- Erstellt am Montag, 20. Januar 2014 20:56
Optional homemade legbag for the SupAir Acro3 harness.
The story behind:
Most of the time I fly acrobatics. But sometimes I also go for some cross country flights. On this XC flights I always used my main harness, the Sol Slider Acro, and now the Supair Acro 3.
So if you fly in Spring time at an altitude of 3000m and more with an acro harness, you have to wear the same clothes like you wear when you are skiing in winter. And even with this outfit you will freeze your feet off. On the starting place, while you are waiting for the right thermals for your XC flight, you will swet a lot.
So what can you do against this? Right, get yourself an XC harnes with legbag!
One of the reasons why I don't like to buy one of these harness is, that when i go flying I take nearly every part of my paragliding equipment with me, because you may need it?! With tandem pg + harness, XC wing, acro wing, speedglider, girlfriends pg, sometimes Phil's wing, ... it's a lot of stuff to carry around, even in a VW T5 Bus. I don't want to drive around another equipment.
So I thougt it should be possible to design an optional legbag for my Acroharness.
... and this is what I did :D
This project is not easygoing. I am no professional sewer or similar. I know a little bit how to handle the sewing machine. So if you want to try yourself out in making this legbag, you hav to see this "how to" just to give you some hints and not as a step by step guideline from zero to working legbag. I tried to make photos from every step I was doing, but sometimes I didn't think to make photos. so there is not every single detail, but a detailed overview of the whole project. If you ask for patterns, I have to disapoint you, because it was all made by adjusting and sewing.
- Erstellt am Donnerstag, 14. November 2013 06:55
Some impressions from our flying season in 2013
Pilots: Thomas Laireiter, Philipp Reisinger
Camera: Alois Rettenbacher, Thomas Laireiter, Sarah Schulz
Places: Bischling, Gerlitzen, Krippenstein, Trattberg, Fulseck (AUT), Beijing (CHI), Villeneuve (CH), San Simione (IT)
music: Chris Valtentino - Around the World (Niko Pusch Remix)
- Erstellt am Dienstag, 01. Oktober 2013 16:43
Last week we went again to china for the 2nd Beijing International Aviation Sports Invitational and tried to defend our first place from last year.
This year we did all runs from the helicopter and not from the mountain.
In the first run we flew on the first place with nearly 10 points in front of the 2nd placed team. But in the second run we made a few mistakes and didn't really recognize that the winddrift was that strong, so we had to stop our display and go for position again. Because of that we lost a lot of points in this run and landet on the 3rd place.
Because of the smog in the next days, it was not possible to make the 3rd and 4th run.
1. Sebastian Kahn - Simon Winkler
2. Lino Oehl - Tim Alongi
3. Thomas Laireiter - Philipp Reisinger
All in all we had a lot of fun in Beijing. We want to thank Markus and Fabrice for the good organisation and hope to see you guys all again next year ;)
Video: Schüssler Markus (www.airspace.at)
- Erstellt am Montag, 02. September 2013 15:53
The Competition Season for this year is over now.
First Worldcup stop of this year was the Acromax competition in San Simione (IT). We competed in Synchro and Thomas also did the Solo Worldcup. It was really nice at this flying site and a really relaxing comp with no stress ;)
We did our best but because of a little misunderstanding of the new rules, we just made it to the 10th place after two runs and so we did not qualify for the final. In Solo Thomas did his best, but couldn't reach the top 15 to be in the final run. So he finnished 16th overall in San Simione.
The second and last Worldcup Stop was the Acrojam in Obertraun. Thomas competed in category solo. The skill level was really high but he did three really smooth runs with always nice groundspiral to raft landing and finished on the 10th place.
So the overall Worldcup result for him this year is the 11th place! :D
A few days after, we drove to Villneuve for the Sonchaux Acro Show. We have been invited to compete there in the first time Synchron Aerobatic Battle. The System was really nice and fun. In each run we got two cumpolsory maneuvers and the rest of the run was freestyle. There was no coefficient like in the APWC System, so we could perform really nice freestyle runs. After the first run, the teams had to fly against each other and the winner of the battle is in the next run. In the semi final run we lost against the SOL Acroteam just about 0,8 points and so we had no chance for the 1st or 2nd place and had to battle against the Swiss CAT Team for the 3rd and the 4th place. We won and so we secured our place on the podium and finished 3rd overall! :D
pic by Steffen Kirschner
Our next and last stop for this year will be China. We have been invited this year again to te Beijing Airshow to defend our title from the last year ;)
- Erstellt am Montag, 24. Juni 2013 18:02
- Erstellt am Sonntag, 05. August 2012 20:09
On Wednesday the 1st of August I decided spontaneously to go to Zell am See to compete in the worldcup again. So I just quit with work and drived to werfenweng for a 3,5 hours afternoon training session at the Bischling. After a lot of really nice training runs in the bumpy air of the Bischling i felt good for comp and headed to Zell am See.
There I heard of the new APWC Revolutionary System and i was really excited because of this.
On Thursday the 2nd of August the weatherforecast for Zell said that we will have flyable conditions until the early afternoon. We finished a really nice 1st Task with a really nice new system where the pilots can decide during the run wich maneuver they will perform and they were allowed connect everything - a new freestyle way of competition - I really liked it!
I didn't make it to the raft because of a huge touch on the water after a groundspiral. I finnished with the 14th place at the first task. I got a bad cold after this because i didn't change my trousers after they got wet.
The 2nd day of the competition started with rain. Nothing new for Zell am See. But at 11 o'clock it startet to light up again and we did the 2nd Task. It was a real challange for me because i were in really bad conditions because of my cold.
Nonetheless i did a really nice run and finnished with the 9th Place. I did no groundspiral because i didn't want to get sicker if i missed the raft again.
The Last day of Competition there was a cut and only the best 28 Pilots had to fly the 3rd Task. I made some mistakes in heli2sat but all in all it was a nice run again.
The final run was cancelled because of a big thunderstorm in the afternoon (big surprise for Zell am See) and so i finnished with 14th overall in this first World Cup competition this year and I am really satisfied with it :D
1st - Felix Rodriguez
2nd - Francois Ragolski
3rd - Eliot Nochez
final results on:
All in all it was a really nice competition and I enjoyed it a lot. It was really fun to see all the pilots again!
Cu again maybe at the french championship or at least next year!
- Erstellt am Dienstag, 10. Juli 2012 17:23
From 27th of June to 4th of July we and 20 other acro pilotes all over the world were invited in Beijing for competition and some show flights.
We had a lot of fun together and got lots of impressions and made new experience in chineese lifestyle and particulary their
special food ;)
Competition and showflying was really hard, because we had not more than 200 - 300 meters over the lake. So we could not perforn more than two maneuvers. But we did our best and finally we reached the 1st place in synchro competition!
We want to thank Mike for the inviteing, Fabrice for guiding us through his country, and especially Markus and Pascal for organizing this nice event.
Hopefully we will see us next year again!
- Erstellt am Montag, 04. Juni 2012 16:42