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  1. I just pulled it in to 3 - same as take off?
  2. View Advert Dudek Reaction 29 Dudek Reaction 29 owned since new. 2007 wing. Last services this year by aerofix - see pictures for report which passed as general fair to good condition, 3 lines replaced and all flyable. I don't keep a log book, but I'd imagine around 10-20 hours per year - so somewhere between 120-240 hours. Always kept dry, and stuff sacked. still crispy. It's an oldy but a goody in nice colours. Suit intermediate pilot on a budget. Advertiser powerlord Date 05/11/19 Price £500.00 Category Wings  
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    Dudek Reaction 29

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    Dudek Reaction 29 owned since new. 2007 wing. Last services this year by aerofix - see pictures for report which passed as general fair to good condition, 3 lines replaced and all flyable. I don't keep a log book, but I'd imagine around 10-20 hours per year - so somewhere between 120-240 hours. Always kept dry, and stuff sacked. still crispy. It's an oldy but a goody in nice colours. Suit intermediate pilot on a budget.

    £500.00

    ipswich - GB

  4. out of blue, and against forecasts all week, today was flyable... so got 3 flights in on new wing. wow. just wow. amazingly easy launches, popping me into air quicker than reaction. in flight the breaks are so sensitive vs reaction, and on fast trim the TST lines still let you actually TURN - on the reaction you'd pull it right to its stop and then ever so slowly turn that way - here its about same agility as breaks on slow. and the breaks - pull in toward you just for the tip and a flat turn, etc...wow. then there's the fact I've never been able to do wingovers. figured it was just my lack of skill - it seemed like fighting the wing all the time.. on this its a Piece of p1ss! -so so easy. And then... what I was dreading - would landings be super fast... er..no.. the opposite - it bleeds off speed like the reaction doesn't. and still leaves you with a great flare.. just great. and the other worry - would a tiny 22 give me far less lift, far less climb speed... so I went on to full fast trim, and full speedbar and timed a minute at full power - still climbing... and at 400 ft/min ! very very chuffed. should arguable done this a while back, but glad I did it now. stu
  5. read the manual. I don't mean that flippantly - most have good info in there - it's worth reading. what is the motor/manufacturer ? check all screw/bolts are tightened to spec - you'll need to do it regularly - you're as well starting now - prop, swing arms, engine mounts, etc. ideally have a way of hanging yerself in the motor (e.g. from garage roof) to get yourself on the right balance point however that works for your motor - if you can't do that - and Im assuming its a low of medium handpoint, make sure you've followed the manual of what the settings are for your weight (and DO weight yerself to be sure). spend some time getting used to it - engine off, putting on back, taking off, running, turning round, stopping, bending down, pretending to fall and handling it with arms, etc - takes a lot of the unknowns out it when later it's making a racket, and the finger killer is spinning behind you. check the cage netting - many motors are a bit rubbish... does it really stop your hand getting dragged in ? what about the throttle cable ? can that get dragged in ? look especially at the bottom bit - many cage nettings are rubbish here (my air conception among them) - and benefit from some extra velcro straps, etc just to stop chance of hand getting dragged in if you fall and put hand down ,etc nearly all accidents happen on take off, so mostly it's about all that stuff. atb stu
  6. yeh that's gonna take some getting used to - with 22 being even faster landing... I've never been great at timing my flares, and having dodgy knees (each knee having had 2 ACL ops) - anything at all hard, I chose arse rather than buggering knees up..
  7. yeh it does. unfortunately I'm working through it.. and now the clocks have changed it's pretty much dark now from end of work day so all I've got is the weekends stu
  8. thanks for advice here guys. I got myself a 2nd hand Report Air (or Deathmaster 2000 as I prefer to call it) Report Air 22 yesterday. Chilly's old wing for those who know 'im. Very nice custom colours of grey with a hint of green and red on the appropriate wing tips. Now hoping for an opportunity to fly it before 23/11th when I've signed up with Fly Spain for a week paramotoring in Southern Spain... otherwise I'll be flying the wing for first time there, which is less than ideal and increases the looking a numpty risk considerably...
  9. easiest way is just search on garmin connect on phone for stufly. install, and it will sync to watch. job done. no need to use garmin express on laptop
  10. there are only 2 Fenix 3 versions I think ? original and HR (with heartbeat sensor). both will work fine. mine is the original - but HR came out pretty soon afterwards so there's maybe more fenix 3 HRs on the second hand market that fenix 3s. Amazon actually had new stock they were still selling for 200 squid until a few weeks ago, but seems like sold out now. If you go the the garmin app store link in the video description I've put all the models that are currently compatible there. I'll update that if I add any more, but for now the two version are named with the supported devices: StuFly - Paramotoring App: D2, Fenix 3 3/HR Stufly - Paramotoring App: D2 Descent, 935, 5, 5+, 5s+, 5x, 5x+, 6s, 6s pro
  11. Posting here rather than paramotor videos, as its mostly not a paramotor video.. stu
  12. Lee: yeh - I'll give Clive M a bell tomorrow I reckon just in case he knows of any. stu
  13. I just had a chat with Clive Bunce (dudek distributor). He reckons report air is the main seller now - less 'wanting to turn' than the nucleon xx - until you want to turn then it's sharp enough. - apparently 'flatter in the middle'. pity it's not got a cooler name.. sounds like 'dudek mild mannered janitor'... i'd have prefered 'dudek deathmaster 2000' - sounds cooler anyhoo - feels like report air is more the wing for me. I'm not sure I want to part with >3000 squid for a new one though, much as I'd like a wing in custom st andrews flag colours.. so if anyone hears of anyone selling a 24 secondhand - do let me know...seeing as I don't go near facebook with a 100 foot long excrement covered stick, I might miss out if someone just posts summit there
  14. my worry about a 22 is that it'll take a bunch more throttle to stay level, and I'll climb slower. I love the ability to climb up and down quick with my reaction/aircon. i'd hate to lose that for the sake of a bit of speed. also, i average 3litre/hour on aircon/reaction - so I don't want to end up chewing through 5l/hour with a wing the size of a postage stamp. i suppose i'm a bit unbelieving that a 22m wing will give me the same lift as a 29m wing frankly. feels like a 24 puts me in about same loading place (about the middle) as my current 29s loading - so though it might be a bit slower, I'd take that for better lift. cas: I suppose if the report air lines are longer as lee says (good spot - missed that) - then that would explain it climbing more under power ?
  15. thanks guys. report air seems nice too. specs wise they seem pretty much identical ? https://www.dudek.eu/en/products/reportair.html https://www.dudek.eu/en/products/nucleon-xx.html other than the blurb - i'm not really clear on whats different between them tbh.
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