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Author Topic: compare Hybrid 240 to Long Way Home  (Read 1023 times)
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« on: June 17, 2011, 06:41 AM »

Hi

has anyone compared a Hybrid 240  to a Horvath Long Way home ?

i.e.  flown both

would you pay the estra for the LWH  and why

thanks
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 12:17 AM »

Am trying to decide myself, so here goes, am thinking out loud here...  Smiley

Hybrid 240
- Smaller than the lwh
- only in black and white
- made with carbon tubes & rods
- normal storage bag
- zero to smooth winds
- much cheaper than the lwh (US$145.60 difference!)

Long Way Home or lwh
- one of the bigger indoor gliders (if you exclude the 10.6ft Manta or 14ft Morpho Grande Wink )
- available in various colours
- framed with super tough Skyshark 2PT
- well protected in its black tube
- has a wider wind range, from zero to gentle wind
- higher visibility in the air, due largely to its size
- needs more space

I am still on the fence  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 05:08 AM »

Great  theoretical analysis  agree on points

but has anyone out there actually flown both ?

and can comment  from practical experience

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2011, 04:53 PM »

I do have the long way home HCS, it's a slow glider doing everything like it is on a slow motion replay. It gildes so slow, you can outwalk it   Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 07:08 AM »

Flew a Hybrid 240 today, really nice belly spins and slow smooth glides. Feels a tad heavy though.
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