Joe Hockman

Joe Hockman

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    Joe Hockman commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    Well that is quick and easy ! Great job Larry.
    18 days ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Flying in Turbulence and Thermal activity".
    What I found with flying UL trikes is that once I get sufficient altitude, I almost always fly with my finger tips on the control bar with a very light grip. You can really feel what the wind is doing with a light touch. You can't precisely gauge ...
    20 days ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What is the best trike for you? Ultra/nanolight or heavy high powered small wing. Here is a start and a comparison.".
    Paul, I took no offense at your wording. On the other hand, I hope my comment was not interpreted as being too critical. As with most topics, there are a wide variety of opinions and how perspectives are expressed.
    20 days ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What is the best trike for you? Ultra/nanolight or heavy high powered small wing. Here is a start and a comparison.".
    Yes, I agree good topic. I agree with most every thing you posted Lindsay. Given competent skills, light and slow is definitely safer than heavy and fast. We are talking mass, inertia, energy when arriving at terra firma. One can probably put ...
    21 days ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Frank Dempsey's picture.
    Yes nano trikes are a blast to fly and totally different experience from the big heavy trikes. My understanding is the term "nano trikes" was first coined in Australia which matched one of their trike categories with the least regulation. I am ...
    23 days ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on garrett speeter's Video.
    Wow Garrett, the Brooks range mountains seems like some awesome terrain to fly over. Think I would really enjoy flying over that area some day.
    27 days ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Speed range in Strut wings vs Cable braced wing".
    I agree with Paul and Gregg's comments above. We can be thankful that we have a number of choices. Low and slow is not for every trike pilot and conversely there are many that would prefer to not fly the fastest trikes. One of the real attractive ...
    1 month ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Speed range in Strut wings vs Cable braced wing".
    Very good point Bryan and Larry. Pitch stability has to be critical for higher speed range. I am trying to remember the details but doesn't the STARS system on some of the newer P&M wings actually vary the amount of washout, perhaps through washout ...
    1 month ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Speed range in Strut wings vs Cable braced wing".
    Tony, it is true that many flex wing design characteristics determine the performance envelope that is possible including max speed. However, Rizzy's original question was related to speed range, not max speed. Yes, the QUIK wing is faster than ...
    1 month ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Good point Wexford ! Any way you want to look at it, the integrity of the down tubes may be the most important structural item under compression. Yes cross bars are also under compression but they are usually quite a bit larger diameter tubes. I ...
    2 months ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Interesting, I guess I really don't have a big issue with a single bolt hole through the trailing edge of the fair downtube as long as the wing is controlled by the control bar. However point lateral loads on the down tubes by quick roll maneuvers ...
    2 months ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Another Trike Crash with two fatalities".
    Sorry about my delayed response as I have been on the road traveling out of state. I believe you Larry on your earlier description of your Rev prototype incident, however I remain unconvinced that this proves that an apparent "lockout" can't be ...
    3 months ago
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    Rizwan Bukhari
    Rizwan Bukhari commented on Joe Hockman's picture.
    Hi Joe, Nice question, I would think increasing chord would increase lift a little bit but then stability decreases a bit??? And probably the bigger wing would have slightly less wing loading. I honestly don't know much about wing design and it's ...
    3 months ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Another Trike Crash with two fatalities".
    I'll throw a couple opinions in on this thread. Lindsay is correct when he says the term "lockout" comes from a situation that could develop when towing hang gliders. I recall hearing this many times when I went through aerotow training. Very bad ...
    3 months ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Joe Hockman's picture.
    Well, don't quote me, but I think the GT6 is around 14.3 to 14.4 M. It is not a full M bigger but closer to .75 or .8 M bigger. We will have to wait to get the exact stats when they are listed on NW website. Having said that, Rizzy, do you ...
    3 months ago

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I'm a hang gliding pilot that transitioned to light trikes a few years ago. My interest is in Part 103 trikes. Currently I fly a North Wing ATF trike with Stratus wing. Update: I have upgraded to a North Wing Maverick with Pacer wing and sold my ATF. Yet another update: I now have a NW Scout XC with GT6 wing all custom made for me.

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  • mike  smith
    by mike smith 6 years ago
    getting ready to buy a ATF trike were do you live? Im in Ohio