Zak
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Interested in UAV's, though I currently don't have time yet to dedicate this... :-)
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Posted on May 29, 2010 at 9:24am 5 Comments

Hi Everyone,



I got interested in aviation via this website, and I'm thinking of becoming a pilot myself in an ultralight of some sort. I was intrigued by powered parachutes. Basically, you have a fan, a parachute (similar to para-gliders) and shift weight around to steer. You go at a nearly constant speed of 25 mph. Because the structure is stable, it's very hard to crash. Even if the engine were to die, you have a 7:1 glide ratio to get somewhere safe. A company has a design which you… Continue

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