Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 01/23/2021 in all areas

  1. What a truly great weekend! Here's some of my helmet cam footage shoehorned into a vid.
    6 points
  2. 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 strength and direction. So, with something like 6-8mph inshore wind, I took my wing to a clifftop field next door to see how it felt. The wind was coming in nicely off the sea with an easy reverse launch acheivable. So I went and got my motor and got ready. I was a bit apprehensive being on the top of a cliff and relatively close to mountains. I set my wing up as far back as I could giving me room to get up OK especially with reverse. Deep breath, wing up, turn, run. Up I went and turned left before I went over the cliff edge which may have freaked me out I only got half hour as the wind picked up a bit and I was still wary of the mountain turbulence. But oh what a view! Simply amazing! A Bit disappointed I didn't get more flying time. I flew over the campsite and around the coast a bit just staying local and up to around 2500ft. When I felt the wind pick up and change direction a bit I came down happy that I'd got up even if it was only a short one. Easy approach and landing on my feet in a football field behind the launch field. (I could have taken off here but it was closer to houses and didn't want to annoy anyone) I've got some video footage but haven't had time to edit it. Ill add it to this thread later. FOr now here's a couple of frames from the GoPro. Happy times
    5 points
  3. Well the last entry was almost 3 months ago! There hasn't been much flying going on due to lockdown, and the bad weather actually helped us through it I reckon. My first flight was on 27th Feb. Remember that Saturday when the sun came out and everyone thought that spring had sprung? It was a great day so I just got my kit and went to Penkridge. All on my own with a flask of tea and a sandwich for lunch. I got set up nice and relaxed, plenty of pre flight checking after such a time of no flying. The field has a tendency to be very sheltered so on the ground you get no wind but feel it soon as you're up. Unfortunately that means more nil wind forward launches! Forward launch, straight up. like riding a bike Got comfortable and flew NE towards the farm where I'm moving my business premises to soon. Builders there putting up the walls. Warm day and mid morning started to feel the bumps a bit. I flew back to the field, landed on feet. Good first flight for a while. Second flight about 11.30am 2 failed forwards, then got up. The breeze in the field was erratic and I think I took off downwind in the end. Bloody long run! I didn't enjoy this flight so much, definitely some thremal activity with so much sunshine. I lasted half hour then called it a day. Landed on my knees, just didn't get my feet right. I sat in the field soaking up the sun. Socially diatanced from the whole world, it was great. My next flight was on 8th March. It was generally accepted that paramotoring was allowed again so we went after work. Went to Tamworth, Paul and Dave were there. We flew arounf the local area for a bit but only did half hour as it was very unpredictable and bumpy. No point persevering if it's not fun. This was another forward launch and foot landing. Getting better at this! Later just before dark me and Paul went up again as it has calmed. Just got a 20 min flight in OK. Reverse launch and fell on my knees again. Maybe I'm not getting better at this! We packed up and sat drinking a beer and chatting shit for a couple of hours before going home. Moving on to the next decent weather and this weekend. I've been waking early so on Saturday I got to the field in Penkridge at 7am. However the clouds were a bit lowso I waited a while and eventually took off at 8.20 I could only get to 700ft before visibility became an issue but thats just fine. I had a nice hour's flight with a bit of low over the fields and just generally relaxing. So nice after the recent stress of work. It was a forward launch and landed on my feet. All good. Forecast after about 10am was gusty so I didn't stay for more flights. Quite good when you can get to the field, hours flight and home by 10. Got all day left to do the housework - great! Then yesterday went to Tamworth for a full day of flying. Paul was there and we went up around 10am. It was breexy maybe 7-8mph but fairly gusty and changeable. The windsock was having a right old time. Getting set up, I waited for a stable windsock and easy reverse laiunch and off the ground in a few steps. As expected it was a bit gusty but not thermic, not too bad. Had