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How fast is the BANTAM?

Posted by Martin Havel on

How fast is the BANTAM?

And how much faster paragliders fly in general at higher wing load? Some maths and physics… We get this question quite often. An obvious question, because high speed is an essential criterion for a miniwing.The rules of physics say: Higher wing load –> higher speed –> higher sink rate –> but NO change in L/D –> increase of brake pressure –> but NO change in brake travel. And how much faster does a glider become with higher wing loading? The law between wing load and speed is the same for all gliders: Increase/decrease of wing load by the factor "X"...

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Urs Haari the guy behind the Beamer 3 and Nova Pentagon reserves

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Urs Haari the guy behind the Beamer 3 and Nova Pentagon reserves

The Swiss Legend Urs Haari is the guy behind the design and development of the Beamer 3 and NOVA Pentagon reserves. Urs Haari develops rescue parachutes, and he also tests them over the ground. Urs has now deployed the paragliding reserve parachute more than 400 times. Very often the paragliding rescue parachute is the part of the equipment that most paraglider pilots pay the least attention to. Even though this extra piece of fabric in the harness could very likely save your life in an emergency. In everyday flight, however, it is perceived as ballast. That is why there is...

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NOVA Performance Paragliders what the company stands for

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NOVA Performance Paragliders what the company stands for

NOVA is an innovative and reputable paragliding company, whose highest concerns are quality, safety and the enjoyment of flight. NOVA develops and manufactures paragliders and accessories for beginner, intermediate and ambitious advanced pilots - with a clear focus on cross-country flying. The employee-owned company was founded in 1989 and has a healthy equity base. The headquarters are in Terfens, Austria. NOVA has two production facilities in Hungary and Vietnam, which conform to the highest social and environmental standards. The company has a worldwide distribution network and is one of the market leaders in paragliding. You can find the full range...

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Firmware Update - SPOT 3 Satellite GPS Tracker Messenger

Posted by Martin Havel on

Firmware Update - SPOT 3 Satellite GPS Tracker Messenger

When was the last time that you have done a firmware update for your SPOT 3? Log in to your SPOT account to check it out. If your there is a new firmware available for your spot you will see a small icon in the top left corner letting you know that the new firmware is available for your device.https://login.findmespot.com/spot-main-web/myaccount/devices/list.html

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PHI SONATA and PHI VIOLA - The New King of MiniWings

Posted by Martin Havel on

PHI SONATA and PHI VIOLA - The New King of MiniWings

I’ve flown, tested and sold most mini wings in the search for the best, and once a new best is found, that’s all I fly until it’s superseded. Call me biased if you like, but please try it yourself – it will surprise you! I look forward to your feedback. Review By Alan Hills (SkyWings Paragliding, NZ) PHI SONATA, PHI VIOLA.https://flybubble.com/blog/the-new-king-of-miniwings

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