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Aero-Expo in Friedrichshafen, Germany

Aero-Expo in Friedrichshafen, Germany

Come and visit the BirdGlider at the Aero-Expo in hall B4 from 15-18 April 2015.

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Searching for a test area

Searching for a test area

To make the first flights of the BirdGlider, i need a place where i can be towed a few hundred meters behind a car. A training hill to roll off and a way to get airborne for a higher flight. I plan to visit such a place with prototype #01 and stay there for a week in a hotel or bed and breakfast. Who can help me to find such a perfect testing area? I WAS OFFERED A SOLUTION HERE. BUT CANNOT TELL MORE.

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Minor design change

Minor design change

The tail became longer.

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Airventure 2015

Airventure 2015

Sadly it will not be possible to be at Airventure this year. The prototype will not be ready in time. The builder had some problems that delayed the build up and the transport of the parts, which i dismounted from prototype 01 for this assembly arrived toooo late. Nor Aldo, nor me were to blame for both problems. I will be at Airventure as a visitor. I guess you will recognize me with my black T-shirt with BirdGlider logo on the back and Nest of Dragons logo at the front. Feel free to ask me questions. Any way ...the USA adventure still goes on. BirdGlider will miss Airventure, but ...there is something else being prepared which will not pass by unnoticed. :)

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The BirdGlider plans are ...for FREE

The BirdGlider plans are ...for FREE

The BirdGlider plans are ...for FREE now.

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Colombian prototype starts its construction

Colombian prototype starts its construction

Jorge, known as Sstorch Ge Storch Ge on Facebook, told me yesterday that the materials for the BirdGlider prototype arrived at his workshop. So ...the building of the first flyable prototype can begin ...at last. We had to wait 3/4 year for these materials to arrive. But it is getting for real now. Jorge is studying the plans now. He will make all the parts by hand. We will keep you informed of the progress on the website. The FREE plans can still be found on this website.

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3D of BirdGlider

3D of BirdGlider

With this 3D file, you can see ALL parts of the BirdGlider. Really. Even the rivets are all in this 3D. This way you can see what needs to happen if you are stuck during the construction.

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About BirdGlider

“Going back in time …to the basics” has been my way of thinking for a long time. “Going back in time” might sounds a bit weird. But in the pioneer years of hanggliding, the sport was still for those with some guts, now it has evolved into a sport for those with many bucks. I wanted to go back to those old years. Lets go back to when aviation was still in reach of many. Aviation for the man of the street. I keep that goal high. I want to see YOU in the air.

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