a 25 min flight then landed (on my feet!) to cook breakfast. Second flight wasn't so nice. The sun had come out and the bit of rising heat mixed with the gusts didn't make it a nice flight. It was another reverse launch - I've only done 13 reverses out of my 110 flights but I'm getting used to it. Flew about and wasn't enjoying the bumps so came back after 20 mins. I had promised to go live on facebook for my landing so I had done the takeoff OK. I restarted the live feed for the landing - guaranteed to mess it up! And I did... Came in with faffing about too much and not thinking clearly, didn't get my feet right again and didn't flare properly. Went on my knees and kept my chin up. Turned and brought the wing down. Facebook live didn't even know I'd messed it up The next couple of hours or so were eating and chatting, just waiting to fly again later. In the meantime Richard had brought his tandem gear out so he and Paul decidedto go for it as there was a decent breeze. Well that was amusing! Their first attempt simply didn't work. Ran out of field and got their feet in a bit of confusion. I guess it takes some practice. Setting them up again with a longer runway they just managed to get up and over the hedge. With a bit more practice they'll be OK. They had a little fly about and came back. Paul landed on his feet, Richard fell on his knees. Maybe it's the name?! I don't think they'll be making a living from tandems, they just want to experience doing it. I think Paul just likes sitting between Richards legs. A bit later we took off, around 3pm, NW towards Moira the other side of the M42. Nice flight even though still slightly bumpy. Took an hour or so. Was a forward launch with another landing on my knees. My wing doesn't seem to like to flare. Or maybe its me lol Came back, refuelled and took off again, another forward launch. This time we headed over Nuneaton. Tamworth is getting a busy place - while setting up 4 other paramotors were above us, and Dave joined us in the air too. We had a decent 45 minute flight, then landed. This time I got the brakes above the brake handles. It's hard to wrap the brakes with the throttle in hand but this did make a bit of difference. I came down and landed on my feet OK. All in all a great weekend with 5 flights, sitting in a field chatting to mates and generally feeling almost like normal. Roll on PMC Cornwall fly-in
    5 points
  4. Steve Thomas, you and your mates are a credit to this country, bloody well done mate ,
    4 points
  5. Unfortunately yesterday I lost permission on the field I had been using for the past 3 1/2 years. In hindsight I couldn't have expected it to last forever, the original landowner who gave me permission died 12 months ago and the remaining family are not now in the area. There was a frontage of houses across the busy road some distance away and I have been flying a lot recently. Complaints came in.. However the crushing realisation that I had nowhere to fly from (permission being sort for a shared site elsewhere) redoubled my efforts this morning to search for another. With some concentrated digging, even approaching one of the golf clubs in the area (that was a no, unless MI6 can assist as they did for a Boris landing), the information gleaned led to singular permission on a new field that is closer to home. Yippee!
    4 points
  6. For fun I built an Arduino based altimeter. Its fairly easy if you can manage a soldering iron and have a friend with a 3D printer The code is also very basic and I´m sure someone could make a nicer display but I wanted: Pressure Altitude sea level Altitude relative to start of flight (starts at zero) Altitude up or down Temp I used a nice small display and it all runs off a 9V rechargeable battery. The case needs work but function I´m happy with. Its about 60 x 70 x 25 so quite small with a 1.7" display. Parts: Arduino mini pro (3 GBP Amazon) Adafruit DPS310 6.6 GBP Adafruit 1.69 Screen 15.5 GBP (probably you could go cheaper here but its a nice display) Switch 9V rechargeable battery Few wires and a 3D printed case. Files are here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5150522 CODE_211121_Altimeter_Mini_Pro_V7.ino
    3 points
  7. Hi all! I'd like to show you the process of 2-seat paratrike building with brand new Simonini engine.
    3 points
  8. There was a lot of work with 250 ccm engine but it is almost finished now. But I can not attach new photo because of 171 kb size restriction. I'll try later to give you more information. I personally have final race of MotoRallyCupUkraine during next three days and then could pay more attention to this topic. Cheers!
