Deano has left the Pokhara area of Nepal and is now in the southern part of Nepal called Chitwan National Park, Chitwan is one of the few wildlife reserves where you can trek, undisturbed by 4×4’s and other motorized vehicles.
Deano said, “It’s very cool and laid back here and the park is home to some wonderful beasts including Rhino’s, Elephants, big cats and sloth bears!”
Just before Deano took off for Chitwan he was in Pokhara doing an SIV course, for more information on SIV and part one of this post please go here. Deano said he had a wonderful experience and the SIV course was very informative for him. He did the course in a couple ways and the second time around did it all with his Fusion 20. Deano performed all of the exercises with success on the Fusion 20 except the full frontal collapse and “B” line stall because it was not possible due to the amount of pressure on the lines! This is great news for Paramania and in moving forward with future wing production and safe flying.
Here is the detailed report from Deano with his notes on the SIV course…
All exercises were performed on slow and neutral trim except full frontal collapses and ‘B’ line stall which wasn’t possible due to the amount of pressure in the lines!
Big Ears (Slow and Neutral) – nothing surprising, tips popped out when pressure released as expected.
Pitch control (Slow and Neutral) – very stable in surge when releasing the brake pressure with no tendency to tuck at all.
B Line Stall (Slow) – very effective and easy to apply, came out without drama when the pressure was released.
B Line Stall (Neutral) – again very effective but harder to hold. A little surge when releasing but nothing dramatic.
Full Frontal Collapse (Slow) – quick to collapse but stable, the wing was very quick and symmetrical to recover.
Full Frontal Collapse (Neutral) – this was much harder to administer and very short range between open and collapsed. Same as above for opening with no surge or pitch.
Asymmetric Frontal Collapse (Slow) – sharp turn to the side collapsed but steerable with weight-shift and opposite brake, fast re -inflation without the need for input except to release A-risers
Asymmetric Frontal Collapse (Neutral) – violent turn to collapsed side and near inversion, possible over-reaction by myself. Collapsed side of wing very quickly re-inflates without any intervention except releasing of A-risers.
Full Stall (Slow) – stall point very easy to find. Easy to hold stall and then convert into ‘back-flying.’ Easy re-inflation with minimal surge.
Full Stall (Neutral) – stall point easy to find and a little harder to hold. It was easy to find ‘back-fly’ point though less movement necessary to let re-inflate. A little surge towards the wing on re-inflation though nothing dramatic, everything was a little faster than on slow trim.
Spiral Dive (Slow) – easy to administer, though spiral stable when brake pressure released (ie, comes out of spiral unlike many other wings I saw…!)
Spiral Dive (Neutral) – A little harder to administer and not so spiral stable but does eventually come out of the spiral if brake pressure released and no other input is applied.
Spin (Slow) – spins before stall point, ‘hands up’ only correction necessary if less than 180 degrees.
Spin (Neutral) – needs taking near the stall point before spin starts. Better to go to back-fly before coming out as rarely is it possible to do less than 180 degrees as it is initiated fairly quickly.
As you can see Paramania is dedicated to creating the safest and most reliable wings and at the same time not sacrificing fun, speed and ease of use. The above is just an example of the future of Paramania and Reflex technology. Keep coming back for more information and developments as we progress through the 2011 season.