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    The straps holding the rearof the luggage hammock, look to be only velcro’ed together?
    I’ve seen many others (including ours) with small bolts with penny washers, through the strap join, as an extra ‘clamp’.
    The hammock gets fairly full on Fly-UK.

    Got a picture of the new panel yet?


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    Well, John, I can understand your luggage straps would need reinforcement, on a Brunel scale, on G-SNUG, given that's where you carry your wallet. However, we poor Norfolk farmers don't have that problem, living from hand to mouth, as we do. But seriously, thanks for the tip: I'll take a look.

    New panel (version 7) is looking good; now powder-coated, it's awaiting installation here at the skunkwerks. [But don't tell anyone,will you?] :



    Version 8, featuring a mini EFIS, is in development...
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    I have used the quechua 2 man disk tent in the pissing rain. It was waterproof and really easy to set up. I would advise spending some time watching the video on you tube how to get it back in the bag, but once you have done it a couple of times its easy.
    Practice at home first
    Plenty on ebay as well..
    If I am ever on life support - switch me off and back on again - see if that works

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    Anyone got any tips for packing on in a flexwing? Thinking about upgrading from my one-man coffin but not sure how I'd store something that size/shape.
    "I thought you were supposed to be flying this thing, not pleasuring it."
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    I use these and the newer versions have much easier folding/packing routines with additional straps to help which are almost idiot proof. They are great touring tents.

    Some flexwings pilots I think store them in the wing as they appear to fit ok


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    Quote Originally Posted by pk1 View Post
    Some flexwings pilots I think store them in the wing as they appear to fit ok
    Wonder what the effect is on handling? Presumably they have to be lashed near the centre. Think I'll speak to my club's CFI before attempting that.
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    I've packed mine across the back seat in my Quik. I fold the trike cover and put it in the bottom of the seat, my jerry can goes on top of that and the tent straps across the front of the can. I've never attempted to put anything in my wing. I have seen others put sleeping bags or mats up there but I've never seen a tent.
    Martin

    Quote Originally Posted by willjohnh View Post
    Anyone got any tips for packing on in a flexwing? Thinking about upgrading from my one-man coffin but not sure how I'd store something that size/shape.

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    A couple of people on the Fly-UK 2016 trip were using the latest Quechua 2 seconds ‘fresh n black’ pop up tents.
    These have been designed to both help keep the tent cool, and to block out much of the early dawn light.
    Very useful if you’re on Lamb Holm on the longest day of the year!
    Mine is now on order.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_IJqzNMEPU



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    They had some of those pop up tents in ALDI at the weekend for not a lot of money IIRC.
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