Anyone here have a powered parachute?

RedRocker

Active member
Well, it would have been easier for them to investigate Y'all's burnt bodies if you hadn't moved anything, I can't believe you were so inconsiderate in saving your father's life!
What's wrong with you Man? :blink:
And people want these fools to handle their medical care.:doh:
 

Doc

Administrator
Staff member
How about sharing some pics of it and shots from the air. Please.
Welcome to FF. Are you a Buckeye fan or ...is that just the name of your powered parachute?
 

Buckeye Greg

New member
The brand name of the PPC is Buckeye. They've been out of business for some years now , but built a real nice machine in its day . I think mine would be about 1997 . Lets see if I can figure out how to upload some pics. Let me know if the pictures came thru. The one picture is picture of the skies i put on in the winter and take the tires off
 

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TiredRetired

Mr Lovable
SUPER Site Supporter
Not afraid of heights but I always liked having something under my feet, even if it was just a pair of climbing spikes. That hobby does not look like it is for me. I am not a happy flier.

I shall stick to my model trains. :yum::yum:
 

EastTexFrank

Well-known member
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Welcome to the club and, by-the-way, you're nuts. :wink:

I'm a bit like Mel'sdad and TR, I like my feet on the ground. I'm a horrible flyer. I'm nervous in a 747 and the smaller they get, the worse I am. No way that you'd get me up in that.
 

Buckeye Greg

New member
Its actually pretty safe , you can go up and shut off the motor and it has a 3 to 1 glide ratio with no power so if you loose power just pick a spot to land and your golden ! They key is not to fly over anything you wouldnt want to land in . Ive been told that oak trees with leaves on are pretty soft to land in . I cant and hopefully will never confirm that . You can fly up to 10,000 feet . But the higher you go the more boring it is . I like to fly about 500 ft and then you can really see everything
 

TiredRetired

Mr Lovable
SUPER Site Supporter
Welcome to the club and, by-the-way, you're nuts. :wink:

I'm a bit like Mel'sdad and TR, I like my feet on the ground. I'm a horrible flyer. I'm nervous in a 747 and the smaller they get, the worse I am. No way that you'd get me up in that.

They don't get much worse then me. I once called the stewardess over and asked her: When are we going to land? She said, Sir, we haven't taken off yet. I said you mean it gets worse? :yum:
 

Doc

Administrator
Staff member
Its actually pretty safe , you can go up and shut off the motor and it has a 3 to 1 glide ratio with no power so if you loose power just pick a spot to land and your golden ! They key is not to fly over anything you wouldnt want to land in . Ive been told that oak trees with leaves on are pretty soft to land in . I cant and hopefully will never confirm that . You can fly up to 10,000 feet . But the higher you go the more boring it is . I like to fly about 500 ft and then you can really see everything
Sounds awesome.
Thanks for the pics. When younger I think I would have tried this. Today, no way for me. Flying low does make sense. Have you seen eagles while you were in flight?
 
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