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  1. Cor blimey! Surely everyone knows by now that the way to beat cv19 (again) is by not paramotoring? Did you learn nothing last time? It was only thanks to heroic ppg pilots not flying that the NHS wasn’t overwhelmed last time. Im sure no one on here would be selfish or irresponsible enough to take advantage of a whole month of empty skies and good weather just because they had a flying machine with no identifying features that doesn’t require an airfield. Remember the well rehearsed arguments; it would bring paramotoring into disrepute (because everyone is really bothered apparently);
    5 points
  2. There was only one half mile stretch of beach where I could go low because all the dog walkers were out. Epic flying. Zero wind to 1500' then 35 mph above that. One of the smoothest flights I've had.
    4 points
  3. As you will I am sure soon notice, Sacha Dench is dusting off her kit and flying around the coast of the UK on an Electric Paramotor! The PMC are supporting this event in whatever way we can. ( I will be helping with some ground support on the Electric bike ) The link below has a cool little video explaining what's happening and why, on the page is also the chance to donate / get involved. It would be ace if we could collectively support this as I think that it will do masses of good for the sport in the UK sending out a super positive message to I suspect EVERYONE in the country
    3 points
  4. Got a reasonable window in the crappy weather yesterday. I met Paul at Penkridge to see if it was going to be flyable with a forecast of 8/15. First thing we did is get stuck on the way into the field. Becoming a habit this is! We're able to roll back out of the gate so no worries. So, we jumped in my van and went to find the farmer, see if he's got a different field. We didn't find him but left a message with someone at his house to say we'd blocked the gate and were going flying, just in case anyone turns up. I'm guessing the microlight club never fly in winter if they can't get
    3 points
  5. The best bit of the NEC 500.
    3 points
  6. I’ve had more open air recreation in the last few days than all of October
    3 points
  7. Doesn't look like any flying is going to take place soon now the cold and wet spell is with us, so I thought I would write up my last flight on 1st of December. Went up to the field thinking if it is really wet I would give it a miss, fortunately it wasn't. Took my time, watching the wind streamer, it was a little gusty. In 2 minds but the gusts were infrequent. Took off forward at 14:33, good climb rate with the breeze then skirted Wombourne and headed north. Progress was quite slow at 17mph even with the trims fully out. A couple of little bumps but nothing to worry about, I double
    2 points
  8. Awesome guys!! I honestly think this is a worthy adventure and also something in the UK which involves a Paramotor and is super positive and most likely to be the single largest exposure of our sport / toys to the UK general public since the Bear Grylls Everest thing which was not a happy vibe expedition / edit. Keeping this positive and showing our support as a community is I think a humble offering in return for the all round good I think it will be doing Again, thanks guys.. SW
    2 points
  9. Great adventure and a great cause. Donated too.
    2 points
  10. The rules are !000 feet over a built up area, or a higher height if needed to glide to safety. Otherwise just 500 feet from people/buildings. And if no people/buildings within 500 feet, then height can be 1 foot! I think the flying manoeuvre you are describing is wing overs. These are the simplest of things and for an experienced pilot not dangerous at all. Spirals are basic spinning and also not dangerous - these are taught during basic training as a way of descending quickly. It is also very difficult for an observer on the ground to really know what height a pilot is. I have had
    2 points
  11. Hi all, I have recently been contacted by someone in Sri Lanka who is working with the tourist board to set up a Paramotor school / tandem flights experience hopefully in 2021 but most likely 2022. They are asking me to get a team of 5 people together to go to Sri Lanka to help make this happen. The basic outline would be something like: Flights, food and accommodation paid for and a small amount of pay for between 1 and 3 months. This is one of those things you see online 'after' the event and wished you were on!! Now if your chance to be that person! Skillsets can
    2 points
  12. until
    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 full member and that you RSVP to secure a place. THE 2nd PMC 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!' , t
    2 points
  13. Just a bit Finally got my Zenith/Bailey V5 flying perfectly and loving it. I only had the offset blocks on the wrong side of the swing arms, doh!
