Covid 19: We remain hopeful that we will be allowed out to play in time for this event. If it gets to a point where it is clear this will not be the case, we will move the dates as required. The uptake for this event will be huge so please make sure you are a member and that you RSVP to secure a place.
THE 2ndPMC COAST RUN!
This will be another 'full members only' event upgrade link at the bottom of the description
Situated just 6-Miles from the stunning cove of Hayle and 9 miles from Falmouth, with lands end well within reach 'even when you miss the airspace!' , this venue comprises of 4 large flat football pitches, and separate take off and landing fields. There will be fireworks
The venue has a club house with a cheep bar (and showers) which will be open during normal hours for our use.
As always, we will have a heated tent.
The fire pit will be lit 24-hours a day.
The music will be played at a social volume at social times of the day.
Dogs are welcome, children are welcome, local visitors are welcome.
There is literally nothing bad to be said about this place! The above view lives only 7.3 miles away from take off!
The view below is 9 miles away from take off!
We hope to see all of the normal faces at this one, there is some added adventure for all of us as its a totally new site with some AMAZING flying opportunities to be had for those who venture into the UK's very own holiday resort!
Costs: Full Members£10 for Charity 'please'
Camping (per tent / camper) £10 to football club.
Non Flying Partners£20
Non members£FULL MEMBERS ONLY
I will add more information and spice this page up a little over the coming week or so, but I just wanted to get the dates out there soon
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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.