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Gliders

Control Frames Size
Type
Flex Wings Aeros
Airborne
Icaro2000
Moyes
Wills Wing
AIR ATOS
Aeros Stalker
Other rigids
Ghostbuster
Exxtacy
E-7 and Esc
Tsunami and Top Secret Carbon repairs

Gliders

Control Frames

Size

Big control frames: Sep.30'03, Sep.17'03
Relatively big control frames: Dec.6'02
Short control frames: Sep.19'03
Short gliders got no reason to live: Mar.11'02
Small control frame: Apr.8'03
Small control frames: Dec.11'02, Dec.10'02, Jul.23'02
Thin frames: Dec.9'02
Too big control frames: Sep.13'03
Women and hang gliding: Oct.31'03
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Type

Aero bar grips: Jun.21'03
Aero base tubes: 4.42#2, 4.41#3, 4.40#2, 4.39#2
Aerofoil base tube: 4.99#3
Aerofoil base tubes: 4.99#4
Aero's down tube drag: Dec.13'02
Aeros' new control frame: Jan.12'02
Aero speed bars?: 4.108#5
Airborne's new control frame: 5.166#6
Aluminum airfoil base tubes for everyone: 4.35#3
More on aluminum aerofoil base tubes: 4.36#2
Yet, more on aluminum aerofoil base tubes: 4.38#4, 4.37#2
Angle of Attack: Mar.15'02
Bad shackle: Mar.18'03
Broken carbon base tubes: Jun.3'02
Carbon Fiber base tubes: 5.70#2
Faired down tubes: 4.59#1
Grip for aero base tube: Jun.19'03
GW on Aeros down tube drag: Dec.15'02
Less down tube drag: 5.40#0
Manfred's strange base bar: Sep.6'02
Moyes Zoom control frame: 5.144#1
New Moyes control frame: 5.143#1
New Wills Wing downtubes: 4.196#0
Bare Wires: Oct.24'03
Nico and Wire comments: Jan.30'02
R and R speed bar: 2.1#4
Lukas Etz on his control frame: 5.38#2
Fixing AIR and WW carbon base tubes: Mar.6'03
Fitting the WW Slipstreams to the ATOS: 5.82#4
New ATOS control frame: 5.84#1
Those cool new Wills Wing downtubes: 4.198#1
Loving the WW ATOS control frame: 5.144#2
Wills Wing control frame everywhere: 5.140#2
Wills Wings' Carbon Fiber Control Frame: 4.181#3
Wills Wing's new aluminum faired base tube: 5.190#1
Will's Wing streamlined control frame: 3.94#1
WW carbon fiber downtubes: 4.130#3
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Flex Wings

Adjusting competition gliders: Oct.31'02
Flex wings forever!: 4.16#0
Flex wing spoilerons: Oct.9'03
Flexwings will go at "stupid" speeds: Jul.31'03
Flex wings with aerodynamic surfaces: Oct.11'03
Flex wing Vs. Rigid wing: Aug.7'03
From flex to rigid: Sep.22'03
Fun gliders: Sep.19'02
Intermediate Gliders: Mar.30'03, Mar.25'03
La Mouette: Nov.3'03
New Sensor: 4.83#2
Power Steering for hang gliders: Apr.6'03
Single Surface gliders: Mar.7'03, Mar.21'03, Mar.9'03
The Saturn: 4.18#2
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Aeros

Aeros Combat 2: Aug.29'03, Jan.11'02
Aeros Discus: Apr.6'03, Apr.3'03, Apr.2'03, Mar.20'03
Bo goes Aeros: 5.194#2
Bo in Combat: Jan.29'03
Bo on the Combat 2 Vs. Mark on the ATOS-C: Apr.3'03
Combat 2: 5.201#1
Comments I've heard about the Aeros Discus: Mar.22'03
Dave Giles replies to Matt Tabor re Fusion/Stealth: 4.136#3
Flying the Aeros Target for fun: Apr.4'03
New Aeros Combat 2: Apr.10'03
New Aeros curved-tip intermediate glider: Nov.10'02
Paris on the Aeros Combat 2: Apr.26'03
Stealth dominates the East Coast: Mar.20'02
Stealth glider: Mar.10'03
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Airborne

