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The delta wing (or hovercraft) is a mechanism built to plan and perform gliding. Takeoff and landing are made ​​at low speed, making it possible to realize them walk. The glider uses a wide superficieela, delta-shaped, and planning of high places. This sport is based on the use of ascending air currents or thermal with a hang glider, flying by the principles that apply to any aircraft. Taking advantage of the updrafts, the pilot can stay aloft for long periods and perform stunts.

The delta wing is composed of a candle supported by a structure of aluminum (or titanium) in the center of the pilot is suspended by a harness and usually adopts a prone position, directing gliding through changes pendulum position which shifts the center of gravity. The two ways to launch frequently used are towed either by a winch or by aero-towing, and take off on foot, which is performed by running down a slope, until the wing achieves lift necessary or clambering into a tailspin a few meters to obtain the required speed.

Some drivers who live in areas without mountains, opting to use a motor harness, which has a very light metal structure carrying ridden a two-stroke engine brand Radne Raket of 118cc and 14hp. The harness is hooked to the glider usual way and its propeller propulsion used (50 kg approx.) To take off and find updrafts and plan normally. These powered harnesses bear names such as NRG, DoodleBug, Explorer, Raven, Filo, Wasp and X1.

When powered paragliding, unlike normal paragliding used to gain height, the drive unit is an engine with a propeller. The drive unit can be connected to the harness, when we talk about the paramotor, or placed on a tricycle (the chassis). If paramotor used for chassis legs and starts thus start. Motor tricycle to obtain the speed necessary to break away from the country – start up speed. The weight of a paramotor is around 23-28 kg, in principle, be used single-cylinder two-stroke internal combustion engine with an output of 17 to 27 horsepower air-cooled or water. Propeller with a diameter of 90-125 cm is covered with a protective, mostly dural tube frame (basket) strung to prevent injury to the pilot and entangled cords PK (paraglider) into the propeller.

Suspension PK is used either in the lower or upper “rams” consisting of a tube or so. “Soft suspension” which is directly to the harness carabiners. Today in motorized backpacks are beginning to use and four-stroke engines, their advantage is more sophisticated operation (less vibration), lower noise and consumption, the disadvantage, however, greater weight and maintenance.

Flying with the engine – powered paragliding is a variant where, for flying You do not need a hill or thermal thermals. When appropriate meteorological conditions will start from any level meadows and just fly, until you run gasoline. This form of flying is best likened to walking the air where you are able, of course, subject to certain rules, flying at a lower altitude and visit places where the ground hardly get. The disadvantage is the higher noise of the engine.

A hang glider, also kite or hang-gliders or hang gliders, is a motorless air sports equipment that is light enough to be carried by his pilots during takeoff and landing. The pilot hangs during flight in a special harness his stomach under the wing. Classic kites with flexible wing are manufactured mostly by weight shift controlled. Since the mid-1990s more and more hang gliders were built with a rigid wing area and sold. These fixed-wing aircraft can only be by means of aerodynamic systems around the roll axis control ( brake flaps or ailerons ).

A hang glider can carry an additional passenger depending on the design. A passenger flight is tandem flight called. The passenger hangs next to or above the pilot under the wing. He does so automatically the same steering movements as the pilot. Because of the additional responsibility for the passenger a special tandem ticket is required for the pilot. The hang glider must be approved for the higher take-off weight. Many flight schools and some amateur pilots offer tandem flights for a fee.

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