Jump to content

Airspeed Indicator


Cessna
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi All

Finally started my training, have booked some paragliding training with a local club.

In the meanwhile gradually collecting the necessary equipment. Quick question with the very narrow speed band of a paramotor (when compared against my fixed wing experience) is the ASI function on some alt/vario instruments worth having?

Kind regards

Cessna

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It takes the PPL sorts a while to get their heads around the idea of nothing but an altimeter for instruments but once you get used to it, you will love the fact that you never need your 'eyes inside'

Congrats on starting the training!

SW :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I use a SatMap, purely because I already had one. I use the 'time moving' 'max speed' 'average moving speed' for filling into my flight log. I also record fuel used. If you get lost it will always guide you home as well.

I also had an aged E'Trex which I carry as a back up with a GoTo set on my take off site, purely as a back up.

The weight is negligible and as I'm a beginner it gives me the confidence to go cross country. Today I used the ground speed indicator as I was using the speedbar for the first time and wanted to estimate the speed increase, which is 6mph.

I think instruments have a part to play when you're learning, its a back up for your instincts really..I'm learning to estimate my altitude as well, backed up by an altimeter watch, which I also already had !!

So I agree with Simon, minimalist is the way forward, but as a beginner who flies alone, I do find instruments handy to back up what I'm estimating up there...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice, I have to agree about the PPL bit (although coming from a gliding background, my flying has always been more about "feel" than playing a "numbers" game) When I did my Silver C conversion my first instructor went ballistic if I didn't have a 1/2 mile separation between me and other aircraft in circuit!

It's the freedom element that attracts me to Paramotoring

Cheers

Cessna :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



  • Upcoming Events

    No upcoming events found
×
×
  • Create New...