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  2. ma001

    Private Training ?

    Really appreciated
  3. Today
  4. I put screws into mine to fasten them to the bars using the holes that you have indicated by your arrows in images. might pay also to hang test because i found that if the height and legnth of the jbars is too great, it causes the front part of the harness to lift up under your legs making the angle between legs and spin less than comfortable. I find it cuts off circulation to my legs after a relatively short period of time on my apco harness. Also, on mine there are two carribiner connection options. I have tried on the lower ones, but it leans me back to far with my jbars. i notice your jbars look even longer than mine. I wonder if Shorter ones (jbars) would allow me to use lower connections and would be better for ground handling as currently the risers are right up next to my ears...its awkward to say the least! EDIT...oh by the way, is this the high hook in point or the low one? (IT LOOKS LIKE THE HIGH HOOK IN POINT) IF HIGH HOOK IN POINT Before you fly wing (if you dont already know this)...its critical you lengthen the brake lines by at least 100mm (from factory settings) BEFORE you attempt to fly. Failure to do this will likely result in you stalling your wing shortly after takeoff and crashing (or torque steering into ground which is just as bad)!!! After changing brake line length, you will then have to test and keep readjusting this length until you get bit right on your wing with this high hang point ppg unit. You might think landing wil be a problem with such long brake line lengths, however, its fine. You have to think about it logically...on a low hang point unit, the carribiners are about chest height, on high hang point units, carribiners are at or even above your ears...quite a bit higher. The higher the carribiners, the higher your hangs must go up to not pull on any brake on wing trailing edge...so you must lengthen brakes on high hang poiint units. Its even worse when you use speed trimmers as these raise the rears up even higher (a further 100-240mm depending on wing) which can actually put the brake toggles completely out of reach if you let them go whilst trimmers are fully released! The factory defaults on thing wings i have flown usually have marks on the brakes lines where handle know should be for standard low hang point set up. Just add 100-150mm from that mark and you should be safe. Not sure what wing you fly, however, you might find on Ozone wings, this may leave almost zero tail left in the rope/line after the knot fastening it to your brake handle! (Dudek wings have quite a decent excess so i have found no problem with them)
  5. Anders Eliasson

    EOS 100 Booster, prop bracket broken, remove clutch hub ?

    I can not detect any play at all. Maybe it is easier to detect when the prop is mounted on the engine. I will check the bearings and circlip and replace if necessary. Appreciate your reply and pictures. Could not get the broken bolt out, tried everything except the welding option. So left it at the local garage today, they will give it a try to get it out.
  6. Dalero

    Private Training ?

    I think you'll find Clive is highly thought of as a trainer on this forum. The amount of days to complete course is, the amount it takes depending on your ability and weather. It won't be complete until you can show you are proficient and confident. I would happily bet money it would be more than 3 days. My advice is to speak to him and take it from there.
  7. Anders Eliasson

    EOS 100 Booster, prop bracket broken, remove clutch hub ?

    Thx again for your input. I have the same problem. The upper left hole of the prop bracket is not perfectly aligned with the engine mount. Will do the same as you did and hopefully release some stress to the bolt head. It was that upper left bolt that broke again. How and how much do you tension the drive belt. 9Nm is not enough for me, the belt start slipping after just one flight. If I use the app ”Tension2Go” and aim for 350Hz the belt does not slip but put a lot more stress on the two upper bolts.
  8. Scaffscaff

    Places to fly round the West Midlands

    Hi lads I'll be going to see the farmer in the next week or so . If you are interested in flying from there could you pm me your numbers ? I'll add you to a WhatsApp group and keep you posted about what the farmer says . Ie numbers he will allow , cost if any and rules . Alternatively just WhatsApp me your name and locations on 07787520152
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  10. cas_whitmore

    EOS 100 Booster, prop bracket broken, remove clutch hub ?

    Also check for any play in the prop hub , I found the bearing nearest the prop had spun on the shaft , also check to see if circlip has been fitted to the rear of large prop pulley mine wasn’t, the bearings are not branded I replace mine with skf items and know have zero play at the prop tip ,
  11. cas_whitmore

    EOS 100 Booster, prop bracket broken, remove clutch hub ?

    I did notice that the head of the new counter sunk head screw was ever so slightly off centre so the head was forced side ways, so the Counter sunk hole was not dead centre to casing bolt hole , I made the counter sink a bit bigger in the bracket to give the bolt head some wiggle room , hopefully help relieve any lateral stress on the other bolts , been ok so far . cas .
  12. Red Kite

    Training and BHPA

    As I thought. All I'm after is a decent field with as few people to jeer me as possible.
  13. ma001

    Private Training ?

    Thanks for that Did you use CM patamotor course with Clive Mason ? when completed (how many days?) were you confident at the end?
  14. This is so sad. 6 seconds of sheer terror. If they were approximately 500 feet (152 meters) in altitude, their approximate velocity at impact would have been ~ 55.7 m/sec or 200 kph (163 ft / sec,....117 mph) Adjusted for drag on the wing......maybe 100mph at impact At 300 ft (91 meters).... 4.5 seconds to impact.....Impact speed approx 85 mph (135 kph) At 200 ft (61 meters).....3.6 seconds to impact......70 mph (112 kph) As you can see, there is not much time to react regardless. And it only take about 2 seconds to reach deadly velocities in a free fall
  15. Anders Eliasson

    EOS 100 Booster, prop bracket broken, remove clutch hub ?

    Same thing happened to me once again. One of the top bolts for the propeller bracket broke again. No prop strike, just 4 hours of normal flight since I replaced all 4 bolts and a new prop bracket. Any ideas why the bolts keeps breaking ? I have checked the prop for not being unbalanced. Try not to tension the drivebelt too hard, just enough so it is not slipping. Do not feel any vibrations while I´m flying. Need to tension the drivebelt almost after each flight, Otherwise it starts to slip again. Change the belt to a new one. Same problem still. Eos sent me a new belt and bracket for free. Still, bolts keeps breaking. Would like to know why this happens. Can not fly with this engine and feel safe. Anyone else having the same problems with your EOS 100 Booster engines ?
  16. AndyB

    Training and BHPA

    I did APPI and have insurance thru AXA. This is suitable for any of the non BHPA fly ins. If you want to fly at a BHPA site then you have to have the BHPA insurance....which comes free when you pay for membership, which of course is expensive, because it includes 'free' insurance.
  17. Anders Eliasson

    EOS 100 Booster, prop bracket broken, remove clutch hub ?

    Thx for your answer. I made a simple tool to hold the clutch bell and after that it was easy to remove. (Do not own an impact gun.)
  18. Red Kite

    Training and BHPA

    My BHPA membership has come up for renewal (after completing my club pilot paragliding training last year and not flying since) and I'm due to do my APPI PPG pilot training next month in Italy. Am I right in thinking that there would be no point whatsoever in renewing it?
  19. LogOfZero

    Ozone Mojo Pwr Trims

    Hey Bell, if you're pulling them with your dominant hand one at a time, you really shouldn't be struggling that much. Yeah, you got to put a little muscle into it but you don't need rockin' biceps to do it. I attached a hi-res photo of my Mojo trimmer (set halfway) for you to compare to see if something is obviously wrong with yours. You might also just have defective clamps. If you bought the glider new, I'd suggest contacting Ozone. Also note that if you've been regularly flying the glider for a year and want to fly it a bunch more, then an annual inspection could be warranted and they could fix your clamps as part of the process. I also saw KyleO's bar tack video...good stuff. If you've got the sewing skills, it couldn't hurt to throw some in. I just tried positioning my trimmer on my wife's sewing machine and it's going to be pretty tough to get a bar tack in so close to the tail. Good luck with that. Yep, I'm loving my Scout. I'm glad I went that way. I was actually just flying it this week with one of the guys who was on that Iceland trip with Tucker. He was just gushing about how amazing it was there...I'm super jealous. I need to get my skills up so I can join one of Miro's Iceland adventures in the future.
  20. Bell407

    Ozone Mojo Pwr Trims

    Hello LOZ and thanks for the message. I am right handed but I throttle with my left on the Nitro 200 (learned that way from training). I have been pulling the trims in one hand at a time and generally with my right hand in this case. Perhaps the greatest deterrent to me letting the trims out is I know that pulling them back in will be pretty much useless since the spring clamps won't bite in leading to slippage. You do make a really good point in regards to the Mojo's trim range and just flying with the trims out all the time. The range is maybe 3 to 3-1/2 inches, which likely doesn't result in a major difference in ground speed, launch or landing runs. This is probably what I will end up doing for now on. A solution to the slippage issue, short of replacing the spring clamps, is to sew in a few "bar tacks" along the trim straps. This was suggested to me by one of the reputable wing repair facilities here in the States and I also saw a video of Kyle O'Glee doing just that. It provides enough of a "speed bump" along the riser strap for the grub teeth on the spring clamp to dig into. Here is Kyle's video with him talking about trims slipping beginning at 2:13 - Kyle O'Glee - Trim Slip Solution I envy you with the Scout! That is a fantastic machine. Can't imagine how smooth it must be. Tucker's recent Iceland 2019 videos really do a lot for showcasing Scout equipment. Thanks again
  21. LogOfZero

    Ozone Mojo Pwr Trims

    I'm also on a Mojo PWR (26/medium). I've been flying since April on a Scout and weigh about the same as you. I always launch with the trims all the way out. I wouldn't mess with setting them in between since they're not very long. Just in or out is fine IMHO. I don't have any problems pulling them in while in the air, and I don't have massive upper body strength. When I started, I grabbed each with both hands 'cause I thought it was going to be tough. But now I just grab one at a time with my left hand and I don't have any problems. I'm right handed and my throttle is in my right hand. Mine also have never slipped. Are you trying to do them together or one at a time?
  22. APCO has some pretty limited instructional materials for their SLT harness... Do pop rivets secure the harness grommet to the J-bar? See image with green arrow. How else does it look? See other images
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  24. Dalero

    Private Training ?

    Speak to Clive Mason at CM Paramotors, he may be able to help, if not I'm sure his advice will be of value.
  25. AndyB

    Private Training ?

    Hi, I did 10 days of which 7 were flying. Did 15 flights, including cross country. I felt I could fly on my own, but I would not have said I felt confident until about flight 50.
  26. Hi I have done my paramotor course in FlySpain and purchased my new wing and paramotor. But i was disappointed. I still dont feel confident for flying myself, but i still got certificate when finished. Only done 3 days. The rest was too windy. Is their any private 1 to 1 training. Looking for 1 or 2 days this month - and close to west midlands area? Thanks
  27. Trevsked

    Parajet Maverick & Dudek Universal 1.1

    Thanks for the confirmation Simon 👍 Paramotor now sold so just the Wing left. Trevor.
  28. GerardTC

    Exhaust sealer

    Hi Simon, No gaskets between the silencer and muffler connection. Only some rests of a silicon sealer.
  29. In the video of them flying (supposedly just before the accident) they look like they were at 500' or lower.
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