I'm currently working through my collection of Spike and Suzy albums, and in the album I'm currently reading, one of the main characters crashes with a hot air balloon near the wreckage of a hang glider without sail cloth. The main character, who is usually characterized as a somewhat smart man with skill in engineering, tore a large section from the balloon cloth, tied it to the hang glider wreckage and managed to make a functional hang glider that could even make a reasonable ascent in the Alps, near the Mont Blanc and catch up with his friends who were in other hot air balloons.
The hang glider looked like this (I couldn't find a bigger image, sorry):
How would this type of makeshift hang glider work IRL? even though hang gliders and hot air balloons are made from the same kind of fabric (ripstop nylon), wouldn't the holes between the frame and the cloth totally ruin the thing?