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  1. Which engine? On the Thor I replaced the standard pull starter with a Briggs and Stratton. Edit - Just realised you said starter motor, ignore my post.
  2. If you intend to fly a paramotor, inspection and maintenance will be one of the things you should learn and must do. Your thoughts about the mounts have probably been the same for many new pilots over the years but the reality is they don't often fail and in eleven years I've not known any sag (although I generally get a new machine every three years or so). If you look at machines like the Parajet Maverick you'll see that there is also webbing on the mounts. But replace them with manufacturer approved mounts every year if it bothers you, it's an easy job on most machines. Certainly cheaper an
  3. Don't assume training abroad will guarantee you good weather and a completed course. It isn't just rain you need to think about, it can often just be too windy or thermic. Or it might be lovely. But you won't know until you're there. And I certainly wouldn't think about training in the summer months in Spain or similar.
  4. It doesn't matter what you buy, you will need back-up from the manufacturer/dealer. If they don't offer that then look elsewhere.
  5. Ozee - without a doubt. My cold weather suit has done ten winters and is still very warm, comfortable and waterproof so I can kneel on wet surfaces without worry. They also do made to measure.
  6. Several reasons, one of which is needing a stable hands-free platform for my photography and video work and also something less tiring for long XCs. I have held off for a long while as wings I had flown like the Roadster 3 felt too numb and I thought I'd not find something 'milder' that I would like - but the Solo is quite nimble when not in novice mode (but not as wicked as the GTX) and is a very pleasant cruiser. I was going to test fly the Speedster 3 and the Hadron 3 but by chance I got an unexpected opportunity to fly the Solo and I realised how good it was for what I need so bough
  7. Once inch slack (trimmers out) might be cutting it a bit fine for me, I'll settle for two or three.
  8. Agree with your observations on brake line lengths Alan, I measured seven inches of slack on the brakes with trims fully out (the lines are set at the shortest of the three factory lengths). I'm taking a double wrap to land to give the control that I like. When I first launched the Solo I thought there was something wrong with it, as if there's a breeze it feels like it's going to overshoot but the brakes go down to your waist to try and damp it out. I don't think it will overshoot generally, just gives you the feeling it will and the lack of brake control is weird. I'm going to take about fou
  9. Steve

    Yes or No

    You'd be hard pushed for spares and it's very old tech and relatively heavy by modern standards. Here's an article about how the DK Whisper evolved into the original Parajet paramotor.
  10. We managed to get over to Spain (and back) just before lock down. It was awesome.
  11. I had one deranged farmer discharge both barrels a couple of years ago - all over a simple misunderstanding. Always remember they are armed!
  12. Seems like it's mostly pretty light hearted, the OP just has a gripe with the house owner. It's not the first time reactions happen like that when outsiders with money move into farming areas.
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