Air Borne: 3.127#1
Airborne, at the factory: Nov.27'02
Airborne Climax: 5.88#3
Airborne Climax wins Red Bull vertigo: Aug.27'03
Airborne's new topless glider: 4.180#1
Flying the Airborne Climax C2 14: Nov.21'02, Nov.20'02, Nov.19'02
Making the Climax: 5.177#1
The Airborne Climax: Aug.27'03
The Airborne Sting squared XC: Nov.28'02
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Icaro2000

1996 Icaro2000 Laminar 13: Apr.1'03
2000 Laminar ST: Sep.4'02
Aaron on the Laminar ST: 4.173#2
AV8: 4.30#0, 4.29#1
Blatant Ad from Robert Reisinger: Sep.10'03
Curved tip Single Surface Hang Glider: Mar.8'03
Icaro2000 Laminar mid size: Apr.4'03
Icaro2000 MastR: Mar.24'03
Icaro2000 MR700: Aug.22'03
Icaro2000 Relax: Mar.23'03
Icaro Laminar MR 2001: 4.189#5
Icaro World Record Edition: 5.186#8
John on his Laminar: 5.164#2
Kate still in love: Apr.4'03
Laminar batten tips: Jun.14'03
Laminar dealer: 4.31#4
Laminar MRxx features: Jan.23'02
Laminar ST: 3.32#0
MR 700: Apr.7'02
We like our Laminars: Apr.28'03
What is it with the early Laminar ST ?: Aug.29'02
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Moyes Glider

2002 Moyes Litespeed: Mar.3'02
Andre Wolf on flying for Moyes: 4.83#0
Batten tip thingies: Apr.11'03
Betinho on Moyes Litespeed: 4.90#1
Clare Pagen on a Moyes Litespeed?: 5.55#1
Clever battens: Nov.15'02
Flew the Litespeed today, oh boy: 4.41#1
Flying the Lamppost: Mar.20'02
Glen on his Litespeed: 4.32#2
It's a Litespeed: 3.131#3
Jonnie wins on Moyes Litesport at NSW Championship: Feb.26'02
Lamppost (the bipolar glider): Apr.7'03
Litespeed: 4.5#1
Litesport: Jan.6'02, 5.206#1
Litesport on day four: Jan.12'03
Litesport pictures: Jan.10'02
Tom's Sprogs: Oct.20'03
Tom Weissenberger speaks: Oct.20'03
Tom complains about my editorial comments: Oct.16'03
Tom on his tumble: Oct.14'03
More on Tom's Sprogs: Oct.21'03
Moyes LiteSpeed: 3.119#3
Moyes Litespeed 4 S: Jun.26'03
Moyes Litespeed Review: 4.1#0
Moyes Litespeed S: Jul.9'03, Jun.25'03
Moyes LiteSport: Apr.3'03, Jan.5'02
Moyes LiteSport review: Jan.3'03
Moyes LiteSport review (another): Jan.6'03
Moyes Safety Notice: 5.184#8
Moyes Wing tips: Dec.27'02
My Moyes LiteSport Story: Dec.21'02
The bigger Moyes Liteport: Mar.11'03
Jonnie wins on Moyes Litesport at NSW Championship: Feb.26'02
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Wills Wing

Airwave Distributes Wills Wing In Europe: 5.199#4
Badly tuned Wills Wing Talon 150?: May 5'03
Both U2's at Wills Wing 30: Mar.17'03
Falcon 2: Apr.7'02
New tiny Talons: Feb.13'03
Oops, the castle nut belongs on top!: Aug.9'02
Wills Wing Attack Falcon: Mar.28'03
Wills Wing Eagle 145: Mar.29'03
Wills Wing Talon: 5.73#2
Wills Wing Talon 140: Mar.30'03
Wills Wing Talon 140 (actually 143 or 144): Mar.29'03
Wills Wing Talon 150: Mar.29'03
Wills Wing U2: Jul.17'03, Jul.1'03
Wills Wing U2-145: Mar.28'03
Wills Wing U2's and the Moyes Litesport 4: Mar.26'03
Wills Wing UltraSport - $1500: May 13'03
WW Talon with variable reflex: Apr.12'02
Talon's excel: Oct.8'03
The Wills Wing VG: Aug.26'03
U2 from Wills Wing: Feb.14'03
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AIR ATOS

