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  1. Sadly have to put on sale again because of time waster.
  2. Do apologise for inadvertently duplicating the topic, Please remove.
  3. Price dropped from £1500 to £1200 for a quick sale
  4. Selling my Sky Paragliders Zorro 24m. Used for 1.5 years from new, very good condition. Was always stored inside non folded, very clean inside out, no ripstops. The reason for sale is moving to 3 axis microlights. Price is £1000 which is 30% of the price of new wing. Full specs https://sky-cz.com/en/zorro Please contact 078 2696 3248 Regards, Ivan
  5. It's a good question and I do not have a straight answer to it. Firstly because I never tried to measure it precisely, secondly because with a soft fuel tank it is harder to know the exact amount of fuel consumed/left. I presume that under full speed it will be around 7,5 - 8, litres, not 8,5, just judjing on how long the fuel tank lasts (to be precise it is 17.5L) Yes, that is not the lowest but thats a price for stability. I fully understand that I can spend less with Hadron XX, but I do not want to. What is more important for me is that I can get 34mph with trimmers of
  6. Zorro is one of the most complex wings I have ever had a chance to fly on. I use the word “complex” not because of any particular issue with take-off or landing or in-flight handling of the wing. It is the character of the wing, which is quite unique, sometimes not really straight forward and I had to “digest” the impressions of flying it before starting writing the review. The reason, which has brought me to the point of testing and flying Zorro from Sky Paragliders is pretty simple. My Apco Lift, which I used for flying cross-country throughout last years has reached 200 hours an
  7. Hadron XX is a demanding wing which is not going to alow you to make any mistakes, I fly cross country, using quite fast SkyParagliders Zorro 24 with top speed of 41mph. Have 300+ hours and I have 82 hours this year so far (Jan - Nov), sometimes under rough conditions. And I am NOT ready as a pilot to go for Hadron XX PS (!) Important (!) Hadron XX is a completely different wing from Hadron, please do not confuse these two wings. They have nothing in common but the name. PPS In my oppinion you have to have 100+ hours a year to go for Hadron XX otherwise it will end up badl
  8. SOLD Price down to £1500 Bargain indeed with only two hours on it, £2500 new. SOLD
  9. No probs at all. Aircraft creates two types of the drag. 1. Induced, a by product of the lift, going down with a speed increase 2. Parasitic. It is a friction drug which varies with the square of the speed (when you fly twice faster it quadruples your parasitic drug. "Propeller - like inserts" generate Form drug, which is a one of the Parasitic types of the drug. It is caused by every part of the aircraft, sitting in the airstream and not producing the Lift. These prop-like inserts generates anti-torque moment but at the same time they generate the Form type of Parasi
  10. Yes, I would agree about the final adjustment. Repeating myself, different wings requires different settings. I will measure it shortly (the cross bar size).
  11. Exactly. if the rotation is in the opposite direction, the horns set will be the opposite shape as well (left one with shift). However, the sentral part with cross-barr will be exactly the same. Sorry, not fully sure what do you mean by arm to arm dimension, if it is the distance between the hang points (the part of the horns where you connect the carabines to) it is approx. 44cm. Is it what you are after?
  12. Hi guys, We have the newes 2018 Apco Lift EZ-R wing for sale, S size (25.8m, up to 140kg inflight load) https://www.apcoaviation.com/lift-ez-r/ Our team just finished writing the review on it, so the wing has only two hours on it. New condition of course. "Summer colour". Comes with the rucksack and wingbag. Price is £2000 which is £500 cheaper then retail price. Grab a bargain. The gist of what has changed within the third generation: Glide ratio (effectivity of the wing) is better. It requires less power, especially with the speedbar pressed out. T
  13. Mine always lays in the boot as there are not too many options to get it into BMW 520 ^))) Just thinking about what is the most important for me personaly with Star... 1st place with no doubt - no smell. 2nd place - presize torque compensation adjustment. I am flying with speedbar pressed out a lot and this is the very thirst time I had a chance to adjust the cross bar and now even with the speedbar pressed out and trimmers off (40mph with my wing) I do not need to hold the small brake all the time. As Simon said, it alows you to tune the frame for each wing. And this is true in
  14. Exactly. Comprehensive answer on Torque Compensation System As for the Soft fuel tank.... it sounds crazy but it is life changing for me. Because of no smell in the car, now it just lives in my boot now. 4 months so far. Therefore I am much more flexible with flying, do not need to come home to pick up the motor when coming back from the office. Straight to the field )) 60 hours so far this year in the air.
  15. I fly in the second (completely closed) type. Definitely do not recomment to anyone. I had to completely rebuild it in order of both the noise cancellation and electronics. It is a goog shell but a piece of crap in terms of the noise cancellation and radio...
  16. This spring time, our cross country team got two new SkyMax Star paramotors. By now, we have done 40 hours with each paramotor. I can say that we love these machines, very impressed with the difference to other paramotors we have flown before and would love to share our experience with you. Just to give you a bit of background. SkyMax is a Russian manufacturer, known for building light and solid machines using high quality titanium and aluminium materials. However, we had a special reason behind getting these paramotors. SkyMax introduced quite a few innovative features when d
  17. Looking forward to coming Thats a picture for throttle fix. We'll have a few flights and will do a proper report.
  18. Ivan

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    From the album: SkyMax

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    Star Frame
  20. Super! ))) We just got ours, get them assembled and I run in the engine (Moster Plus) yesterday. We have not flown ours yet as the weather in Britain was rubish... Bore Chasers was cancelled... A bit of advice for this frame - just use a piece of plastic tie to fix the throttle to the frame - it will indemnify you forever from throttle cable going into prop. Just do not overtighten it to let the cable moove freely inside.
  21. Good evening. I have been to Chile precisely to the part of the country you are talking about and I have been flying at up to 17 000ft as well (not in Chile). My main concern is that you are considering foot launch. At the altitude of 4000m. the density of the air will be quite low in comparison to the sea level and you may need to run with a speed beyond your physical ability... Therefore I would personaly consider trike. With the engines for the trike there is a variety of choice from Rotax (but weight is there) to Polini 250 and others. I definitely would not be in favour o
  22. Thanks a lot. It seems that Zorro is faster then Lift with trimmers off and suprisingly slower with the speedbar applied My Lift 28m flies 28mph with trimmers off (Zorro 31mph) and with the speedbar pressed out around 37 - 38mph (adding 5 - 6mph to Zorro trimmers off speed gives us around 36 - 37 mph).
  23. Thank you very much for your feedback. It is helpful indeed. In regards of economy.... I reckon that every stable wing should not be really good in it. As it is a price we pay for stability. My choice is between new Apco Lift EZ and Zorro. I am flying Lift now, done over 200 hours on it and the time comes to replace it. Lift has never been good in economy in comparison to top wings with high aspect ratio and high cells quantity but when it comes stability, it is second to none. In heavy turbulence zones it behaves perfectly. We fly cross country, some time under not the very best we
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