    2 points
  14. Police have been given this advice on enforcement Most significant is last slide No enforcement action for not following guidance only breaching regulations https://paas-s3-broker-prod-lon-6453d964-1d1a-432a-9260-5e0ba7d2fc51.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/2020-11/COVID-19-England-No4-Regulations.pdf
    2 points
  15. Open air recreation was a bit bumpy this afternoon surprisingly, but very enjoyable all the same. Lots of smoke in the air, no real surprise given the date.
    2 points
  16. open air recreation was nice this morning.took in a lot of air..
    2 points
  17. Brezy in worcester 2day.2 morro looks ok after the fog
    2 points
  18. More specifically it says “d) to visit a public outdoor place for the purposes of open air recreation—“ The law is pretty clear, it’s the GA community offering guidance against that is muddying the waters
    2 points
  19. Andy, hi, That is an impressive difference in fuel consumption. What tuning did you do to the carb to get that fuel consumption? What are the positions of the low and high screws on the carb? cheers Jon
    1 point
  20. Umm that could be it, i will need to recheck everytime those tip brakes are underneath everything, they sometimes are hard free up and that would make sense. Thanks for your insight, i will continue to improve myself
    1 point
  21. I suspect that there will be a ground based EV which carries more than one battery to allow for an almost permanent charge cycle BUT that IS a guess. I don't think for a second that we now have a motor that can produce 22bhp from a standard 9V for 8 hours or a standard 9V battery that can run a 22bhp motor for a day that's for sure This will be a logistical expedition rather than a 'how long can I fly for without a piss (or pissing myself), type expedition' It will be very much 'normal' IMO but I am still super happy that things are heading in that direction. (its just better, nice
    1 point
  22. Yes, I'm aware that I'm somewhat geographically isolated from 'the mainstream' of ParaMotoring. I know that it's never going to be 'just pop down the club for the evening. - Well, until I have my own field ofc. Then I can invite you lot to come & fly the north pennine moors & the Roman Wall! (I've already lined up my 'main field, just a matter of putting some ink to paper - it's the local Cricket club, where I was a member for 3 years.) I've got most of the training schools bookmarked by now, I think there's one near Glasgow. which is 'only' about 100 miles from here. Sti
    1 point
  23. It's early for me, 10.30 am on a Saturday morning, and I'm only just starting to 'get it together' after a 'Dutch' super-coffee & my handful of medz. 6 hrs sleep, for once, feels like a 12-hr lie-in right now. ... and my very 1st post here, I *had* planned to make that my intro thread (I'm NO fora rookie!) but that will have to wait until later in the weekend. (I'm a sports-junkie so weekends tend to be long & late - this weekend it's soccer, rugby(England v Waless), F1GP - #GoLewis , boxing, NCAA (college) american football & NFL from 6 pm Sunday to 4 am Monday morning.)
    1 point
  24. Hi, Yes, agreed. Really interested to see how it goes with an electric paramotor I’ve donated and look forward to following the journey
    1 point
  25. dam i thought it was in Cornwall Ontario
    1 point
  26. You'd be hard pushed for spares and it's very old tech and relatively heavy by modern standards. Here's an article about how the DK Whisper evolved into the original Parajet paramotor.
    1 point
  27. You don't need life insurance to get a mortgage (though obviously it may be sensible to do so depending on your circumstances) I'd probably keep the two things seperate. Different insurers will have different requirements as regards flying. I'd see what your insurance brokers says, and based on past experience I'd be inclined to use a specialist insurance broker for that rather than a mortgage broker. But that's just my opinion, having had pretty poor advice on more than on occasion.
