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Fareed Guyot
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#1 Posted: 1/20/2011 15:51:03 Modified: 1/20/2011 16:03:14

 In some aircraft, preflighting the retractable gear involves doing a very good leg stretch or two. This foot-launched glider only requires a good-sized hill, flexible legs, and a good stiff breeze. Check out the November issue of Experimenter to learn more about the accessibility of gliding.

 



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Frank Beagle
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#2 Posted: 1/21/2011 14:15:51

Shoot , anyone can foot launch an aircraft as modern as a Swift in 30mph winds like that. Esp from a cliff.

Now in the early days of foot launched Ultralights esp in the mid west where there were no cliffs we had to run our buns off 'till the little 8 hp engines finally gave us enough thrust to pick us up by our armpits. A couple of runs down the runway with out tripping on lauch or landing was a great day and time to put it away, go to the bar, and tell great aviation stories of what heros we were.

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