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March 21/08 April course is full.
We have 4 students booked for April 5 course.
March 20/08 Mandy's first kiss with
Canadian skies - write up by Doron.
The day starts --------------
Saturday, 23 Feb 2008, 5:50am. Excited with anticipation, I woke
up before the alarm went off, dressed quickly, downed a cup of
coffee and went outside. The first light of dawn and a full moon lit
the sleeping neighborhood in a strange mix of colors. I dragged
Mandy the XCitor out of the garage, hitched her to my car and took
off on the hour-and-a-half trip to the grassy airstrip near Niagara
Falls, where Andre would be waiting at 8am.
March 19/08 I am sick.
I will be out of office for couple of days. You can email me.
March 18/08 Second day flying
Doron after first 2 successful flights on his Mandy the Xcitor.
It was quite nice to be passenger for change and let someone else to
do the tough job of flying...
Happy Doron just after second landing.
March 17/08 Leroy bought Walkerjet
trike attachment and Atis glider.
Here is Roy testing the balancing point while getting scalp massage
from John. I have no idea what that is all about... ;-)
Feb 29/08 Leroy bought Walkerjet
Here is a picture of the beautiful job he did on registration
marks and handy comfort bar bag that he found and mounted....
Feb 28/08 Xcitor improvements.
Doron added panoramic mirror so he can watch the ground and the
wing at the same time...
Feb 25/08 Andre's and Doron's exciting Xcitor adventures... note and video by Doron
Andre, an experienced powered paragliding instructor,
launches my Mandy the XCitor for the first time into the frozen
skies above Niagara Falls and gets a real kick out of the
Feb 25/08 Andre's
exciting Xcitor adventures...
Feb 24/08 Andre's
exciting Xcitor adventures...
This Sat morning I flew Doron's Xcitor for the first time. Wow,
what an aircraft! Self inflating and self stabilizing, slick, agile,
super fast and super powerful. I must say I was crapping my pants
because I have never flown such machine before and there were so
many new things to deal with that I was glad when the first flight
was over. For start when I took off the 3/4 of power put me in such
steep climb that I thought stall was imminent. I was not used to
foot throttle so it took me while to get sorted out and smooth things
out. The thermals were punching through and it just felt like
nothing I have experienced before. Second flight was much better as
the weight of passenger (Doron) made the aircraft bit more docile.
We took off and headed for Niagara Falls. Boy, it flies fast, 10 min
latter we are making wide turn over the falls and heading back for
landing. The thermals were even stronger and it was quite tricky to
bring the fast flying aircraft down to touch down without too much
rocking and oscillation. It started to be quite gusty, with cumulus
clouds popping out everywhere so we decided that we should not go
for another flight. Doron practiced few successful taxies with
glider inflated and then we wrapped it up as I needed to be at Peaks
for 12 noon. Great morning, I love the machine. It is a
Cadillac of solo/tandem trikes and I can not wait to fly it again.
BTW It you want to fly the best and have close to $ 35 K I can order
Jan 30/08 Flying
tandem with Walkerjet RR equipped with F 200 engine
Jan 29/08 Doron's
exciting Xcitor adventures...
I was left alone in the house this afternoon, and couldn't resist
the urge anymore. I crawled out of bed, put on a pile of warm cloths
and went outside. I pulled the Xcitor out of the garage and put it
with its nose against a wall, just to be safe. I poured in some oil
and some gas, ensured it's in idle, hopped in the front seat and
strapped on the safety belt.
It took no more than 2 seconds of starter and the engine kicked
into life. Quite amazing after the long trip from Germany and in a
sub-zero temperature. I pressed the gas pedal and thought I heard
the machine say "Daddy!" as it spun up the propeller.
I pushed it back, turned around and went out to the street. Mild
pressure on the gas pedal, and I shot forward as if I was taking off
an aircraft carrier. This thing sounds nothing like the PPG engines
I flew so far. It is quiet, smooth and resonant, like a modern
Japanese motorcycle. As the speed built up, the engine sound was
only barely heard through the wind noise.
My eyes started to water up before I even reached the end of our
street, so I turned around, went back home and put on a full-face
helmet. Back to the streets. Wow. This thing accelerates like a
motorcycle, but I'm sitting much closer to the ground. Strangely,
there's no handlebar or steering wheel to hold. My hands are free
and available for nose picking or ball scratching.
I stopped at a stop sign, preparing to turn left. I noticed a
Police cruiser parked nearby. Ahmmm... am I violating some law?
Probably - I have no license plate. No choice, really, I cannot back
up, so I must proceed. Sure enough, the cruiser took off and was
right behind me. I drove straight home, cruiser in tow, making sure
I stay within the speed limit. As I turned off our street into our
driveway, the cruiser stopped behind me. I unbuckled, rose out of my
seat and took off my helmet. The policemen looked at me, one of them
talking on the radio. Either they are just curious, I thought, or
they are consulting with HQ what kind of ticket to write me. I
decided to take a chance, smiled, bowed and waved to them. They
smiled, waved back, then drove away. Phew...
As I pushed the Xcitor back into the garage and headed back to
bed, it occurred to me I should give it a name.
Jan 27/08 Xcitor arrives to Canada -
write up and pics by Doron
from the airport. It's -5C, but the sun is shining. I'm pretty sick
with the flu, but don't care.
Jan 8/07 Out of
I will traveling outside of Canada from Jan 11 till
Jan 22. I will check my email every couple of days.
Thanks to all who supported Powered Paragliding
Ontario in 2007.
Dec 20/07 Get spare prop.
I now stock wooden props for Walkerjet Apache or WJ XC with F 130
engine. This 45 " (115 cm) prop. Great as cheaper replacement
option or awesome as spare prop.
Nov 18/07 We will teach on
Walkerjet and Sky Paragliders only.
After 8 years of teaching PPG accident free, we have decided that
we will not teach students to use other brands of equipment as we
are no familiar with. We feel that by doing so we can maintain our
of level of safety and accident free record. You can purchase any
gear on Ebay or such, but we will only teach
you using Walkerjet paramotor and Sky Paraglider. We are very
familiar with this equipment and over the years it has proven to be
safe in situation where some other brands would simply self destruct,
collapse, explode, injure etc. _____________________________________________________________________________