Hann__ Posted April 3, 2013 Share Posted April 3, 2013 I`ve been viewing videos on Ewe tube - freeflyers soaring at beach locations or`dune gooning` as it`s been described. Looks like great fun. A few Q`s; They seem to be able to fly at very low level - from just skimming the ground to 10/20ft height or so - how do they control their height? Also, how do they stay `parallel to the shore`while going up and down the beach, ie: prevent themselves being blown back over the dunes by the sometimes fierce-looking wind? Is it the strong, laminar wind coming off the sea that is the attraction at these sites or is it that they always need a bit of updraught that the dunes provide? If a PPG wing needs air flowing over it at a certain speed to fly - by being pulled through the air by the motor - , why isn`t it possible to fly the same wing on an open flat field say, if that wind is at a similar speed to the `flying speed` of the wing? I`ve notived that the wings the `dune gooners` fly seem to be very `slim` - not much depth front to back - is that a wing characteristic that`s needed for this type of flying? Just curious , Hann. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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