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Paramotoring Trike – from the designers at Flight-Design
The idea was to make a paramotor, which is even more simple and easy to use. A machine that you don’t need any special skills or training to fly. It should be fun and safe for anyone who can drive a car or a motorcycle. A trike this means three wheels, which make it very safe to take off, land and fly. A trike this means that you are sitting in an airplane-type cockpit with the engine in front of you.
The paramotor itself is exceptionally light weight (15 kg) which gives you great performance characteristics. The stability in flight is outstanding due to the design principle “wings below the pilot”. At the same time it is simple, reliable and easy to use.
The pilots cockpit is designed to make you feel comfortable, relaxed – yet fully in control at all times. The whole machine looks elegant, beautiful – yet absolutely functional.
You can fly 75-100 km/h (50-65 mph), climb up to 2.500 m, fly with one person up to 1,5 hours or 2 persons for 45 min.
The trike is easily stored, can be transported with a normal car and takes off in less than 100 m. The design has been tested and approved for usage in Germany and in most other countries which base their safety requirements on the German certification. It makes you feel: “I’m in heaven” – Flying your own plane!
The trike is constructed with the latest materials and technologies to give you lightness, safety and durability.
Flight-Design FKS 2 – Paramotoring Trike: The First Carbon Fiber Paramotor in the world!
Carbon fiber and kevlar-carbon technology used for our wings and struts.
Reduced weight and increased safety.
The FKS 2 version comes standard with:
- Rotax 503 UL air cooled engine. Engine size: 80,000 cc – Maximum power 60 hp – The fuel tank has a capacity of 45 litres and gives the trike an autonomy of 3 hours flight time.
- Rubber air brake for quick and easy descent and for safety purposes.
The standard equipment includes: 2x dual controls, two independent fuel tanks with a total capacity of 90 litres (The front tank has a 12 litre capacity and the rear tank has 38 litres), adjustable seats, adjustable steering bar and pedals, steerable nose wheel to help ground handling. There is no need for any pre-flight preparations before taking off. You can go and fly without the need to inspect the engine or propeller, start up procedures etc. (You can do it if you want though.)
The design of the plane is based on many years of experience in aviation and building aircraft. All components are designed and manufactured in Germany by experienced specialists.
The paramotor is German type certified (EASA Form 1) and is supplied as safe flying machine for the private pilot.
- Specifications: Wingspan: 17 m (55 ft 5 in)
- Wing area: 10,5 sqm (114 sqft) –
- Aspect ratio: 7,4 –
- Empty weight: 15 kg (33 lb).
- Maximum take-off weight: 100 kg (220 lbs) –
- Fuel tank capacity: 38 litre (8 US gallons) – The total fuel capacity is 45 litres. All up it weights only 35kg ! ! !
Is riding a paramotor trike legal?
EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency, has made paramotoring legal in most of Europe. You must carry a pilots license (PPL) to fly one. There are many countries that want you to get a medical before they let you fly. The US is about half and half; some states will let you fly with no medical, others will not.
Is paramotoring trike recommended?
Yes. Paramotoring is one of the most enjoyable things you can do with your clothes on – except for parachuting. If you are looking for adventure, get a trike. The feeling of flight is so real, so much richer than in any other plane – and the ground seems to be twice as close! Add all this to outstanding safety and portability plus near zero maintenance costs and it’s a winner.
Paramotoring is not recommended to people suffering from claustrophobia. The cockpit may be too confining for them.
Is paramotoring trike expensive?
The initial outlay is high, but the running costs are low. It’s worth it though. There’s nothing like having your own aircraft – no sharing with strangers, being responsible for your own safety and being totally in control.
What is paramotoring trike like to fly?
Easier than you think. It has the flying qualities of any other light aircraft with a tricycle undercarriage and with its high wing loading, it’s remarkably stable and easy to handle. Once airborne it takes off easily even from quite small fields. The slope soaring capability is amazing. It’s an aircraft that will bring out the best in you – not your worst!
This is a brilliant design of sports equipment that lets me enjoy every moment on the sky with my good looking trike.
Can you fly a paramotor trike over a city?
Paramotoring is not prohibited over populated areas. It has the safety, the flying simplicity and the small size that make it ideal for urban flights. The noise of the engine can be a drawback in crowded areas like big cities.
What kind of engine does paramotoring trike use?
More and more people are opting for the engine-glider combination, where the engine is stowed away in a small cargo pod or “basket” under the aircraft’s belly. The engine glider version has several advantages over the self-launching one:
- Free flight with no burden of launching, even when there is no wind;
- Taking off from a tiny grass strip – possible with a small light 2-stroke engine;
- An increased cruising speed.
What is paramotoring trike kit?
The paramotoring trike kit comes with everything you need to enjoy the world of powered paragliding:
- Trike plane, including wing and propeller ;
- Paramotor engine and propeller;
- A quality backpack/suitcase for transporting the aircraft;
- Tools and spare parts.
To complete your paramotor flying you will need to buy gas fuel, harness and reserve parachute.
Is paramotoring trike safe?
Paramotoring is a very safe sport thanks to its simplicity and the fact that you’re not in contact with the ground. In case of engine failure, simply release your propeller’s brake and land without power.
Injuries are rare on paragliders due to their inherent stability and passive safety such as:
- Low speed and low sink rate, due to the big wing area;
- The ability to glide with one wing;
- Falling into a “pillow” of air, while gliding.