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  1. I don't. There's a labrador next door and my daughter plays with Guinea Pigs at school, would they count?
  2. Joking aside, the filter was bunged up. Going to look at cleaning the rest of the carb
  3. I'm not sure of the RPM. There's no bog but it does feel like there's less power just before it cuts out. This is when I'm close to full throttle
  4. Spark plug looks good. Interested why removing the bulb could mean it's a mixture problem? (do you mean oil or air/fuel?). New to the motor side of flying so still learning (a lot)
  5. I thought that but it's definitely been open and flows freely (can easily blow into it to get pressure in the tank)
  6. Hi all, looking for some help/ideas on diagnosing engine outs I've been experiencing. Here's a bit of history and work that's been done so far. Just before experiencing these outs the gasket on the muffler had perished so that was changed - used exhaust sealant (was previously the paper type gasket - could be an issue?) The next 3 launches following this I had an engine out within 1 minute - this seemed to be because of excessive air in the lines. I changed all fuel lines and removed the primer bulb completely (opting to breathe into the tank to get pressure to prime instead). This solved the engine outs on launch. Could no longer see air in the lines and engine running fine on the ground and take off. I'm experiencing engine outs after 5-10 minutes. Two flights yesterday, engine out 5 minutes in on the first and 10 minutes in on the second. Leading up to these two engine outs I was cruising/maintaining altitude and then wanted to gain height. Applied more throttle and felt like I wasn't getting the power. About 5 seconds after trying to apply full throttle the engine died, like it wasn't getting the fuel or air in the line. I was told to run at 3% mix but have since found out that everyone else with these runs at 2.5% so was planning to switch after I'd used the fuel already in the tank. Any ideas? Things to try/look for? Carb kit on the way and going to replace the filter in the tank.
  7. I'm 80kg with kit, guessing 110kg all up. The wing is rated Total: 80kg In Flight: 140kg
  8. Thanks both, I'm flying an older low hang point but the brake lines have been checked and are fine. I've been very conscious of making sure I've not been using any brake on launch too just to check. Other than this it feels wonderful in the air without issues but I'm starting to think you're right and there might be some shrinkage somewhere. Going to send it off for a service...
  9. Hello PPGers! In the time the weather has been unflyable, I've been spending my time working on some software to help me track my flights, equipment, maintenance, etc. I've been using this myself for a couple of months now. As well as generally tracking my flights I've also been using it to track any maintenance I've done, which has already been useful in tracking down subsequent issues I've caused from the maintenance (note to self: get better at looking after my motor!). I've started to add the ability to share my flights with friends and adding the ability for other people to use the software. In the next 3-4 weeks I hope to be able to open this up for others to use. This will be opened up to 10-15 beta testers first for a couple of months before I open it to everyone. If this sounds interesting to you I'd love some help beta testing the software. If you fly as regularly as the weather allows and are already in the habit of logging your flights and you'd like to try the software out please fill in the form below and I'll contact you once it's ready. https://forms.gle/DjHmzEF9iRAR4a3G9 There's a small screenshot below and a rough list of features, which is growing (suggestions welcome): Flights Log basic flight details (time, location, kit used, max height, max speed, avg speed, fuel used, forward/reverse launch) Log additional notes and upload kml file for flight Link to video for flight Filter by any of the above Get total stats and monthly stats Gets weather information for flight location and time (useful in identifying flyable dates in the future that you're comfortable with) Sharing Flights are private by default You can share flights with your "friends" You can make individual flights public or only certain details (useful for sharing a flight publicly but not giving away the exact location, altitudes, etc if that concerns you) Sharing of flight to social media Equipment Track what equipment (motor, wing, frame, etc) you use on what flights Record maintenance or work done on equipment (reason and work done) Get stats on age/usage of equipment (e.g. new plug has 16 hours use, airbox replaced 30 hours ago) Started to add suggestions on replacements when usage is close to service points
  10. Hi all, I have a new, to me, wing (Niviuk Link), which so far I’ve only been in conditions for a forward launch. On a forward launch with little to no wind I’ve had the trims at their mid point, which has been perfectly fine. With nil wind I’ve got off the ground easily. I did some kiting recently in stronger winds and practiced some reverse launches. I found that I had to have the trims all the way out otherwise it just wanted to fall back very quickly (even in 8-10mph with trims half in). Anything I could be doing wrong? Will this be ok getting off the ground/is it normal? Anyone else with a LINK, what trim settings are you using? Previously on an EZ Lift, never had to adjust trims in either condition...
  11. Yorkshire Paramotors in the UK for Flymecc spares. Reasonably responsive on Facebook.
  12. Let's get a list going. Link to sheet below, tabs for motors and frames. Anyone can edit, but please try to keep it organised and fill in as many details as you can. I'll keep the sheet public and I'll start adding as many as I can over the next day or two. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FWKUlG0GxoUOpM0tQGJpiG7zvlwJI89Ift5kmkWBQOc/edit?usp=sharing
  13. Who’s up for helping me build a list? I’ll setup a public google sheet and let anyone contribute...
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