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  1. "Electrical equipment" apparently. Anyone lost something? Greg
  2. I've spent a long time researching Sena based headset solutions and I wanted to give Microavionics a decent chance too, but I'm getting a bit confused between the ULM and PM100 units. Can someone give me a quick rundown on the different headsets they make? Edit: looks like it's just the PM100 I'd be looking at...? I'm not too worried about Bluetooth intercom but would like 2m radio and Bluetooth for phone and music.... Also interested in people's opinions on their kit of course. In terms of helmets for example, what they look like is the least important thing. Comfort and safety are top, and I can't help thinking that - if something should happen that makes you grateful that you were wearing a helmet, you'll want it to work perfectly and not have cameras and radios and batteries stuck all over it... Thanks Greg
  3. I have also heard people say they will happily free fly in far worse conditions than they would ever attempt with a motor. But so far I haven't really heard why, other than comments like "it feels a lot less pleasant with a motor". I'd love to understand why. Personally I get quite nervous when it starts to get bumpy, and I don't see why that would feel significantly different without a motor.
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    Great time at guilford today

    Ok great. I'm planning to be there same time 14:00-14:30. I'll probably bring a tarp even though they're a pain to fold up again 😕
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    Great time at guilford today

    Tuesday afternoon anyone?
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    Great time at guilford today

    yeah. I don't mind the cold as much as the mud and the wet. Knowing that the wing will get soaked the instant it's laid out... and even if you avoid that on takeoff (eg tarmac or tarp or something) it'll just get soaked on landing instead...
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    Great time at guilford today

    No higher than now though, and there's no mist today?
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    Great time at guilford today

    Thursday looks flyable?
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    Great time at guilford today

    Good call on the mist!
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    Great time at guilford today

    I always play it safe. However... The Met office ballooning forecast reckons 6-10 at 14:00, that's within limits I would think (depending on what actually happens on the day)?
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    Great time at guilford today

    Ooh, might be tempted. Last time I checked the forecast it was very borderline but it looks like it's improved a little.. What sot of time were you thinking?
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    Barrys field ‘ Guildford

    Just a reminder - Barry would like anyone who has ever flown from his field to get in touch with him so he can put together a stronger case for change of use (see thread in the Surrey forum). Apparently he's only heard back from a small handful of pilots - it would be great to support him... PS weather looks nice this afternoon...?
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    SOL paramotor bag

    I leave the fuel in there but I fitted a stopcock on the breather tube so it doesn't leak out https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073XHPNKT/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Obviously it's very important you never forget to open it before you fly!
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    Barry’s Field

    yeah. I'll dig out my logbook.
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    Barry’s Field

    Um - isn't the TAG airspace change going to make it impossible to use his field?
  16. https://members.gliding.co.uk/2018/07/11/caa-decision-on-tag-farnborough-airspace-change-proposal/
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    Great time at guilford today

    As for me, I fell asleep due to getting up at stupid o'clock for a cheeky early.morning flight!
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    Great time at guilford today

    Just checked the weather again, possibly a little on the gusty side?
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    Great time at guilford today

    We could move it into the Surrey forum but there hasn't been much traffic in there in the past... I normally fly late, typically take off 1930 or 2000
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    Great time at guilford today

    Hi Paul. No I haven't yet. Might do that now. Greg
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    Great time at guilford today

    Anyone thinking about Barry's this evening?
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    Great time at guilford today

    Oh no!! How soon can you fix it?
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    Great time at guilford today

    I flew from somewhere nearby last night and I found the air pretty snotty until very late (getting on for 21:00)
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    Transportation

    I pack mine away and put it in the boot.
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