Tatteljee kan verschillende aanpassingen, aanvullingen en reparatie's aan de paraglide uitrusting maken, zolang het niet om ingrepen in de constructie of de shute gaat, die een gevaar zouden kunnen zijn voor de paraglider.
Zo nodig wordt er eerst overleg gepleegd met Max Morriën, eigenaar van parakiting.nl.
Een aantal voorbeelden van door Tatteljee uitgevoerde reparaties:
- Vervanging van pushbuttons en magneten
- Reparatie van barsten in het textiele harnas
- Recovery and add-on speedbar
- Support systems for heavy harnesses
Om langer veilig te soaren bij harde wind heeft Tatteljee de Kamize ontworpen, een zandzak tot maximaal 20 kg met verstelbare banden.
Afmeting: 35cm breed, 20cm diameter.
Uiteraard ook op maat uitvoerbaar.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying para gliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometers are more the norm. By skilful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand meters.
The paraglider wing or canopy is usually what is known in engineering as a "ram-air airfoil". Such wings comprise two layers of fabric that are connected to internal supporting material in such a way as to form a row of cells. By leaving most of the cells open only at the leading edge, incoming air keeps the wing inflated, thus maintaining its shape. When inflated, the wing's cross-section has the typical teardrop aerofoil shape. Modern paraglider wings are made of high-performance non-porous materials such as ripstop polyester or nylon fabric.
For storage and carrying, the wing is usually folded into a stuffsack (bag), which can then be stowed in a large backpack along with the harness. For pilots who may not want the added weight or fuss of a backpack, some modern harnesses include the ability to turn the harness inside out such that it becomes a backpack.
- In some modern paragliders (from the 1990s onwards), especially higher-performance wings
- some of the cells of the leading edge are closed
- To form a cleaner aerodynamic profile. Holes in the internal ribs allow a free flow of air from the open cells to these closed cells to inflate them, and also to the wingtips, which are also closed