We have got a project at our high-school so I wonder if it is possible to build a hang glider by yourself. It is very interesting for me and i wanded to link my schoolarship with my interests that's why I'm asking.
If it is possible, so can you please wrigt down some links to the pictures or drawings, and may be give some names of hang gliders, which construction is possible to copy.
thank you very much.
Building a tailless HG is FAR too dangerous for a novice builder/pilot. Just the sailwork would be too expensive, unless you want something that flies like a rock. Good used HGs are available, cheaper than building one, and any HG instructor can advise you further, from there.
Does it really need to be a *tailless* hang glider? If you can get some "stick and rudder" 3-axis flying instruction first, there may be a reasonably impressive alternative project for you. Sailplane clubs are a good place to look, for cheap 3-axis instruction. You can also find an old joystick and rudder pedals, and learn a lot in that department, with a Flight Simulator computer program. MicroSoft Flight Simulator has scenarios for thermal flying, and ridge soaring in sailplanes. Check out these free drawings, linked below. Unzip them into an empty folder, and view them with any CAD program:
Build the Goat1 for serious personal flying, or the BUG4 as a Retro flying machine, maybe as a very interesting WWI "replica". Both would fly nicely; your choice would depend on whether you want to impress yourself, or others. I'd estimate a final cost of about US$3-4k, to have an airworthy machine and the skills to fly it safely. You don't need that much money, to start; you can build one section at a time, learning as you go. Build the wings last, because they are the biggest parts, and the most important.