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How does the heat pack in the paragliding glove work?

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How does the heat pack in the paragliding glove work?

The way the heat pack in the paragliding glove works is that the heat pack sits at the top bottom of your wrist heating both Ulnar and Radial arteries that feed blood into both Palmar Arches (Dep and Superficial). Both palmer arches feed the blood into the digital arteries that supply blood into the fingers. Heat pack heats the fingers indirectly through the blood flow.  Blood flow has a considerable influence on cold/warm hands, there is a difference between having cold hands above your head or have them down your when walking. Waring up blood that flows through the palm and fingers...

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How to Pair a Bluetooth Headset to the Icom IC-A16E VHF Radio?

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How to Pair a Bluetooth Headset to the Icom IC-A16E VHF Radio?

Following steps will guide you through pairing a Bluetooth headset to the Icom IC-A16E VHF Radio:1. Press FUNC then press ENT/SET for 1 second, to enter a set mode2. Press the MR/MW button to scroll through the menu items until you see BT SET on screen.3. Press ENT/SET to enter the BT sub menu, use the up and down arrows to toggle BT to ON.4. When BT ON is displayed on screen press the MR/MW button to toggle through the BT sub menu options.5. Keep pressing MR/MW until you get PAIRING on the screen.5. With PAIRING now showing on screen press...

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What is Nitinol the shape memory alloy?

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What is Nitinol the shape memory alloy?

Nitinol the shape memory alloy used in high-end paragliders, F14 fighter jet, Mars Rower and many more cool gadgets. What makes it such a cool material for paragliding wings. Nitinol has exceptionally high elasticity at low transformation temperature and this is what makes it so appealing as a replacement for the plastic rods used inside the paraglider.

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Flying Fast in Paragliding Competitions by Tom Payne

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Flying Fast in Paragliding Competitions by Tom Payne

Flying Fast in Paragliding Competitions by Tom Payne https://youtu.be/LlEH4B8xElc In this paragliding presentation Tom Payne explains in plain English how to fly faster and safer in paragliding competitions when doing your XC flights.Topics Covered Maximize your average speed Why you need to fly fast Select climb rate Enter and exit thermals Glide well Monitor climb rate during first thermal Search thermals on speedbar Search for the largest and strongest thermal core Control paraglider pitch with speedbar Keep wing movements smooth Plan next move while thermalling Reduce drag, glide straight and fast Find of lift Plan paraglider flights and manage them...

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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?   Let us know what is your favourite place to sell your used 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/   Online Forums Paragliding Forum Classified Adds   Websites https://wingstall.com/

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