Robert Noel Reddington
Post Number: 1355
|Posted on Thursday, 30 March, 2017 - 01:41: |
Saw a go kart with a propeller and a parachute wing attached it looked really good fun.
The owner said
Take off speed 10mph cruise speed 20mph max in dive 40mph and some have flown at 15,ooo ft. This one has never been above 3000 ft. he flies at around 50 to 100ft for max fun.
The complete flying machine cost £8000 and even has GPS.
To take off he laid the para wing on the grass started the engine and as soon as he revved the engine the wing inflated went up and the kart moved off and within 150ft airbourne. To go higher more revs and to fly level juggle the throttle. To bank and turn pull wing down and the drag causes that end off the wing to drop and the machine to turn.
Rotax engine. Lots of you tube vids if anyone interested