Testing for stability and structural strength


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Testing for stability and structural strength

This related topics menu links to material in the main hang gliding pages. The links here are in chronological order.

Art based on a photo by Rob Kells of a Wills Wing Sport undergoing testing
Photo by Rob Kells of a Wills Wing Sport undergoing testing

Trial and error in Hang gliding 1973 part 1 for Steve McCarroll’s note on the structural analytical power of a still camera

Appliance of science in Hang gliding 1974 part 3 for a 4-G test of a Wills Wing Swallowtail

Developments Stateside in Hang gliding 1976 part 2 for a 5-G test of a Wills Wing Super Swallowtail

Strength test in Hang gliding 1977

Vehicle-based testing in Hang gliding 1978 and 1979 part 2

It’s brains you want in Hang gliding late 1980s

Other related

Vehicle-based testing in Tom Price’s flying machines

External link

Big Blue Sky, The history of modern hang gliding – the first extreme sport! 2008 documentary by Bill Liscomb on YouTube, starting at 1 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds — Pete Brock narrating, then Tom Peghiny (while Bob Tranpenau is flying a test) then, briefly, Bill Bennett, then Bill Liscomb, Tom Price, Tom Peghiny again, Bill Liscomb again, and then Rich Piccirilli speaks about emergency parachutes…

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