Air, Altair, ATOS ads: 4.44#6
AIR and Icaro: 4.199#2
AIR ATOS: Jun.19'03
AIR ATOS aero base bar: Feb.25'03
AIR, ATOS and their nuts: 3.129#0
AIR ATOS-C tucks: Jan.24'02
AIR ATOS newbie: May 2'03
AIR ATOS rack pads: 5.200#5
AIR ATOS's tail as stall alarm: May 7'03
AIR ATOS VX: Apr.11'03
AIR at UP: 3.92#0
AIR in the US: 4.202#2
Air News: 4.193#1
AIR replies to Kevin's quest for a used sail: Mar.6'03
All ATOS, all the time: 3.5#1
All we are, are dents in the wind: 3.135#1
Another Dragonfly solo and new Midwest flight park: May 1'02
Answers re light trike and ATOS (in last issue): 5.199#3
ATOS: Jan.20'03, Jan.18'03, Jul.22'02, 5.80#1, 5.80#2, 5.17#4, 4.117#4, 4.99#2, 4.95#1, 4.95#2, 4.43#0, 3.57#5, 3.54#1
ATOS Advisory: Feb.14'03, Feb.13'03, 5.151#2
ATOS and Axxess photos: 5.69#0
ATOS and Ghostbuster still flying: 4.118#3
ATOS and Stalker: 4.111#2
ATOS and StrATOS: May 1'02, May 1'02
ATOS and Top Secret: 3.1#5
ATOS arrives: 3.38#1
ATOS bags: 5.24#2
ATOS-C: Feb.17'02
ATOS cam helper: 5.47#5, 5.46#1, 5.31#3
ATOS-C DHV test: Mar.13'02
ATOS–C does very well indeed: Jan.6'02
ATOS certified: 3.36#0
ATOS-C failed the DHV pitch test: Mar.11'02
ATOS-C for sale: Jan.22'03
ATOS CG = Hang point: Mar.9'02
ATOS-C passes DHV tests: Mar.15'02
ATOS-C plus Mosquito: Sep.18'02
ATOS cracking their ribs: 3.103#2
ATOS-C Spy pictures: Jan.11'02
ATOS-C weaklinks: Apr.8'03
ATOS Deliveries: 3.125#6
ATOS distributor site: 5.195#4
ATOS distributor web site: Aug.17'02
ATOSes for sale: 5.83#2
ATOSes show up: Apr.7'02
ATOS exposed: 3.42#4
ATOS flaps: Sep.6'03
ATOS flaps with WW Control Frame: Mar.7'02
ATOS follow up: 4.114#1
ATOS for Dummies: 4.60#2
ATOS for sale: 5.200#4, 5.176#1
ATOS/GB rental: 5.95#4
ATOS in Brazil: 3.91#2
ATOS “incident” in Spain: May 25'03
ATOS in Dinosaur: Jul.8'03
ATOS in Oz: 3.127#2
ATOS maintenance manual on-line: Dec.10'02
ATOS + Mosquito: Oct.4'02
ATOS news: 5.64#3
ATOS news from AIR: 4.60#1
ATOS nose catches: Aug.6'02, Aug.5'02
ATOS nose lever: Aug.1'02
ATOS now: 4.102#2
ATOS parts and fixes: Aug.13'03
ATOS performance: 5.24#4
ATOS pilots at the Worlds: 5.94#0
ATOS pitch tests: Feb.2'02
ATOS plus trike: 5.198#4
ATOS polar: 4.104#2
ATOS rib settings: Apr.10'03
ATOS Rumors: 5.174#1
ATOS sails: 5.24#3
ATOS sales in the US.: Jan.30'99
ATOS Setup: 4.17#1
ATOS side wires: 5.173#2
ATOS Specifications: 4.214#0
ATOS spinning: 4.115#3
ATOS spoiler line failure: Jun.3'02
ATOS stall speeds: 5.188#1
ATOS stalls with flaps: 5.189#2
ATOS thermaling: 4.123#4
ATOS tumble: Jun.22'02, Jun.21'02
ATOS tuning: 4.115#2
ATOS twist: Jan.30'02
ATOS update: 3.15#2
ATOS upgrades from Icaro: 5.51#7
ATOS Vs. Flex wing: Jan.16'02
ATOS VX: Apr.10'03, Apr.5'03, Apr.4'03, Apr.3'03
ATOS web site: Dec.31'02
ATOS wing sweep check: Mar.24'03
ATOS with a canopy: Apr.10'03
ATOS with shear ribs: 5.185#2
ATOS with Slipstream down tubes: 5.83#1
ATOS with Wills Wing control frame: 5.143#0
Australian ATOS for sale: 5.21#2
Avron on ATOS: 4.125#5, 4.123#5
Bad nose cone: Sep.22'03
Bar Pressure: 4.51#2, 4.50#0
Beef Up the ATOS: Feb.9'02
Big changes at AIR: 4.187#0
Brand new ATOS: 5.59#1
Buying ATOS in Europe: 5.9#3
Carbon fiber repairs: Aug.15'02
Carbon fiber work: Feb.12'02
Checking the ATOS-C control frame after whacking: Aug.18'02
Check of twist on my ATOS: Jan.29'02
Cracks on my ATOS: 5.141#4
Dave Sharp answers Scott's questions on the ATOS: 3.55#4
Dave Sharp hooks power to the ATOS: 3.86#1
Dave Sharp's ATOS report: 3.41#2
Dents, an overreaction?!: Dec.27'99
Did Dave Sharp spin the ATOS?: 4.52#4
Felix: 4.95#3
Felix and the ATOS VX: Oct.27'03
Felix convalescing: 4.171#0
Felix from AIR going to California: Nov.7'02
Felix in America: Nov.19'02, Nov.17'02
Felix in Wallis: Oct.30'03
Felix on ATOS spoiler cord: Jun.5'02
Felix on Christof: 4.125#4
Felix on spinning and tucking: 4.126#3
Felix on tuning a rigid wing: Nov.22'02
Felix Rühle on the ATOS-C: Feb.23'02
Felix Ruehle, designer of the Exxtacy, announces its successor: 2.57#0
Felix Ruehle on dents: 3.137#1
Felix signs Tony's tail: Dec.30'02
First flight on an ATOS: 4.74#5
Flew George's ATOS, too.: 4.48#1
Flew the ATOS: 4.83#1
Flying the AIR ATOS-C: Mar.15'03
Flying the ATOS: 3.93#2
Fooling (and I do mean fooling) around with George's ATOS: 5.51#0
Franz on ATOS bag and ATOS performance: 5.28#2
George spins his ATOS: 4.171#1
Great ATOS spin story: 4.121#2
Happy days with my ATOS: Jan.25'02
Icaro and AIR: Feb.17'02
Icaro ATOS advisory: Mar.3'03
Indented ATOS: 3.134#0
John Borton's review of the ATOS: 3.55#2
Small ATOS: 5.164#8
Small ATOS on parade: 4.157#1
Small carbon fiber repairs: Oct.9'02, Oct.8'02
Tandem ATOS VX: Apr.2'03
T-tail on ATOS: Apr.12'02, Apr.11'02
Stratos: Apr.21'02
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Aeros Stalker

