Flymaster B1 Nav user defined fields and other settings
08/02/2012: All the information previously in this post has been moved here.
Flying the Sigma 8 29
Last Friday a big cardboard box arrived at my office. A quick peak inside confirmed it was what I was hoping it would be – the only Sigma 8 29 in the country! Fantastic, I thought, I’m going to be the first person in the UK to fly one! I cycled the two miles and…
The great Mentor 2 vs Omega 8 debate…
You may have read in Skywings and on PGforum about the recent glide test conducted at St Hilaire between an Omega 8 and a Mentor 2 in which the M2 at full speed had a better glide than the O8 at 75% bar. Well, just to add fuel to the debate, here are the results…
GTO vs Omega 8 vs Peak 2 vs Venus 2 review…
Interesting review here of these gliders by Lebanese pilot Ziad Bassil… No prizes for guessing which wing he prefers…! Clearly out and out performance isn’t everything, but as Ziad says “Comparisons are only to get an idea what the glider will be and feel like. Some like it soft on the brakes, others find it…
Flymaster B1 Nav review – part 2, UK xc flying
Intoduction The first part of my review covered using the B1 Nav in competitions – this follow-up covers its use during a 43km flight I made from Westbury on Sunday 20th June. Pre-flight Apart from setting the altitude units to feet, setting Alt and Alt2 (to zero) and removing any tasks you might have set…
Flymaster B1 Nav review – Part 1, comp flying
Introduction My Garmin GPSmap 76C which I’ve previously used for comp navigation was playing up (switching itself off intermittantly) so I decided to buy a dedicated paragliding alti-vario-GPS combo. My friend Nick had recently bought a B1 Nav and had said good things about it so I took the plunge and bought one from…
Omega 8 development report 3
In 2009, Chrigel Maurer astonished the paragliding world by winning the Red Bull X-Alps in record time. He did it on a lightweight wing built to withstand the harshest turbulence. Hugh Miller asks Chrigel and designer Thomas Ripplinger if the special X-Alps glider and final Omega 8 are at all similar. Read more here.
Omega 8 development report 2
In his second report, Hugh Miller catches up with Advance test pilot Andy Aebi, the current FAI World Paragliding Champion. Click here.
Omega 8 development report 1
Hugh Miller was recently invited to Switzerland to test fly an Omega 8 prototype. Watch a couple of video clips and listen to his commentary during his flight here.
Sigma 7 26 review
I know The Sigma 7 isn’t exactly today’s hot news but there’s a good review of the 26 here – written by Ziad Bassil who lives in Lebanon. Check it out…