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Hi, im a novice pilot wishing to buy my own equipment for the first time- i have a motor sorted but I need a wing and im not really sure what to go for. Anyone recommend a good stable beginners wing for use under power, im on a fairly limited budget too! I have been offered an Eagle Genie but there seems little info on these on the internet and Para2000.org lists it as being uncalssified rather than a DHV1. Any info greatly appreciated! Thanks, Matt

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Hi, im a novice pilot wishing to buy my own equipment for the first time- i have a motor sorted but I need a wing and im not really sure what to go for. Anyone recommend a good stable beginners wing for use under power, im on a fairly limited budget too! I have been offered an Eagle Genie but there seems little info on these on the internet and Para2000.org lists it as being uncalssified rather than a DHV1. Any info greatly appreciated! Thanks, Matt

My first wing was an Eagle genie (they are getting a bit old now) it is a good first wing does every thing nicely.

I did an SIV course on it and it behaved great.

Worth buying, at the right price that is.

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As Pete says, it all really depends on your budget and the age / condition of the wing. There are some beginner bargains available, but also some potential pitfalls.

You should consider having any used wing over 3 years old professionally inspected (£60 - £80 at Aerofix or The Loft) and a decent seller might agree to deduct at least part of this cost from the asking price.

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Huh thats a blast from the past.

My first wing was an Eagle Genie.

All black in colour. I was miss sold it, as it was too big for me. (Didnt know any better at the time, was told it was the correct size etc).

Was a nice safe wing as I remember.

Yes get it tested for sure!

Also I think it is the same wing as the Dudek Vox? Any one confirm this?

Mike

:mrgreen:

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I think Pete is being rather generous - it would have to have been carefully dry stored for most of its life to be worth as much as that .... :)

Why not post your weight and budget on here ? I'm sure there are a few people thinking about upgrading their wings for this season and they might have something better in your price range.

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