How To Fly a Powered Paraglider Trike : Landing Ultralight Trike With Power


CHAD BASTIAN: Hi, this is Chad Bastian, welcome
to Expert Village. We’re here to talk about the trike buggy and PPG triking with paragliders.
Okay, in this clip, we’re going to discuss a power on landing. So this time, we position
ourselves within glide of the landing field, maybe it’s a little further ahead of us, so
we have room to add power. Come off to idle, and glide down from a hundred feet down to
maybe twenty feet, and then we add throttle and start leveling it out. By ten feet, we
want to level the glider, a level the trike out, and just take the last ten feet using
the throttle. No brake. Keeping our brakes high using a throttle to slow our descent
rate. And as soon as our rear wheels touch the ground, you want to let off on the throttle,
and go ahead and kill the motor as we bring hands slowly and progressively down and into
the landing. The other thing we can do with a power landing is as soon as we land, we
may use just a little bit of brake, a little combination of brake and throttle. As soon
as we’re on the ground, we can go shift our eyes from looking at the horizon in the runway
to our mirror, focus on taxing along with that wing. If it’s balanced and stable, we
can go right back into another launch. So, we can do these touch and go practice runs,
a really good exercise for that. So, the best landing is really a combination of some power
and a little bit of flair, and we can have our most perfect touchdown landings in the
trike buggy. Make it really fun and pleasurable to fly.

9 thoughts on “How To Fly a Powered Paraglider Trike : Landing Ultralight Trike With Power

  1. chchchuckles you are not to heavy to do trike flying or quad flying.  You MIGHT be too out of shape to do foot launching.  When you look at the specs for whatever equipment you are interested in buying it will tell you what the weight capacity is. Specifically I''m talking about the paraglider.  The paraglider specs tell you what the weight capacity is.  You have to add your weight plus the weight of the engine together to determine what you need for glider size.  Also check the capacity of the engine.  Figure 60lbs for the engine.

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