Home Forums Pilot Reports Saturday May 2, 2020 – Marshall

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    Ken Howells
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    So I flew a Sport 3 155 from Marshall today.  It was fun.

    Screenshot 2020-05-02 18.02.51

    I fly with music a lot, usually a 60s-Today mix on random (listen to it while building gliders sometimes, too), and today I finally rigged-up wires so I could listen to music while I fly AND have it recorded on the video camera at the same time. Worth the effort! Great sound too.


    Numerous pilots out flying up near the low clouds.  Saw a group of comp HG wings coming back from Strawberry as I arrived at Marshall.

    Yesterday and today a number of pilots had their otherwise-trapped families along to finally see what the hell it is they do every weekend.


    Ken Howells
    General Member

    Again with the random mp3s going to headphones and camera while flying the Sport 3 155 hang glider at Marshall Peak, CA, 5/2/2020.


    Ken Howells
    General Member

    To round things out, here’s the May 2, 2020 top landing with random soundtrack to headphones and video camera.

    After reviewing the landing I find I can plausibly ascribe the poor flare and body slide to the apex pad on the left downtube. I semi-subconsciously stopped raising my hands to normal flare position when I felt the pad so I lost reach. I used the apex pad to hold the mp3 player, splitter, and wires to the downtube. Rigging-things-up at launch has drawbacks.

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