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Latest updates and new material...

  • 19 Mar 2017 - new photos  of three Australian CDs - see CD Builders - Frank Smallman - Graham Betts - Clyde Farquar.

  • 18 Dec 2016 - new video - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner - Construction Videos - Truing up the Wing Rib Cap Strips.

  • 22 Nov 2016 - new article - see Home - Articles - Trailer Balancing.

  • 13 Oct 2016 - new article - see Home - Articles - The Carbon Dragon Foot Launch Sailplane - Technical Soaring Journal - Vol.10 No.3 1986

  • 13 Oct 2016 - new article - see Home - Articles - Designing Toward A One Foot Pre Second Sinking Speed by Bruce H. Carmichael

  • 26 Dec 2015 - new links - see Links - Useful Resources for CD Builders: Carbon Fiber Basics: An easy to understand guide and Comparison of the mechanical properties of the carbon fibers.

  • 17 Dec 2015 - new photos - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner - all the old photos are now sorted, and lots of new photos added!

  • 21 Nov 2015 - new photos - see CD Builders - Rick Mullins - lots of new pics!

  • 26 Aug 2015 - new video - see Forum - http://carbon-dragon.ihpa.ie/index.php/forum/carbon-dragon/809-progress-on-phil-lardner-s-all-carbon-cd?start=30#920

  • 13 Aug 2015 - new article - see Home - Articles - A Bungee Launch System.

  • 01 Aug 2015 - new link - see Links - Nest of Dragons - an interesting site with an index to lots of ultra light glider designs.

  • 27 Jul 2015 - new photos - see CD Builders - Michel Clas (France) - details of a Carbon Dragon built in France c2000, and later motorised c2002

  • 26 Jun 2015 - Sid Bottom (South Africa) takes over Nick Methley's CD project - see CD Builders - Sid Bottom / Nick Methley

  • 19 Jun 2015 - new photos & text - see CD Builders - Gregory (Gus) Malm - Realm

  • 02 May 2015 - new video - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner (Bonding the tail boom closed.)

  • 25 Mar 2015 - 4 new videos - see CD Builders - Yasushi Akahori

  • 25 Mar 2015 - 2 new videos - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner

  • 17 Mar 2015 - List of Errors in the Plans updated (Drawing #5 - H-Stab front spar dimension.)

  • 28 Feb 2015 - New Article - Taking Off Lightly - Experemental Soaring Association by Dean Sigler

  • 28 Feb 2015 - New Atricle - Early Japanese Hang Gliders of Mr. Tondokoro - 1934

  • 20 Dec 2014 - New photos - see CD Builders - Mick Robson - high (T) tail

  • 08 Dec 2014 - New photos - see: CD Builders - Gregory (Gus) Malm - Alnair and Relm powered derivtives of the CD

  • 01 Dec 2014 - New photos - see: CD Builders - Unknown Builder (can you help identify the builder?)

  • 01 Oct 2014 - List of errors in the CD blueprint drawings - see: CD Builders - Phil Lardner's All-Carbon CD - Errors in the Plans

  • 01 Sep 2014 - New photos - see: CD Builders - Nick Methley

  • 01 Jul 2014 - New photos - see: CD Builders - Phil Lardner's All-Carbon CD - New

  • 01 Jan 2014 - Check out the new Jim Maupin Gliders Forum