The Last Saved Position screen (on SYS’GPS V3 screen #3; on SYS’Nav V3 screen #6) works in a similar way to the Man Overboard (MOB) function which exists on many Marine GPS units. As with other GPS functions, your Syride instrument needs to have a valid GPS signal for this to work, otherwise it will just show “NO GPS”.
Last year, Dale Lippstreu flew 268km in South Africa on his ATOS (Class 5 rigid wing hang glider). Although longer flights are often achieved across the South African interior, this is an exceptional flight for the mountainous region of the Western Cape, where the technical challenges usually end flights well before 200km.Read more
The Free Flight Physiology Project
The Free Flight Physiology Project made its debut this year at the Coupe d’Icare, aiming to improve the safety and performance of pilots, and to push the boundaries of comparative physiology research.
The group is led by expedition doctor and paraglider pilot Dr Matt Wilkes and Exeter University physiological ecologist Dr Lucy Hawkes.Read more
Ozone at the Coupe Icare 2016
Carlo met with Russell Ogden, David Dagault, Honorin Hamard and Mike Cavanagh (not pictured).
As usual, there's a lot happening at this powerhouse brand.
Square reserve, coming soon. Two solo sizes first then a tandem going up to 220kg. Perhaps one more size.Read more
Carlo met the united Naviter and Flytec teams, including the business owners Andrej Kolar and Joerg Ewald. Yes, in case you hadn’t heard the news already, they’ve joined forces! Naviter + Flytec = awesome instruments coming your way soon.
Flytec is the oldest brand of freeflight instruments. Naviter is known for their innovative Oudie and SeeYou products for thermal pilots.Read more
Nova and High Adventure (Coupe Icare 2016)
Carlo met Mik Broschart, Kristin Lamm and Andrea Heerd (Nova) and Urs Haari (High Adventure).
Pre-orders of the new concept high performance Progression wing have been very encouraging.
The S size has completed certification, and is expected to be available from dealers at the same time as M and L sizes.Read more
Niviuk at the Coupe Icare 2016
Niviuk have an impressive array of new products this year.
HOOK 4 P
To achieve a reduction of nearly a kilo and a half, the Hook 4 P has been made of lightweight materials: Porcher Skytex 27g fabric, Nitinol rods and Dyneema risers, which are much lighter than those used in conventional wings.
Gin Gliders at Coupe Icare 2016
We were delighted to hear some news of planned product releases, as the sudden forced closure of their North Korea factory has surely required attention as they restructure production facilities. Considering their impressive product catalogue it's clear Gin Gliders have the strength to weather the storms.Read more
ADVANCE at the Coupe Icare 2016
Carlo met Valery, Greg, Roland, Peter, Vincent and other Advance staff.
The latest harness from Advance is a refinement of the SUCCESS 3. The back protector reaches higher and is made in two sections with extra comfort foam at the top. It also has SAS-TEC side crash protection, making it a great choice for newly licensed and recreation pilots who want built-in safety that’s always there.Read more
Syride at the Coupe Icare 2016
Carlo met Vincent Del Medico, Marion Roche, Anthony and Yann.
The current range is very successful so there are no plans to change any of these in the near future. Of course the software, website and online features will be continually upgraded.
A feature of the Sys'Nav V3 which pilots might not be aware of is the 'instant vario' setting introduced recently via firmware update which can trigger the inertial vario using the accelerometer for faster vario response.Read more