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June 26, 2020 1 translation missing: en.blogs.article.read_time 0 Comments

Aerodynamics expert Francis Rogallo developed a foldable wing for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to bring the spacecraft back to Earth. Although only two preliminary studies were carried out with this wing, the project inspired the construction of the first more modern hang gliders years later.

Barry Hill Palmer from the USA built a wing from bamboo and cellophane according to the Rogallo pattern in 1961, using photos published in the magazine. He became the first hang glider. Hang gliding is a free flight sport where you as a pilot fly a light, non-motorized aircraft launched from your foot. For flights that go beyond a mere glide from take-off to landing, hang gliders, just like paragliders, use dynamic upwinds and thermals. In this way a flight altitude of more than 5000 m and a distance of more than 700 km can be reached.

A good pilot has a range of 25 to 300 kilometres, depending on weather conditions. Depending on the terrain and weather conditions, the flight can last from a few minutes to several hours.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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