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Ryan Hothersall 13th November 2019 08:47 PM

Gliding - More like Real Flying
 
https://www.airliners.net/forum/view...?f=9&t=1434393

David C 14th November 2019 02:47 PM

Great review . I’ve never flown a glider , however , I did fly a Jabiru that turned into a glider when the motor stopped on me one day .
Dave C

Philip Argy 23rd November 2019 09:35 AM

Excellent videos, Ryan. Interesting that the bumpy flying looked smooth and the smooth landing looked bumpy!

Thanks for sharing!

Ryan Hothersall 23rd November 2019 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philip Argy (Post 108710)
Excellent videos, Ryan. Interesting that the bumpy flying looked smooth and the smooth landing looked bumpy!

Thanks for sharing!

The landing looked worse than what it was as the video camera doesn't have image stabilizer.

Went on the flight about a week before the new GoPro came out.

Philip Argy 23rd November 2019 12:14 PM

The tow rope also looked very flimsy - I assume that was an optical illusion!

Ryan Hothersall 23rd November 2019 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philip Argy (Post 108715)
The tow rope also looked very flimsy - I assume that was an optical illusion!

The tow line is stronger than it looks. I don't think it's ordinary rope, but a specially made cable.


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