    1 point
  28. Getting high with my ros 125. A first time over clouds for me was truly something memorable. the glide down was so peacefull too. AMAZING "
    1 point
  29. Forget that. As I posted this topic, it required me to join, sorted
    1 point
  30. Keep doing your "flog", it is always great to read. I am a little obsessed with recording flights as well. I used to record take-off and landing errors...but then stopped making any. In the past 18 months I have fallen onto my left knee once and failed no launches! Here is the last bit of my log..... 184 20-Sep-20 20 8316 138 36 Ac Nitro 200, R2 26m Redcar, got rained on, very, very wet 74 36 34 39 185 28-Sep-20 5
    1 point
  31. An update: We have sussed out 'why' now I just have to suss out how to solve the issue. It's something to do with the 'Theme' being used as default from the new software install... I am on the case and expect there to be a fix in place by the end of play today. SW
    1 point
  32. Lockdown? Where? 7th November I went to Penkridge on a cold foggy morning. Forecast was good if the fog lifted. Got to the field and got stuck in the mud... again. With nobody there to push I eventually decided to walk my kit to the runway. After 3 trips of about 100 miles each I finally had everything laid out on a tarpaulin because of the wet grass. The fog had lifted around the field so I got ready to go. Never the same on your own is it? After making sure I'm all good to go I went for a forward and straight up into the hazy sky. I climbed to 1100ft which took me above
    1 point
  33. So, lockdown and dark nights - figured I'd do a project. Last few times I've flown when it's cold even with fully charged batteries kept warm inside, the wee 4s 2200 25c lipos that are standard with the nitro have failed to start the nitro. Luckily I had a big 6000 4s for my heated gloves that I strapped on, and with the added max amp and lower voltage drop I manged to get this to start it - just. Talking to @custom-vince lots of folk upgrade to 5s or 6s as the motor itself is 24v so I thought I'd do it too. I'll probably do next week, but thought I'd check if anyone else has done he
    1 point
  34. Thats what I thought but wanted to confirm it before I flew it. Guess its headed for ebay. Thank you.
    1 point
  35. Well the weather has been rubbish lately and I've been slacking on my updates so here goes.. 7th October I met Rich & Paul at Tamworth. It was quite a windy day if I remember rightly. The field is surrounded by buildings though and the wind can be a bit unpredictable. I got up with a forward takeoff during a lull in the wind, with Paul & Rich having already gone up. Now my wing isn't as fast as theirs at the best of times, and I took off a couple of minutes after them. That was it, never caught them. I think they left me on purpose. I was heading into wind of around 10+
    1 point
  36. Didn't read it all to be honest it just started off 'dribble'
    1 point
  37. Best option would be both farmers get together for a beer and decide that they can land and take off, up to 28 days a year and the other one can have access to the land - both win win Happy days.
    1 point
  38. A field local to the site with a wonderful sun set. https://goo.gl/maps/Y52Him7p2LD2EYM98
    1 point
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  40. Hi! I am very new to PPG, in fact I'm still training, and have yet to buy my own kit (hopefully in the next month or two). But I thought that I would get the ball rolling and see who else is in the area (South West and South Wales is a big area I know). So please feel free to spread the word, join the club and we can see what we can get up and running in our neck of the woods.
    1 point
  41. That's what I keep telling people. Only the law can be enforced.
    1 point
  42. I have read the law, not the guidance. The gov keeps putting much of the stuff it would like you to do in guidance as this stuff would not get passed into law and would be too difficult to draft eg. did you know that the law does not even say you have to scan QR codes into the NHS app?...it just says you either scan the code (into whatever app you like, like a QR code scanner) or give your details to an establishment - so now you know how to remain anonymous! I would have no problem arguing that I can do the point below as that is what the law says. The guidance is NOT enforceable and this poi
    1 point
  43. My guess is more than 50% of the population lol SW
    1 point
  44. Depending how quickly you want to get going, don't bother with pg!
    1 point
  45. Eddie at Microavionics has just upgraded my PM100 to add Bluetooth, and removed the permanently fitted second radio 'pigtail' and replaced that with a tiny connector for when I need to use two radios. The audio quality over Bluetooth is absolutely excellent, really good if you are using Zello for pilot to pilot comms via mobile phone. I've also got a helmet power lead, which will allow me to charge it from a li-poly battery when I am away from mains power. Totally chuffed and always a pleasure to do business with MicroAvionics: helpful, great products, quick turnaround and good value fo
    1 point


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