Search found 88 matches

by Mike M
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Website migration
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Website migration

Hi Joe: No, we did not lose the search function. What happened was, due to the excellent efforts of Marshall, the board was migrated from the 20 year obsolete and hacker prone PHPBB2 software base to the current PHPBB3 software. What you are seeing is an old Google search result pointing to the now ...
by Mike M
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 142
Views: 24288

by Mike M
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Congratulations Erika!
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

(Admin hat on) This conversation has gone from a simple congratulations for a qualified and deserving individual to name calling and political rants. Let’s grow up. When I return from Lake Powell, where I have little real internet service, I’m going to split off the political portions into the Polit...
by Mike M
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WW Eagle 164 Free or will be Scrapped (TAKEN)
Replies: 0
Views: 782

WW Eagle 164 Free or will be Scrapped (TAKEN)

Glider is going to good home :). WW Eagle 164 that I have flown off and on the past two decades. One owner. Never crashed. Pick up at my home or at Sylmar LZ only. I will not ship. Flew it last in the Big Sur trip this Fall. Still flies straight. HOWEVER, battens are corroding with some having holes...
by Mike M
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet Router Replaced
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Works really well for me!
by Mike M
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Airspeed is What You Need - DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Yes ... airspeed is pretty much key to any takeoff -- applies to powered pilots as well.

This little dance should look familiar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BoKzLw-dzU
by Mike M
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6429

I've done a few queries lately trying for hotels and campsites in the path of the eclipse thinking I could fly to a local airport and stay at a local hotel. As of today, every hotel I've checked is sold out on the days of the eclipse so it's pretty much "phone a friend" time. As an example, I though...
by Mike M
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moderation
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Moderation

After discussion with board members and our President I have deleted the entire thread containing a poll regarding a specific person. Although there are "Terms of Service", we are a forum without formal rules. The only rule that might exist is one that says: “If you make us act as if we have rules...
by Mike M
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: More information about USHPA's plans for the RRG
Replies: 23
Views: 6149

I'll say this once. Personal attacks are off limits. Let's keep the conversation on topic. I appreciate that some of the parties may not like each other. That's OK. However, if this continues to degenerate into personal attacks and dredging up of ancient history not relevant to the topic I'll need t...
by Mike M
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 5119

!

I just donated $200. This is important.

Also consider this my intention to be more present in our unpowered flight than I've been lately while doing powered flight!
by Mike M
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kite boarding on steroids
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

What could possibly go wrong ? .... 8)
by Mike M
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dockweiler Beach Closing
Replies: 14
Views: 4941

Locking the topic. The conversation has run its course.
by Mike M
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Dockweiler insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

I'm unlocking this topic. Have a ball.
by Mike M
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hyperrealistic hang gliding simulator
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Dan Burton in 2001 came up with a very playable hang gliding simulator that's still online although I don't recommend playing that way. You can download the code and compile it locally. That's because the javascript is old and insecure. You'd have to set your browser to accept very insecure java (ba...
by Mike M
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apparently we will be botted to death here without PHPBB3
Replies: 16
Views: 3603

The conversion is not that difficult. Chip has a working prototype of the forum in the new format. The issue is all the custom software written behind scenes that is in a format not supported by the new forum PHPBB3. All of the custom software needs to be re-written. That is a non-trivial task. Also...
by Mike M
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soft
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Terry: Contact Chip and Ken Andrews. They can let you know what's involved. Chip has done pretty extensive work determining what the port looks like and has a prototype website that actually works pretty well. It's clearly not time critical as we're years behind the time on this software. So, if you...
by Mike M
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soft
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Post deleted. IP address banned. User ID gone. That's about all we can do.
If someone wants to volunteer to complete the port to PHBB3 that would be great.

It's a lot of work because we have a lot of background software that won't work in PHBB3 and it will need to be re-written.
by Mike M
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: New, Sport 3 135
Replies: 4
Views: 4261

Hi Niall: You can usually ferret out a scammer just by asking a couple of direct hang gliding related questions. Very few non-pilots are familiar with the vernacular. You could also ask a nonsense question and see how the seller responds. i.e. What's the condition of the leading edge torsion bar? If...
by Mike M
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mapping the Matterhorn with Drones
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Mapping the Matterhorn with Drones

This is pretty cool. Drones are used to map the Matterhorn to create a 3D map in 6 hours. http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/sensefly-and-drone-adventures-toss-uavs-off-the-summit-of-the-matterhorn The engineers also get to climb the Matterhorn. That's probably why it was sele...
by Mike M
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Broken ankle
Replies: 8
Views: 4330

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