- Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:30 pm #399224
Hello, I'm Tobias. I haven't yet gotten a hang glider, but am a big hiking fan, and have a question about flex wings. Why has there not been glider in development that can fold up more portably than the length of your car? I would love the idea of flying to more remote locations in the mountains and packing the craft up for a day hike, than tipping it toward the wing again off a cliff to soar home. I understand the idealism of this, but it is a genuine question. Of course there are structural issues of keeping a wing stable when it can fold along its edge, but I can imagine several ways it could be done, at least basically. I can't be the only one who has thought of this. I'm coming here asking for the experience you all have, and if any word has gotten around if anything is being done about this. It would still be a very heavy pack, especially if adding a small motor for extra push out of more dense areas, but it's an interesting idea to me.