Devin Supertramp Paramotor Video of the PARABATIX SKY RACERS

Parabatix skyracers gets the Devin Supertramp treatment. Devin has made a name for himself travelling around the world showcasing many different sports and talents bringing the top skills of a few individuals to be seen by the world via youtube. This time it was the turn of the Parabatix Skyracers. A flying competition dreamt up by Pascal from Paramania Powergliders, the manufacturer of the GTR featured in the video with many other wings and paramotors. Devin captures the control and freedom flying a paramotor brings plus the exciting colourful side of competition. Check out his video, click like and share to your facebook walls for all to see.


If you are new to this and want to learn to fly, there are flying schools and a huge range of equipment available from all around the world.


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Radio Controlled Model Paragliders now in the UK

Opale Paramodels, Manufacturers of full size paragliders and the RC Soaring Paraglider which are now available in the UK through selected dealers. The Paramodel kit is custom made with fine details to make it fly as realistic as possible.

The Spiral 1.2m² wing is the result of a long development, using the highest glider software. Spiral is a combination of performance, play, fun and accessibility. It rolls in thermals as a real paraglider does.

To learn more and purchase follow the link to RCParaglider.

GoPro HD rear view LCD screen the BacPac – video

The LCD BacPac is a detachable LCD screen for your 1080p HD HERO camera. As a removable accessory, the LCD BacPac keeps your camera as small and light as possible, yet provides the convenience of an LCD screen when attached.

Enhanced Convenience

  • Framing complex scenes; see what you are shooting
  • Playback video and photos directly on your HD HERO camera
  • Use your HD HERO camera as a powerful everyday camera

LCD BacPac Features

  • Attaches to 1080p HD HERO cameras featuring the rear HERO Port
  • Simple one button design allows for easy on/off and playback control
  • Normal speed, fast forward, and fast reverse video and photo playback
  • Integrated speaker with volume control

Current RRP price shown in dollars $99

more info from GoPro HD BacPac


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GoPro Hero HD Head Cam gets a selection of even more new mounting options

Our favorite camera the now legendary GoPro Hero and Hero HD have been blessed with a few more ‘XSories’ to make recording your extreme action even easier.

Camera Bright £39.99 a Light Accessory for Low/no light situations. Comprises of a quad LED camera base.

Kite Mount  £39.99 a Kiteboarding line Mount specific to the GoPro to give the best look back shots.

Octopus Grip “Small” £17.99 a Flexible all terrain camera tripod
Octopus Grip “Large” £26.99 as above but bigger

Lens Magic £8.99 a Lens cleaning pen.

Silicone Cover HD £14.99 Snug-fit silicone case for the GoPro HD camera available in 7 colours.

All these options plus many more that were already available for the GoPro Camera are available from any good participating GoPro supplier.

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Quick Look – 1080 HD Helmet Cameras the VHoldR and GoPro Hero HD

VHoldR website

ContourHD1080p has five video resolutions you can choose from.  It uses a 5 Megapixel sensor and uses H.264 (saved as a .mov file)

  • Full HD – 1080p (1920×1080 @30fps) – 110° angle
  • Tall HD – 960p (1280×960 @ 30fps) – 135° angle
  • Action HD – 720p (1280×720 @ 60fps) – 135° angle
  • Contour HD – 720p (1280×720 @ 30fps) – 135° angle
  • Fast SD – WVGA (848×480 @ 30fps) – 110º angle

Nice dual laser aiming, Large easy abvious Record on/off slider switch, very easy to use.

GoPro Hero HD website

  • 1080p: 1920×1080 True HD featuring  a 127º angle of view, 30 fps, and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
  • 960p: 1280×960 Ultra Wide and Tall HD featuring a 170º angle of view, 30 fps, and 4:3 aspect ratio. See more of the action above and below than widescreen16:9 resolutions can show.
  • 720p: 1280×720 Ultra Wide HD featuring a 170º angle of view, both 30 and 60 fps, and 16:9  widescreen aspect ratio

5MP Photos, Automatically

HD HERO cameras can shoot hands-free, 5 megapixel photos automatically at  2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / and 60 second intervals until the batteries die or the SD card is full (2.5 hours). Or set it to single shot, triple shot, or self timer for more traditional photo taking.

Quick PM News Conclusion

On the whole the both units have similar abilities 2.5 to 3 hrs recording at 1080 at 30fps, similar quality video recordings, similar prices £299 – £350

The VHoldR picks up more wind noise with a more sensitive mic which can be turned down. Video only on this unit so no photo option. Cool dual laser point of view to line up your video angle, great easy record switch 110° and 135° wide angle is ok.

The GoPro Hero HD. Very wide angle 127° and 170° with the ability to shoot 5mp photos every few seconds. Remote mic option. Of the two I love the look and feel of the VHoldR really easy to start and stop recording, but the versatility of the GoPro is excellent it comes down to what you will be using the camera for and is very much a personal choice. They are both great products producing excellent video for their size and price.


Just added a link to Engadget Review of the Go Pro HD

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