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  1. Sorry to hear about your damage, glad you're still managing to fly. Did you get a tracking number in case the fault lies with the courier/Post Office? I've always found PJ to be very reliable, they've never let me down in ten years.
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    Syphon recommendations.

    Interesting, mine won't fit into two different types of plastic cans, one 5L bought from a petrol station and one 10 litre from Amazon. Wonder if the pump specs have changed since I bought mine? Or (more likely) petrol cans don't have a standard opening size. The pump comes with a sheath designed to mount onto jerry cans which is a nice touch and collects any fuel drips afterwards so definitely recommend the jerry can option.
  3. I fly in the Brecon Beacons most of the time and am used to the huge amounts of military hardware that comes through. I live and mostly fly from a spot on the banks of the River Usk, which RAF pilots use for easy navigation, so I always have a NOTAM booked. In the past I've seen aircraft curve nicely around my grid ref when I've been setting up, giving me good clearance. Last night I was about to launch and a military helicopter came over at about 500 feet, in the murk of an inversion, and went directly over my launch field. It didn't inspire confidence that there wouldn't be a return trip for it (they often come back using same route). The guy at Wittering was as friendly and helpful as usual on the phone but, interestingly, while he was away getting the forms I could hear the other guys in the office talking about how run down it's all getting there and how within a year there might be nobody in their office. That followed by my NOTAM being ignored set me wondering ...
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    Syphon recommendations.

    I'm not sure what the last post means regarding this - but to be clear, the Sealey pump is very good. It has a large suction end which fits into a jerry can (any capacity) and transfers fuel via its smaller diameter flexible hose. The suction end is too large to fit regular plastic petrol cans or paramotor fuel tanks so can't be used for removing fuel from them.
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    Syphon recommendations.

    Doesn't fit in the tank of my paramotors or a regular fuel can, only jerry cans (which is what it's designed for).
  6. Steve

    Syphon recommendations.

    Same here, it's a perfect solution - providing you only want to transfer fuel into the paramotor and not from the paramotor into a jerry can. I've had mine a couple of years and it has never let me down.
  7. Steve

    Fitting Ear Defenders to a Plusmax Helmet

    If the logo is the same as the front logo, it will come away without damaging the helmet. I used a small screwdriver to life a corner and it came away in two pieces, the logo itself and a plastic layer over it. There were no marks or glue left on the helmet. There should be M6 threaded holes for the Peltor fixings. However, the helmet looks like one of the old type which were a bit of a smaller fit than the latest helmets, so I don't know whether there are any other differences.
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    2 Stroke Oil

    Motul 800 is red, Motul 710 is green.
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    Night Flying

    An engine out in the dark - where's the benefit of balls and common sense then? Or are you suggesting only flying in small circles above a known safe landing spot ...?
  10. Steve

    Convincing Wife!

    Just regard it as dangerous - but with good training and lots of practise you'll mitigate that danger to a level which gives you the confidence (but not over-confidence) to fly safely and enjoy it. Your choice of wing is very important too. Like Simon said, it's the pilot which is the biggest risk factor, not the machine.
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    PMC Bore chasers April 2019


    Here's the last one ...
  12. Nice to see a post from you Stu, glad you are still living in the real world. It's amazing that the Slovenia trip was 2014 - time is such an illusion, as the great man said. Was some superbly great flying had on that trip (but won't forget some of our crappy launch sites too, or the cops ... ). And we all got to meet Igor!! Hope we all get some great flying in this year, maybe see you at one of the PMC fly-ins? There's a choice of several this year.
  13. Steve

    Polini Thor fuel starve

    This is a standard tank.
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    Polini Thor fuel starve

    Just noticed the tank seems to have two fuel line entry points, is one blanked off? All looks a bit odd.
  15. Steve

    Polini Thor fuel starve

    That fuel line below the bulb looks very suspect. Why does it loop back upwards?