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11-01-2013 04:09 AM  4 years agoPost 1
GyroFreak

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Posted in a thread about the AMA, but deserves a thread of it's own.

Watch at YouTube

He was at least 100' above.
Yes, but it looks like a cable going down to the ground, and the plane just missed it ???
Was that a cable for towing or is he flying using the wind while anchored to the ground ???
Look at the 26 sec mark where it shows an enlarged view..
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His only comment was "whoop", ,, I would have said "Holy Sh**, get me down NOW".

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I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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11-01-2013 05:18 AM  4 years agoPost 2
flyride

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Why is he anchored to the ground? Looks like a human kite.

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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11-01-2013 11:47 AM  4 years agoPost 3
shawmcky

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How close was that plane to losing a wing!

Team- unbiased opinion.K.I.S.S principle upheld here

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11-01-2013 01:46 PM  4 years agoPost 4
Dana54

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That's a paraglider being towed at about 2000 ft getting ready to be released. Everybody was lucky that day. I use a motor instead.

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11-01-2013 08:38 PM  4 years agoPost 5
AirWolfRC

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In full size glider tows we use a weak link in the tow line at the glider. Usually set to break at about 1.5 times the glider weight.

http://www.soarcsa.org/uploads/file...ST-WeakLink.pdf

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11-01-2013 10:07 PM  4 years agoPost 6
GyroFreak

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Wouldn't save the airplane in this case.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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11-01-2013 11:41 PM  4 years agoPost 7
AirWolfRC

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The airplane is on his own, I'm interested in saving ME.

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