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Anyone here paramotor (power paradlige)?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by G23Gen4TX, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. G23Gen4TX

    G23Gen4TX

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    I'm thinking of possibly trading a car I have for la paramotor and learn how to fly one.

    What's the right forum to go to to get info? A google search brought up very few results.
     
  2. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    Like this?

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    Landing in the front yard.
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    Landing in the back yard.
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    I still have it but I don't fly it much anymore.
     
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  3. ozark-tracker

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    I've flown small cessnas, tell me about how these fly. how much room do you need for takeoff and landing. been real curious about these here lately.
     
  4. G23Gen4TX

    G23Gen4TX

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    Yes but I'm actually talking about the ones that just strap the motor to your back.


    Like this:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlbQ0xbbpOQ"]World's Easiest Powered Paragliding / Paramotor / Paraglider/ Paramotoring Equipment!! Flat Top!!! - YouTube[/ame]
     
  5. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    I tried it.
    He makes it look easy but it is actually pretty hard to drag that chute up and run fast enough to get off the ground.

    They are easy to fly but..............
    they are fair weather machines, little wind, etc.

    Like any flying machine they will hurt or kill you in the blink of an eye if you don't know what you are doing or make a mistake.
    Learn everything you can about how parachutes work.

    I think you will probably love it.:)


    They cost about $10,000 up.

    Take off, fly and land at about 30 MPH.
    Mine will out climb such as a C150.

    Are fair weather machines. Parachutes don't handle wind well.
    They are a lot of fun but can be the worst ride of your life if
    the weather/wind turns bad (been there, done that).

    Take off and land in under 300 feet.

    Not hard to fly but you must fully understand how the parachute works and what's happening as you are controlling it.
    Basically it's a big wing and you are controlling it's angle of attack as you are hanging under it and moving around.
    The chute is controlled like a skydiver controls his chute but you do it with your feet and you can climb.
    Like any flying machine, you must be thinking way ahead of it.



    My first flight in the PPC (powered power-chute) consisted of me driving around the ground to see how the ground steering works. Then taking off. As I climbed out it dawned on me that I didn't know how to land this thing.
    It was interesting.:)
     
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