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  1. I'll second the above... Mike is an awsome tutor! FYI I didn't learn with him, but he got me through my BHPA conversion and he has helped me no end of times. A great honest guy.
  2. I despair reading this! I'm the last person to be a goody goody, but it's painfully obvious this isn't right. Yes you can fly without going near a soul, you won't inconvenience anyone, take a hospital bed or put anyone at risk... but you'll piss off everyone else who does adhere to the guidelines. The dog walker mentioned above is just a indication of the balance of opinion against you and therefore us.
  3. Yep, if I'm hungry I'll fly in any old shite! I'm not a great fan of flying in the actual rain though... I did notice at the Bore how everyone elses wings were white on the underside mines a sort of yellow! I guess its from a few years of mud, cow shit and slapdash application of foundation.
  4. Hi Onur, To be honest I'm probably not the best person to recommend a wing to you as I don't know anything about you, your experience, skill level etc... but for comparison I did fly a 28m WRC now fly a 24m Nuc xx and a 22m Snake 1.2. Both great wings. The XX is great for XC, but agile enough to have fun on, and the Snake is quite a bit more agile... but more tiring for XC flying. If you’re looking to get into some 'fruity flying' you may need/want something completely different. I’d speak to a dealer/instructor as they will have more experience and better advise than people like me - I'm just a recreational flyer! Good luck with it and take it easy! Lee
  5. Hi Onur, the Nucleon wrc is/was a great wing. Very stable and also a reputation for being fast (in its day) but note it is definitely an older design by today’s standards. I really loved the one I had, which had 2d steering added. It was rock solid for cross country flying but not amazingly agile... so great if you are low hours or just love xc flying. I flew it in some rowdy air and trusted it. To be honest it was tiring to do wingovers with but great for learning the basics. I don’t have any vids of it being thrown around but you can see mine back in 2017 on the PMC Spain trip... https://youtu.be/Jap4RHOfU5o
  6. Once you're up over the top of it you should be golden. Probably best to wear gloves though.
  7. A great choice sir. Still have my old one and always enjoy flying it. Its the wing I trust in wonky air and the wing I prefer if I'm doing a long XC. 122 logged 'happy flying hours' on mine now! I think the landings are painfully easy on it, but it does need to be trimmed correctly for the wind conditions. As for the risers... I know no better so they are perfectly fine to me. The wing tip steering is also nicely authoritative and precise on this wing (same for the Rep'Air too I believe). Enjoy and fly safe.
  8. Great to see this truly positive outcome Stu. I knew you'd be fine with the landings. Enjoy!!!!
  9. Brilliant choice Stu, The Deathmaster 2000 is a firm favourite with everyone I know flying it. Coming from Chilly means it will have been well looked after too... I had his old Nuc WRC many moons ago... I loved that wing! Anywho, today looks exceptionally flyable all day long. Enjoy and fly safe!
  10. Maybe set up a US specific forum... see whether it gets used or if folk just pass through. The facebook groups can be bitchy (to put it mildly). I guess thanks to Tucker and AviatorPPG things are booming for PPG over that side of the pond. How many members have you got now Simon? Is it growing?
  11. Sorry Hann... I guess I've not directly answered your question there. So no... I don't think it requires more throttle! I'm sure someone who actually looks properly at such things could prove me wrong though. Invariably I just smile and fly!
  12. TBH I haven't approached this scientifically or even given it a lot of thought, but I don't think there is much in it. If anything I've done some 1-2 hour XC's and, when I've used the Snake, I have definitely found I had more fuel at the conclusion than expected. However please note that I always seem to be burning more fuel than everyone else I fly with, regardless of whether I'm on the Moster Silent or my much newer Moster (or whichever wing). Less pies maybe!!! That aside, the snake will start oscillating if it sniffs a thermal... or if I pass too close to a butterfly! As such I'll prefer to XC with the Nuc.
  13. Ha ha... I love this. I totally agree. I also think some of the dudek colour paint schemes are a bit yesterday, but ultimately does that really matter!?!? You may also find Clive M may have access to a 2nd hand Rep'Air or Nuc xx. Best of luck whichever way you go.
  14. Stu, as far as I understand it they are identical in terms of profile and riser setup etc... but, I thought I was told (when buying), the difference was the number of cells. That said, the website has them both at 60 cells?!?!? However looking at the Rep'Air specs it appears to just have longer lines which I guess would do a similar job - i.e. make it more stable. I fly with someone on a 22 Rep'Air, and he's a tad lighter than me. As such we're perfectly aligned for speed. We literally trim out and just sit along side one another on XC's. I've also flown the Rep'Air a few times. They are literally identical to the Nuc xx until you pull brake hard... then it becomes more apparent that the wing is slightly more sedate (only slightly) - e.g. you have to work a bit harder to build up a deep wingover. Other than that there's nothing between them (ignoring colour schemes).
  15. Hi Stu, I have slightly over 130 hours logged on a Nuc xx 24m. I've owned all generations... i.e. the Nucleon, Nucleon WRC and this XX. It's truly a fantastic wing and pretty much a perfect allrounder (IMHO). FYI I have a smaller snake if I do want a spicier flight, but for XC's, general pottering or sociable flying I'd always reach for the Nuc xx. I'm about 85Kgs and all up weight at about 125-130 so near the top end of my wing range. If I were to buy a new one now I'd definitely go for a 22m but I'm not suffering on the 24m. With your experience level you may still want to look at a 22m. Like Alan says, it may not launch as readily as a lightened Ozone, but I think that is easily compensated by its top speed and trimmer range. I think bar adds about 12mph (if my memory serves me correctly). In my opinion it also has a nice level of agility mixed with stability. So you can really throw it about... but you're not constantly dampening oscillation in wonky air. I think they're about £2600, but again I'm going from memory here. Chilly is just up the road from you and can probably give you a more accurate/current price. I've had mine for nearly 3 years now and honestly still love flying it! I'm over in Cambridgeshire. I think you fly Suffolk area so if you're ever passing, or if you want to come over, you'd be very welcome to take it for a spin!
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