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simonhunny

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  1. I know a few guys with nitros, most seem to have had major issues with cylinder linings/pistons, or exhausts. And the only tornado I know did a crankshaft at 50 hrs. Thats probably why things are quiet, same same aviator USA experience?
  2. I went from a moster to a nitro a few years back, then sold the nitro after 50 hrs & went back to moster, now I am an atom80 fan. Build quality is far superior on a vitto
  3. so do you mean you accidently hit another engine kill switch? (as opposed to normal thumb switch on throttle)
  4. usually slowest trims, but trimmer range is so small it doesnt make much difference
  5. no https://www.footflyer.com/powered-paragliders-from-the-past-paramotor-history/
  6. I had approx 15 degrees castor, with normal footpegs, so fully steerable but the castoring rake allows self correction as well, best of both worlds
  7. the atom 80 exhaust seems to work very well, similar design to skymax moster exhaust
  8. and the very last step when the excessive weight makes your knees buckle beneath you.....
  9. dont go for an old wing, unless thats all u can afford. Revo2 wing is very dated now, I had one years back & offloaded it asap...My 63 year old legs love my apco hybrid for easy forward launches & slow landings, but its not a fast wing, great for just cruising around in light wind. I believe the dudek V king is excellent too, the light weight makes it virtually impossible to blow a launch. Where I can reverse kite I use my dudek nucleon XX
  10. I have had 2 mosters, 1 nitro & 1 atom 80. The atom 80 is by far the best in the vibration/noise/weight department, but obviously not in power. I am 88kg & its adequate for me, even on a hadronxx 20m. I like the atom so much I sold my spare moster & ordered another atom (as a spare as I fly close to 200 hrs/year & dont like to have downtime). My empty weight on a skymax expedition frame is under 20kg
  11. that was normal behaviour on my moster, which had no impact/timing issues, so if its running normal I would just fly it before you take something apart that you dont really need to
  12. if u go with the chameleon buy 2 as u will need a backup, they are very flimsy & I have seen many guys on the field with broken throttles that ruin their day
  13. given that choice I would go with the atom 80
  14. it would probably fly like a dog.... 'are you feeling lucky punk?' Personally I would use it just for kiting, if you can master it you will probably find modern wings a breeze
  15. I had almost same thing, it turned out to be a blocked intake filter on the 'clunk' fuel pickup inside the fuel tank, it was letting enough fuel through for starting/warmup etc but as soon as I went for full power on takeoff it totally shut down, drove me nuts trying to trouble shoot.
  16. looks great, we just need someone to buy one & give a review!
  17. the nuc xx is very effecient, I also have a hadron xx but I only use that on strong winds at the beach, my nuc is my preferred wing for general flying & on a moster I use less than 4 litres an hour
  18. hey Vince, great solution in the suitcase! When you check it in, do you declare it as an engine or just say nothing?
  19. no, sorry, he is a regular guy who flies normal If u want acro wing then WRC will probably not be exciting enough for you
  20. thanks. My latest paramotor is a skymax with atom 80, I am 88kg & after 2 mosters & a nitro this is my fave thus far. 19kg & low noise/vibration makes flying a joy
  21. a mate of mine has 2 & loves them, very solid wing, just check its been looked after as they are getting a little old now
  22. what does a pap frame weigh? Is the frame all stainless? I looked on the website but couldnt see any weight declared
  23. does it flip the same way every time? If so, then favour the A riser on one side, eg if it flips left wingtip over to the right (as you are facing it), then try just using the right A & let the left A just find its own way up, you need a delay on the left side to stop the left side overtaking & flipping
  24. so you are talking about reverse launching? In stronger winds (ie enough wind that the wing will easily stay overhead), try the cobra technique . My hadron used to do the flip every time when I tried to launch the usual way, but just using one A to launch stops that behaviour every time. If the wind isnt strong enough for the cobra, do the normal straight launch with both A's but be ready with a finger on the brake line to check the spin (mine always spins to the right so my left hand pinky is ready on the brakeline on left side to arrest that). The cobra is a great technique to try, best with a kiting harness at the park, or at a beach if possible
  25. I am 88kg naked & love the atom 80, works great even on my smallest wing hadron xx 20m, on a skymax expedition frame it comes in at 19kg empty. I also have a moster plus, which comes in at 25kg on a starmax, lately I have preferred the atom as its so light & quiet
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