Subject: [flycape] RedBull tangle
So how do you fix this???
Here's a photo of the pilot who hurried too much at launch - he had a tangle
in his risers, so he unclipped them, reconnected (with the left riser
through the D riser on the right).
He flew out for a bit, but then I suspect tried to 'fix' things (or simply
turn left) and the wing stalled. This was because the extra pull on the
D-riser heavily pulled down on the right wing.
The Fix? What he needed to do was to take his hands out the brakes, collect
the risers together, starting below the twist and moving up to the maillons.
Holding all the maillons together would allow the risers to start from the
same point. You will rotate a little in your harness (because you've lost
some harness yaw stability) but by using your free hand to pull on one brake
line at a time (or D-lines) you will be able to steer and maintain control.
Has anyone come across a phrase that memorizes the PG 5 point check?
Anyone got any better ideas?
Something like CLIPIN, or LETSFLY or ....... ?
How about WATCH
W - Wing, When, Wind direction, What more
A - Airspace clear
T - Toggels, take-off
C - Canopy, conditions
H- Harness, helmet, hold-it or fold it,
C(anopy,conditions)L(ayout,lines)A(ispace clear around you)W(ing,wind)
S(traps,shoelaces)H(elmet,harness). . .T(oggels) which should read like:-
bet no one forgets it
For a more complete check, we include "instruments" in a 6-point check...
I Have Hardly Gone Any Where
I (Instruments: radio, vario, GPS)
Have (Helmet: in place and fastened)
Hardly (Harness: Leg-straps, speed-bar line free [not snagged on reserve
Gone (Glider: starts at karabiners - lines OK, no snags or twists)
Any (Airspace: no-one top-landing, clear ahead and below)
Where (Wind: speed and direction - choose the right moment, gust or lull)