What can i use to make a leading edge for a hang glider? Answered

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   When i say leading edge i mean a long piece of material to hold the leading edge in shape. I dont know how to mold somthing so big and i dont know what i could use that would be strong, lightweight, ridged, and reasonably cheep. ( The material has to be able to hold a curve shape. )

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_nicos

8 years ago

Assuming it's for a hang glider, my strong suggestion would be to use a leading edge from a hang glider — used parts are cheap if you can find them. The leading edge is normally made from aviation aluminium. Another (even better) suggestion is to NOT FLY A HANG GLIDER unless you are properly trained. Good luck!

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Re-design

Best Answer 8 years ago

The leading edge of most hang gliders is just the structural aluminum tube of the frame.  A pocket is sewn in the covering and then wrapped around the front tube.

Why don't you join this yahoo forum for hang gliders and get better answers from people who actually do this as a hobby?

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onrust

8 years ago

I made a nice kite out of a dog food bag. I found it to be incredibly strong material.

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aar0nc0leonrust

Answer 8 years ago

Does anyone know how i could make the dog food bags more ridged?

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onrustaar0nc0le

Answer 8 years ago

I did sew it together. would a double layer help?

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Brennn10

8 years ago

It would take quite a few sachets of this stuff, but you could look in to: Sugru