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  1. My personal experience is that if you train abroad on a fixed time period (1 or 2 weeks) you'll get signed off anyway whether you have done enough or not. There seems to be a lot of evidence to support that, including a quite blunt thread on here a year or so ago. There are clearly too many commercial pressures to sign everyone off at the end of the week. In the UK, you get signed off when you are ready, and move at your own pace. DISCLAIMER: As with everything, I'm sure there are good schools and bad schools everywhere. The UK is clearly the better/safer option IMO, but it can be a logis
  2. Yes, the bit I was referring to was at 6:15, and the road mainly. And actually it may have been better if I'd just phrased it as a general question rather than specific to your flight, as its something I've been wondering anyway. Is it sensible to double back on yourself and gain height to avoid the first hedge, fence, road etc you may encounter on takeoff, or does nobody do that? I understood the takeoff was the riskiest part of any flight (on both paramotors and bigger aircraft?) so I didn't know if it was sensible to gain height before attempting to clear any immediate obstacles?
  3. Nicely done. Only question I'd have is given you'd already had engine trouble should you not have circled that field to gain height? There were a couple of points on the way out that could have been nasty if you'd had a repeat. Not a criticism, just a genuine question as a noob myself. I literally LOLed at your comment on landing
  4. I've looked at the Dudek website and I really cant see anything to choose between the Report Air and Solo. Speeds etc all look identical. From what I can see the only difference in theory is the RA has 2D steering and the solo doesn't. And as you've already said, the Solo has a wider weight range. So I still dont really understand why I should choose one over the other as long as I'm within the weight range and dont want to fly a trike? The Solo is 4 years newer? Does that make it safer, more efficient, easier to launch, more/easier something else or is the 2d steering
  5. Thanks. Not many, I only learned this year. I'd be 130-140 all up. Was just looking ahead to next year, and wondering if I can get away with either of these wings once I get to 20-25 hours, or if they would be too advanced. P.S. I find the ozone and dudek websites give little away re comparisons between wings. The dudek description even mentions the solo being similar to the universal, though my understanding is it suitable for more advanced pilots? Or is it as passively safe as a universal?
  6. Did you have a report air previously? If so how to they compare for speed, stability and passive safety? I'd like to get a few more hours on my A rated wing then try and skip the roadster/universal level and jump to a solo/report air. But at the same time don't want to get too ahead of myself. Is there a minimum no of hours before one should be considering a solo?
  7. You don't need life insurance to get a mortgage (though obviously it may be sensible to do so depending on your circumstances) I'd probably keep the two things seperate. Different insurers will have different requirements as regards flying. I'd see what your insurance brokers says, and based on past experience I'd be inclined to use a specialist insurance broker for that rather than a mortgage broker. But that's just my opinion, having had pretty poor advice on more than on occasion.
  8. Have sent you a PM with the link to the activity. Not sure of the elevation, but I'm certain it is less than 500ft. Looking at an online elevation map, its about 250.
  9. Mine also dropped 500ft during an hours flight. I initially thought it was due to the setting on my watch above so was going to try without that, but maybe there has been a bug introduced. I also used the zero altitude at start feature. Pressure would vary slightly, but not that much in an hour.
  10. Thanks, menus look lots better. I tried this the other day, and worked fine apart from altitude was all over. I think this was because I had auto altimeter calibration set to Continuous within apps in my 945 system settings. I've changed to 'At Start' and will try again. Not sure if you got a chance to look at adding a save/discard menu at the end like the garmin activities. Unforunately as it is I have an activity for every failed launch
  11. Hi, Thanks for the response. That all makes a lot more sense now. I've tried it on the ground and will give it another go in the air now. I should make docs more clearer. Once toggled on, it only starts working from the next time you start the app. It will continue to zero each time you start the app unless you toggle off. Doh! That was a lightbulb moment. Tested and seems to be working now. I kept pressing that option expecting my altitude to reset to zero. It possibly would help if there was a bit more documentation if you select autorecord then it will start recording
  12. Dont take this as instruction, as I'm only at a similar level to you. But I tried lengthening the leg straps slightly and think it helped. This means when you feel the lift, the seat is already lifted that extra inch and not so 'underneath' you if that makes sense. Lengthen too far and you may struggle to get in the seat, but I think it helped me. Then maybe when you get used to the sensation, you can go back to how they were.
  13. Only tried this a couple of times but struggling to get on with it unfortunately. First time was ok. 2nd time didn't auto start. Just playing after the upgrade: 1. Zero Altitude Tog does nothing for me, just stays at circa 160 2. If I click Auto Record Tog, it just starts recording. No option as to whether you want auto record or manual record. It doesn't seem obvious when it is recording and when it isnt. Sometimes it vibrates, sometimes it doesn't. And the toggles menus make no sense as they dont tell you whether stuff is on or off. So at any point how do you
  14. Isnt that the polini one? The vittorazi is only on 1/2 fingers anyway I believe.
  15. Garmin Connect. Either phone app or website! Just start the app running and walk around the street for a bit. No need to fly.
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