Bille wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:32 pm
Toby wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:26 pm
Tuff stuff !
Last one is also crazy...clearly the paragliders fault...kiter can't see that coming.
Make that a, (Powered Paraglider) ; those guys don't have much in the brains department !
OK i'm a bit bias ---- i don't like motors , on a foot-launched glider ; especially when
they intrude on people at a beach , with all their fricken noise !!
I'm sure I've said it before, but...
At the ocean beach, there's a carpark. To access the beach, you have to cross a 15m x 30m wide strip of grass, go down a set of concrete steps, then you've maybe 5m of sandy beach.
We had this old chap with a PPG set up and launch from the grass strip...
To achieve that, he had to thread his way between palm trees, avoid the public toilet block, get over the kites laid out on the grass and those on the beach, and the people sitting on the steps. He had literally a meter either side of his wing tips between the palms.
Prior to the successful launch, he got tangled up in the trees twice, stalled mid launch once, couldn't quite get airborne and drifted towards the power lines that run perpendicular to the beach at the north edge of the grass and public crappers, stalled the wing and wrapped it around the light pole outside the crappers....
A couple of us were laying out lines and I was pumping on the grass strip, off to the side, and we all stood around watching this clown with our mouths hanging open.
FWIW the rest of the PPG guys are much more sensible.