where the A riser lines could need some shortening which is a pain.
At the moment I have managed to get the wing to fly up to about 75 degrees so the riser settings as supplied would never be practical for a paraglider but then it clearly says in the advert you have to have some knowledge of this type of wing.
I will post again as soon as this gale stops and I can sample some clean air...

dszabo said...

Pete, you will also need to tighten your G-Strings to get enough forward penetration or you may find yourself with an extreme wedgie. :)

Broken Wing said...

Ouch