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  1. thank you Hann for posting your video...adventures like this, are to me, the reason why ppg is the realization of the stuff of dreams...
  2. HI, Like I say in the Title, nothing to do with PPG (unfortunately). I am trying to gauge whether something thats happened at my work, is a normal average reaction or is a unique uncommon reaction. It basically revolves around an office environment staff member leaving to go to another job, who exported contacts from outlook. In my experience over the past 20 years, its been a fairly common practice, although a bit "naughty" particularly among the management layer for this to happen. Does anyone have any experience of the above and what if anything were the consequences.
  3. It does kind of give you a physical reaction, this one. Especially when he added more throttle, surged forward a bit and the guy holding the fuel bottle stood still for a second....
  4. I thought this one best be posted in the safety matters section.....
  5. thats was I was thinking... wonder if he has a chute in the rucksack...
  6. What approach does everyone take when talking to a farmer for the first time to try to get access to a good field? Is there an approach/incentive that anyone feels is consistently successful? Thanks
  7. so...the videos I am seeing have the magnet but also have a condenser -is that the same as a capacitor?
  8. I have found some youtube videos on 2 stroke electrical systems. I wanted to know what each component does and the flow from pull start to spark.... its starting to make sense now..
  9. Hope everyone is safe and well. I am looking to learn about the electrical system of a paramotor. How it works, what it does etc. My youtube search just gives me stuff about electric paramotors. I am thinking that it wont be too far removed from other 2 stroke motors electrical setup but would like to take the forum advice in the first instance. Thanks.
  10. You gents remind me of spiderman. You have harnessed the power of webbing..
  11. your joke kind of caught me off guard.......I'm a -frayed I just spat my coffee out!
  12. Just FYI -the loft quoted a whopping £20 to do the repair!
  13. Thanks hadders. The loft it is!!
  14. I think I will contact The Loft for the webbing thing. I would rather have it done professionally for peace of mind. Thanks again for everything...
  15. Thanks for all your input. Replacing split ring and bow shackle no problem. Not sure about how to replace the webbing. Any pointers on that one? Thanks.
  16. HI, Hope everyone is doing . I am looking for some advice please. I noticed some fraying on the harness webbing and looking to see how serious this is and what I should do about it. Any advice welcome. Thanks Paul
  17. Dont know if anyone has seen this video..its a bit iffy.. https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=suTJU_1588002741
  18. Slightly off topic but whats the cut off age to achieve "codger" status?
  19. In addition to all of the above, I bought the Powered Paragliding Bible, the 6 DVD set " Master Powered Paragliding" (one of the DVD's concentrates on ground handling specifically) some really good animations in those DVD's explaining torque and other motor/wing/weather related stuff and I also bought the Dean Eldridge Paramotoring Essential Guide.
  20. Also -just to add, I have never needed to use the choke - my motor is not new -(not sure who you were asking) its a very low hours used Thor...My previous motor -a PAP Ros 125 -absolute nightmare to start. Very high compression, even with the decompression valve pushed in. I could only start that motor on the ground. Tried a kick strap, bungee chord -I just got exhausted trying - -got so engrossed in trying to figure out how to start the motor on my back that I wasnt progressing in any other way...hence moving to a flash start motor...one arm starting over my shoulder....whats your motor Cas?
  21. HI, What Cas says is my exact routine and just to double check, I just went out to start my Polini Thor from cold and its a bit nippy up here in Scotland this late afternoon... The motor has not been started in about a week or so and I pressed diaphragm, squeezed primer bulb (and one for luck) exactly as Cas said -- mine started first pull. Now, mine is not always first pull -just so happens it was today - but its certainly within a couple or three.. I did have a situation a while back where it was giving me a bit of hassle with multiple pulls to get it started and occasionally
  22. I was pondering a hypothetical scenario (that may very well have happened to someone) and how you could possibly deal with it.. Scenario: Full tank of fuel, not long taken off and engine goes full throttle, stays there and kill switch does not respond. There are probably some models of motor that have a reachable cut out switch but I am assuming that if yours doesn't have that switch there are not many options other than -up! Could this be considered a super rare occurrence?
  23. Aye...its a beautiful place, the West of Scotland but I'm beginning to think that I should have taken up dominoes instead! June and July have been dire weather wise... -I'm just 2 hours from Oban. A couple of months ago I was at an event for work in Oban and staying at the Royal hotel. In the evening, whilst my colleagues had gone to a pizza place to talk work, I went out to Ganavan sands beach with my wing and did some ground handling. The wind was perfect for a while and the wing just sat solidly overhead but the wind died off eventually... Lunan Bay over on the East coast is really good
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