Why bothering with designing, when Mike Sandlin already did it and plans are free for use... :grin:Mitja
You had such a glider in your portfolio, a folding one, no?
A rework at the tailsurfaces to more timeles design and strutts instead of cables and voila a glir that could compete with the simplicity of the SG38 butwith a modern design.
More importantly, several examples built, of several different variations, with a good safety record and demonstrated good flight characteristics.
Continue along that line of thinking and next thing you know you someone will insist we need helmets!I would suggest something crush-able under the seat. Say a 3" block of 2#/ft^3 foam with horizontal holes bored through it. I know of one back injury from a Goat hitting too hard.