Once you have your paramotor mounted to the trike
you must do hang test. By mounting trike your normal balancing point
can change therefore it is very important to suspend the whole
aircraft from rafter or such and make sure the angle is appropriate.
In flight cage of the prop should be slightly tilted back. If this
is not the case change balancing point by moving sling and carabiner
on comfort bar to appropriate hole. Remember that this is your balancing
point for flying with trike.
At the flight location:
Once this is tested you can proceed to trike
flights. When you use the trike at the location you are flying from
make sure you limit the amount of riding around unless the surface
is absolutely smooth such as paved runway. The trike is design for
managing take offs and landings only....
Last season we have been
flying tandem flights using our tandem trike equipped with Walkerjet RR paramotor based on 200 cc Simonini Mini plus 2 engine.
With this set up we could take up student pilot up to 180 lb. The ceiling for this machine was
about 2000 ft with maximum payload (pilot and student pilot) of 360 lb.
The climb rate was very slow and it would
take a while to climb to 500 ft so we could leave our field safely. I also did not like
the fact that we
had to use full power for most of the flight, there was simply no
spare power if the passenger was in 160 - 180 lb range...
Well some of you who visit on regular bases probably
wonder if I still exist. No updates for almost 3 weeks. So here is
what I am up to. I am back at Brock University finishing my degree
in economics and these last two courses are taking lot of my time.
Peaks (the climbing gym I own) is busy this time a year so I have to
dedicate fair amount of time to it as well. As far as flying goes it
is bit cold and rather unpredictable. There was bunch of nice days
but I always had something planned so I could not take the advantage
of the nice and balmy weather. I am also working on new tandem unit.
In the past, students could receive dual instructions in Simon RR
based unit but we could only offer this to students under 180 lb. I
have researched new more powerful engine that will allow us to offer
tandem flight training to heavier students. I am currently in the
process of mounting this engine to WJ frame. In probably 1 week or
so this engine will be ready for initial run up. There is also bunch
of people who took advantage of the winter
sale (thanks very much) so I am in process of finalizing
the orders to WJ and Sky Paragliders and the equipment will be here
soon. Over all as far as flying goes, this is the time to get all
the gear ready for new season, relax and reflect on some of the
great flights we had in 2005 year.
Dec 28/05 Powered
paragliding Ontario will be closed till Jan 5.
Walkerjet tests new motors in Tunisian desert.
Viktor Prochazka owner of Walkerjet spent 2 weeks XC
flying new Walkerjet paramotors in extreme heat and sandy conditions
in Africa. The "new XC" and "new RR" equipped
with W130 and W200 both performed flawlessly.
Dec 12/05 Get
I just started to use Mozilla Firefox instead Microsoft
Internet Explorer and let me tell you it is much better browser. I
should have done it long time ago...
Dec 11/05 Course
dates for 2006 set.
April 8 - 14, 2006
Full course + demo on April 9 - 4
- 19, 2006
course + demo on May 14 - 4 pm
June 17 - 23, 2006
Full course + demo on June 18 - 4
July 8 - 14, 2006
Full course + demo on July 9 - 4 pm
August 19 - 25, 2006
Full course + demo on Aug 20 - 4 pm
September 16 - 22, 2006
Full course + demo on Sep 17 - 4 pm
October 14 - 20, 2006
Full course + demo on Oct 15 - 4 pm
Nov 11 - Nov 17, 2006
Full course + demo on Nov 12 - 4 pm
No not hesitate and book your spot. Spaces are
limited. $ 300.00 deposit required for registration.
Dec 7/05 Great
PG video of Czech pilots flying in Italian Dolomites
Check it out here.
It is high quality video so it may take a while to load.
Just like previous winters there is chance to pick
up brand spanking new 2006 gear for less. I offer 5 % discount
on paramotors "new XC" and "new RR" and 10 %
discount on any paraglider and rescue parachutes. If you purchase
whole package (paramotor, paraglider and rescue parachute you save
over $ 1000 Cad. Buy now and save! More info here.