Cascade Paragliding Club

Welcome to the desktop website of the Cascade Paragliding Club in Oregon. We also have a mobile website

The Cascade Paragliding Club is dedicated to the advancement of paragliding and hang gliding in this region through the education of its members in safety and general knowledge of the sport, the development and maintenance of local flying sites and through the comradeship of fellow pilots.

Monthly Meeting:
Back Stage Bar, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne
(503) 236-9234

Usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

Officers, Contacts, Site Laisons, Directors, Tandems, Mentors: ABOUT CPC

Website questions and suggestions: SEND

Sign-on to the CPC Google group:

Header photos by these photographers:

Jeff Edes
Gabriel Evans
Steve Forslund
Travis Forsman
Nick Fulmor
Deanna Hutchinson
Jim Little
Jon Malmberg
Eric Miller
Douglas Mullin
Ancil Nance
John Olson
Pete Reagan
Steve Roti
Mark Sanzone
Todd Weigand
Dan Wells

Most recent Google Group messages
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Mark G. Forbes: in the evening. :-) Seriously, it's not dangerous if done correctly. Battery explosions don't happen unless you seriously abuse them for a long time, and even then the overpressure seals will pop first. We resurrected a lot of battery packs this way, back when I worked in the OSU electronics repair
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Kevin Lee/ Thermal Tracker Paragliding: uhhh.... and I thought paragliding had it's dangerous moments! Dan... buy a new battery.  I even have one I'll give you/sell you/what have you if you promise not to shock yourself before then.  :-) Cheers, Kevin Thermal Tracker Paragliding Instruction Sales Tours 6370 Hwy. 66 Ashland, Oregon 97
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Mark G. Forbes: NiCd batteries suffer from deep discharge when they are in series-connected packs, as is typical in radios. The reason is that as they discharge, one of the cells is eventually going to run out of charge first. Once it does, the other still-somewhat-charged cells will continue to drive current throu
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gabe: Try charging repeatedly. Sometimes they can come back to life.  If that doesn't work put it in the freezer for a week and try again.  I've seen this bring back drill batteries.  
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Dan Wells: Battery in question is a niCad.  On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, vince price wrote: Dead.... If you drain a lithium ion or nickel metal hydride battery completely to zero,  it cannot be recharged.  Replace it. V -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the
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vince price: Dead.... If you drain a lithium ion or nickel metal hydride battery completely to zero,  it cannot be recharged.  Replace it. V
Mark Sanzone: Met Mike and watched a visiting hang pilot take an extended sled run. I was not inspired enough to fly. Mark Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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Dan Wells: A question for the radio experts… I left my FT-250 radio on and drained the battery completely.   Put it on the charger and in a short time I got a green light.  Later I turned on and saw the frequency displayed so thought all was good.  Later when I turned it on the radio was dead.  When I put t
Steve Forslund: Well drink some coffee and wake up. You should not really post when you are still foggy sf On 8/19/2014 12:04 PM, 'Mark Sanzone' via Cascade Paragliding Club wrote: Foggy this am again. If anyone is heading out to fly call me. Mark 503 6790962 Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone -- You recei
Mark Sanzone: Foggy this am again. If anyone is heading out to fly call me. Mark 503 6790962 Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
STAR THISTLE Fly in 2014
jimyb: Star Thistle Fly-In FLYER.pdf    HG & PG Pilots,   Here is a better version of the STAR THISTLE flier.  Please make plans to attend this Labor Dat Weekend!   Not mentioned before:  $30 registration includes two dinners, (one a donation fund raising event for our local budget fighting elementary sch
Steve Forslund: That is clouds flying from on the ground. The experience was opposite of last weekend. I arrived at Hoodsport late and the cloudbase was obviously too low. I managed to hitch a ride to the Staircase cut off then walked a mile and a half to the Elinor road where some hikers gave me a ride to the low
Elinor cloud flying
Steve Forslund: Elinor cloud flying
SIV clinic at Lake Sammamish Sept-Oct
keita sakon: here's my vid from napa
Netarts bay sunset
Mark Sanzone: