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  1. Had a couple of flights since my last update. Most notable was that I went with my partner in a camper van and spent 2 weeks driving the NC500 in Scotland. took my paramotor kit with me hoping to get a couple of flights in but that was a bit optimistic. However when I was at the very North West of Scotland, Durness, I got a short flight when there was a window of opportunity. We were camped at Sango Sands campsite which is at the top of the cliffs and the wind dropped.Forecast showed a flyable wind for a while - bearing in mind the location is near mountains so I was being careful about wind
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  2. Even Elon Musk accepts that oil will be needed for the next couple of generations. The 'transition' is happening they are just impatient arse wipes. SW
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  3. Bulk mail going out now but NEW DATES are now in place: 20th 21st and 22nd of August. Please check your calendars and update your availability. Those who have hit the 'going' button but can no longer make it. PLEASE can you click the 'Leave event' link on the top left of the page. Super sorry to those who this effects negatively. There will be another PMC event in September (details to follow in the next few days.) SW
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  4. "Kick out oil".....? Is that code for "knobble the working class, they can walk!"?
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  5. Hi all! I'd like to show you the process of 2-seat paratrike building with brand new Simonini engine.
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  6. I’ve freed up my space. You know when there’s not been much going on and you’re really looking forward to something.. then Boris the twat ruins it for you. seriously pissed off but I understand it’s unavoidable Simon. what really gets me is they can have thousands in Wembley watching football but we can’t have 200 in an open field. anyway I’ll have a week in Cornwall in July and take my kit anyway, and I’ll look forward to September
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  7. Standby for dates for September event also!! SW
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  8. HI Simon We are down in Cornwall with Alank that week, will be there no matter what. You talking fireworks, or see you there ,I STILL owe you a pint mate.
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  9. Cliffs are a pain in the ass and mountains are intimidating The rotor behind a cliff can be worse the further back you go but i would think in 6-8mph, it would be more taxing than dangerous and it would depend on how tall and sheer the cliff is. I have always found cliff launches pretty stressful... There are a lot of random variables until you clear the edge. Always fancied flying the west of Scotland... But the gap between a lazy meander and white knuckle pandemonium in such a place is a touch narrow for a pussy like me Hard to beat the view though... A mindboggling place!
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  10. Whatever suits Simon, have voted will be coming no matter what.
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  11. Week or month... , whichever has the better weather!
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  12. First fly short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S07EzjMmos
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  13. Hi all! I'm from Ukraine the land of Klichko brothers. So sorry for my English. My buddy is fond of paragliding and I'm a mechanic of local MX team. So you guess the only way we have is to build the engine from scratch ourselves. Actually he is experienced paraglider and his first engine was bought from the factory but this was the only one he bought. All others were built. The next one is in process and I'm here with intention to show you this building step-by-step.
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  14. Sorry we have some delay because of paratrike building. Fortunately the trike has had the first sky time yesterday! Wait for video and for news soon.
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  15. Going well, thanks Max. At frustrating stage of ground handling with forward launches - if only the pesky wind would maintain strength and direction that would be great!! I'll get there, eventually
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  16. Hi Frank I think "club" may be too strong a term, usually you will get loose groups who will fly from a particular spot with varying amounts collaboration... It can be very nice to do an XC mission with whoever happens to be flying that day. I fly from a spot just north of Clitheroe, bit of a trek from Bolton... Its a good spot though, easy to avoid annoying Joe Public and easy access to lots of interesting open country XC flights You simply start turning up and slowly you will bump into the various characters and join in on their adventures... they will to some extent look after you.
