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  ParaPlane Pics Photo Gallery by David Flood at pbase.com
Here are some pics of the ParaPlane that Jared and I bought and 'restored' a few years ago, then later I completely rebuilt the thing using a Kawasaki 440 engine.
This is the same ParaPlane after the fan-cooled inline twin Kawasaki 440 was installed.
The original ParaPlanes used a cable setup (which I left intact) to link the steering bars for the wing to the nosewheel for ground steering.
www.pbase.com /skydaveii/paraplane_pics   (482 words)

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The wheels of the main under-carriage have a wider wheelbase, which is very important for a paraplane, since it gives it much better side stability, simultaneously reducing the crankiness of the vehicle, both during the takeoff and the landing.
We should not forget that a paraplane, being a specific design in terms of the wing and the driving unit connection, is susceptible to overturning.
In paraplanes, the torque of the propeller is most often leveled by the usage of bearing belts of different length, connecting the wing with the driving unit.
www.paradeltagermany.com /angielski/design.htm   (3883 words)

 Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Decision   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The witness said that the paraplane he saw on July 14, 2002, was the one in a photograph shown to him by the Minister’s representative, which was filed as Exhibit M-3 by the witness Gilles Tremblay.
She said the paraplane was similar to paraplane number 8 shown in a table prepared by the Respondent and representing several models of ultra-light aeroplanes.
This paraplane is known for the design and mounting on the undercarriage of four (4) Spiros or ovoid plastic wheels that allow for better directional control, greater stability during flight and increased control on landing.
www.tc.gc.ca /civilaviation/RegServ/Appeals/Juris/amend/amend15/giguereA.htm   (11894 words)

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The witness said that the paraplane he saw on July 14, 2002, was the one in a photograph shown to him by the Minister’s representative, which was filed as Exhibit M3 by the witness Gilles Tremblay.
He did not remember whether the Respondent’s paraplane had floats, but he clearly remembered that it was fitted with “wheels.” He could not say whether it was a “paraplane” or a “hang glider.” He readily admitted that the water craft and the paraplane had not collided but he submitted that this could have happened.
She noted, moreover, that his paraplane was “very, very low,” “about 40 feet from the water.” He seemed to be having a problem with a float, because he was making signs to her.
www.tc.gc.ca /civilaviation/regserv/appeals/juris/amend/amend15/giguereA.doc   (9731 words)

A paraplane is a parachute with a motor and a seat hanging underneath.
Still, the paraplane is likely to be most fetching to viewers, and after a brief examination of ultralites -which are more or less baby airplanes - ''Innovation'' returns to the aerobics instructor.
Hartz explains her paraplane: steer left or right with the feet; go up or down by pushing or pulling the throttle.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DE3DE1639F937A35752C1A960948260   (388 words)

 Tom Swift and his Electronic Retroscope
He tests his paraplane for landing maneuverability in densely grown jungle areas, and uses his retroscope (magic to the natives!) to restore--photographically--ancient carvings and writing on old Mayan relics.
The paraplane is a small jet aircraft that also has a dirigible bag that can be used to provide buoyancy when the jet motor is not used.
Whilst the paraplane dirigible wouldnít need to lift anywhere near this weight, it gives an idea of the size of the dirigible envelope required to lift a substantial weight.
www.tomswift.info /homepage/retscope.html   (1857 words)

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members.lycos.nl /uerier/paraplane-fly-in.html   (103 words)

 Arab Today
Most paraplanes have an airspeed of 25-35 mph and typically cruise at 500-1,500 feet although the world record altitude is 18,000 feet.
The most dangerous aspect of flying a paraplane are associated with high winds and obstacles.
Glenn, whose hobby is hunting snakes with his son Scott, said that Dodd used to be an avid snake hunter also.
www.arab-today.com /paraplane.htm   (305 words)

 Fred's First Flight Instruction on a Paraplane
Paraplanes are very safe, the chute is ALWAYS open and even if the engine quits, it just safely floats slowly back to the ground for a controlled landing.
He loved the feel as the Buckeye rounded the turns and picked up speed as the paraplane caught the wind and traveled across the landscape.
But both these future pilots will be back in the air again, John will be buying a Paraplane this coming Summer and after getting his Basic Flight Instructor's Certification, Fred and John will be flying again, taking day trips and having the time of their lives!
www.beemaster.com /fredflying.html   (729 words)

When the paraplane crashed due to a failure of the taking off, the horizontal control bar (fl) was seriously damaged.
In this case the paraplane becomes un-balance in the flights and finally may swing itself in the sky.
In this respect, note that in this paraplane the open angle of the canopy cannot be controlled, resulting in a fixed cruising speed for the horizontal flight.
www.dokidoki.ne.jp /home2/tohrus/introd/epparap2.html   (847 words)

