How to Fly a Powered Para Glider : Choosing Small Paragliding Motor


Welcome to Expert Village. My name is Hugh
Murphy with Surf the Sky Paragliding. So, we’ll start out with the anatomy of the smaller
unit. This is a DK para motor. And, one of the nice things about this is the control
handle. Most all control handles for powered paragliding have a way to stay on your hand.
You have controls for the kill switch to kill the engine at any time you want. And, of course,
your throttle trigger is easy access to your hands. When you’re flying, you will also have
the toggles, the brake toggles, in your hands. So, it’s nice to have it, a Velcro and slight
elastic. So, this isn’t going to go anywhere. And then, for sitting in the harness, you’re
going to have shoulder straps and leg straps. With this particular model, there’s quick
release straps to make it easy to get on and off with your leg straps and then chest strap.
And then, the harness itself is attached to the frame of the motor to keep it balanced
and away from you when you’re flying. There’s a nice safety cage to keep any debris from
hitting the propeller and to keep you safely away. Then, as I turn this around again for
a side view, you get an idea of the propeller protected by the cage. And then, you’re safely
away sitting in your harness and then, with auto-locking carabiners, this is where we’re
hooked actually to our paraglider. So, there’s a triangulation here with your body weight
and the weight of the motor.

4 thoughts on “How to Fly a Powered Para Glider : Choosing Small Paragliding Motor

  1. Hey, Thanks for the videos… so so helpful. I was just wondering what kind or unit is the small one. I've tried looking for it in US but all i could find was a DK whisper… Is that it? it must not be as common as I'd like it to be in America. I want to buy a small unit only because its easy transport. I hate owning something i cant take with me everywhere i go. How did u get a hold of one?

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