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Selling used second hand paragliding equipment, where to post?

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Selling used second hand paragliding equipment, where to post?

Where do you post when you are selling your used paragliding equipment? Here is the list of most used places including the Online Forums, Paragliding Forum Classified Adds and Facebook Groups. Please Let us know if we have missed some and we will add them here.

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What is the right glider for you? View from the pilot after 1,000 hours in the air.

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What is the right glider for you? View from the pilot after 1,000 hours in the air.

This post was written by Jerry Furnell. Jerry has done 3,000 hours on the Hang Glider and 1000 flying hours on the paragliders... Spicy air. If you are going to fly XC, then expect it. All wings fly smooth and gentle at the coast, but inland flying is like eating a spicy Pad Thai. How do you like your wing to behave? Mild, hot, extra hot, extremely hot or OMG hot? An EN-A wing will dampen the rough patches and leave you relaxed. You’ll struggle with distance and soon be casting your eyes to the horizon where others are landing. An...

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Paragliding Weather the Virga Phenomenon

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Paragliding Weather the Virga Phenomenon

Have you noticed how sometimes streaks “hang” from under the clouds? This phenomenon is called virga, it can often appear under cumulonimbus clouds. It is the same rain, but it evaporates before reaching the surface of the earth. The reason for this is low ambient humidity. That is, dry air in the way of drops tends to saturate with moisture and "absorbs" them. So the rain simply evaporates on the way to the earth. Due to the evaporation, the surrounding air becomes colder - a cold air mass goes down and suppresses new air flows rising under the cloud. This...

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Why is humid air lighter than dry air?

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Why is humid air lighter than dry air?

The weight of air is affected by the amount of humidity in the air. It would seem that the water is heavier than the air and that water should make the air heavier, but it's not how it looks. Contrary to often a popular belief, humid air is lighter than the dry air providing that both have the same temperature and pressure. Let's have a look at why.The molecular mass of dry airN2 - molecular mass 28 - content in the air 78%O2 - molecular mass 32 - content in the air 21%Mass of the gas mixture (28x78/100) + (32x21/100)...

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How To - AlfaPilot Factory Reset Step by Step

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How To - AlfaPilot Factory Reset Step by Step

Backup Before going ahead with the factory reset, please back up any data or files that you would like to keep. You can connect your AlfaPilot to your computer the same way as an external USB hard drive. User Manual Here is a link to the User Manual in case you need any extra information. Factory Reset From your home screen select Applications > Settings > Factory Reset, Optional: Delete all files, generally there is no need to delete all data After Reset STEP 1 Select the Language Set Up the time zone, date and time Connect to Wifi Network Demo mode > Deactivate (For User)...

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