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    weight shift control

    Anyone know of a website directory of where one can get weight shift control training?

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    not entirely sure what you mean, explain?

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    I think he means like on a hang glider or on Count Ferdinand Von Zepplin's LZ-1. For some applications (hang gliders) weight shifting is sort of adequate. Outside of that limited application it really doesn't work well...

    https://grantvillegazette.com/wp/art...l-perspective/

    Some other airships had design flaws worthy of mention. On the pioneering Zeppelin LZ1, the sliding weight (used for pitch control) lever broke, the frame buckled, and the rudder lines fouled. (Payne 60). The
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    ahh that makes total sense now, learned something new

    Quote Originally Posted by belchfire View Post
    I think he means like on a hang glider or on Count Ferdinand Von Zepplin's LZ-1. For some applications (hang gliders) weight shifting is sort of adequate. Outside of that limited application it really doesn't work well...

    https://grantvillegazette.com/wp/art...l-perspective/

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