SIV/Acro with Aerodyne Shaolin
Took the SIV course with my Aerodyne Shaolin a few weeks ago, over the ocean south of Oslo. Winched up to 3000ft amsl. On the first full stall I was nervous and did some mistakes...
I let the glider fly again by rising the brakes, it shot forward. I really don't like having the glider that far in front of me so I brake it again. This caused it to stall and gave me a big pendulum. When I reached the "Bottom" I didn't manage to keep the right brake down. The glider spun a full 360 without me following, and kept spinning.
I managed to pull the brake down a little before the twists locked the brakes completely. The glider stopped rotating after 5-7 360`s (I'm not quite sure, it happened really fast). I used scissor kicks to get rid of the twists, while falling about 600 meters.
When the glider inflated finally, I had a large knot on the left, impossible to get rid of while in the air. I landed on a 40*60 ft island with 70% of the canopy open.
The second flight went much better and I did 4 full stalls! All the other things went really well, and I ended the course with a SAT. The Shaolin requires lots of weight-shift, and 40 cm of brake input. Lots of new videos have been uploaded on YouTube.... just search for Aerodyne Shaolin, and check out the videos from "FlyingMonk9"