The 2018 'World's end' Paramotor Club summer fly-in and Party
The Paramotor Club will be hosting our annual summer fly-in / party from the 13th of July until the 15th of July. At Worlds End, Close to Newbury, Berkshire. (postcode RG20 7JH) there will be signs from this postcode.
The site is AMAZING! you will not be disappointed with the perfect grass as far as the eye can see.
As well as the normal music, fire, food, bar & posh toilets... +++ at this event we will have a comedian on the Friday evening to get you laughing until your face hurts!
Once again we will be putting on a PMC fireworks display, and once again it will be unlike the dragged out displays your accustomed too here is a drone video of the 2017 fireworks for 2018 we have a plan which will up the game considerably!!
Visitors can also enjoy a 'Joy Ride' / (trial flight) in a C42 microlight for a very small donation.
Camping, caravans, motorhomes FREE.
Locally, there are some great XC flights to be had, and foot-drag heaven awaits!
PLEASE LOG IN TO USE CLICK THE 'Going' BUTTON at the top left of this page 200 PILOT'S MAX 'Families welcome only pilots need to RSVP'.
Tickets for non flying guest's will be sold in advance and available in plenty of time before the event.
(those who do not RSVP risk not being able to attend if we max out on numbers)
For the wife's and girlfriends of: We are close to 'Downton Abbey' or 'Highclear Castle' which you can now visit and walk around.
As always, Fully Paid up members entry is FREE, Non Member pilots £25 for weekend membership, guests £15 for a weekend membership. (An optional donation to a locally well supported children's charity would be awesome and I will make sure there is a donations pot in the entry tent)
Hi, I did my first few flights (and ground handling learning) using a school wing. Then the rest of my training was on a Roadster. I liked it so much I still fly it after 200 hours!.
I initially had a Parajet V3, then switched to Nitro. I now have a Nitro and a Tornado. I love both as the super light weight really helps my old knackered joints (I'm 58). I have elec start and clutch on both and never had any elec issues. I've just upgraded to the new aluminium swing arms on my Nitro...they are more comfortable.
Rockon, hi, and welcome
I bought the spyder wing as my first wing after learning, and think it is great! Nice and light, so easy to launch in low wind. I also bought the Nitro 200 as it is the lightest one with electric start, and havent been disappointed.
You might want to wait till you have done your training first before investing in the kit. You will have a better idea of what you want then.
Thanks for the replies.Here are some pictures about the netting design.
It uses 1,6mm stainless tig wire bent to a U shape around a 6mm bar,the wire is highly polished so that the netting line wont chafe.I built a guide jig for the drill that clamps onto the hoop,the frame consists of two different pipe diameters so i had to made two jigs for the different pipe diameters.
Its possible to freehand,but drilling with a jig will save your drill bits and make straight evenly spaced holes.I experimented freehanding but it was a hassle getting the loops through,also snapped the drill bits easily.
I used 2mm drill bits.I tried various cobalt bits.Proper bits are essential,i tried using different brand namely bosch etc cobalt(made for stainless) bits but all of them managed to drill only a couple holes before the bit dulled or snapped.Dont even try with standard drill bits(black ones) for stainless.I managed to find success with drill bits from wurth and drilled all of the holes with only 2 bits. Increadibly quality on these drills,i suspect they are made by ruko or at the least ruko would be the same quality.The drilling was done dry because of welding and lubricants would contaminate the weld.
The loops were tig welded with argon shielding gas on the inside of the pipe,the backside on the loop cut 3mm excess which when welded forms a welded rivet on the backside.
The netting is done with 1,5mm dyneema with 200kg line strength,the line goes over under over etc.Attaching the line was done with clamps from pap and the end locked in place with a thru splice on the end to stop the line from slipping.Its tight as a guitar string and can take the weight of a person.The frame will actually start flexing instead of the dyneema when pushing on the net.
Not all training overseas is on a beach, but the beach really has some great benefits! When training on a beach with a sea breeze we were able to fly, even as learners with more wind than would be ok inland (because hardly any turbulence or gusting). Strong, but laminar wind actually makes training easier as take offs and landing are slower, plus you also get used to kiting in more wind. Then you need to learn kiting and flying in more turbulent wind. Lucky for me, my training in Spain also included inland flying on airfields. I will also add that learning nil wind launch on a very hot evening.......you have to run like a gazelle! Back in the UK, learning to fly on my own I just initially picked days when the wind was ok for me. Slowly, practice and confidence builds and more gusting becomes ok.