Apr 17, 2007
Wheel Launching Chapter
Wheels are great for
conquering the still-air launch blues, but what about once you're
airborne? They don't do
much good there and, for some, get in the way.
Woods decided to do something about it. We don't have the details
but it's pretty obvious that he has some way to kick off the trike once
he gets lifted by the wing. As it turns out, he still has little wheels
on the paramotor to make it easier to move it around or tolerate a little butt-skid,
Jack's son-in-law is pictured with
the Walkerjet on his "breakaway trike."
He says: "We have attached vertical
stabilizers to the PPG (they're connected to the comfort bars which run
down to the small wheels) and slotted skids to the trike
which are blocked in the front for the PPG frame to sit in." When you get
on the gas the prop pushes against the skids and forces the trike to roll.
Sgt.Tyler is shown with a sweet inflation and
was lifted off the trike
in less than
100' feet. It was perfect launch from the Frankfort, Ohio Adena
High School grounds for a smooth, zero wind evening flight!
We've been breaking away since 2006!!