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Review of BGD Base 2 M 75-95kg by Down Under Paraglider Reviews

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Review of BGD Base 2 M 75-95kg by Down Under Paraglider Reviews

BGD Base 2 Size M  75-95 kg EN B It's been a while since I've posted anything due to the lack of flying with the weather in the Canungra area. Hopefully the weather gods will be kind over the winter months this year. The Base 2 is only the 2nd BGD wing I have owned. I did fly the original Base for a couple of hours a few years ago and was impressed with the handling of the original version. I have now flown the Base 2 quite a bit and had many xc flights of around 3-4 hours which...

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How to Power Reset MipFly One

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How to Power Reset MipFly One

In the case of a freeze, when the device gets unresponsive, a hard shutdown can be performed by holding the power button pressed for a few seconds. This procedure will cut the power to the A20 microprocessor without performing a graceful shutdown, with the risk of SD card corruption. If you ever get in the case of a corrupted SD card you can re-flash it following this procedure, however, any settings and files you had on it will be lost.  

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Paragliding Accidents and Swiss Cheese Model Approach

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Paragliding Accidents and Swiss Cheese Model Approach

Swiss Cheese Model is a reliable accident and risk management methodology used in aviation safety, emergency service, engineering and healthcare. In the Swiss Cheese Model problem occurs when multiple holes are lined up. Swiss Cheese Model is described as multiple layers of Swiss cheese, stacked side by side, in which the threat of a risk becoming a reality is mitigated by the different layers and types of defences that are laid down between each other.

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How to sell used second hand paragliding equipment?

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How to sell used second hand paragliding equipment?

Guide to selling used second hand paragliding equipment.   Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/APBSS/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PG2HE/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PG2HE/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/paraglidingworld/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/secondhandparagliding/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/paragliderporsell/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/280680308720400/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1767736680111984/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423440291301416/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/638691776286442/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/559977227488117   Online Forums Paragliding Forum Classified Adds   Websites https://wingstall.com/ https://paraglidingsecondhand.com/   Useful Links How to calculate the price for used 2nd hand paraglider? Guide to the small talk vocabulary when selling second hand paragliding gear.   Glider conditions to consider before posting the ad How many flying hours have you done? How many ground handling hours have you done? Are there any stains, repairs or damage? Have you done coastal flying with your glider? Have you done SIV or...

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Porcher Skytex 27 Classic II versus Skytex 27 Classic?

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Porcher Skytex 27 Classic II versus Skytex 27 Classic?

It might get ambiguous at times to understand what material has been used on your paraglider. There are often subtle differences in generations, models and treatments of each fabric. The Skytex 27 is currently considered as the lightest paragliding fabric on the market. The Skytex 27 CLASSIC has been initially developed for mountain lovers and ultralight paragliders, SKYTEX 27 CLASSIC has gradually found its place in the design of other paragliding. To follow its development Porcher Sport offers now a more comprehensive product line in order to meet the market demand for lighter weight paragliders. The Skytex 27 CLASSIC II is a more durable...

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