I , "Need" to do , exactly that , when i retract the flaps on myYou can always push the stick forward as you retract the flaps, no?
rigid-wing Hg ; flaps down , i need to speed up a bit before
i retract them.
This story is why i'm so interested in this Thread ; My Exxtacy
turns with spoilers, and i can hit Both for glide control.
For you Victor Bravo :
This happened just North of your story ; Slide Mt , located
between Carson and Reno .
Had just quit the Tut team (Heir to coca cola, Tut Woodruff)
who was paying me to film HG movies.
Had launched off Slide Mt with an early rigid type wing
the Fledge II B. That glider had tip rudders for turning; and
you could deploy both to reduce glide.
So cloud base was near 13K , with a rather high laps rate,
when i caught a good thermal about 1500 ft/min up. That turned
into 2000 up and just kept getting stronger. Had 2k before i
hit cloud base and had to do something fast. Deployed both
rudders and pulled in ; that don't do Squat, and was still
going up Fast . let go of the rudders and pulled in Hard
to try and reach the edge of the thermal.
I hit HAIL ; and it was Big ; was worried about it taking
out my Dacron sail, so i went into an inverted spin, (the
fledge does that ), and centrifugal force holds the suspension
lines to the harness taught. To help match the decent rate
of the hail, i held inside rudder, and slowly pulled in to speed her up
a bit. That makes the glider exit the spin, and enter a spiral.
It's also the most dangerous thing you can do in a Hang glider
because the exit usually makes the frame explode !
I held it , till i was 200' off the deck ; then pushed out to re-enter
the spin, and exited that with ease with just enough altitude
to turn into the wind and land.
It was still hailing, when i landed ; and Yea , i ($h!t my pants)
but lived !!!