Even George Caley (father of the hang glider) used his footman as a test pilot.You need to go to a reputable flight school to learn to fly the beast then you may be less inclined to design and build your own.Not sure if you can see this in the USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLBBTcT0wKcJust to show the internet is an easy place to research ideas although I doubt any of these come in cheap.http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DIY+Hang+glider&oq=DIY+Hang+glider&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1275l4316l0l4427l15l15l0l6l6l0l222l1575l0.7.2l9l0http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=electric+plane&oq=electric+plane&aq=f&aqi=g8g-m2&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=33784l36932l0l37164l14l13l0l3l3l0l212l1685l0.8.2l10l0http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=basic+aero+dynamics&oq=basic+aero+dynamics&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=13569l18242l0l18434l19l19l0l10l2l0l232l1520l0.5.4l9l0http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=electric+helicopter&oq=electric+hel&aq=0&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=50514l53798l0l56037l12l12l0l3l3l0l211l1069l4.3.2l9l0. With THAT in mind, research the evolution of hang gliding from the 1960s onwards. I asked for helpful information, not ridicule from someone who gives not a single thought concerning the possibility that i might have already taken into account several factors regarding safety. Loserima to own or fly a wing suit you need to have completed a minimum of 200 skydives. Rope and a harness, I used a kiting harness. Keep walking, jogging, or running until the glider is lifting you on its own. The reaction will be the same: "local man jumps off building with homemade glider he build from instructions he found on the internet". As much as we’d like to think we’re superheroes, we’re not. Like a locking joint or a pin? 8 days ago. (put the plastic under the keel so you do not have to tape it as much). Tape your plans together so that the lines meet up in the proper place. It was a high point in my life. The horizontal stabilizer and vertical stabilizer should be glued together so that the vertical stabilizer is on top of and perpendicular to the horizontal stabilizer. All the required materials are very cheap and this project should not cost … Find some paper and a pencil and draw the aircraft grade aluminum tubes that compose the frame of the glider. The word "cheap" suggests some ignorance. It’s why so many people skydive and go up in hot air balloons and BASE jump, and, of course, it’s why so many hang glide. Keep these facts in mind for a good design 1. Maybe skydiving and bungee jumping don’t seem so scary now? North Wing manufactures high quality, weight shift control Light Sport Aircraft, Ultralight Trikes, Trike Wings, and Hang Gliders that are fun to fly. Happy flying. It was built out of aluminum pipe and clear plastic sheet. Harnesses should have adjustable straps to conform to different body types. We know the trees are beautiful, but imagine careening into a forest canopy at 30 mph. there is a link, but i will have to go to the library to access it.I am thinking of using thick walled pvc pipe and maybe bubble wrap for the wing. Be cautious do during the test fly,  first  on the bunnyhill. This hangs back from the nose and adds support to the structure. I am a professional engineer, I LIVE AND BREATH safety factors, and clearly I have considered more of them than you have. Then you can think about motors and passengers and coffee makers and all the add on's that make flying great. Landsails are mostly for the beach, but there are a few on the market that are street-legal. Maybe rent one first, or take some lessons just to get the "Hang" of it. You have to make sure your foot speed and nose angle are aligned.