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Old 06-16-2010, 12:37 AM
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Hi all,

New here, so hope I am not starting a new thread on an old topic.

Has anyone ever come across plans, concept ideas, whatever for a powered parachute? I seem to have a thing for weird flying machines.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:43 AM
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Welcome to WattFlyer!

Check this site out:

http://www.rcskydiving.com/
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I should have been more specific. I am looking for an ultralite trike style powered parachute like the Buckeye.
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I've seen some locally that look like powered hang gliders with a trike setup. Let me check with the owners and see where they got them.
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Oh, wait. You're talking about one of these, right?



I've only ever seen one that looked something like this, and it was owned by Bob Ruff. From what I remember, it's long since been out of production.
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knowing the right term is a great help in the search, sometimes I come up empty, sometimes I strike gold, like this time:

http://www.google.com/search?q=rc+pa...ient=firefox-a
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Yikes! $3700!

http://www.rcpoweredparachutes.com/index.html
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:45 PM
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Somewhat cheaper than what I posted above:

http://www.paralightaviation.com/
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
sure, it's a turn-key gas powered 1/3 scale. Looks real pro and targeting low speed aerial video - pretty cheap when you look at what a heli setup costs.

Here's the other end of the spectrum: http://www.handhelditems.com/parachu...e-p-54992.html

$56 and probably made out of kaka, but still fun to fly!
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:59 PM
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Check out this one
http://www.ecrater.com/p/6222388/rc-paragliding-product
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:25 PM
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Thank you all! Quite a price range. Has given me some ideas. Wonder if I can convince my wife to sew a chute for me!
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:24 AM
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I've been kicking around the idea of getting a powered 'chute for a while. They look like some relaxing and fun flyers.
The ones that I've been looking at are here: http://seabreezeparachutes.com/

I hope that this helps, Cheers! BH
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:23 AM
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I'd go with the SeaBreeze. Looks like the best deal and you can customize your chute
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Old 06-20-2010, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BountyHunter51 View Post
I've been kicking around the idea of getting a powered 'chute for a while. They look like some relaxing and fun flyers.
The ones that I've been looking at are here: http://seabreezeparachutes.com/

I hope that this helps, Cheers! BH
well bounty hunter i would love to have the real thing my self it would be so relaxing 3000 ft up cut the motor and just chase thermals all day long that what we do with ultralites in this area
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
heck for that much u might as well get a real one
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by wbuttry View Post
heck for that much u might as well get a real one
Exactly what I was thinking! The full scales aren't much more, if at all.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:39 AM
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you can get every thing to fly it in around 5000 im in the process of buying one this fall for them to train me from fresh brezze it will come to 7500 dollars thats them bringing the unit and coming from cali hell of a lot cheaper than a ultra lite aircraft when i lived in utah in the 90s i use to hang glide and it cost me 4 just for a beginners glider and not in cludeing training so they arent picking cliff out of you for 6 months.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:34 AM
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RCPowers had one of these a while back, i think in the video they say where to get it. You Can check out the video on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKyXI...eature=channel
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:18 PM
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My brother bought one at SEFF this year for around $65 I think.
Several on the web at this price. Google rc powered parachute hx255.

Here's the video.

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:05 PM
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http://www.handhelditems.com/parachu...e-p-54992.html
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:20 PM
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Hi
One of these
Do enjoy
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKx6KT5KocI&feature=fvwrel[/media]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVPbg0ZwWDc[/media]
Take care
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:28 PM
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How about this for $10,000.
It cost me over 15K to build plus my time. It has less than 10 hours TTSN.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:03 PM
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what does anyone think of an EDF on one of these ? I'm the dope that has the one in the rcpowers video
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Gyro View Post
How about this for $10,000.
It cost me over 15K to build plus my time. It has less than 10 hours TTSN.
and a great price at that.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:20 PM
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What is EDF? I'm new to this electric R/C stuff.
How about a link to your video, I'd like to see it.
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