Unusual wear has been detected on a strap passing through the female part of the 30mm automatic buckles (mainly used in chest closure) on SUP'AIR harnesses. (pictured). If you have a SUP’AIR harness with automatic buckles, check your webbing! Read the full safety notice >Read more
Convert TNP or OpenAir to Naviter CUB using SeeYou
NB: This tip is for Naviter SeeYou software, however the resulting airspace files can be used for the Oudie 3 (and others).
How to convert Tim Newport-Peace* (TNP) or OpenAir** (OA) airspace files to Naviter CUB files using SeeYou software:
1) Open the TNP or OA airspace file you want to convert in SeeYou: File > Open, select file, Open.Read more
The Oudie for paragliding is a powerful all-in-one flight instrument, specially designed for freeflight. Although it can be used straight out of the box, to get the most out of the Oudie you need to spend time reading the manual and learning how it works - just like any other flight instrument or software!
The following tips, compiled by the Flybubble crew, are meant as a supplement (not replacement) to the manual.Read more
The Flymaster Live SD is a top-of-the-range flight instrument offering advanced competition features and live tracking. Flybubble Team Pilot PHIL CLARK checks out the features and offers advice on getting the most out of this great unit.Read more
Woody Valley have issued an important Safety Notice regarding their buckles:
We need to inform you we are experiencing unwanted openings of some of our light automatic buckles located on the main chest strap of our harnesses. For a matter of safety, we decided to write a safety note that will be published by the DHV.
There are about 12000 harnesses equipped with this kind of buckle and so far we’ve registered problems only with the "07/13" and "08/13" batches.
For the records, "07/13" and "08/13" are the month/year production date engraved on our buckles. Company policy will be exclusively for a prompt and free buckle replacement.
We apologise for the inconvenience and we thank you in advance for your precious cooperation in managing this issue as professionally as we can.
BR, Woody Valley staff"
A Glider Too Far
In recent weeks the following have been reported: a paraglider pilot with 12 hours airtime turning up on an SIV course with a top-end B glider, said to have been sold to him by his school (not in this country); a paraglider pilot with 20 hours flying an EN C wing with a pod harness; and a novice paraglider pilot with four hours airtime and an EN A paraglider, who had also just qualified on paramotors and bought an EN C paramotor wing.Read more
Andrew Craig checks out a new departure in miniaturisation
IT’S TINY, IT BEEPS WHEN YOU GO UP, AND IT WAILS WHEN YOU GO DOWN.
There’s not much more to say about the Sys’One from Syride, and that’s probably how most users would want it – the user’s manual fills a single page.Read more
Steve Uzochukwu reports (review courtesy of SkyWings Magazine | skywingsmag.com)
Their Oudie 3 flight computer, flight planning and analysis tool for sailplane, paraglider and hang glider pilots runs on Windows as well as Android, iPhone and iPad devices. Naviter has been making the more sailplane-orientated Oudie for a while, but now in the Oudie 3 there is a dedicated free-flight instrument.Read more
Andrew Craig reports on a new departure in flight instruments
As the number, size and complexity of free-flight instruments increases, it’s refreshing to find one that goes the other way. Syride’s SYS’GPS is much smaller than my old basic vario, but does a lot more.
It fits comfortably in the palm of your hand; more relevantly, hook and loop fastener straps on the back allow you to attach it to your risers, a flight deck, or almost anywhere else.Read more