How To Fly a Powered Paraglider Trike : Kiting in an Ultralight Trike


JCHAD BASTIAN: Hi, this is Chad Bastian, welcome
to Expert Village. We’re here to talk about the trike buggy and PPG triking with paragliders.
Alright, in this clip, we’re going to talk about kiting the wing with our glider. And
we’re talking about kiting in virtually no wind. The best condition to practice kiting
and just taxing with the glider is zero wind. If you have a large field that you could taxi
in any direction, we can do taxi practice. And that is, bring the wing up, and then to
turn right, we want to bring the glider slightly over to the right, and then we want to follow
it with the trike. The moment we roll back under the glider, we have to even out. If
we turn the trike right first, the glider is going to move to our left and we’re out
of balance. So, we have to literally bring the wing over first, and then keep the amount
of tension you need to with the throttle to keep the wing flying, and then bringing the
trike to follow the wing. As long as you want to make a right turn, we have to keep the
glider slightly to the right following it. The moment we’re under it, we’re back in balance,
and we have to roll back to level. So, you can do big figure eights, practicing this
taxi around and around, but make the glider go first, then follow it. When you want to
bring it back to level, ease the turn up, and as soon as the glider is straight over
head, bring the trike right back under the kite again. This is excellent practice so
that we gain that control of the glider, settling it down in a taxi run, and then allows us
to make a really smooth lift off into flight.

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