Glider flight made easy

See also bungee launch....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6fv-TNyrqs

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-8 1. andriy2991 commented 12 years ago

I hope that this plane will not get attacked by eagles,,,,For me It just looks like toy
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+13 2. oleHashow commented 12 years ago

its easy to see , but i cant land this thing on my legs
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+16 3. cameramaster commented 12 years ago

I'd LOVE one.....but despite that flap on the bottom I'd bet there's still one hell of a draught up your arse !
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+15 4. Dmitry commented 12 years ago

This all sure looks like a lot of fun boys, just forget to confirm with NORAD the flight path and altitude, and make sure you get the TSA to grope your privates before take off.
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+15 5. desertstorm commented 12 years ago

I have nothing to say but: "Shut up and take my money!!!" 8-)
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+7 6. cyberdevil commented 12 years ago

Wonder how much it weighs? Looks so easy when they use it.
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+7 7. Premtm commented 12 years ago

Wish they had shown landing of these crafts...... :(
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+10 8. desertstorm commented 12 years ago

#6 54 kilos of dry weight.

#7 They do. In the "Training hill" part (starts at 1:55) or in other videos at their website. It lands either on that little wheel in the back and a skid in the front, or by the pilot putting his feet down like he does during takeoff. The speed is like 4 mph or even less into the wind, so it shouldn't be a problem.
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+7 9. Neutral commented 12 years ago

It looks fun, wonder how much these cost?
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+5 10. desertstorm commented 12 years ago

#9 Sadly, a little tiny bit too much for me or anybody else except for maybe Bill Gates or something. This bird will set you back 75.300 Swiss Francs, or nearly $83.000. That is, if you dare to fly it without the instruments, rescue system and other important stuff that comes at extra charge. :(
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+4 11. musatalin commented 12 years ago

#10 rescue system? like what, propeller ? :D
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+4 12. desertstorm commented 12 years ago

#11 Not necessarily. They mention some kind of pyrotechnically deployed emergency canopy (parachute) that allows bringing the whole craft and its pilot down to earth with minimum damage.
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+4 13. biggie21 commented 12 years ago

so what happens is you need a poo? like urgently
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+5 14. gcleffff commented 12 years ago

no engine no gas really nice
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+5 15. JoelVA commented 12 years ago

#13 There is that trap door on the bottom. Could do target practice...
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+4 16. unknownVS13 commented 12 years ago

One day... One day
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0 17. buckleg08 commented 5 years ago

so after 6 years, did this take off?:D