 The Daily Press - Ashland, WI
Tuesday, September 05th, 2006 12:07:22 PM A paraplane accident in the town of Delta on Monday resulted in injuries for the pilot, according to Bayfield County Sheriff Bob Follis.
William Moore, 45, of Ashland, was attempting to take off near 17880 Visocky Road, when one of the paraplane's engines malfunctioned, causing him to strike the top of some trees and crash into a field.
Follis said that Moore is an experienced paraplane pilot and that the crash appeared to be caused solely by equipment malfunction.
www.ashlandwi.com /dailypress/index.php?story_id=210755&view=text   (124 words)

 More information about the RC Paraplane I build.
A resent trip to the flying field was to test fly 2 models before they were shipped as well as to deliver one to its new owner (Billy).
It is the only radio control model that I know of where a pilot can fly the aircraft up 300' in the air, stop the engine, put the radio on the ground and let the model land itself without fear of damage.
If it is calm and no wind you are sure to have a great time flying the paraplane.
testfly.0catch.com /paraimages/moredetails.html   (934 words)

 Amazon.com: Paraplane: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stability, control, and performance of the Paraplane with wind tunnel evaluation of the vacu-jet devices (Report) by William H Brabson (Unknown Binding - 1950)
Paraplane Method: Once one cutting plane is defined using the any-...
Paraplane Corp., 460 S.E.2d 398 (S.C. Ct. App.
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Paraplane&tag=httpexplaguid-20&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (760 words)

 Gliders and Sailplanes
Paraplanes combine the parafoils used in paragliding with a powerplant typical of what's found in many fixed wing ultralight aircraft.
I learned to fly a paraplane at Bonneville Seabase near Grantsville, Utah.
The class is an interesting process, roughly half of it in the form of "ground school" and the other half actual flying.
www.redrockoutdoors.com /Ultralights/paraplanes.htm   (145 words)

 Aircraft patent invention
The slings are located symmetrically in respect the aircraft main base axis, the places of their fastening are either on the fuselage, or on the wing (feature "force element"-"gripped element connection to the aircraft").
For preservation of the controlled flight of the paraplane--aircraft system, the resulting force from the paraplane canopy is applied to the point usually higher than the aircraft mass center, and near to the mass center in the longitudinal direction.
The necessity to have onboard the paraplane and the paraplane operation serving devices (for example, two obligatory symmetric points of paraplane fastening to the aircraft appreciably complicate the paraplane stacking compartment design) is up to 20% of the maximal carrying capacity and up to 100% of the aircraft service cost; [0037] b.
www.freshpatents.com /Aircraft-dt20060330ptan20060065780.php   (1782 words)

 Powrachute: Evolution of the Powered Parachute   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Paraplane was designed to be the simplest form of aviation.
Anyone with a desire to fly could learn to fly and become a sport pilot in a relatively short period of time and be able to take advantage of the inherent safety characteristics of flying slow and using a parachute for a wing.
Although Paraplane is no longer in business, Steve Snyder is to be commended for helping create the fastest growing industry in light sport aviation.
www.powrachute.com /powered_parachute.htm   (885 words)

 RC Groups - The Hirobo Paraplane Sport
Also covered are some enhancements that make the Paraplane a really fun machine with increased duration and power.
The advantage of the brake line system is that the paraplane can carry a lot more weight and can also flare during landing without power.
Since the paraplane is meant for a lot of cruising, the throttle would be about 40-60% most of the time.
www.rcgroups.com /forums/printthread.php?t=233718   (1542 words)

 Paraplane - RC Groups
The CG doesn’t matter in this case because flying a Paraplane is base on the lifting of the canopy.
When you fly a Paraplane, your canopy will play a very important role is to lift the canopy up, your motor will pull your canopy forward and the gravity will pull everything down to the earth.
That’s all I know about Paraplane because I got into this Paraplane hobby is just around a year.
www.rcgroups.com /forums/showthread.php?t=304242   (1029 words)

 Sunflightcraft - Paraplanes - Airchopper - Rotax - Coax P - Microlights- Flugzeuge - Ultralight Planes - Ultraleicht ...
The Paraplane is a motorized Ultralight plane for one or two persons, consisting of a frame with engine and wheels and a parachute/Parawing.
The Paraplane is extremely easy and safe to use, and can be learned in only a few hours.
The Paraplane can be transported fully rigged anywhere by means of a simple car trailer.
www.sunflightcraft.com /en/paraplane_whatis1.php   (259 words)

 Gyrocopters, Avionics, Ultralight Trikes, Motor Gliders, Paraplanes, Ultralight Aircrafts
Most people probably wouldn't get onto a 747 knowing that their pilot was a 14-year-old boy amidst a struggle with puberty, but that isn't the case...
Extreme personal sports have taken on a life of their own in the past several years as people grow tired of traditional adventures.
Wilbur and Orville Wright is the answer, the Wright Brothers who in 1903 achieved the...
www.light-sportclassified.com /paraplanes.php   (402 words)

 Paraplane - The Powered Parachute (PPC) Flying Forums
It would be nice if the Paraplane was listed as a forum category.
Kevin, if you go to the files on Powerchutes, you can see some pictures of the steering and brakes I made for the Paraplanes.
I'd be interested in more detail on your Paraplane modifications you did for breaks, throttle and steering.
www.ppcflyingforums.org /forums/showthread.php?t=869   (1924 words)

