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What's the highest you have launched your paramotor from?


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Hi all,

I am interested to know (for an up and coming trip) what is the highest you have 'taken off' from with your Paramotor?

It will be super useful for me and others I suspect, to know this. So please do take the time :-) :-) :-)

How high was it?

How did you find it?

What were the weather conditions?

What paramotor and wing?

What was your all up weight?

Many Thanks!

SW :D

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It seems that the lift at a given airspeed is directly linear with density. https://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov ... nsity.html

So lets say you take of a sea level and then at 3000m.

Air density at sea level is 1.225 kg/m^3 at 3000m it's only 0.905kg/m^3 so a you'll only get 75% of the lift at 3000m compared to sea level.

But temperature also has an effect. Air density is about 10% different between 0c and 25c so assuming it is colder at altitude that will help.

But I'm guessing that a take off weight of 100kg will feel like 133kg at 3000m.

All this is back of an envelope and I am not an aeronautical engineer and only a very beginner pilot so don't take my word for it all !

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