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Old June 11th 08, 10:41 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
5Z
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Video of indoor slope soaring miniature glider:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWAR2...eature=related

Has anyone thought about trying this with a full sized sailplane?
Perhaps a Sparrowhawk and a big-rig truck?

I don't see anything in the Sporting Code that would prevent someone
claiming a distance or speed record if the technique could be refined
and the appropriate roads could be found.

:-)

-Tom
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Old June 12th 08, 01:54 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Sarah Anderson[_2_]
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Interesting, thanks!

Here is a link, maybe old news, to a MacCready instructing Alan Alda
on how to fly a walkalong:

http://www.pbs.org/saf/1109/resources/transcript.htm#7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6JKwzK37_8

Sarah


5Z wrote:
Video of indoor slope soaring miniature glider:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWAR2...eature=related

Has anyone thought about trying this with a full sized sailplane?
Perhaps a Sparrowhawk and a big-rig truck?

I don't see anything in the Sporting Code that would prevent someone
claiming a distance or speed record if the technique could be refined
and the appropriate roads could be found.

:-)

-Tom

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Old June 12th 08, 06:38 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Jun 11, 4:41*pm, 5Z wrote:
Video of indoor slope soaring miniature glider:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWAR2...eature=related

Has anyone thought about trying this with a full sized sailplane?
Perhaps a Sparrowhawk and a big-rig truck?

I don't see anything in the Sporting Code that would prevent someone
claiming a distance or speed record if the technique could be refined
and the appropriate roads could be found.

:-)

-Tom



I recall Tony (cherokee kid) and I having an amusing discussion about
this possiblilty. At first, we thought about RC sailplanes racing
along above trucks on the interstates and how you could pull up and
180 to catch another truck going the opposite direction for out and
return flights. Of course, this evolved (or DEvolved) into using full
scale sailplanes (like Woodstocks and Cherokees) for world record
smashing flights. We abondonded the plan upon realization that we'd
have some explaning to do about the unusual barograph traces that
would result. That, and the difficulty of flying while laughing our
heads off..

Personally, I'd like to see one of those wingsuit guys do it during
the indy 500.


Stop laughing Tony, I'm serious!

MM
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Old June 12th 08, 07:53 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Jun 12, 6:38 am, wrote:


Personally, I'd like to see one of those wingsuit guys do it during
the indy 500.

Stop laughing Tony, I'm serious!

MM


Sure would liven up watching a bunch of cars going round in circles!
Just imagine if they missed catching the wave. Splat - game over.
Shades of 'Rollerball'
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Old June 12th 08, 08:43 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dave Martin[_2_]
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Getting a big enough slope nailed to the front of a lorry may be a problem,
what happens when you come to bridges?

See also http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nNOYUWayZOU

For building soaring

Dave



At 06:53 12 June 2008, nimbusgb wrote:
On Jun 12, 6:38 am, wrote:


Personally, I'd like to see one of those wingsuit guys do it during
the indy 500.

Stop laughing Tony, I'm serious!

MM


Sure would liven up watching a bunch of cars going round in circles!
Just imagine if they missed catching the wave. Splat - game over.
Shades of 'Rollerball'

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Old June 12th 08, 11:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
flash
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The "lorries" in The States are big enough, without nailing anything on.
They make a HUGE wave. If you have ever ridden a motorcycle or driven a
small, light car alongside one of them on the superslab, you would remember
it. Particularly when they pull up and pass you. When you are young, you
always have to experiment, at least once, with "draft".

Flash


"Dave Martin" wrote in message
...
Getting a big enough slope nailed to the front of a lorry may be a
problem,
what happens when you come to bridges?

See also http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nNOYUWayZOU

For building soaring

Dave



At 06:53 12 June 2008, nimbusgb wrote:
On Jun 12, 6:38 am, wrote:


Personally, I'd like to see one of those wingsuit guys do it during
the indy 500.

Stop laughing Tony, I'm serious!

MM


Sure would liven up watching a bunch of cars going round in circles!
Just imagine if they missed catching the wave. Splat - game over.
Shades of 'Rollerball'



 




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