“In May of 2019, I set out for an epic adventure in the Bahamas with my friends from Team Fly Halo”. Gott Tucker starts his story in this way.
“For this trip, we had access to a boat and one Scout paramotor equipped with a Vittorazi Moster 185 Plus (thanks Dan!) We were left to execute any creative idea that we could come up with. Fortunately, the weather was nearly perfect for our entire trip”.
“After settling in and preparing the gear, the first mission seemed obvious. It had been a dream of mine to fly to a deserted island since I first learned of paramotors.
We studied local maps and found a small uninhabited island about 10 miles away. With a strong onshore breeze, the launch was easy and stress free!
I turned south to follow a chain of small islands that were surrounded by brilliant blue water. As the chosen island came into view, I could immediately tell that it was perfect! Most of the island was rocky or covered in vegetation except for a stretch of sandy beach that resembled a runway.
After landing, I unclipped from my gear and explored the island in total peace. The whole island was only a few hundred feet wide so it was a short walk to reach the other side. Feeling satisfied, I clipped back into my gear and enjoyed the flight home”.
“My next flight in the Bahamas was intended to push some limits.
Our goal was to refuel mid air by transferring a fuel bladder from the boat to the paramotor. We prepared by mounting the bladder on the highest point of the boat. We found a piece of wire that we bent and mounted to the boat to hold a loop of paracord which was attached to the bladder. As the pilot, I closed in on the boat very slowly as we matched our speeds.
With a lot of preparation, good communication, and perfectly smooth winds, the transfer was executed perfectly!
I gingerly grabbed the paracord loop with my foot, lifted the bladder, and quickly attached it to my harness. From there, I hooked it to my fuel tank and allowed the fuel to drain into my tank”.
“Our final and most extreme flight of the trip was a 133 mile flight from Spoil Bank Cay to the West End.
Because of the nature of the flight, the chase boat was not able to keep up with me. Much of the terrain below was unforgiving and uninhabited but I had good faith that my motor would keep me in the air!
I launched with 28 liters of fuel and stayed aloft for 5.5 hours. It was my longest flight ever, one of my most beautiful flights ever, but also the most exposed I’ve ever felt while flying a paramotor.
I was overjoyed to accomplish such an incredible flight and treated myself to a local buffet before the boat arrived”.
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VITTORAZI MOTORS 250CC
(POR Marche FESR 2014-2020 Asse 1 - OS 1 - Azione 1.2)
Il progetto prevede, a partire da risultati di ricerca già acquisiti, l'ingegnerizzazione e l'industrializzazione di un nuovo prodotto, il motore Mule250.
Il progetto ha tra gli obiettivi: l'ingegnerizzazione e prototipazione esecutiva del nuovo motore, il miglioramento delle caratteristiche prestazionali e tecniche del prodotto, l'industrializzazione del nuovo motore, la promozione del prodotto innovativo e sviluppo della fase di commercializzazione per il nuovo mercato.
Ingegnerizzare, industrializzare e produrre il nuovo motore Mule250 da proporre a un nuovo settore di clientela, acquisendo una fetta di mercato importante per lo sviluppo dell'impresa.
Investimento totale: 687.291,60 euro | Finanziamento pubblico: 337.675,80