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Seated Powered Hanggliding.

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Seated Powered Hanggliding.



Experiment to see what flying seated is like, I normally fly prone. This uses a paraglider harness with the back protection removed.

Communicator, Fan, Golf Junky, Chihuahua Lover, Dishwater . I want to see your peacock.

19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. flyingleek

    October 20, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    About 2-3 litres an hour at 25mph airspeed, groundspeed varies with wind speed and direction. Assuming no wind it probably does 50 miles per gallon, more if travelling downwind, less upwind.

  2. flyingleek

    December 21, 2006 at 9:15 am

    Arms halfway up the uprights (downtubes in US) means stronger force needed for all inputs- pitch and roll. Flying with any speed for more than a few minutes means aching arms unless I hook my backside over the basebar (basetube). Many people prefer the comfort of seated flying.

  3. Michael Burns

    December 8, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Around how much would it cost to make one of these or buy one and put an engine on it. Im thinkin bout making one for a senior project in 2 years..

  4. Egregius

    January 18, 2009 at 1:27 am

    That's…actually pretty darn economical. Especially considering travelling in straight lines vs roadbound.

  5. SuperAviatar

    March 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I suppose the big problem is keeping the knees from hitting the bar! ouch…

  6. 57 Films

    August 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    did you have to take lessons to lean how to fly these things

  7. flyingleek

    August 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    @Hogasofa Yes, I learnt to fly a hangglider off a hill first, built up airtime and experience, then added power. In the UK the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) devises our training syllabus. Learning to winch tow would probably be a quicker route as the flying sensations are more similar- takeoff from a flat field and climb. Pete

  8. 3333sweetie

    October 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    @flyingleek is there ANY rating given for POWERED HANG GLIDING, like there is the PPG rating for powered paragliding? IF so, what is the name of the rating given for powered hang gliding?

  9. 3333sweetie

    October 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    @flyingleek I'm from the US, so I wanted to know if there's ANY rating given for powered hang gliding here, since I couldn't find it on google.

  10. flyingleek

    October 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    @3333sweetie Sorry, I don't know the rules in your country, maybe your National Ultralight Association are the governing body for powered hang gliding? Pete

  11. spastba

    December 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    what kind of engine did u use to power it?

  12. flyingleek

    December 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    @spastba it's a Radne Raket 120cc

  13. Clark Kreager

    July 1, 2011 at 8:27 am

    @3333sweetie If the empty weight is less than 254 pounds and it dont hold more than 5 gallons of fuel…you dont need anything…i dont think there is an age requirement either.look up ultralight flying regulations to check my facts because it might be different for different parts of the country

  14. dirt110bike

    July 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    i like this can i have one

  15. flyingleek

    July 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    @Hostnationorg it's The Subways – With You.

  16. Bilal Anwar

    October 16, 2012 at 5:25 am

    whats the proper name os this kind where i can buy the exact same kind?any specific brank like this one which is fold able?

  17. flyingleek

    October 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    This unit is similar to a FlyLight DoodleBug power unit. It is a SwedishAerosport Mosquito original version with the terrible harness removed, then I fit either the prone (lying down) or seated (paraglider) harness. Folding propellers are made by Bolly and Helix. The DoodleBug was made with the ability to fold the unit for transport.

  18. pepersorte

    February 10, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    nice

  19. Сергей Жиденко

    April 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    очень бюджетный вариант

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