Instructions for a control system. 

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(The Russian has been machine translated by Google translator; improved translation is invited by anyone; thanks. )

  • My main work was done to optimize the method of controlling hang gliders.
    I managed to find the optimum point for the application of forces,
    as well as the optimal way of application of forces. To confirm this,
    I have produced a prototype of a complex control system and installed it
    on an ordinary double hang glider with a motor. After that we went to the main pilot in the air, and tested.
    Test results exceeded my expectations. Pressures feeding commands to the flight control
    decreased significantly (approximately 10 times). This means that the executive control lever
    can be significantly reduced, and the space in which it operates, also declined.
    And it is now possible to replace the trapezium-(airframe and speedbar)
    for a more compact body control (steering wheel, or a stack),
    make the aerodynamic cab abandon cable supports, to reduce the length of the suspension (from the center of gravity of the suspension, to knot the suspension system), while not to lose not one good dignity sailing wing.
    In this invention, I received a patent.
    Sincerely, Vladimir
    Now I'll have a picture cover sheet, in my patent for an invention which I described earlier.
    Work on the patent lasted, and now this theme is improved (simplified) state.
    Now it's wing, in a state more suited for use not only for normal use, but as a flapping near the bat, (the family of bats).
    Regarding confirmation. Flight tests, which I wrote in previous reports, they are not difficult to repeat, in the presence of double hang glider with a motor.
    Just in case.
    Patent issued ROSSIYSKOY Federation for the number 2153441
    Method for Aircraft Control
    Ilyin Vladimir Leonidovich (UA)
    on the application number 98106641 date of receipt 08. 04.1998
    Priority of 08.04.1998.
    Inventor: Ilyin Vladimir Leonidovich (UA)
    Moscow 27 July 2000.

  • Hi LIFT,
    Others will send pictures later - I do not always have a computer close at hand.
    Sincerely, Vladimir



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More input given on March 21, 2010:

Hello, Lift.
Excuse me for not writing for a long time. If you are still interested in my work, I’m sending you a picture with a small part of my work.
This hangglider I have invented in 1990 and the same time I’ve started to make it. In 2000 it was made for more than 90%. To comparу I’ve drawn a usual hangglider (on the left). Decided to patent it in 95. Applicated for it.
This is an amphibia. It’s model has an optimized aerodinamic because of pneumo cylinders which can can be in two conditions: (2) – filled with gas and (4) vacuum; and because of the underwater wings the vehicle easely cope with sticking on the water and getting off the water.
When the pilot is going to land on the water he must fill the side cylinders (2,4) with gas for better floatability, and put down the supporting floats (5). The landing has a consecutive order: - glidepath, the vehicle smoothly lowers the speed, touch the water with underwater wings and the further landing continues with the underwater wings till the full stop.
Taking off from the water goes in the reverse order. The vehicle starts to move with the underwater wings. It makes easier to take off from the water. Then the supporting side cylinders (5) must be put off and vacuumed including floats (2); (4). It must be done during the flight.
I planned to make and use an extra pneumocylinder on the wing section for increasing the temporary thickness of the section and vacuuming it for increasing the range of the speed and capacity.
For coping with these problems I’v invented few things in such areas as science of materials, ways, instruments and devices. They help quickly and easely cope with such technicl problems.
On this picture (in the lower left corner) you can see the illustration for the “flapping wings” theme.


What is his left hand doing right now?
What is he doing with his right hand? What is his left hand doing right now?   What is he doing with his feet occasionally? At power-off, what is his machine? What are his control options and understanding? How much tension is in the tensional hanging seat elements?
March 2010  Lift    


...this will grow during the month.


In 1992, Colin Jack, in his world patent instructed faired tether for kite system for Free Rotor airborne wind energy technology.   The Free Rotor kite system was primarily intended for fixed moorings on land or undersea for water rotor scheme.    Faired tether has occurred in kiting in other ways.  The next note of this post regards a system that converts wind energy in a free-flight conversion system, namely hang glider in the fre-flight kite format where the mooring point of the kite's tether is the falling body of the pilot; the short single tether in the CG-1000 harness allowed lower drag and other assets.  After a many-year hiatus, the harness is again being produced for kite pilots in free-flight. When lowest drag is wanted, the fairing of the single kite tether is perfected by some competition pilots.  Similarly, when an AWECS system needs tether fairing, the technology of fairing early torpedo paravane tethers, and the explorations and instructions attending various balloon tetherings being faired is available.

The free-flight AWECS kite system using a short kite tether in a hang glider system has had some commercial faired-tether use even before the dates mentioned by the harness maker herein below:

=============Answer to query by AWE publisher:

In the early 1980s the Keller harness was the first to eliminate all the lines, sometimes 8, to hang from a single suspension point; this was done by bringing the fabric up above the pilot and sewing it together forming a dorsal fin or like hanging in a bag configuration.  The space above the back was used for storage.  It was popular and Bill Bennett copied it right away. It also had the first zipper entry doors where you brought your legs up from under the harness and zipped up.
The CG 1000 was the next single-point suspension harness that worked  and some ideas were taken from the Keller. The CG incorporated an internal frame with a moving suspension point that could be adjusted with your foot pressure on a bar. The suspension line with fairing came straight out from the back and up to the hang point on the glider.  There were many fears that this would be unstable and that the frame could hurt you in a crash.  Just the opposite was true; the movable hang point allowed the pilot to get more upright for landing; and the frame saved several people's lives in accidents.

Center of Gravity                     [March 11, 2010, note]


SEE:  http://www.flycenterofgravity.com/     See the single kite tether.

And large up close:


===================clip from 1992:

ByDanJohnson Product Lines column:

Jay Gianforte, builder of the successful CG 1000 harness (over 700 sold), has introduced his newest: the CG 2000. This new product is not custom fit, rather being made as a harness dealers can stock. Over the years, Gianforte has discovered, "There really is an average guy. The CG 2000 is made in a couple sizes that will fit the majority of all pilots." New features include more storage area, lighter weight, less rigid foam, simplified zipper lines, and a change to plastic seat belt buckles for the main closure. Price is expected to be about $500, somewhat less than the CG 1000, which is still available for the pilot who wants a custom fit."



Hallo Friends and Colleagues,

today I like to remind you on the "2nd Super Paragliding Testival" organized in Kössen, Austria from 13th-16th of May 2010 with a short update:

1. All 26 major Paraglider manufacturers in the world from 11
countries have committed their participation. These are:

2. Please use our advert and the link to our web site
www.fly-koessen.at/spt  for publications and to promote the event
within your air sports scene. No where else in the world the
entire paragliding industry is providing free gliders for testing.
See you in Kössen Tyrol ! jpg-Datei für WEB:

With best regards from Melbourne, AUS

Sepp Himberger

PS: "Super Paragliding Testival 2010"- 13.bis 16.Mai 2010 Kössen/Austria

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Where to fly? Hang gliding might be done in one's backyard or along an available street. Flatland long gliding may be practiced in parking lots, playing fields, salt flats, etc.  Cross-ocean kiting-hang-gliding-soaring has its huge playing expanse.   Yet "sites" with specific assets, recognitions, privileges, and regulations serve a big purpose.   Want to establish a "site" for others to use?  

Launch off a wing: