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Questions tagged [hang-glider]

Use for questions regarding gliders where the pilot rides in a harness hanging off the airframe, usually controlled using a weight-shift control system. For weight-shift powered aircraft, use the [weight-shift-control] tag instead.

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What does the acronym PDA stand for in the aviation domain

While reading an article about Hang Gliding reserve parachutes, I came across the acronym "PDA". The article seemed to imply that this is a type of parachute and a further google search seems to ...
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Why can't I hang glide in NYC?

I was stopped by NYPD for attempting to hang glide in an uncongested area by Midland Beach, Staten Island. They called their Legal Bureau and came back with "Illegal Navigation" and if I was to ...
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Does wind provide lift for hang gliders in the air?

Basically, if there are no thermals, but a strong wind, is there a way to use that wind to gain altitude?
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How can hang gliders and paraglider pilots prevent stall?

Aircraft and gliders usually have instruments to measure air speed and angle of attack, which should be monitored to prevent stalling the aircraft. However, it seems that most paragliders and hang-...
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What flies better in turbulent wind?

I trying to find a way to stay in a jet stream unpowered for a larger question. Is there a glider, kite or plane that flies best when in turbulent weather?
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Is there a worldwide association for stunt/trick/tournament hang-gliding?

I'm wondering if there is any prevailing organized body of sports-people in hang-gliders, other gliders, and/or personal non-powered glide craft in general? I'm particularly interested in stunts ...
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Is it technically feasible to make a solar hang glider?

Is there any hang glider with solar sheets on top that can charge the e-trike or the e-Lift's battery in flight ? Just like the Sunseeker...
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can the wreckages of a hot air balloon and a hang glider be salvaged for a working hang glider?

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 ...