Bille wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Flyingseb wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:46 am
Servicing my mosquito harness (FLPHG)
Servicing my hang gliders
What kind of HG's ?
I'm about to quit Foot-launched HG, and PG ; most dangerous part
of the flight, is the launch. Using the PG, to power my Hobie 21se, and
the Exxtacy, is getting a pod, landing gear, and engine, with a folding
prop , (that's legal in the USA) . No -- not a trike.
This year is gonna be mostly devoted to Kite boarding, and camping
on the lake.
I've got an old Tecma Boomerang XM, which qualify as intermediate, 70% undersurface, and which I've done most of my flights with, since 2007. Free flight or FLPHG. Not some many hours on it anyway, because I like to mix activities, and do really like to be on water.
I've got also a "Kite", from Bautek, intermediate as well, but not so old, light and very light handling, that I've yet to test as FLPHG.
I did really prioritized HG when I started it, over kitesurfing with which I was a bit bored at that time.
Unexpectadly, I went back to my first real passion, kitesurfing.
Main reason: I feel some much less pressure when going to have a session, so much more confident (but not overconfident), so that the balance between pressure to do it right and not putting my life at risk, and having fun, is clearly on the pleasure side. Having friends dead from HG accidents is also somewhat of a burden.
But I wouldn't quit flying, because it is still so incredible to be able to reach the clouds, flying above everything...
An Exxtacy with pod, landing gear and motor, seems like a perfect solution!