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  1. PaulLewis

    New Moster 185 noise?

    not Yeah I've read similar advice from manufactures that it shouldn't be required and I'm not advocating anyone copies me (although it did solve an issue for me where i was getting some slip at peak revs even when correctly tensioned with the manufactures tool). I'm just offering the OP a possible explanation as to how a belt makes the sound he questioned.
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    New Moster 185 noise?

    Mine sounds exactly like that when I put a bit of "belt dressing" spray on it. It remains slightly tacky and stops belt slip at lower tensions. The factory may well have used some.
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    New ITV Piper due January 2019

    Id be really interested to hear what you think once you've flown it. especially your all up weight and motor, efficiency, speed range of wing slow/trims/bar etc and how it launches and lands.
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    Polini Flash Starter Dead?

    You'll know when the main spring breaks because there is no resistance at all and the engine does not turn over when you pull the starter. I think the description of it as a "flash" starter which somehow stores up energy then releases it at the end is misleading. There is no way the design of mine could ever do that. Its just really a shock absorber or springy cushion that smooths out the pull and stops any kickback snapping your fingers! Depending on its hours, you may want to check your decompression holes are clear in the barrel through to the exhaust port are clear as that could change the way is pulls over if they get blocked. (Assuming its the same as my Polini 190)
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    WeatherPRO App: 3-13 September

    Not quite Swindon, but forecasts not great here in South Wales either. I still managed 3 flights in great conditions sometimes early morning or late evening. I could have been more if the clutch hadn't failed on Polini 190 and I had to order parts.
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    Ground handling wing wanted

    Did you get any of my DM and WhatsApp replies and photos?
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    Ground handling wing wanted

    Hi Geoff, I have one you can have for £100 if you pay postage. Its V old (early 90's) but I think it may have never been used before I got it earlier this year so its still very crispy and almost new condition. I found it invaluable in getting my ground handling skills up to scratch and saved a load of time in training. I also have a ground handling harness (modified safety harness) and carabiners you can have for £20 if you want to to complete the package. Ill get you some pictures tonight if you are interested, Cheers Paul
  8. Hi Saiwha, I am currently training with Steve at Axis and he is indeed a good guy. You only need to do the EP portion of the BHPA Paragliding certification which covers all the basics including ground handling and your first free flights (hops) which takes a few days and cant be much different than what you would have to do anywhere. My original intention was to do the EP and then get straight onto Paramotors, but I really enjoyed the free flight so am now doing both CP (Free flight) and PPG. It turns out we are blessed with loads of great paragliding sites locally (I'm in Cardiff) and it seems a waste not to be able to take advantage of them as well as having the option to explore with a motor. I've got a paramotor day booked in with Steve tomorrow so hope to be flying solo in the near future. Give me a shout when you get in the air and we could hook up as I havent seen any PMC clubs on the map in our area. Cheers Paul
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