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All,

I have started this new area as there is a large increase in the number of trikes and quads in the UK.

Share your information here about your build, issues and the solve :-)

Trikes and quads are becoming very popular in the UK now and with some very simple training an NPPL (M) licence can be obtained allowing you to take the sport up a notch while remaining legal.

SW :D

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All,

I have started this new area as there is a large increase in the number of trikes and quads in the UK.

Share your information here about your build, issues and the solve :-)

Trikes and quads are becoming very popular in the UK now and with some very simple training an NPPL (M) licence can be obtained allowing you to take the sport up a notch while remaining legal.

SW :D

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All,

I have started this new area as there is a large increase in the number of trikes and quads in the UK.

Share your information here about your build, issues and the solve :-)

Trikes and quads are becoming very popular in the UK now and with some very simple training an NPPL (M) licence can be obtained allowing you to take the sport up a notch while remaining legal.

SW :D

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Hi,

We'd like to add a few words from our experience about paramotor trikes on this topic.

We've started to build paratrikes 8 years ago, because a lot of pilots love to practice more extreme sports and the problems with knees or ankles are frequent. It's a little funny the reason, but is true.

Other strong motivation was to increase time to fly, without big physical efforts.

For first trike we used a Zanzottera engine on an aluminum simple structure.

For second tike built we used Monster engine, also aluminum structure but more complex, with a fork for direction and 2 seats.

The third trike was built from a motor hang glider cockpit with Rotax 447 engine and Ivoprop propeller and more options. This was a real success and after a rescue mission in the winter of 2012 in bad weather condition was promoted by all televisions in Europe. On 17 February 2012 the picture of the pilot Marian Cojocaru with the trike was the photo of the day on yahoo.

After this success we thought there is time to produce a top trike as a series product and started with a motor hang glider producer to build a new trike called ADler. The trike was launched last year at Mondial Paramoteur in Basse-Ham, France.

This is just our story of building paratrikes ...

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Hi,

We'd like to add a few words from our experience about paramotor trikes on this topic.

We've started to build paratrikes 8 years ago, because a lot of pilots love to practice more extreme sports and the problems with knees or ankles are frequent. It's a little funny the reason, but is true.

Other strong motivation was to increase time to fly, without big physical efforts.

For first trike we used a Zanzottera engine on an aluminum simple structure.

For second tike built we used Monster engine, also aluminum structure but more complex, with a fork for direction and 2 seats.

The third trike was built from a motor hang glider cockpit with Rotax 447 engine and Ivoprop propeller and more options. This was a real success and after a rescue mission in the winter of 2012 in bad weather condition was promoted by all televisions in Europe. On 17 February 2012 the picture of the pilot Marian Cojocaru with the trike was the photo of the day on yahoo.

After this success we thought there is time to produce a top trike as a series product and started with a motor hang glider producer to build a new trike called ADler. The trike was launched last year at Mondial Paramoteur in Basse-Ham, France.

This is just our story of building paratrikes ...

Welcome to THE paramotor club and thanks for the intro :-)

SW :D

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Being an impatient type of person, my flying buddy & I have invested in a Paratrike that we saw advertised in one of the Aircraft Sales listings we get weekly.

The Trike is a Summit SS that is reported to weigh 271lbs empty, now the seller has offered us 2 different wings with it. 1x Mustang S500 ( rectangular ) & 1x Thunderbolt E310 ( elliptical ).

They are telling me that the MTOM is 600lbs & the fuel tank is only 5usg

The engine is currently a Rotax 503 with extremely high hours, so I am hoping that we can change the engine to a Spare Rotax 532 we have kicking around.

I am also hoping to fit a larger fuel tank once we get the trike here so that the range increases.

I am guessing that we can register this as SSDR & get the 300kg ?

By my reckoning I am hoping that 300kg will allow me to fit the larger tank & still be below that figure?

We paid $9750.00 in total ( £6430.68 ) for this 2012 Summit SS.

Is that a fair price?

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It's a $15k set up from new with most of the value in the Rotax I would say.

Also, it will be OK in the UK as a solo machine but could not be used to take passengers as it's not certified.

Other than than I am sure you will have masses of fun with it!!

I don't know anything about the wings you have been offered. sorry.

SW :D

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Hi All

Brilliant to see paratrike and quad stuff getting some attention and interest. I do focus on BCAR approved trikes, but if you are already flying any type of trike I can probably help get you legal. This training would cost about £500 and done over a weekend at Boston. About double if you have never flown a trike.

(Sales pitch over) :D

Thought I would post this to help you all out. Hope it makes sense and helps you out. If not, I can try and clarify. As simon say's the process is easy. If you are already flying a trike and want to get legal, the winter is an ideal time to start the ground school. So please read on.

How to get a Powered Parachute License:-

So want a Powered Parachute Pilots license. Below is an outline of the steps to go through and some advice.

1.Find a specialist Powered Parachute instructor and join a club.

-Paul Mahoney (Mahoney Aviation or myself (Wayne at Aerochute UK, Melton Mowbray, Chatteris and Boston)

2. Join the BMAA through your instructor, this will save you about £50.

http://www.bmaa.org/catalogue_item.php? ... odID=18961

You will need these guys to process your paper work and support you.

3.You and your GP need to sign a simple Medical Self Declaration. This is not a medical, only a simple form. You need to tick the box which says ‘ Group 2 - Professional Driving ’. The form simply says that in your records nothing indicates that you would not pass a professional driving medical. I know of many elderly Powered Parachute pilots and one over 80 years old. So age is not a problem.

http://www.bmaa.org/catalogue_item.php? ... odID=18961

4. Go Shopping for the following.

Basic

Powered Parachute Training Syllabus from your Instructor

Book - Microlight Pilots Hand Book 7th edition by Brain Cosgrove.

Aviation Chart 250,000:1 for your area

Aviation Chart 500,000:1 for your area

Pooleys scale Ruler NM-2

Pooleys Square Protractor

Pooleys Microlight Pilots Log book

Optional Extras

Trial Exam papers from http://www.enstonemicrolights.co.uk

Book - Microlight Air Law by Geoff Weighell

6. Get some ground school from your instructor and start revising.

Whilst getting flight training take multiple choice ground exams in

Air Law

Meteorology

Powered Parachute Aircraft Technical

Human Performance and Limitations

Navigation

7. Pass a simple General Skills Test.

You are a qualified pilot!

Hope that helps.

Kind Regards

Paratrike (Wayne)

[youtubevideo]http://youtu.be/bfJ1QMLTrYo[/youtubevideo]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfJ1QMLTrYo

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Re reading, I am guessing the SS stands for Single seat?

SW :D

Yes...... SS is Single Seat.

I would really like to put a Rotax 912 on it, but I think it might take me outside of SSDR with the weight. I guess the 532 will be more than enough?

I would say so!! lol That will have bucket loads of power :-)

SW :D

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