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  17. Been thinking about this one... Looking at your last photo again, its possible those dog-legs are also a little bent and with them being "high mount" a small bend would have a marked effect. Bending those back towards the cage would have much more effect on the overall frame hang angle than bent uprights. My dog-legs had been bent enough to have caused a bit of a kink which spoiled the rigidity of the tubing so I welded a small gusset in the lower curve. Again, not recommending you do the same (Makes it nice and rigid but creates a stress riser) I wouldn't be shy of bending them to be
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  18. Ok nobody reply I'm sad... Anyway! Here my draft idea what do with plan. I know my septic and garden is far huge. I probably use smaller than that. I ask around for size info. Nobody told me. I ask, ask, ask, as. Nobody give me any find So. HUGE SPACE will do. For paramotor club side. Look like plenty of space. Like I say nobody give me full info how big need be for runway for trike or whatever. So I'm guessing 50 feet. From I watch YouTube and saw paramotor airport 30 mile north from my hometown. I even asked them how long it is. they just avoid answer question. Are they worry if I stea
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  19. I'm in central Arizona looking for paramotorist and a trainer. Mike
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  21. Hi All, Im Andrew a young (I like to think) 61 year old reasonably unfit, reasonably apprehensive, paramotor youtube video addict starting training in a week or so at Membury. Looking forward to meeting some of you and discovering if I become addicted to looking at the weather, and when driving eyeing up fields that have no power lines, cows or electric fences. Enjoy the promised lack of rain this weekend best andrew
    1 point
  22. Hi Andrew, Welcome - i'm currently training at membury so hopefully will see you in the coming weeks. A great bunch there - you'll enjoy and be exhausted in equal measure!! Chris
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  23. Hi Andrew, welcome and I think you are already hooked. Reasonably unfit will change, reasonably apprehensive is good it will keep your wits sharp. Don't forget fields with lack of horses as well, they can be the worst. Enjoy your training with the PMC crew, I am sure you will.
    1 point
  24. Great flight today over Marbella. I shouted down to the rich people in Puerto Banus "bet you haven't got one of these", but I don't think they heard me.
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  25. You could try EasyVFR. The basic version is free and I think it might accept a feed from the SkyEcho2. There is one review that mentions it taking info from PilotAware, so perhaps the capability is there. The full (subscription) version does. Trouble is, most of these apps have continuing updates for maps / airspace etc, for which there is obviously a cost, thus need for subscription. I believe the dev of FySkyhy has tried to integrate but without success. I spoke to one of the guys at UAvionix and he mentioned they had been in touch but not sure of the current state of play. There i
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  26. Brilliant, do enjoy your updates rich lol
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  27. Perfect, thank you both! It'll take a bit of care to ensure line lengths work trimmed in and trimmed out (on bar) but the new combined brake/tip steer on the H3 is pretty crappy in my opinion. I much prefer the dedicated toggles I have on my snake and Nuc xx. Fly safe chaps
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  28. I’ve had a few more flights on my new wing now. mostly ass or knees landings however we went to Paul’s field last Friday evening. It was a surprise to get a decent day so met up with Paul and dave. off we went up and around Nuneaton for an hours flight. Came down with a nice long approach into a decent wind and got my foot landing. Very pleased after a period of messing up all my landings. So I decided to get a practice - took off with a slightly lopsided reverse for a 5 min flight then came in to land - on my feet again! So I had another one. Less wind and forward launch th
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  29. Mine field for sure , for me it’s got to be light weight , and can I get spares ordered via a message from phone at the field should it go wrong for you . im currently using eos 150 wasp and a eos 100 motor in a AC frame . Miniplane and pap top 80 had them and there also great little set ups and tick the above boxes . Can only vouch for what I’ve had though , Probably no help what’s so ever , but hope it is .
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  30. Yes this is stainless tube with thickness of wall approximately 1.5 mm. This is not a huge task to roll the tubes ourselves and we have DIY hand tool I'll show you soon.
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  31. Dklude, glad you like it. Paraflyer17, no problem, have a look at the photo below. The black wire on the right connected to the carb mounting bolt, is the new earth point, and the blue wire on the left, is a second connection to the low tension coil terminal. The new kill switch on the panel (earlier photo) is either open circuit in the on position, and just runs the coil lead to earth in the off position. (Same as the throttle kill switch). I used a 2 position switch rather than a spring return switch, so that in an emergency, I can just flick the switch to off, rather tha
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  32. Sorry, only just found this. I had the same concerns about a faulty kill switch and with the added risk of being stuck with the throttle wide open. I added a 2nd kill switch to the frame of my Maverick and ran separate wires to coil and a 2nd earth point for added redundancy, i hope! It was first used in anger on a landing approach at the Bore Chasers this year. Throttle kill swich failed due to a wire break, and stopped it on the 2nd switch. Result. Hope this helps. Mark.
    1 point
  33. Hopefully I'll be flying along that cost line soon Andy . cas .
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  34. Gutted. That’s the one weekend I can’t make
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  35. until

    I´ve had to give up my place I´m coming over from Germany but the 10 day quarantine stops me being able to attend. I´ll have to suffice with some solo flying.
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