    3 points
  9. It's taken a little while to get this pic for one reason or another but recently Colin and I were given the pleasure of handing over all of your donations to the MD for the Felix Fund Charity that many of you donated to at the September fly-in As I hope most of you can remember, our last event at Eckington (which I personally felt was the best one yet ! ) was not only an excuse to get together, do some flying, and drink and eat too much. We managed to balance that out in the Ying Yang sense by raising a massive £1700 for the Felix Fund! Almost everyday bomb disposal and search personnel deal with highly pressured situations. This continued exposure to intense stress can have lasting effects, both physical and mental. Felix Fund aims to assist with the well-being of individuals within the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search Community across all British military. This (short year) with only two events, the Paramotor Club has raised £2360 for charity!! A Special thanks to all the VIP members that attended those events and the event set up crew, and the people from Eckington that came to the fireworks display and donated!!. You are all awesome and have the right to take some pride away with you I look forward to more event's and more fundraising for charities with an amazing group of people! SW
    3 points
  10. Throwback from this summer. That's why you don't stop running hehe
    3 points
  11. What a stunning flyin, so much thanks to Simon and crew for putting it on. 1. Excellent location (quite local to Geoff and myself for a change) 2. Excellent company, fab to see faces old and new. Plus the usual craic and aviation banter. 3. Excellent weather, flyable every day. 4. Absolutely stunning fireworks display on Saturday evening, even more thanks to Simon and Casey for helping out. We setup next to the tape so had a ringside view of events. A shot from Friday: Showing some lovely ladies and unfortunately one old fart. Having the location next to the river (I originally thought it was the Severn but realised it was the Avon) I had bought a cheap dingy the week before. A shot of it being launched: Just had a short time on the river, going around in circles for a little while. A narrow boat was coming the other way and Geoff and myself were wondering what side we should be on, turns out it is the same as for aviation, pass to the right. Geoff is not shy in coming forward so asked if we could have a tow,the answer was affermative so we had a tow back to the launch point. Lots of fun. After our first flight on Friday, the inevitable post flight beer, lovely: A new member to our midlands posse is Damian, now on around 10 flights since training some while ago. His enthusiasm is quite infectious and to be honest he is making it look quite easy under Geoff's excellent tutelage. Damian coming in to land: Talking of landing, I had a little cock-up coming in to land on Sunday morning. The though process was to come in low over the fence so I wouldn't have too much of a walk back across the field. I cut the motor before the fence then hit sinking air, then had a sh!t me moment when I realised I wouldn't make it over the fence, I yanked hard on the left brake and had an 'arrival' in the adjacent field. Good thing it was quite soft. (EDIT On reflection it wasn't sinking air, it was pilot error. I cut the engine when still on a little power and too soon, resulting in a more dynamic descent. Oops!) Fortunately nothing was damaged, many thanks to those that lined the fence to make sure I was OK, I was on the radio affirming the same before I took off the headset to let them know everything was OK. A take off from the same field got me airbourne again and blow me the floaty air second time around had me half way across the field on the proper landing. A great time was had by all, plus a lovely photo posted on Facebook which i will finish with: Probably my best side.
    3 points
  12. Hi , pictures or vid would really help , no pilot will hold there hands up to a complaint, the local pilots know the rules , all that can be done is talk to them educate them let them know there wrecking it for the local pilots , so pic or vid are needed to try and see what wings they have , and go from there
    3 points
  13. until

    Uncomfortably stiff in anticipation.