 Chute the Sky!
The weight and location of the carriage ensured that the ParaPlane could not be forced into a spin, a dive, a stall, or any other aerobatic maneuver; in fact, the 160-pound aircraft couldn't pull any more than 1-1/2 times the force of gravity, even though its design could accommodate 9 Gs.
But the ParaPlane people won't let anyone aloft until he or she has been through the first-flight program, which consists of a video and a printed presentation, a written test, hands-on instruction, and a flight demonstration.
With no more discomfort than I would have felt riding a bicycle over a shallow curb, the ParaPlane was on the grass and rolling to a stop—I'd already pushed both foot levers forward to drop the canopy and pulled the throttle back to kill the engines.
www.motherearthnews.com /DIY/1985-09-01/Chute-the-Sky.aspx   (2776 words)

 Flight Instructors
He's mastered both flying the ParaPlane and instructing, passing on that knowledge to others in the highest degree of refinement.
Stu and Phil Dietro were very fortunate to go through the last class given by the inventor of the Paraplane, Steve Snyder.
He's also the inventor of the self-opening parachute and the Ram Air Parachute, which is used by the military and most sport skydivers.
www.paraplane.com /instructors.html   (381 words)

 DailyBulletin.com - Smooth soaring: Paraplane takes to the sky
I'm attached by a seat belt to a dune-buggyish vehicle dangling underneath a parachute.
The vehicle is best described as a contraption, but has several proper names including powered parachute and paraplane.
Apart from knowledge, owning and flying a paraplane requires a place to store it, a trailer to transport it and a flat area to take off from and land on.
www.dailybulletin.com /news/ci_5568933   (832 words)

 Cyber Surfer RC Radio Remote Control Paraplane R/C Parachute Airplane Glider
The Paraplane is about as easy as it gets when it comes to flying a radio control aircraft, and it's virtually crash-proof due to its durable construction.
The big parafoil canopy brings the Paraplane gently back to earth while maintaining full steering control all the way down.
The Paraplane receiver, motor, and steering servo are all driven off the one 7.2V battery pack.
www.egrandbuy.com /cysurcrareco.html   (394 words)

 Vol découverte biplace paraplane sur les plages du débarquement - Basse-Normandie @ Wonderbox
Vol découverte biplace paraplane sur les plages du débarquement - Basse-Normandie @ Wonderbox
Vol découverte biplace paraplane sur les plages du débarquement
Le paraplane biplace est un véhicule original, qui sous ses airs sauvages, est très sécurisé.
www.wonderbox.fr /achat/cadeau.vol-decouverte-biplace-paraplane-sur-les-plages-du-debarquement.147.html   (276 words)

 Sky Surfer RC Paraplane from Hobby Lobby - Anyone can fly it!
Sky Surfer RC Paraplane from Hobby Lobby - Anyone can fly it!
The Sky Surfer electric R/C paraplane is no longer available from Hobby Lobby.
Check out the electric flight airplane models below or click here to go to a picture listing of all of the Hobby Lobby electric model airplanes.
www.hobby-lobby.com /skysurfer.htm   (61 words)

 (2) New (1) Used PARAPLANE PM1s 1987 - The Powered Parachute (PPC) Flying Forums
I have two brand new in the box 1987 Paraplane PM1s from Paraplane Corp. In Pennsauken NJ for sale.
Two chutes have never been opened or exposed to UV light and are brand new (one is attached to Frame in box).
This is unbelievable opportunity to get three paraplanes with full dealership extras.
www.ppcflyingforums.com /forums/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=2096   (210 words)

 World Talk Radio UltraFlight Radio: March 15, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
First, we talk to Dale Hooper who joins us to tell us about the USUA and what it has gone to bat for the Scottsburg Aero Club by opposing the notice of a proposed Military Operating Area (MOA) that would negatively impact sport aviation activity in that part of Indianna.
ParaPlane Corporation was truly an innovative corporation and Phil was able to meet and work with Steve Snyder.
Much of the beauty of a replica aircraft is the paint job.
www.worldtalkradio.com /archive.asp?aid=3641   (444 words)

 Dropzone.com Skydive Forums: Skydiving: Skydiving History & Trivia: Hello
In Reply To Did you ever jumo a Paraplane.
I had a couple paraplane jumps back in the early 70's.
In Reply To In Reply To Did you ever jumo a Paraplane.
www.dropzone.com /cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2279378;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;guest=26300642   (1035 words)

 Cyber Parachute Surfer Radio Remote Control RC Paraplane RC Parachute Airplane Glider
When the battery gets low, power to the motor is shut off automatically, reserving the remaining power for the steering controls so a safe landing can be made.
While the Cyber Parachute Surfer Paraplane will definitely have loads of appeal with beginners, we're certain there are plenty of people who already fly R/C who will get a real kick out of it too because of its unusually spirited performance.
Whether you're a beginner or a bonafide wing nut, the Cyber Parachute Surfer is nothing short of flying fun for everyone.
www.zhobby.com /cypasurareco.html   (595 words)

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