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  1. There are 4 of us near Middlesbrough in the North East, but don't often fly together.
  2. My Nitro has done 80 hours and not a hicup. The only "failure" was when my flight suit managed to touch the off switch and turn the engine off! I relocated the switch. My Tornado has done 35 hours and not a hicup either.
  3. View Advert Air Conception Nitro 200, electric start, clutch Air Conception Nitro 200, electric start, clutch, paramotor owned from new by me. Flight log show 80 hours and 37 minutes. I am 192 cm and 95 kg and machine fits me really well. £3500 or Euro 4080 Machine has recently had: - new prop - full carb overhaul - new machined swing arms - new carabiners - new improved low vibration red engine mounts with safety straps - complete new net and tension string Price includes: - side mounted reserve - cylinder head temp gauge - rpm and hours meter - 2 new batteries - AC cage bag and prop covers I am selling this because I was damaged during surgery earlier this year and now my legs don't work. The machine has always been well looked after by me and fully checked after every flight. The cage has been bent a little to one side, but not enough to worry about. The harness is size large and the seat has scrapes on the under side and one of the lower straps has been repaired (landing on bum pulls this strap!). I live in UK TS15 9EU. I regularly travel to London so could arrange to meet somewhere. Andy +44 7740 030551 Advertiser AndyB Date 03/09/21 Price £3,500.00 Category Paramotors  
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    Air Conception Nitro 200, electric start, clutch, paramotor owned from new by me. Flight log show 80 hours and 37 minutes. I am 192 cm and 95 kg and machine fits me really well. £3500 or Euro 4080 Machine has recently had: - new prop - full carb overhaul - new machined swing arms - new carabiners - new improved low vibration red engine mounts with safety straps - complete new net and tension string Price includes: - side mounted reserve - cylinder head temp gauge - rpm and hours meter - 2 new batteries - AC cage bag and prop covers I am selling this because I was damaged during surgery earlier this year and now my legs don't work. The machine has always been well looked after by me and fully checked after every flight. The cage has been bent a little to one side, but not enough to worry about. The harness is size large and the seat has scrapes on the under side and one of the lower straps has been repaired (landing on bum pulls this strap!). I live in UK TS15 9EU. I regularly travel to London so could arrange to meet somewhere. Andy +44 7740 030551

    3,500.00 GBP

    Yarm, Yarm - GB

  5. All parts on the AC online store, sent direct from France.
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    It says 218 going! But I will now give up my place as the surgeons fixing my back in Feb this year, destroyed my femoral nerves. I now have no quad muscles, making standing impossible and everything difficult!!! On a brighter note, my back is fixed.
  7. I think training in UK or abroad depends to a large extent on the confidence of the trainee. I found my 10 days training in Spain was sufficient to have me flying on my own.....in fact I flew in Perpingan (France) on my my way home when my car broke down! and I was stuck for another week! I also had done considerable reading and research before going for training.
  8. Places are rarely shared because they are so hard to come by and can take weekends of knocking on farmers doors to ask! You usually need to look for flying friends near you and get to know them.
  9. Yes 100% ok. That school is run by Simon, who set up this forum.
  10. I am already fused from T12 to my pelvis and am very sensitive to knocks. Even a small jolt hurts like hell. I have tried a trike and have built one with solid grp axels that act as big springs. However, I find my legs are much better shock absorbers. With the trike I have to get the landing spot on. With legs there is a lot of lea way!
  11. Update re NC500 trip. I started to plan a route and sites and found some good places. However, I am now going in for major surgery next week. Having metal fitted down my spine from my neck to my pelvis. No flying for 8 months!
  12. I tested mine by standing with machine on my back and a set scales between my hands and the wall of the house.
  13. Yes, I exchanged emails with various CAA people before being put in touch with the right person.
  14. Yes. But I have now spoken with the guy that wrote the rules and he now understands that he has made an error as BHPA membership rules out over half of UK ppg pilots. Send me your details and I will forward them to him.
  15. Their main criteria is "UK pilot". Their choice of BHPA, or BHPA Pilot was trying to find ways of limiting it to UK. I have discussed my qualification, APPI, with him. Because it also covers non-UK pilots it will not be used. It is likely they will look for a proof of UK residence and not use qualification...or just sort them manually on the data provided.
  16. Update. After many emails with CAA I have now had a telephone conversation with the man responsible for the EC rebate. He is now fully aware that stating BHPA membership as a requirement rules out over half of the UK ppg pilots. The key requirement is really that we are UK based and properly into the sport ie trained with a qualification. He is now going to alter the requirements and then let me know when this is done. He asked me do I know if others have been stopped from applying because of this and I said yes. So, if you are non BHPA and still interested, send me your details and will pass them on. Andy
  17. Did you check the pop-off pressure,,,,, and more importantly the pop-off re-seat pressure? I have had 2 carbs that seemed ok, but once the pop-off lifted it would not re-seat and would just let fuel through.
  18. Yep, flying makes me keep fit. My only issue has been difficulty in not face planting when taking off because I can't stand up straight enough. I have to wait till the wing lifts a bit a weight off then I can lean back at an angle where normally I would fall over backwards!
  19. Thnaks Stu. Invercoe Highland Holidays is the site. 56.686452118675085, -5.105447612691024 However, it's now looking like I might not be flying this year. I just got a call telling me my spinal surgery is now planned for end Feb. I I have a spinal deformity that bends me forward by 45 degrees. They are going to cut 2 wedges out of different vertebrae and straighten me out. Probably grounded for 9 months.
  20. I used to, but since Vince handed over AC business to footflightparamotors I have ordered direct from France using the main AC website. All parts are on there and delivery has been fast.
  21. I have fitted new net to my Ti Nitro. You have to drill out all the rivets, but once you find the right size of drill it is easy. The new net comes with the rivets....you obviously need a pop rivet gun. The new net is a different shape, better covers the lower part and has additional velcro straps to close gap.
  22. Hi, I did my first few flights (and ground handling learning) using a school wing. Then the rest of my training was on a Roadster. I liked it so much I still fly it after 200 hours!. I initially had a Parajet V3, then switched to Nitro. I now have a Nitro and a Tornado. I love both as the super light weight really helps my old knackered joints (I'm 58). I have elec start and clutch on both and never had any elec issues. I've just upgraded to the new aluminium swing arms on my Nitro...they are more comfortable.
  23. Not all training overseas is on a beach, but the beach really has some great benefits! When training on a beach with a sea breeze we were able to fly, even as learners with more wind than would be ok inland (because hardly any turbulence or gusting). Strong, but laminar wind actually makes training easier as take offs and landing are slower, plus you also get used to kiting in more wind. Then you need to learn kiting and flying in more turbulent wind. Lucky for me, my training in Spain also included inland flying on airfields. I will also add that learning nil wind launch on a very hot evening.......you have to run like a gazelle! Back in the UK, learning to fly on my own I just initially picked days when the wind was ok for me. Slowly, practice and confidence builds and more gusting becomes ok.
  24. Air Conception use a special safety mount... https://www.airconception.com/store/produit/silicon-diabolo-engine-rubber-mount-large/?lang=en However, rarely have mountings been an issue since with proper inspection only one usually fails and the other 3 stay attached. Also, in flight the engine pushes on the mounts.
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