How To Fly a Powered Paraglider Trike : Ultralight Trike Weather Tips


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.
All right. In this clip, we’re going to just discuss the weather and what kind of conditions
we want to fly our trike buggy in. Weather’s pretty big. We’ve got to look out there and
see what it’s doing. But we also, maybe want to check the winds aloft. We want to check
what is expected as far as fronts, highs or lows, systems moving into the area. If we’ve
got something moving in, chances are the weather’s going to change in the next couple of hours.
Wind speed we’re looking for with the trike buggy is zero. That’s the most perfect conditions
to trike buggy with and we have no curve balls thrown at us from the wind at all. We have
perfect conditions, we can roll as fast as we need to, we’re not carrying the motor on
our back, so we can take a long roll out as long we’ve got a field that’s long enough
to take off with. If you got unlimited space, zero wind conditions is really our nicest
option. Now, I can take this buggy off in probably as little as fifty feet. If I have
a perfect inflation, I can lift off probably even between here and the road over there,
fifty feet away, but I like to give myself more room. If there’s a little bit of a head
wind, and I would suggest to a new pilot, flies in zero to five miles per hour. Anything
over five, even gusting over five, I think it would be a mistake for a new pilot to fly
in anything over that.

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