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  1. I have a call in my diary for the 10th to talk to the Bore Chasers field owners (now a wedding venue also so it may not tie in with a tide this time) Needless to say though, I am on it I will start to push some dates out before long. SW
    2 points
  2. Flight 5 Happened today! Blew one launch, My instructor was watching this time and immediately indicated that I was pulling the A risers rather than just running with them up... collapsing the front of the wing before it could get up. That explains all the blown launches recently. 2nd time was better... reverse launch into about 6mph wind. Straight up. Struggled to get in the seat... so got some altitude then stowed the brakes and dragged the seat forward under me. Pootled around for a bit, enjoying the view. Did some experimenting with varying levels of power (my setup seems to turn right all the time. Even with no throttle, there is a slight right turn that gets progressively worse with power.) Tried a few sharp turns, then eventually came back in for a landing. Not good. All was good until it came to the flair... left brake slipped out of my fingers... Ended in a rough bum slide after my legs acted like shock absorbers. Not pretty at all, but thankfully, no damage that i noticed. Ill give it a proper check over during to week to make sure.
    1 point
  3. I think you`d be better off with a trailer. This is my rig for when i take the pitbike to bike doo`s so we can razz it round the field after a few beers! You could easily make a trailer to hold a paramotor, and when loaded up i bet it`s still quite a bit lighter than mine with bike + camping gear on it, you can certailnly tell you`ve got a trailer on with all that behind you, although once up to speed monowheel trailers are remamrkably stable. ps my wife used to think i was bonkers too, but she`s used to it now.
    1 point
  4. Hi all, I know that the main difference between the moster MY20 and MY19 is the exhaust system. My question is, can I fit a MY20 exhaust on a MY19 moster? Hanz
    1 point
  5. Yes you can. If you buy new from vitto it comes with the new bracket and all the fittings to fit straight on an MY19.
    1 point
  6. There was only one thing to do that weekend...
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  7. Check out the community map if you want to directly contact people https://www.paramotorclub.org/communitymap/ Welcome to the Paramotor Club! SW
    1 point
  8. I believe there is a member called Jock who flies from Worcester with a number of others. Wait until he checks the site and he may well be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck.
    1 point
  9. Minor update to a case that is easier to print with FDM, this has less detail but is a stronger case and easier to assemble as lid is M3 screws. Also looking to add the Adafruit compass as probably heading is more useful than temperate. Temp is also in the case so not so useful.
    1 point
  10. Dew will always guarantee a wet wing and a wet wing will always be harder to launch so don't be too downhearted. You could try pegging out a large tarpaulin to lay your wing onto or blow some of the water off the grass with your paramotor (wearing it!).
    1 point
  11. Day 1 My instructor (Paul Haxby... AXB... great guy... highly recommend Paul and his training!) informed me that the first session would be a tough one. A full day mix of theory and practical experience of ground handling a wing. He told me to bring enough food and drink for a full day, some sturdy boots and be prepared to knackered by the end of the day. He was not wrong about that! We started with the basics... A talk through the wing and all it's components. Leading edge, Cells, Lines, Risers... etc etc. A full tour of a glider and all its bits and bobs, and how it all works in order to keep you in the air. We briefly touched on the theory of flight, but when I started answering questions about flight and flight theory before he had even asked them, he knew I was fairly well informed about flight so we didn't dwell on the simple stuff. And instead focussed on the nuances of controlling a paramotor glider specifically. Then followed a short demonstration of the reverse launch technique, with a detailed explanation of the how's and more importantly the WHY's of the various control inputs (This is something I explained to Paul at the outset. My Autism wont allow me to simply follow instructions blindly... it isn't enough for me to understand WHAT I should do in a given situation, I also have to understand WHY I am doing it...this is both a blessing and a curse depending on the situation. Thankfully, Paul is a great teacher, and explaining WHY I am doing something seems to be a none-issue for him) After a while, it was time to strap into the harness myself, clip the training wing in and, after being taught the 6-point check (Leg, Leg, Chest, Carabiner, Carabiner, Helmet) try to kite for the first time. It went about as well as expected. Wing came up, I pulled the wrong brake... wing flipped and went down. This continued for a while, but eventually I started to get the hang of it, and before long, I was successfully reverse kiting. The wind started to die down a bit, so, we switched to forward launch technique. And, after a while, I was dong moderately well. But, I am not a fit guy, i am an unfit 40somthing year old, and Paul could tell .So, we went for a cuppa and a sit down to go through some more theory. The pattern continued throughout the day. Cuppa and sit-down for theory, followed by practicing with the wing, both forward and reverse launching / kiting depending o the wind. All in all a successful first full day training. I came away with a good foundation of theory, and a beginner level of kiting.
    1 point
  12. Just wasted 30 min of my life learning how to reduce size of a photo on my iPad. Mailed it to myself reduced size in mail options.
    1 point


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