    3 points
  14. So.. monday morning 22nd , blue skies and low wind. Yet again, I cursed lockdown and wondered when we'd be allowed to fly again. I went to the BHPA site to see what the latest news was - only the read that as far as they are concerned we were ok to fly from 8th March !!! It looked great at 8.30am but stuff can change, and it's not exactly been dry recently so I figured best get up early - a quick run around to get a charged gopro battery, double check I've not forgotten soemthing I need (ever got to the field and realised your helmet is at home?) - and off I went to the field. Conditions lovely there - nice smooth 5-6mph SW coming in. Wind sock up, and set up paramotor. I never bother about 'stale fuel' so the 5 litres in the tank has been in there for the last 5 months. I top it up to 8 litres (always fly with 8 'just in case'). This will be first flight starting with my 6s lipo and relay - it's only 4 degrees, so though probably now not recessary, the battery was disconnected before I left homme and stuffed down my pants and is still there warming up. I've got lots of laters on and my Dickies suit over the top, balaclava, thin gloves, and another thick set to put on over the top of em once Im in the air, so should be toasty. Wing out, double check I've got everything and walk motor over to wing. Only now, get battery out and fit it. After priming, air conception starts no problem at all - and so much more positively with the 6s. By the time engine has warmed up, wind has moved round a bit to the south, so I move my wind sock a bit, and go back to lay out wing, check lines, and connect for forward launch. First flight in 5 months so a bit nervous I'm rushing things - so calm down, go through everything again in my head and step back for a good positive inflation. A push forward and my dudek ReportAir 22 pops up, 3 steps forward and I'm in the air. After a second or two of not really lifting much (top of a hill) , it climbs up nicely. Woohoo 5 dry months over. I can't fly SW really or I hit a MATZ, so though not ideal, I head downwind and travel east to Ipswich, turning 360 a few times to guage the wind at various altitudes, but stay below 1000 feet as it's cold enough frankly. I skirt to the south of Ipswich at 1200 feet or so and head over to the Orwell Bridge and along the river Orwell, popping over a few mates' houses but they don't see me, and I decide to draw the line at buzzing them or farting around with trying to whatsapp em. By now, I can sense the wind has crept up a bit to 10mph or so, and clouds are forming quite quickly so I decide to head back, skirting north of Ipswich this time, but at around 600 feet and clear of the built up area as it's getting pretty damn bumpy. Making around 15 mph, but sometimes as low as 10 and really getting chucked around by the thermals. Nothing clean - all bitty stuff - lots of maybe 3000 cloud base little cumulus bursting up. I consider going onto speedbar, but I'm in no rush, and it's bumpy, but not dangerously so - just try to stay clear of dark ground. It stays about the same all the way back, but the wind building a little. By the time I get back to the field the sock is straight out - maybe 12-14mph. As field is top of a hill, I go for a few engine-on low passes just to see what the air is like - it's definately lower pressure/windier at top of hill in last 50 feet or so. I play it safe - much prefer landing up hill than downhill (it's not that much of a hill), and come in for landing. sure enough, the wind drops my forward speed off in the last 50 feet, but rather that than get a lull in the wind and end on the down slope - and I land 100 feet or so from the motorhome. Just as I'm walking back to the car John, a local flier turns up - he'd seen me flying. We have a chat about how he was thinking of going up (again first time in 5-6 months), but by the time he'd decided the wind had gotten up - looks like I was right to get up as early as I could. We chat about paramotors, wings. He has a go walking about with my air conception, and ground handling my reportAir. I say goodbye, pack the motor and wing up and head home (remembering to pick up the wind sock just as I drive away). Feels like life is returing to normal again. It can't come soon enough. stu
    3 points
  15. ok, in danger of this getting moved to non paramotor related.. but it's lockdown - whit u gonna do. So, here's my moon effort from the back garden last night.
    3 points
  16. 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.
    2 points
  17. 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
  18. 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!).
    2 points
  19. Flight 5 was supposed to be on Saturday morning. Drove to the field, got set up... blew three launches in a row, and by that time i was knackered, and the wing was fairly wet from the dew so gave it up rather than try to push further and make a mistake. I didn't even manage to get the wing overhead on any of three attempts, not too sure what was going wrong but it was totally nil wind, so I obviously need to practise more. Sucked to drive 45 mins to the field and 45 mins back and not fly, but hey ho. Instructor thinks it might be that I'm a bit put of practice, and so my next task is to head to a the local park with just the wing and practice some ground handling whilst ever the weather isn't flyable.
