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1900 km ohne Support – Icarus Trophy mit der Viper 3

December 16, 2016

Die meisten Flüge finden in bekannten Gebieten statt. Aber wird das auf die Dauer nicht ein wenig langweilig? Das werden sich wohl die Piloten gedacht haben, die sich ihren Schlafsack zum Motor geschnallt haben, ins Ungewisse aufgebrochen sind, und die Herausforderungen der Icarus Trophy, dem schwierigsten Paramotor Rennen, angenommen haben. Miroslav Svec, PPG Pilot aus der Slowakei und Inhaber der bekannten Paramotor Marke Scout, hat an der aktuellen Ikarus Trophy mit seiner Ozone Viper 3 erfolgreich teilgenommen.

Miroslav ist länger als eine Woche über 1900 km ohne Supporter unterwegs gewesen, und dabei von den Gletschern an der kanadischen Grenze über Wüste, Vulkane, Lavafelder, den Great Salt Lake, Sumpflandschaften, Salztonebenen, Gebirgspässe, Schluchten…den ganzen Weg zur Wüste in Las Vegas geflogen.

Miroslav berichtet:  “We had to fly in different weather conditions, start in snow, hail and sub-zero temperatures in Montana over to Idaho and tropical temperatures in Arizona and Nevada just a week later.  Flying unsupported, you had to take all the gear with you: additional fuel, 4 liters of 2T oil, camping gear, spare clothes, water, some food, cameras, charges, batteries. Only start and finish point are given. We had to plan all route, search for fuel stops, analyze the weather, adapt your route, find shelter for the night … make good decisions and accept the consequences of the bad ones! I chose to fly Viper 3 22 for this race and I think my choice was pretty close to perfect! There are a few things that are crucial for this kind of adventure and there are a few that are beneficial to make a glider the ultimate cross country weapon: inflation, takeoff and landing speed, stability in turbulence, fuel efficiency and speed. Viper 3 tick in all boxes! It is very easy to inflate, I believe Viper 3 has significantly lower takeoff and landing speed than other gliders similar class and size. In mild turbulence Viper 3 is a very “nervous” glider, it moves all the time and at first it feels like require steering all the time. But soon, I learnt that it remains super solid and I have never had a single collapse! Efficiency of the Viper 3 is just superb.  I had the same fuel efficiency at slow and at full speed. Its unbelievable. Obviously the consumption per hour increases, but in pretty much the same rate as speed, giving me almost the same range for given fuel amount. Speed – I would love to have a bit more. Most of the pilots were flying smaller sizes… I had a ton of fun and adventure on this trip and I am planning to test Viper 4 to use it in the next long cross country adventure.”

 

Glückwünsche vom gesamten Ozone Team!

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