Aeros Stalker: Apr.2'03
Aeros Stalker 2.25: Mar.11'03
Aeros Stalker and muscle memory: 5.39#1
Aeros Stalker for sale: Apr.3'03
Aeros Stalker gets a new pilot: Jan.17'03
Aeros Stalker passes DHV tests: 5.45#4
Aeros Stalker web page: Feb.16'03
Aeros Super Stalker: Mar.18'03
Ailerons on the Stalker: 4.37#1
Ailerons Vs Spoilerons: 4.53#5, 4.51#3, 4.50#4
Bad shackle: Mar.18'03
More Stalking the Stalker: 5.54#4
Stalker 2: May 30'02, Apr.8'02, Apr.7'02
Stalker 2.25: Mar.15'03
Stalker/Airwave: 3.119#1
Stalker/Combat demos in southern California: 5.62#5
Stalker finally certified: Mar.20'02
Stalker, it's out to get you: 3.118#5
Stalker photos: 4.106#1
Stalker retraction: 4.46#6
Stalker strength: Aug.9'02
Stalker update: 4.35#4
Stalker updates: 5.54#5
Stalker Winglets: Aug.12'02
Stalking the Stalker: 5.52#0
Stalling and spinning the Stalker: Jun.21'03
Stalling the Stalker 2.25 on purpose: Jun.19'03
The Aeros Stalker: 3.127#3
The Aeros Stalker arrives: 5.22#1
The development of the Aeros Stalker: 5.155#0
Why the Aeros stalker: 3.139#2
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Other rigids

