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  1. 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
  2. I can vouch for this as being exactly as it says on the tin. It's the MY20 version with the newer gearbox. SW
  3. For those that missed it SW
  4. 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
  5. Brilliant! this is the kind of thing that adds valuable content to the PMC Cheers to Paul for asking and Mark for answering
  6. I have shiny new ones if you get stuck... Or a full shiny new Rebel 2 frame which may also be of interest. Im sure someone will have an old set kicking about though. Welcome to the Paramotor Club! SW
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    Hi Tony, Your membership has expired, (please renew it before the weekend as you can't join at the event) Once thats done, you will be able to RSVP for the event Best to use a desktop at the moment as the software is being twatty with phones. Any dramas, let me know BEFORE the weekend SW
  8. The paramotor sector in the UK has been growing annually for the last 15 years. I think unluckily you live in a part of the UK where there are little to no flying schools. Up here, I have 3 schools all within a 10 min drive of my house. A similar story can be told for the Northampton area and so on... I have also never had an issue finding a friendly farmer to either fly from myself or hold an event. I think you may have a slightly darkened view of the bigger situation. The Guys at Davidstow are full (it's that simple) waiting lists for airfield use is very common. SW
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    Brilliant! lol SW
  10. They are not difficult to learn at all It's a bit tricky at the start of learning but soon becomes natural. I actually would compare it to learning to ride a bike it just takes a little longer. SW
  11. The Sunday for me was the Sea Breeze and sunshine that I had been dreaming of! Super silky smooth air and fantastic views. Cool vid as always Lee. SW
  12. Hi and welcome to the Paramotor Club. Assuming you are getting some training (which of course would be highly recommended) It would be better to wait until you can fly to make your decision about kit. The 400 hours comment.... I think this is too low. On top of that 2 stroke engines are super simple and relatively inexpensive to rebuild. I would factor out the hours info you have been given. Not sure about the second hand market in the States but in the UK and surrounding countries there is a strong second hand market. New is always better if you can afford it of course. Factor in the after sales support and look for a dealer / manufacturer who has a good reputation. They will all be your friend when your buying it!! Again welcome to the Paramotor Club! SW
  13. Welcome to the area there are a good number of pilots in your area Have you checked out the members map? You can add your details to it and contact others in your area. https://www.paramotorclub.org/communitymap/ SW
  14. 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
  15. Epoxy is great for repairing things that are made with Epoxy Super Glue is crazy stuff... It's even safe in a reef tank!! (used to stick corals to rocks) which I still cant get my head around. lol SW
  16. Check out the members map https://www.paramotorclub.org/communitymap/ This will help you find people SW
  17. I can assure you that the 3 blade is significantly noisier than the standard 2 blade. I don't know who would be able to conclude anything other than this. Apart from those who maybe have not heard one in action. It takes that lovely Atom80 hum and ruins it. SW
  18. You are more than welcome to visit our airfield to record some sounds. Give me a call on the number below if you are keen. zero seven 983 4two8 4 five3 SW
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    I changed it to 220 due to bonkers demand. SW
  20. Hi David, Your best bet would be to check out the members map. https://www.paramotorclub.org/communitymap/ You need to be logged in to access it. Welcome to the Paramotor Club. SW
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    There are of course toilets and water (but no showers) SW
  22. I would have put my money on the coil TBH, but the only thing that is not on your list would be the primer bulb.... SW
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