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Old 05-12-2014, 06:00 AM   #1
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Ideas on a rack for hang glider

Hi everyone, would just like to ask if anyone has seen or have a rack that can transport a hang glider on top of a 2010 wrangler...4dr?? some options out there are way over priced, DIY or whatever may help in this would be greatly appreciated...hooroo for now.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:34 AM   #2
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How much does your hang glider weigh?

edit: note that the wrangler top is not rated to carry any weight.. however a lot of people carry various things up top.. kayaks and the like.

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Old 05-12-2014, 07:57 AM   #3
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Only like about 23kgs which is about 51lbs. The length is between 4m and 5.9m. When it is used it will optimally be the 5.9 meter length.
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wow, very little in the way of ideas. Do you want to avoid permanent changes to top (like drilling for mounts)? Have you thought about just strapping it to the top, maybe add some tie down points on the sides of the top?
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I googled "Jeep Hang Glider" and saw that most of the rigs people are using have a vertical support at the very front of the vehicle. I'm assuming that is because the hang glider frame would sag down and bounce/bend if not supported? Is that right?

Since you mentioned "DIY", maybe you could find/fabricate/alter a front bumper with a receiver hitch and come up with some sort of cradle to support the hang glider...?

So you'd have a vertical bar with a "V" in the front hitch and the same on the rear hitch. You'd want to support it in the middle (both vertically and horizontally) as well, but you could eliminate almost all of the weight burden on the ends.

If this guy can do it, then you can do it:
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:41 PM   #6
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Hey look what I found after digging a little more
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