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  1. Hello , Simon Weston pointed me towards you. i've been having trouble with my cors air black devil, it has electric start. it starts ok, seems to have enough power on warm up but seems to lose power in flight [ i'm not absolutely sure about that as it's new to me]  but certainly it cuts out when hot though, i suspected the coil . do you have much experience with these please? many thanks, Bill>

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      spigot

      Hi Bill, 

      I’ve had similar issues of  misfire/cutting out when hot. After investigation I found what looked like a dry joint on the underside of one of the stator windings. Attacked it with a large soldering iron and it solved the issue. Apparently it was a common fault so worth taking it apart for a look. 

      As for replacement coils the old Parajet Xt engine uses the same but I never found a cheap alternative. 

      Hope this helps 😁

      Cheers 

      Colin

       

  2. spigot

    M4 Paramotor Idiot!

    must have been a BHPA pilot
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    should I go for Black Devil engine

    At your weight, 45-55kgs of thrust is more than enough for a good climb rate on a modern wing. If this is a first possible purchase, have a word with your instructor. Im guessing at 65kgs of thrust it has a 130 prop/cage on and some of the larger framed machines just cant be balanced for your height/weight. Just for reference a black devil in a parajet compact frame with a 99cm prop pushes out 55kgs and would be perfect for you. they are quite heavy though Colin B
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    HRH Prince Nick VP post first flight

    About time
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    Bird Disturbance in Chichester Harbour

    Looks nice down there. Any legal reason for not flying the area?
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    "best" throttle

    As with most things paramotor. It's risk and reward. I like cruise control but only at height on long calm flights. ( as if I've done a lot of those recently ) but any thermic activity, gusty conditions. Close formation or low level activity and the cruise control is locked off.
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    Need help with hang point set up.......

    How heavy are you? And 5% from vertical is an ideal guesstimated view while under power (ie flying). the unit will hang back a fair bit more during a static hang test. Colin
  8. Who'd of thought it? I had £20 on me not making another year
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    KD Propellers advice

    I have a KD prop. 125cm top/rm 80. Took a while to arrive from the Ukraine and not Ireland as the Ebay ad implies. However quite impressed with the quality. they are quite heavy compared to helix blades but Well balanced (5g difference in blades but dynamically spot on) They work, the pitch appears spot on. And im sure they will splinter into a thousand bits like any other prop on the market when tested to destruction.
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    Black Hawk 175cc

    Hi Scott, My stupid! The pull start version don't have a stator plate it only has the side mounted coil. While changing the plug, look at the plug cap/ HT lead (make sure it's properly screwed on) apart from that not much to go wrong except a failing coil. Con air sports list a pullstart to electric conversion for the 25Y at £361.83 but double check what motor you have as I'm only going off your picture Colin
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    Black Hawk 175cc

    Poor starting on mine was caused by a dry joint on the stator plate. So there's a good place to start looking
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    Black Hawk 175cc

    By the look of the rear casting that's the newer M25y
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    Aerodynamics

    The 10L limit on fuel tanks was a UK rule until a few years ago when it was removed entirely. Apparently Parajet owners "could" fit a bladder inside the fuel tank, so it would only hold 10L .
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