    2 points
  20. Welcome to the skies Steve, an old timer here. Sounds like you have a had a really great introduction to the joys of paramotoring, keep up the blog as it's always interesting to read of others experiences. Sorry to hear of your fathers rapid demise but take it in good heart that something good has followed.
    2 points
  21. Does anyone know if there’s a knack to getting into this harness. I’m finding the high-hang swan neck bars very restrictive and I can’t lean forward at all. It seems that the risers are more easily clipped in before I get into the machine because it’s too tight to reach across my front to clip in. It’s totally different to the school’s modern low hang set up, but I’d much prefer to master it than sell it. It runs too well and I’m not really a 2 stroke fan. Or is there a mid/ low conversion available.
    2 points
  22. engine a bit dirty, exhaust welded twice broken end of crankshaft Piston is melted, needs replacement Thankfully cylinder is in good shape, very smooth removed carb and airbox Removed engine from frame and detached carter support. Then split the case Finally removed the big pulley, i will replace the bearings So far everything is good exept for the crankshaft and piston. I will replace all seals and bearings. I will use permatex ultra grey to seal the case back together. Will post videos eventually
    2 points
  23. This summer i started doing small wingover. Concentrating on feeling the wing and getting muscle memory to keep some pressure on the outside. as some have stated i could go deeper in the brakes but i am not ready to go over the top yet. Just feeling everything out right now. The video is my third set of wingover ever so it's normal they are not good. Launches are still getting better. 115 flights done so far confidence is growing but i gotta be carefull not to become complacent. Will soon rebuild a moster 185... it should give me the ability to do more wingover with the better climb rate.
    2 points
  24. Thanks for all the thanks guys! It's great to see that everyone enjoyed the event! (Even the locals, which is rare!) i'm certain we will be going back to that location SW
    2 points
  25. You were dead right mark, I tightened up the straps and flew it twice today, got into the seat dead easy. The fuel pump was the cause of the failure last week, it’s fine now. It’s very comfortable. Landed very easily ( with a nice head wind) so overall I prefer it to the atom. Looking on the video I could see the risers /lines were putting a lot of pressure on the upper quadrants of the hoop on the takeoff run, (the wind was really pushing against it) but I fitted a vertical ali tube from the chassis up the centre of the upper quadrants and braced them with that, making the hoop very stiff. It looks like the pressure would’ve deformed the hoop without that brace. Whether it would’ve folded and hit the prop I’m not sure but the hoop has been welded due a serious landing at some point. Thanks for all your advice , the hang angle, the bent chassis the bent swan arms etc. It’s all worked out good, cost peanuts, flies great.
    2 points
  26. I can't wait for the Eckington event... here's a couple of my flights at the awesome Cornwall event.
    2 points
  27. The best things in life never come easy I’ve tried many different things over the years to seek the excitement and adrenaline that makes you really feel alive, after having 8 years of health issues I am now totally focused on taking up a new and thrilling venture. The thought of actually taking to the air and viewing the world from an entirely new perspective has to be worth overcoming any potential negatives and challenges - but then I guess that’s easy for me to say at this stage
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. It was intense......Great fun and a really good opportunity to push my self and learn with the support of a more experienced pilot.
