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  2. Hello Chris. I was curious to know if your 28 meter Universal is still available. Thanks!
  3. Hi My friend is interested in the paramotor can you tell me if it’s still available thanks ade
  4. If you're into PG, you must tick off Olu, 6000ft ttb's and some picturesque xc. Along with Arcachon, St André, Monaco, Golden, Queenstown, Chamonix, they're all "musts". Richard.
  5. I am right with you these days.... Give me a simple meander in smooooth air over rivers and meadows with a jam buttie in one hand and a pop in the other and I am done.... 0G is just about right
  6. Yea, looks like a different place! They must be pulling some money in to splash the cash like that! Not keen on that sofa.... I'm all for acting the goat, its the spice of life but that thing made me pretty uncomfortable!
  7. Lol. I don't think I have ever passed 0.5g or 1.5g total including me! My wing will last 40 years.
  8. Haha.... yep, I know exactly where you are coming from! There is some margin though: With some rough calculations, using only A and B lines, 60% would still give me approx. 10G before line failure... Call it 6G because of the bias on the center A lines. A nose down spiral might be 3 or 4G maybe a tad more in a SAT entry so there is some wiggle room but 60% was enough to make me splash the cash on a new set (£100 if my memory serves me right)
  9. Interesting stuff Mark, not sure I would have waited until 60% load test. I do have a ReAction that has 318 hours on it and came back from the factory with a 'Very Good' report, however it is now in the slow category so will probably never be flown again.
  10. This is true (mostly) all my friends used to love getting new wings... I personally didn't like having to surrender all that experience so would fly one until I lost faith in its ability to survive a nose down spiral or SAT... I even bought a new line set for one when they started breaking at 60% under load test.... That was back in the days when Ozone used to use that rubberized, long lasting wing material. I'm not sure if its old age or the fact I am now on a reflex wing but I am seldom as comfy as I used to be when it gets hairy
  11. alan_k

    Battery

    I believe it was originally a sealed lead acid battery that fitted in there. I think it was 12V at about 4Ah from memory.
  12. Mathias64

    Battery

    Good Evening! I have just bought an Advanture solo paramotor. I started to fix it, but I have problem to find the correct size of battery. The size of the hole it has to fit into (behind the head of the pilot): 120 - 60 - 70 mm. There is no battery with the size like this in my country- Hungary, so I would very appreciate some advises, what type of battery could I use, and from where can I order. Thanks, Mathias
  13. Yesterday
  14. Yes, a couple, which I've devoured with great interest, so I now have more questions than I did before starting to read them
  15. I was a newbie last year and im still a newbie because of a lock down Appreciated if anyone know a close club to join or good place to fly. Still cant a place close to my area. (Walsall)
  16. Motors and wings particularly have come on in leaps and bounds. For a newbie wing they are easier to launch and more forgiving than a few years ago. I have bough both my serious wings 2nd hand, the last one with 20 hours for £2K. Anything with 20-30 hours should still be virtually as good as new and by the time you have put 100 hours on it you will be looking to upgrade probably. Wings should last 400-500 hours or more if looked after however I don't know of anyone flying one continuously for that period. There is lots and lots to learn so make sure you get on with your instructor. Have you got any of the PPG books to start with?
  17. Short story: More than twenty years ago, I scoured the Loot (anyone remember that rag?) and bought a solo 210cc paramotor with a Airwave Harmony (safe simple wing) and taught myself to fly (NOT recommended, I was younger and still made of rubber back then) Think I payed £2000 all in and the gear was mint. It was a reasonably lucky buy because I didn't know enough about gear (or more importantly, good weather conditions) I didn't really take to powered flight but fell in love with free-flight, sold the motor and got fifteen years of obsessed joy out of that.... Then got a bit bored and flew occasionally until I decided to give power another twirl Fell in love with flying power this time. Bought a smashed Bailey's (four stroke // very efficient good for long xc flights) £1300, rebuilt it and I already had a wing with a value of maybe £300 and I enjoyed the sport that much I splashed another £1700 on a Kougar 2 wing. It can be done reasonably cheaply (especially if you have lots of tools and a bit of know-how) Its tough to know how you will respond to the sport. I don't recommend teaching yourself! I don't recommend buying gear until you know you are hooked. I am "almost" loathed to say get training because it can be pricey and "might" be wasted.... But I couldn't recommend anything else and maintain a clear conscience. Bit of a rock and a hard place. Paramotoring (and free-flight) are a pretty frustrating sports, peppered with disappointment, occasionally terrifying even after thousands of hours experience, smelly, heavy, noisy, a tad dangerous.... But every now and again, you will find yourself thousands of feet above the ground tiptoeing the tops of clouds or skimming a mountain 50 miles from home.... it can be BLISS.
  18. Ah man... the hook, so simple but I gotta get one. Thanks.
  19. I'm pretty sure the ozone wings are a constant reflex profile and only alter the angle of attack. Don't think they alter the profile.
  20. I have, at least as far as committing to learning goes, but I have a loooooong list of questions, including many about training. I'm just as happy to meet up for a pint/coffee if anyone's up for it! Equipment isn't cheap, as you all know much better than I do, so a good conversation about who bought what and why, and what they think of it after use would go a long way to helping me make purchase decisions. I'm afraid I put little faith in company websites or sponsored athletes/instructors to be truly honest. That's a view based on many years experience as a winter mountaineer, where the right kit used the wrong way can kill you as easily as the wrong kit.
  21. Ah... I thought you had decided. Getting yourself to the right place at the right time for a jibber jabber might be a bit trickier than you think. Weather windows can be narrow and short notice meaning pilots might only know they are flying five minutes before they set off to their field. Have a look at the members map to see if there is anyone within a reasonably short drive, twist their arm for their launch site, watch the weather for sub 10mph winds and loiter https://www.xcweather.co.uk/ Pilots tend to be quiet and detached before launch but I have yet to meet a pilot who wont talk your ear off if you catch one after they have just landed!
  22. Thanks for the replies guys. Foot launching is out of the question for health reasons, but i do (I think!) understand the comparative limitations of a trike. I've used the Parajet Instructor search and there seems to be at least 1 within a couple of hours, but at this stage I'd really rather just chat informally to someone experienced rather than pay large amounts of cash just to help me make a decision. I have no problem with travelling to make that happen, if anyone feels like it!
  23. You could put your details in here and see if it finds anything close to you. https://parajet.com/find-your-instructor/
  24. I think Dan Kettle does training out of the Lake District area. Don't know of any other northern ones. Foot launching is really fun but you do need to be very fit. I am disabled, 57, and still foot launched until the end of 2019 when I finally became too bent (back deformity) so built a trike. The issue I have with my trike is it needs much better take off/landing field than with feet. I used to take off in 18" deep grass when running!
  25. There were a couple of guys around Dumfries jibber jabbering on here about getting airborne a while ago... Not sure how far they got. A trike might not be a terrible idea if you are unfit but foot launching is way more versatile if you can still run at a reasonable lick My legs are getting old so I'm not far from needing a trike myself. I don't envy anyone trying to get into the sport these days as training schools seem to be sparse.... Training is the most bombproof way of staying safe and getting airborne (at our age ) so personally, I would forgo getting any gear and find a school if you can face the cost and pain of intermittent weather windows // travel. IF you then catch the bug, you will find the cost of gear reasonably easy to stomach and you will be better armed for selecting suitable kit. If you are set on getting it done, the hardest part is being you >>>>> EDIT: The hardest part is *Behind* you... lol although "being" you might well be a handful<<<<<<
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