Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

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Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby alanmack » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:52 pm

The e-mail below from RAASA sets it all out. If you are keen please call Marius Nel on 0834196613

Dear Alan and Donald

The Parys Time trial event scheduled for 19 July has been planned to accommodate microlighters!

Scully Levin, the creator and promoter of the time trail event, under the auspices of SAPFA rules, has provided a special spot for Microlight participation.
This means a logger is fitted to the aerie, flown twice or three times around a 1.8NM course marked by pylons, and the data downloaded to establish the speed of the aerie.

Scully and I chatted about the unique requirements of microlight pilots and the sensitivity to weather.
This means that the normal briefing will take place early or will be done differently to allow maximum use of the early crisp air.

I guess what is required is for MISASA or the microlighters to have a single coordinator to arrange whatever is required, as Scully’s time is limited with his flying big aeries.

If it’s all the same with you, I will assist with this. With Scully’s inputs, I will distribute the rules, mainly on the minimum heights, and number of kites in the circuit at any time (normally two or three, depending on anticipated speed being similar).
How to get a logger, how to fit it, how to and when to take off, how to plan the landing upon completion of the laps etc.
This will help with keeping the briefing short and productive.

NB: “Must be familiar with the course” rule: normally all participants are “flown” around the course the day or week prior to the time trial, but in this case, if the participants are familiar with the lay-out, and the speeds are in the 50 to 60 Kts range, this rule may be waved – subject to briefing and alternate comfort measures.


Any suggestions?
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby ZS-NEL » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:29 pm

OK who is in for this. Unfortunately it is the same weekend as African Cub at Numbi. Maybe we can get some trikes together in Parys to go kick some ass.
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby Dish » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:39 pm

why don't you come to numbi instead
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby Turbo » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:52 pm

Wow this sounds interesting -- is there any previous information about past events?

Keen to see how the Microlights perform at this.
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby invertboeing » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:20 pm

Does anyone know if this event is still taking place tomorrow?
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby Thatchman » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:53 pm

Yes it is. Microlights are off first at about 8 or 8h30
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby kwk » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:29 pm

3 of us were there in Quik R's and had great fun.
We will be back...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKlHcvo ... e=youtu.be
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Postby Tumbleweed » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:55 am

Nice clip Demon.
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby slysi » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:12 am

Lekker video (^^) 96mph in a trike :!:
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby Air Hog » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:54 am

I see there is no times for the Bantams, are they waiting for the Calender to change...? :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby Thatchman » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:41 am

Air Hog wrote:I see there is no times for the Bantams, are they waiting for the Calender to change...? :twisted: :lol:
No have they not finished yet :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sorry Dishie :lol:
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby justin.schoeman » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:34 am

kwk wrote:3 of us were there in Quik R's and had great fun.
We will be back...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKlHcvo ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby kwk » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:44 pm

the final results
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby John Boucher » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:13 pm

Your GT's are Quick chaps...

Barry, you need to work on your turns and sort out the pitch of the prop and polish the fibre glass bits and check the tyre pressures and....

Good going chaps.

We do have MISASA loggers available for the next event :-)
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Re: Microlight Time Trial Races @ PARYS

Postby kwk » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:29 pm

John Boucher wrote:Your GT's are Quick chaps...

Barry, you need to work on your turns and sort out the pitch of the prop and polish the fibre glass bits and check the tyre pressures and....

Good going chaps.

We do have MISASA loggers available for the next event :-)
Hi John
Alan Mac was there and told about the misasa loggers...
would be nice to break the 100mph next time :)
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