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  1. Interesting stuff Mark, not sure I would have waited until 60% load test. I do have a ReAction that has 318 hours on it and came back from the factory with a 'Very Good' report, however it is now in the slow category so will probably never be flown again.
  2. alan_k

    Battery

    I believe it was originally a sealed lead acid battery that fitted in there. I think it was 12V at about 4Ah from memory.
  3. Motors and wings particularly have come on in leaps and bounds. For a newbie wing they are easier to launch and more forgiving than a few years ago. I have bough both my serious wings 2nd hand, the last one with 20 hours for £2K. Anything with 20-30 hours should still be virtually as good as new and by the time you have put 100 hours on it you will be looking to upgrade probably. Wings should last 400-500 hours or more if looked after however I don't know of anyone flying one continuously for that period. There is lots and lots to learn so make sure you get on with your instructor. Have you got any of the PPG books to start with?
  4. You can just make one up Andy., as long as it is understood and isn't duplicated in your area. Giles Fowler uses Golf Foxtrot 22, that's his initials followed by the size of his wing. I use my lapsed French registration, only because I can remember it.
  5. That's an excellent price for an almost new condition motor. If I didn't already have one I would be all over this.
  6. Dudek Solo. Not flown one but impressed by the reports by pilots that have. I fly a Report'Air and notice the Solo has a slower min speed. See if you can try one out.
  7. You are ideally based for CMParamotors, Clive Mason Paramotors. http://www.cmparamotors.com/index.php/training Clive is one of the best, go for it!
  8. It's the Microlight and Gyrocopter FRTOL course. Andy is an excellent tutor, this was the course I took. If you do book up tell him you are a PPG pilot.
  9. View Advert Ski suit suitable for flying - Free Used Decathlon Quechua ski suit. Offering this free (except postage) to anyone new or on a restricted budget. Size XL, suitable for pilots of 6 feet or more, it is rather long on me at 5 foot 10 inch. The downside is this has been used throughout the winters and is dirty around the collar, knees and hems particularly. Advertiser alan_k Date 25/06/20 Price Category Other  
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    Used Decathlon Quechua ski suit. Offering this free (except postage) to anyone new or on a restricted budget. Size XL, suitable for pilots of 6 feet or more, it is rather long on me at 5 foot 10 inch. The downside is this has been used throughout the winters and is dirty around the collar, knees and hems particularly.

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  11. I use the upper loop on the left hand riser, works well enough.
  12. Same for me within Halfpenny Green ATZ. As long as they can contact you and you can hear what is happening with the other traffic they are happy. I rarely enter the ATZ nowadays but always contact ATC because I am close to the airport and awareness on both sides is increased safety.
  13. Pedant mode fully accepted Useful information Chris, thanks.
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