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  1. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    Dont get me wrong I fly for fun and not constantly checking speed , just curiosity and your right, air density , and weight loading obviously play their part (not sure how the motor changes speed ?) Have to say its a hell of a lot more fun to fly than my speedster! At present have only flown with it alongside a roadster and a nucleon ...spent a while circling so they could catch up !!
  2. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    Yes enjoyIng mine so far . Out of interest what top speed do you get as advertised 65 mg seemes bit unobtainable for me ?
  3. geckofly

    is this doable !

    Having contacted the seller , Im afraid that wont fit ! the 2 pin will but the other connector is a 5pin female type and i need the 8 pin male din connector ---Any other ideas ?
  4. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    Thanks ! Funnily enough the monster plus is the one on my wish list
  5. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    Yep ! Had 5 flights so far so early days but initial feelings its very nice ..with the lightness of the wing makes for a easy enough launch although first flight was a nil wind and found i needed much more brake than used to to unstick! but that was more a getting used to the feel of it . second was alot better ! like the agility.. no acro piloting! so dynamic enough for me . just my comparison to a speedster .its certainly not quite as efficient, Had to keep an eye on engine temp as it was running hotter than usual with trims out .. Speed wise.. full speed about the same I struggled to get the 65Kmh advertised more like 60 which my speedster would do .trim speed is way faster with much nicer co ordinated turns. I would say it moves about a little bit more with turbulence but still feels very solid ( you could happily swing off the A lines :)) Climb out was slow, so until i get a more powerful motor! glad i went for the medium as i think i would have struggled with the small looking forward to getting out on it again post storm Callum ! Oh I went for the Red. a beautiful looking wing ..
  6. geckofly

    is this doable !

    Cheers Steve thats great !
  7. geckofly

    is this doable !

    Is there a cable available that would connect these two , a Baofeng UV-5R2 and a preferably curly lead with a male 8 pin connector for the peltor headset? thanks
  8. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    i now have one on order ! so looking forward to getting to fly it . thanks for input Mitchg
  9. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    Thanks Mitchg really good to read your experience and im pretty convinced it would be a good next wing . what were nil wind take offs like with a 130cc ? and did you trim a 1/4 out for take off as well ? nice dune skimming vid thanks again
  10. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    What all up weight are you Atko ? Im thinking a medium as I am about 130 all up and I need one wing to do everything ! and with only 125cc of power. Only had a bit of trike experience , but I know a couple of commercial tandem trike operators and their wings have gone down in size dramatically over the last few years! If you wouldn't mind passing on your dealer mates contact details I wouldnt mind seeing what he could offer ! cheers steve
  11. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    Thanks Atko thats great to have your feedback ! as luck would have it I had a quick try on a medium last evening, needed a fair dab on brakes to stop overflying on reverse launch , keen to get up there ! liked the agility and the combined steering worked really well without fuss. settled down a lot with trims fully out as you would expect , speed bar was shortish but light and no real feeling of acceleration or dive when using it, (wasnt flying with any instruments so guess most of speed range is from trimmers) loved the trimmers light and so easy to pull on or release, in fact really liked the whole riser set up beautifully uncomplicated with no little handels and bungees getting in the way . landing was fast but lots of energy retention and yes a very nice glide and step landing . Impossible to really get a feel for a wing after one flight but definitely impressed and will have a look to see if any one is selling a low hours one .
  12. geckofly

    itv billy pilots?

    Im looking at the ITV Billy wing as a next choice after a good few years on a speedster. Im struggling to find much user experience beyond that its a fast easy launching wing there is a ojovolador review and a few bits and pieces but i wouldnt mind hearing from pilots who have a bit of experience flying it
  13. geckofly

    Interferance

    I get so much interference from trying to use a radio I give up, its fine on the ground but in the air its barely audible on tick over over interference noise , Im beginning to wonder if some motors are worse than others and then again some impossible, I have a PA125 fitted with a suppressor plug R . My radio is old but expensive at the time I remember, its a Yaseu FT11R I have a connector from peltor headset that is designed for tandem ie has an auxiliary connection for passenger I have taped that up thinking that might have been contributing to interference , but no effect . Experimented with putting radio as far away as possible sits in front cockpit with antenna protruding . Any Further ideas i could try? would be very welcome !
  14. Put mine on a Bak Rak with extended uprights and made a full cover . seemes to work well
  15. geckofly

    Ouch!

    funnily I was thinking the same, I have thought about it for a few years ! However this wouldn't have helped in this case as there was no tension on the lines cheers steve
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