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Look who's back yes i am yes i am :D,  well after struggling with my Paramotor do to its weight and not liking the Bulldog either, i have acquired a 1 year old low hours Paramotor (185cc Titanium frame) so weight now not so much of an issue, but in my true to nature ways it came to bits, didn't like the frame fit as previous owner had taken a bad tumble and bent outer frame hoop, plus wasn't happy with lack of alignment on throttle cable, but after dismantling carb spacer and milling that down and machining cable end brass housing it now all lines up true, i know i have the tools and ability so i did, and then also i reshaped the outer ring to exact roundness and it goes on + off as should, only last thing is 2 small electrical spades to go onto stop button.

Also forgot its had full service including renewed fuel pipes and electrical wire lines, but wires only got done as throttle cable was 12" to long so had to shorten it, also changed carbon props for wooden and extended netting inwards to close side and top gaps.

Disappointed as going to Winglands Airfield tomorrow and would of been nice to possibly take it and fly it, but will be taking it for hang test to get angle of the dangle correct so onwards and soon upwards.

Fly free but be safe :wingover:

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New improved design now with extended netting and throttle cable refitted, forgot going to fit webbing on both sides of engine AV rubber's in case they come apart, 

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hi paramotors they also do a trike .cant comment anymore.times like this reading your comment.makes me think how lucky we all are who are well and can do this and that. wish you well keep healthy. my wife is a nurse and she tells me about patients who are not well. but like i always say if iam breathing iam happy   ;0) wish you well and anyone who isnt well ... just get better.

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Tony i feel the same as there's always somebody worse off than me.

andyb i got a windsock and its a Hobbyking jobbie.

Hopefully by the end of this week my HE paramotor will be totally modified by me to the safety limit i expect.

Now having noticed i started over a year ago i'm more determined to be flying in front of my trainer before end of next month and become CP qualified before end of year.

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22 hours ago, TONYPARAMOTOR said:

hi are u going to to 2018 parafest event?  iam.  if we meet ill buy the beers after flying is finished.  ;0)

deja vu comes to mind Tony only because last year i had arranged to go sat + sun and bloody health let me down:(, so i'm not planning to go this year but don't be surprised if i pop over for the Saturday and possibly stay for the Sunday also :wingover:

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Well i have now flown this Paramotor in front of my trainer, all i'll say is take of was flawless and left ground very quickly played around flying for 45 minutes, then i made the mistake of trying to land which didn't go to plan, gliding in lovely about to round out before flare and BIG oops was idling but pulled throttle same time (Dohh), only positive (according to trainer) was i lifted me legs up out of the way, as he said broken bones would of been the result, So crash landed fast and hard left corner which twisted frame (Titanium bends) but prop rotation then ploughed through netting and 1 spar, then clipped rear down tube and inbedded itself halfway thru petrol tank, which sustained 2 small holes and compressed to half size, the prop shattered and finished considerably shorter than started with, laughed it off as normal and thanked frame for taking the shock as i got up without a single scratch, just needing to buy a few spares.

Forgot to take before picture but frame was a bit of a mess but my friend Deano and i have heated it up here and there and straightened it out, and tomorrow putting motor back onto it and getting throttle and wires all clipped up again.

Feel free to comment how you see fit heard most of the Know it all comments on faceache, didn't have to post up but want everybody to see what we go thru and IMO lucky escape and hopefully learnt by my mistakes.

And heres how the frame now looks again.

Glad i have a Titanium frame and if you watch Air conceptions Video you'll see how bad these frames can get and can be made flyable again.

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After numerous talks between H&E direct and myself this box of spares left Spain last Thursday and arrived today :D, i say spares as only 3 parts being used from it now, as have repaired most including the shortened petrol tank, but at least in a couple days it will rise from the ashes again, and that's a bonus as attending a Fly-In this weekend :wingover:

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Box emptied and not a single part out of it used to repair my Paramotor, but now i have spares for a possible on site repair if it can be done.

"Phoenix" as i have now named it as from earlier today is looking ready to fly once more with a few more added improvements. 

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Yesterday was an unusual day attended Wingland fly-in in aid of Air ambulance, parawaited all day, a few newbies were kiting on Airfield (rather entertaining ) i'd forgotten how funny it is to have brain overload, You know what your mean't to be doing and we keep instructing them and advising them but they No risten (we've all been there).

11 of us fearless pilots took to the Sky early evening, piss taking on my launch just reversed  and waited because i could (10mph wind), added throttle then about 3 steps up up and away, i was flying beside Mike with communication little bumpy on climbing but silky smooth at 700+, just plodding into wind slowly and we could see a liitle way in front traffic on A17 then stopping, we lowered to 500ft and we could just see new shape Land rover upside down in ditch with jackknifed trailer,

Thinking the worst outcome we thought if Air Ambulance is needed we're in the way so headed back to land, well i say land but gusts had picked up and getting back past airfield for approach didn't take long, 200ft trying to descend was like a roller coaster ride left right left right up down down up, to say the least i of many apparently was entertaining to watch trying to land, even the more experienced pilots had to actively work at it, couple more had to land after me and it was extremely funny.

So best part of all after i landed i'll let the picture tell you and i know you'll get it right:D

 

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Should also say yes i bent the Titanium frame again slightly and little tap with rubber mallet it'll be straight again :)

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Constructive feedback.....

The flare looks ok.

Your seat position does not look ok. As you start your flare you are pretty much still in a sat position. As you get to the ground you are trying to get from your sat position, to get your legs down. 

There are 2 solutions to this. Once you are out of the seat you can concentrate on keeping your body straight. Alternatively, you may find that your hang position has you you leaning a little too far back, which it makes it more difficult to get your legs down. Move the hang point so you are more vertical and you will find it much easier to get your legs down.

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4 hours ago, AndyB said:

Constructive feedback.....

The flare looks ok.

Your seat position does not look ok. As you start your flare you are pretty much still in a sat position. As you get to the ground you are trying to get from your sat position, to get your legs down. 

There are 2 solutions to this. Once you are out of the seat you can concentrate on keeping your body straight. Alternatively, you may find that your hang position has you you leaning a little too far back, which it makes it more difficult to get your legs down. Move the hang point so you are more vertical and you will find it much easier to get your legs down.

Andy constructive criticism is always welcomed that's more my point for posting.

It was mentioned about seat  and body position on that landing, and we have a cunning plan for next flight, each flight i alter something in my thought process and each time landings are improving considerable, this time was to land and not arrive at full throttle straight into the ground (Oops), i thought it was funny but newbie trainee's at the field got a little worried.

Train of thought is already thinking on next landing to be upright and 2 feet in contact and nothing else.

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