    2 points
  30. Things have moved on a lot this week. I dont know if you were aware of Daniel Jones flying from John O Groats to Lands End. I offered him the use of my field as a stop off and refuel point as we are 25 miles or so from his goal. Daniel not only accepted my offer but also asked if I would like to fly the last leg with him! Take off was a disaster! 4 failed forward launches! Peer pressure was the main issue, Daniel said "oh, reverse launch I wouldnt be doing that today". I should have just carried on but I figured he knew best......I tell you no lies I was knackered by the time I had reset 4 times....I told Dan to leave, do pone lap of the area and if I wasnt off the ground, leave me behind. I set up for a reverse and I challenge anyone to pull off a smoother looking takeoff. Text book perfection. Go me! I chased across to Dan who was fist pumping and cheering like we had just won a prize. Off we set for lands end. I had two goals for this flight. 1/ Use full trim out to keep up with Dan, remembering to add "trim in" to my landing prep. 2/ Select a landing site from the air and land in a field that I had never seen from the ground. We had a stunning flight. an hour or so of pure joy 1500 to 2000 feet most of the way. We flew over some stunning mine buildings, several beaches, Hayle Estuary, St Michael's Mount, Newlyn harbour and finally Lands End its self. I decided to be cautious. The wind was behind us, pushing us towards the sea and it was increasing in speed as we got closer, so I didnt go as far as the actual cliffs. I did pass the Lands End so Im taking that as a win! I had a field in site, set up my circuit and in we went. I decided, at 100 feet to power on and go around, not because I wasnt happy with the approach but because I realised I was going to be a long way from the road, the field was ace and I could get a lot closer, saving myself a bit of a walk. Boom feet on the ground like a bumble bee with sore feet! WHAT A RUSH!! I am delighted with the progress and incredibly grateful for Dans support and encouragement to push myself. Next goal is to map a route on my chart, buy a sat nav / FLARM and do a solo XC flight. If you are still reading this I am amazed and grateful. Any SatNav recommendations would be ace. Do people still have E readers?
    2 points
  31. Dear all, I would like to ask that you only RSVP for our events if you 100% intend on attending. The Cornwall event had a low turn out with many people who had been RSVP'd from the start not showing up or even a quick message or call letting me know they would not be attending. There were people on this forum who were desperate to attend many of which would have been there first ever fly-in and could not as the list has been full for some time. Also our suppliers lost money as they had planned for a much larger number so we wont be able to use them again. SO PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND!! (This includes the September event.) If you are one of those people who only go to fly-ins if its flyable every day, PLEASE DON'T RSVP until you are happy that the weather suits your requirements. If you have to RSVP late or there are no spaces thats called 'Fair' On a personal level, I have spent the last 4 months trying my best to keep this event happening, its been quite stressful and to be honest if I had known that only 65 of the 220 people that said they were coming were actually going too I would have cancelled the event and saved everyone a load of time, stress and money. So to clarify, DON'T RSVP UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND If you have RSVP'd for September and are only going to attend if it's perfectly flyable, please remove your name from the list and add it again when you decided what your plans are. Repeat offenders will not be invited to future events. SW
    2 points
  32. Ouch! You have my sympathies in your attempts to heard cats. You need a bigger dog
    2 points
  33. Simon Would just like to say thanks to you and your teams for a fantastic weekend down in St Agnes, weather started of poor and just go better as the weekend went on, (some pilots flew every day and well done to them) .Not so bad being buy a nice sandy surfing beach though. we did take boards and wet suit, the scenery was fantastic. Cornwall is so beautiful .Nice beer at the bar, and a very nice spicy chicken wrap to, On to Sunday morning what a day, it isn't very often we get perfect I mean perfect flying conditions. And every one made the very best of it, amazing flying up and down the coast, The field was perfect the walking was fantastic, well I think you get the picture 10 out of 10 amazing. Ps so was Alank swimwear
    2 points
  34. Now I don't fly as of yet (ppg) done a fair bit of ppl but if you fly from homestead farm you will be flying over my work, and I know the area well. I often seen a few guys around here and have finally after about 10 years signed up for the training.