Archäopterix: 5.173#1, 5.172#2, 5.171#1
Foot launching the Archaeopteryx: Mar.13'03
Full rigid wing: 4.40#0
New Rigid Wing gliders: 2.56#4
Rigid comparison chart: 5.56#1
Rigid Rumors: 3.125#5, 3.87#0
Rigid rumors and retractions: 3.96#0
Rigids for rent: Mar.31'02
Rigids have their own world records: Apr.25'03
Rigids on cliffs: Sep.29'03
Rigid spins: 4.149#1, 4.148#1
Rigids vs. Flexxies: Jan.22'02, Jan.20'02
Rigid vs. Topless: 4.10#1
Rigid wing comparisons: Jan.15'03
Rigid wing data base: Mar.18'02
Rigid-wing hang gliders: 5.9#2
Rigid Wing News: 3.2#0
Rigid Wing Rumors: Jan.17 1998'97
Rigid wings: Aug.3'02, Aug.1'02
Rigid wing sale: 5.68#2
Rigid wing strength: Aug.17'02
Ropes on cliff launches: Sep.25'03
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Ghostbuster

Dents on the Ghostbuster: 4.53#2
Flying the Ghostbuster: 3.93#1
GB d-cell mods: 5.189#1
Ghostbuster: 4.50#2, 4.49#0, 4.48#0, 3.41#3
Ghostbuster, but not in name: 4.121#7
Ghostbuster Clinic: 4.48#2
Ghostbuster disintegrates in flight: 4.116#3
Ghostbuster parts for sale: Jan.5'02
Ghostbuster passes DHV load test: 3.101#1
Ghostbuster polar: 3.118#6
Ghostbuster questions: 3.62#1
Ghostbuster reappears at Worlds: 3.105#1
Ghostbusters Vs Atos at Torrey: 4.80#3
Ghostbuster tucks in Arizona: 4.113#1
Ghostbuster/Wills Wing aero wheels: Jun.16'03
Bogus picture in the Oz Report?: 4.64#1
From the folks who brought you the doctored GB photo: 4.81#5
Gibbo spins his own tale: 4.55#1
Gibbo takes his Ghostbuster for a spin: 4.54#0
I flew the Ghostbuster today, oh boy: 4.47#0
It's Gibbo's Ghostbuster: 4.53#1
Muscle Memory and the Ghostbuster: 5.36#0
Mylar Ghostbuster: 4.64#0
No Ghostbusters at Angerer Open: 5.38#6
Response from Matthias Betsch at Flight Design: 3.2#4
Spun Gibbo's Ghostbuster: 4.51#0
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Exxtacy

Campbell spins Exxtacy, but not Ghostbuster: 4.62#1
Exxtacies Rule: 3.5#0
Exxtacy accident: 4.179#6
Exxtacy and Mosquito: Sep.3'02
Exxtacy arrives: Dec.19 1997'97
Exxtacy bound for OZ: Dec.6 1997'97
Exxtacy in Bulli: Dec.23 1997'97
Exxtacy nose angle: 5.54#1
Exxtacy smokes 'em at Stanwell Park: Dec.25 1997'97
Exxtacy spins: Aug.31'02
Exxtacy tips: 2.33#0
Flight Design on foam and dents: 3.138#0
Flight Design speaks up on spins: 4.56#0
Flight Design's perspective: 4.120#1
Flying the Exxtacy: 4.76#2
Going fast on the Exxtacy: Jan.12 1998'97
Heiner Bissel on the small Exxtacy: 4.63#4
Is the Exxtacy better then the best topless flex wings?: 3.31#2
Ixbo and Exxtacy: 2.55#1
ixbo revisited: 3.13#0
The IXBO pitch pressure issues settled: 3.10#1
Little fixes to the Exxtacy: Jan.30'99
More Exxtacy information: 2.1#2
New Exxtacy polar: 2.10#2
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E-7 and Esc

E-7: 3.54#0
E-7 pictures: 3.66#1
ESC with Guggenmos: 3.126#0
Guggenmos and JZ: 3.6#0
Jim Zeiset on changes to the E-7: 3.84#1
John Borton's review of the E-7: 3.55#1
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Tsunami and Top Secret

Top Secret: 5.102#4, 5.101#1, 5.100#3, 3.119#2
Top Secret spins in and pilot dies: 5.78#1
Top secret Top Secret: 5.176#0
Tsunami: May 11'03
Tsunami (formerly Top Secret): Jan.16'03
Tsunami pitching over: Sep.8'03
Tsunami/Top Secret: Apr.15'03
Tsunami tuck: Sep.6'03
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Carbon repairs

Hot dents: Dec.31'99
John Vernon and his T-tails: Mar.5'03
Materials for rigid wing gliders: Sep.5'02
More dent repairs: 3.139#3
Needles for Dents: 3.136#1
Never-ending dents: 4.1#1
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