Northwing radial baton glider prototype

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Northwing radial baton glider prototype

Post by dhmartens » Fri May 06, 2016 11:09 am

A paradigm shift in hang glider construction, setup and teardown.
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Setups up and tears down faster than a paraglider
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Still taken from Northwing's facebook page and video:
http://www.facebook.com/north.wing.inc/ ... 082703363/

Attempting to find more information on this prototype.
Industrial espionage to steal the secrets of design and manufacturing process
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLpHamHpvWI[/youtube]

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Post by OP » Fri May 06, 2016 3:21 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkpPQIEOJto

Cool video explaining how North Wing gliders work. Totally worth the view.

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New/old gliders

Post by fab » Thu May 12, 2016 4:58 pm

Some old gliders looked similar:
- The glider with the radial battens looks like the Tecma Medil (beginning of the 90's)
- The Freedom X and the Ellipse Virus (end of the 80's) are both topless gliders with struts instead of side wires.
Both were French gliders. More infos here: http://www.delta-club-82.com/bible/hang ... -bible.php
Cheers,
Fab

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