    2 points
  35. Hi @Wideawake @Ticked off @Ella @SCresident Im terribly sorry to hear about your complaints. I was there this morning. I have not flown this weekend but did have a chat with Barry who has stated that he has thrown a few pilots off the field this weekend due to antisocial flying (such as you’re complaining of), and also, I’m assuming as a result of the completely understandable complaints, has changed the rules on approaches etc. He has also said no one is to take off before 0830. Hopefully this mornings flights with the new rules didn’t disturb/annoy you anywhere near as much. I can only apologise on behalf of those of us that do fly from there regularly and hopefully not anti socially. If it’s any consolation the majority of pilots have left today. And if there’s any issues in the future I encourage you to talk directly to Barry (who’s number is above) so he can collar the offending pilots on landing and educate them as he sees fit so we can all live and fly in harmony together! Thanks a lot Max
    2 points
  36. I live off the Hog's Back, and have been plagued this weekend by paramoters - who seem to be using my house at Chalk Pit Cottages as a sighting point to take-off and land at "Barry's field" at Homestead Farm (https://www.facebook.com/HomesteadFarmSurrey/). All pilots - without exception - choose to fly over my house to/from Barry's field, despite my being surrounded by open farmland, which would be a far less disruptive route. Like others on this thread, I was woken at 6:30am Saturday, the noise continued throughout the day, and dinner outside yesterday evening was ruined by a succession of landings from 7pm. Activity has continued throughout this morning. Two videos I took this morning (I wish I'd videoed last night - but I was trying to enjoy dinner!) are here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zMwVoNl012D0o3S5qRXNpbdCWtLeQkrN?usp=sharing Can I encourage others to post pics - as cas_whitmore proposes, this will allow other paramotor enthusiasts to identify the culprits, and self-police. You could also choose to call Barry Gardiner at Homestead Farm on 07884 261108.
    2 points
  37. I am considering a petition against paramotors in and around losely areas. We have a very few days of being able to enjoy the outdoors and you a few of you are ruing it for all of us. This has to stop!!!!!!!!!!
    2 points
  38. 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
    2 points
  39. 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
    2 points
  40. 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 .
    2 points
  41. You'll probably find airfields rarely want paramotors, partly because we're slow I think. Possibly the noise too. There are some paramotor friendly fields Derby way - Airways is in Ashbourne is one. Generally we fly from friendly farmer's fields. Once you find a field you'll become very protective of it. Being slow, low and noisy around the fields often causes friction with local residents so you have to work round this and then tend not to want anyone else to come and mess it up for you. There's plenty of countryside your way so really it's a case of persevering and finding a field by asking about. Don't worry about it for now, get through your training and enjoy it. You'll get to know people as you go and find places to fly
    2 points
  42. Hi! Bad news! The first start of this engine was with the use of our old style exhaust and was absolutely great. But with new chamber we have lost approximately 1000 RPM of high range. So it is needless to say how difficult now is to make changes to produce new matrix and so on. But the aim of this project is to develop the best race engine ever and to win every championship and cup stages we can participate this year in our country so we have to make everything quickly. I have video but sorry the language is Russian. You can see the weight of the engine. I'm going to make English version after exhaust repair to show you. Cheers!
    2 points
  43. Both very well made and designed machines, with lots of power. finally went for the nitro 200 with electric start and clutch, and must say I have been very pleased with it, there are two main reasons why . one electric start, two the weight , its light, I'm going to say it. Its a game changer. Ps don't underestimate electric start!!!!
    2 points
  44. Hi Gents Thanks for your replies, I have sorted something with Danny so looking forward to seeing you in the air soon!! Kind Regards Lee
    2 points
  45. Hi Russell Ive copd and only 48% capacity, i hufff n puff on take off but can foot launch and once airborne no problem at all
    2 points
  46. I have also asked them for a rebate as a non-BHPA member. I pointed out that saying membership of BHPA is required, but it is an organisation that does not represent all ppg pilots and hence is unfair. They are considering what I said!
    2 points


  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?
    Sign Up
×
×
  • Create New...