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  1. the more cage netting the less air passes through (not good) if you place your throttle cable over your forearm before fixing to your palm it will never go through the cage , that leaves hair and clothing all well trained or competent pilots no that you never wear or have long hair open to the possibility of going anywhere near the cage never mind the prop.
  2. Hi guys as we are setting out into yet another new year 2020 wow where did that figure come from, more of a shock to pilots from the 1950 like myself than those born in the 80 ties an on, i have to say having seen and been apart of aviation for so many years i have seen changes that opens ones mind as to what is to evolve in the future, so lets get to the point , that is why i am writing this post and what my aim is, what should a new pilot be trained on ?, and what should a new pilot purchase for their first wing?, and where should they go in their future ?, three of the most ignored questions ,and yet 3 of the most important questions ,through my years of flying i have noticed that training pilots are encouraged to purchase a wing that is not the best choice for them, at this point please understand that not all new pilots need to continue with one wing or another ,but after training on a standard paragliding wing that takes off slowly and lands like a feather ,perfect for training , which will encourage a new training pilot to carry on in our sport , when the new pilot has completed there training ,it is at that time i would expect your instructor to discuss with you were your interests lie at that particular time, as your flying hours grow you may decide to change the type of flying that suits your needs and that is probably inevitable , as the years pass you will probably do so so you have completed your power training on a safe paraglider wing, so what flying do you wish to do ? fly a paragliding wing for its ease of take off and landings, as speed is not a need at that time , or maybe you want to try light thermalling as safely as possible ?, or you might want to try a simple reflex wing because you are very confident and are looking to fly cross country ?, you might be very confident and only interested in speed and wanting to fly as fast as you can on long cross country flight , in this case please take further instruction and using instructors own wings before deciding if this is a safe option and what you really want in your flying career at that point, before purchasing your new wing, NEVER FEEL PRESSURED INTO PURCHASING A WING THAT IS NOT GOING TO KEEP YOU IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE, you will no if you have purchased the right wing because you will want to go flying when ever you can and not feel any concern of setting out for that flight, a very experienced pilot once said it is better to fly an (A) WING TO ITS FULL CAPACITY than a( B) wing to 50 % of its capacity , finally do you want to wang a wing around or just fly ,? do you want to fly in light winds and just enjoy flying in the air, or fly in stronger winds and get a bigger window of flight?. it does not matter to anyone than yourself what type of flying you require or enjoy, no matter what type of wing you choose small medium large paraglider , small med large reflex wing , the pilot having the most fun , is the pilot that chose the right wing for them, is that you ? enjoyable flights and safe landings to all .
  3. i agree but its hard to see the smoke from a fag hanging out your gob lol
  4. hi pm flyers i remember about 28 years ago that the pre flight checks were covered with a weird saying consisting of words easily forgot so i devised a simple way of making sure that i took off with out making a mistake , i remember using it in front of another pilot she said at the time thats so easy , she passed it on over many years and today many people use it it is so simple i hope it makes your pre-flight check simple and fast so here it is- hang-glider pilots -paraglider pilots and paramotor pilots etc paraglider pilots R6 CHECK RESERVE PIN SECURE AND ALL CORRECT 1 AND 2 LEG STRAPS SECURE 3 CHEST STRAP SECURE 4 AND 5 KARABINERS SECURED TO GLIDER RISERS 6 HELMET SECURED IF YOU HAVE A EXTRA HIGH CHEST CONNECTION THEN YOU HAVE AN R7 CHECK , OK HANG-GLIDING I USED A R7 AFTER BUILDING MY GLIDRER I WOULD START WITH RESERVE PIN AND CONNECTION SECURE THATS THE R THEN 1 THE FRONT NOSE CONNECTION PIP PIN CONNECTED AND SECURED 2 THE REAR COMPRESSION PIP PIN CONNECTED AND SECURE 3 AND 4 LEG STRAPS 5 CHEST STRAPS AND 6 HELMET STRAPS AND 7 CONNECTION TO KARABINER /GLIDER , IF ALL THESE ARE DONE THEN YOU ARE SAFE IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING ELSE THEN ADD R6 OR R7 ETC THE SAME APPLIES TO PPM PHG ETC IT IS SO MUCH EASIER TO GO BY NUMBERS THAN USING SOMETHING LIKE george had a bla blaaa safe and happy flying to one and all steve alias buzzinbazz flying from 1975 to 2017 and hopefully into the future.
  5. not any type of silicone ? as many use an acid to cure while drying that causes the springs to rust , bostik build silicone is neutral curing acid free. bit late to answer this 2007 topic but hopefully the information will feed through.
  6. your friend loves his wing BUT he is selling it ? if you wish to fly a wing that is more dynamic then choose a wing that is rated paramotor within your weight range ,and then flight test it , if you like the feel and it is as dynamic as you require, buy it, ALL WINGS WILL BE SAFE STRENGTH WISE, AS 10G thing is what risk are you prepared to pay for your adrenaline thrill . there are old pilots and bold pilots , but there are no old bold pilots.
  7. well i seem to have hit a brick wall, i want to fit the original design of exhaust to my 9 year old arrow radne paramotor but hey ho, cant find a place to purchase one not even on the radne www. sight in sweden its as if the radne raket 120 aero engine does not exist ? , o yes you can purchase a new engine for £1000 plus pounds and a new style exhaust that has no flex connection( springs ) therefor can NOT have the exhaust secured to the frame because of vibration problems from the engine will fight the vibration from the exhaust, due to metal to metal connection wear from friction causing exhaust leeks, whereas the exhaust with a flexy tube between engine and exhaust allows the exhaust to be secures with rubber bobbins to the aero frame , i can only assume and personally hate the word (assume ) as it stands for neither right or wrong, that radne have stopped producing the required exhaust , so the thing is guys, can anyone share some light to finding this required exhaust system that i require , greatfull for ant response.
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