Guy Posted April 17, 2017 Share Posted April 17, 2017 Hi everyone. This is my first post so please be patient with me. I have been flying a powered parachute for the last year or so, and although I am more than happy with the immensely strong trike and Rotax 503 engine (it is a very heavy combination coming in just over 200 Kg all up), the wing is desperately slow and heavy with a sink rate of around 2:1. I want to use a modern wing, but the hang points on the trike are very high, above the pilots head, which will I believe will make trim adjustment and the use of wing tip steering all but impossible from the pilots seat. I am impressed with the Paramania Revo 3, and as I have no need to be concerned with take off speed being limited by the ability of my legs to keep up (wheels are great aren't they?), I wondered if it would safe and practicable to use the wing on a fixed neutral trim at which it would then be safe to use the brake lines for steering. Yes, the wing would lack the speed of which it is capable, but it would still be massively more efficient than my current wing. I am open to any other suggestions from those with greater experience than me and am certainly not fixated on reflex (although I am very impressed with the Paramania product. An alternative is of course an Ozone Magmax, but can this be flown on a fixed trim. The trike is far from attractive, but it is strong, safe reliable (and is bought and paid for) so I would like to stick with it. It's an old Kestrel if anyone knows them. Thank you for your time and thoughts. Guy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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