FVPi will be holding an orientation fly-in at our Gunderman Airfield over the 2018 Easter long weekend. If you have nothing planned for the weekend or just want to get out of the house for the day, come on down. There's plenty of activities in and around the airfield to keep you, the wife and kids entertained such as fishing, swimming, bush walking or just kick back and relax along the river front if the weathers down. Sunday breakfast will be supplied by the club, so bring essentials outside of the breakfast. So, pack your motor,maybe a fishing rod or two and come down to enjoy the spectacular Hawkesbury.
I was actually able to take my wing with me without issues. Just put it in my suitcase and off I went.
I know what you mean with regards to taking a paramotor out. Everyone says it's a nightmare because of the fuel... I'm planning on doing the same as well "going Turkey" with my engine. Do they not cause any issues when arriving in Turkey or transiting through other countries?
PS Are you going the event Bore Chasers? Would be good to chat face to face.
I tried that and it is almost impossible.
Airlines don't take it, because it is classed as hazardous and petrol smell doesnt help.
If you try to send it via courier / logistics firm, I recommend you to get Ata karnet, you can find more information in below link; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-an-ata-carnet
It will need a customs entry in Turkey, and because it is used, personal and such, they can cause you a problem.
I am planning to drive to Turkey in July / August and take it with me, this is the only easy way for customs purposes.
Hope it helps
19kg is too heavy.
Its very thirsty and very expensive.
I own two Baileys V2 engines (18kg)... (The V5s is 16kg and about £3000)
I have also been working on a spanking new GY6 with a 63mm cylinder (180cc) that I "think" I could get down to 14kg if I lose the magneto, sprag clutch, starter and use an alloy muffler etc etc.... Time is the issue on that... I prefer flying to machining but that motor only cost me £175
Atom80 is 10kg
The weight issue is a bit of a conundrum.... If you fly long XC flights or camp out, the fuel burn / weight tends to even out a bit between the Bailey and typical two strokes.
On the same wings I burn about half the fuel of an Atom80 and I am quite a bit heavier on mine.