Flybubble's Chief Flying Instructor, Carlo Borsattino had the opportunity to test fly Niviuk's Kougar 2, a new reflex powered paragliding (PPG) wing aimed at experienced paramotor pilots who, to quote Niviuk, are: "... looking for fast, powerful and reliable wings enabling them to reach their goals".
After such an excellent paragliding cross country flying season in the UK this year, it'd been quite a while since Carlo last flew a paramotor.
News from Naviter: "This is so exciting… New versions are out for all types of Oudies and the major version of the SeeYou Mobile software running on your Oudie has been raised to 6.0. With a few good reasons. There is so much news that we are going to list the major ones in this blog and explain them in more details in subsequent blogs.
However inspite of the many major new improvements it is not difficult to pick THE most important one: It is now possible to connect the Oudie to the Internet using the free Oudie Live app.
The TEQUILA4 is THE benchmark for low level EN-B gliders. A combination of safety features, agility and performance has made skywalk's all-rounder one of the most successful gliders of the 2014 season.
With the brand-new ARRIBA3, skywalk has brought a lightweight model to the market that combines the versatility of the company's bestseller with the demands of a top-modern, lightweight wing.
Apart from being a spectacle for the 10,000 visitors, the Coupe Icare is the largest trade show for freeflight equipment. Flybubble visited the top brands and discovered what's new, what's hot ... and what's coming next!
Following the success of their SYS'One micro vario, SYS'Alti alti-vario and SYS'GPS alti-vario-GPS, Syride have released a new top of the range all-in-one flight instrument, the SYS'Nav, with additional competition and cross country functionality.
So, what's the SYS'Nav like to use? Andrew Craig gave it a good test and wrote up what he found in Skywings magazine.
Flymaster have launched a new firmware version available for the Flymaster GPS SD, GPS SD+, NAV SD and LIVE SD flight instruments. With this new firmware installed these instruments are then capable of providing worldwide Airspaces and height Above Ground Level (AGL)
Besides the firmware update it is also necessary to insert an SD card with some specific data files on it (containing the Airspaces and AGL data). To get this you can either:
1) Download the Airspaces and AGL data files and copy them on to an SD card (see instructions); or
2) Purchase an SD Card with all the necessary Flymaster files on it here.