This video is here to give you an idea of the behavior of the glider on provocated incidents or maneuvers.
Be aware of the air you are flying in and act as such! The best way to deal with flying incidents is to avoid them by making good decisions and flying active.
Pleasure must remain your first goal in flying.
Pilot 1: 95kg, size 25
Middle of the weight range.
Pilot 2: 70kg size 23
Bottom of the weight range.
1- Frontal collapse.
This collapse is pretty hard to achieve, the glider tend to reopen as soon as you release the tension on the As. You can notice the relative low pitch angle in the recovery.
In real life, the glider is telling you that the leading edge will lose the pressure, which you can easily stop by a symmetric pressure on the brakes.
2- Asymmetric collapse.
The hard part is to deflate the glider rather than folding it.
The Reopening is pretty smooth and gentle, like in real life. The Big collapses we experimented in real life shows very low rotation angle, less than what the video is showing.
3- C stall, high angle recovery.
This maneuver is showing the recovery when you put the glide in stall at very high angle of attack.
This could happen whilst steering with the C toggles or in entering a huge thermal.
No pitch in the recovery process.
I sometime use this way to kill some high (like a B-Stall), it's pretty smooth and stable as long as you stay symmetric.
4- Brake travel measurement.
In both case, we get more than 60cm of travel. You can notice that with the deformation of the wing before it loses the flight, the risk of accidental fullstall is very reduced.
There is a very dissuasive effort on the last 10/15cm.
5- Spin resistance.
We check how the glider is easy to put in spin, how is the feeling and how it recovers when you feel the half wing loses the flight.
Not much pitch again.
6- Big Ears.
1st is the stable version. I just grab the red sleeve on the outside A. Sometime, you need an input to open them back (especially in calm air).
2nd is a larger version, higher sink rate, but not very stable.
I induce steep spiral, hold pressure on 2 turns, without any counter with my body.
Sink rate achieved is around -20m/s.
When I release the toggle, the glider exist itself from the spiral in about 720°.
G forces are not so high, but need to be considered as the risk of blackout exist! You will notice it coming by a narrowing of your view angle. Always act before the blackout happen!