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Yes. Well Done Geoff!!

But keep your Mojo, until you want to fly in stronger winds and/or keep up with the others using 'Faster wings'

(no technical jargon in this reply)

I,ve been flying a Mojo for more that two years in this Country, France, Slovenia to name a few.

It's taken me on some great 'Paraglidinding' XCs flights in lots of various types of winds conditions with no problems. Yes, its been a little slower and with less wind penetration that the other wings that I've been flying with.

As you are aware, this is a wing for beginners and stress free flying and is certificated for Paramotoring and Towing.

So in defence of the Mojo, in my opinion it is a very good Decent all round wing.

I do fly a Dudek TST Reaction for Paramotoring as I like to have a wing for both differenf sports.

Cheers

Terry

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Yes. Well Done Geoff!!

But keep your Mojo, until you want to fly in stronger winds and/or keep up with the others using 'Faster wing'

Cheers

Terry

Um, Terry the wind on the ground was 5mph when he took off. He got to 800 ft and started to go backwards, I say the Mojo is not a good wing for PPG use if you want to go anywhere. He then took off on a Reaction and went for a fly into wind at speed. Followed by a slow and safe landing.

the Mojo is a HILL wing and good at that job, (which is why its no good with a motor)

Terry, why don't you have a fly on your Mojo with your Parajet and see what you think.

SW :D

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Simon.

My reply, was in to reply to what I read on Geoffs Post,

There was no mention of wind speeds or heights/wind gradients or flying a Reaction Wing. I didn,t have my crystal ball. :)

I know the Mojo is a generally used as a DHV1 Paragliding Wing , but it is still certified for Paramotoring. Why should Ozone do this?

Because it can't fly as fast and penertrate wind as well as other Wings it doesn't make it 'no good with a motor' (Your Quote).

Hence my quote..

So in defence of the Mojo, in my opinion it is a very good Decent all round wing.

I've know doubt that if I fly the Mojo with my Paramotor it will also be slower with less wind penetration for me aswell.

All I was doing in my previous reply was giving a little input to Geoff and defending the Mojo.

Cheers

Terry :)

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Relax! :lol:

All we're trying to say is that different wings are specialised for different tasks. The Mojo is a great wing for free flying and yes it is also approved for use with a motor. However, I can hammer a nail in with a spanner if I want to but it isn't necessarily the best tool for the job. It is perfectly possible to take a motoring wing to the hill and have the same argument as here but in reverse but that isn't what's being discussed here. There is no perfect jack of all trades wing hence why you own 2! :wink:

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I fly a paragliding wing with my motor because I want to turn the motor off and stay up in the thermals. There are so many different ways of enjoying our sport and all sorts of different equipment to do it with. "Tool for the job" is a very apt phrase here; so for thermalling using the motor to get you up there a mojo is a very good tool for that job.

I do find that I can PPG fly in strong winds with my Avalon, It has a top speed of 50kph (similar to the mojo) so I will lag behind a faster wing, but I will be climbing when the faster guy is level flying at the same thrust output. The great thing about the mojo for a pilot (Geof) just starting out is that he will gain much valuable experience on a wing he knows; it is a tried, tested and known quantity for him. Confidence is a massive element of pilot safety.

And hes just parted with a wedge for the motor!

I flew a Swing Arcus when I started and got some power trim tab risers for it. That worked very nicely as a compromise between power and free flying. Does Ozone supply trim tab riser sets for the Mojo does anyone know? That would be a cheap interim measure.

And the Mojo IS a great hill wing for the "swings both ways" pilot. :D:D

Having said all that I do covet a synthesis for those "I want to go-somewhere-on-power days"

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The Mojo is a LOW end DHV 1, and the Avalon is a Hig end DHV 2, so to compare them is a little odd.

My point is a simple one.

I want Geoff to be able to enjoy this sport the most he can.

Flying a Mojo will not do this.

No one can doubt that the past few days have benn perfect PPG weather, In fact Colin and I have flown every day for the past week or so.

When Geoff took off (on this PERFECT day) with his Mojo, he ended up flying backlwards at 800ft. (Turning this otherwise flyable day into a non flyable day for him)

He then flew the Reaction, and took off and went for a fly, INTO wind., thus turning this PERFECT day back into a perfect day.

My feeling is, that the Mojo is not the wing to have for PPG use, I flew one with a Rad and as soon as you apply power you stop going faward, it was very rubbish at the job, and that is why Ozone are now making a number of PPG specific wings.

Terry, bring your Mojo to the hill with you next time and fly it with your motor (forget what you know about it from the hill with no power) and then re post here with your findings.

Rob had a DHV 1 and sold it after 2 hours PPG.

I had a DHV 1 and sold it after 1 hour of PPG

Indeed you have gone to a PPG wing missing the Mojo out all together.

Glyn Harris had a Mojo and sold it after about 5 hours of PPG.

I know a fair few others too....

They just dont work as a PPG wing in comparison to a PPG wing.

Two tasks, Two wings I recon.

Now go and find your teady bear :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

SW :D

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I didn't think my training blog was going to invoke as much interest !

Still being a novice, I'm still happy to gain experience with my Mojo, which is (as informed) a more stable wing than a dedicated PPG wing.

I know Ozone sell specific Paramotor Risers for the Mojo. An internet search says 'these risers are specifically designed for use with powered paragliders, with two hook-in points to bring the brakes lower during motorized flight and have trimmers for powered flight that can be disabled during free flight'. These costing approx £90. Can't at the moment find any comments about if they are actually worth it but they would seem a good option to try while still learning.

I joined my local 'airfield' today, (only 2 miles away - some change from going 70 miles to Brighton or even 100 miles to Lambourn) so hopefully I will see if I can actually make any headway in the next couple of days.

Regards,

Geoff

PS: No bodies attempted to answer any of my questions about the Parajet yet, under the Kit / Paramotors section - anyone :?:

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I started out with a DHV1 PG wing (Airwave Wave) and changed to the Synth very quickly as soon as I too had been pinned by the wind gradient climbing up through a few hundred feet. I have to accept a small loss in my thermalling ability (but if the conditions are that marginal then I'll go for a distance flight instead) but the balance that I seek makes it worthwhile. Rob, my flying buddy and also a member of this forum ditched his Mojo for paramotoring purposes (still has it for free flying) and bought a Reaction because he too was fed up with getting pinned. You will undoubtedly have fun motoring with the Mojo but perhaps it would be a particularly good idea to use the Metform 214/215 pages (as we all should) to make sure you know the winds at altitude before flying.

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Listen lads at least you have a wing. I went down to Lambourn to see what it's all about and want to do it now. I'm using my riding hat and a builders harness if someone is kind enough to lend me a wing to ground handle!

Any type of wing will be welcome if I had the cash :-(

I started out with a DHV1 PG wing (Airwave Wave) and changed to the Synth very quickly as soon as I too had been pinned by the wind gradient climbing up through a few hundred feet. I have to accept a small loss in my thermalling ability (but if the conditions are that marginal then I'll go for a distance flight instead) but the balance that I seek makes it worthwhile. Rob, my flying buddy and also a member of this forum ditched his Mojo for paramotoring purposes (still has it for free flying) and bought a Reaction because he too was fed up with getting pinned. You will undoubtedly have fun motoring with the Mojo but perhaps it would be a particularly good idea to use the Metform 214/215 pages (as we all should) to make sure you know the winds at altitude before flying.
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