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Ultralite
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:44:44 am »
Does anyone her have/fly an Ultralite plane?
I am working on building a 600? runway here on the farm so that hopefully one day I can get one.
I flew in a TC Trike in the mountains of NC. It was great. I really loved it. I need one with a short take off.
Any info would be greatly appreciate.
Jim

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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 08:29:18 am »
We have a kit built helicopter that is 95% finished that I know you can get for a steal.   You could rent a truck and take it down with my equipment trailer.
When I was into RC we had a guy that use to land on our field.  It didn't take much runway to get airborne.  You still need to cut down a lot of trees.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 08:36:41 am »
Definitely interested. PM sent.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 08:38:51 am »
Why would I need to cut down trees? Did you see my runway during Beefest?
It is about 110? side by about 600? long.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 12:56:20 pm »
Why would I need to cut down trees? Did you see my runway during Beefest?
It is about 110? side by about 600? long.
Jim

Didn't realize how long a swatch it was.  Was that the purpose of the clear path?  The direction is right for the wind?
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 02:31:28 pm »
Yes. It is not ready yet. We just installed a fence on the left side of it. We will be removing the fence that runs down the middle and install another fence on the right side.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 09:27:24 am »
I have 2 Team Aircraft, Zmax(they are like a 3/4 scale Piper Cub). About 100ft roll for takeoff, stall speed 29mph. Flew perfect, didn't need any trim tabs. 600ft is a nice length for ultralight runway with no obstacles. Be careful with winds aloft when getting above treetops along runway. If interested contact me. There is a nice EAA airshow in Lakeland, Fl. every time I went there were quite a few ultralight planes. 

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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 10:20:45 pm »
Tat is something I have been interested in for a long time.
What is the basic cost?

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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 11:39:15 pm »
Tat is something I have been interested in for a long time.
What is the basic cost?

The basic cost varies greatly.
You should get lessons before you try to fly. Taking a ground school course would be ideal.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2018, 08:53:18 am »
What is Tat?
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2018, 05:17:55 pm »
Tat=That, sorry.

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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2018, 09:09:41 am »
No need to be sorry, I just couldn't figure it out.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 12:06:20 am »
You folks might have already seen this but just in case you haven't ,
 Gyrocopter stunt - Flying at very low level in FULL-HD
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2018, 08:47:18 am »
Nothing to see.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 09:48:04 am »
I would love to be able to fly like that,
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2018, 11:51:25 pm »
I would love to be able to fly like that,
Jim

Me to Jim. I found that video when it first came out. I saved if so I can watch it every now and then!! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2018, 05:43:11 am »

    Is this what you meant Nella ? ?


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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2018, 09:34:50 am »
I just hope that is not what my first flight from my runway looks like. :grin:
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2018, 09:55:49 am »
Wow! What a show! Jim, I was thinking that I would stop by if I'm ever in your area and let you take me up for a flight. I just changed my mind !! I don't know which would be the worse experience, flying with that guy, or the bear attack video! Either way I think I would need to change my garments !! Ah haa haa ha !

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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2018, 01:34:21 pm »
Phillip,
You definitely must stop by if you are in the area. Just let me know ahead of time.
By the way, I do not have an ultra lite yet.
Jim

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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2018, 03:04:12 pm »
I was taught there are two useless things in flying -- the runway behind you and the air above you.  But low-level flying is a thrill.  No question about it.  Hope you get in the air soon and have fun.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2018, 07:34:35 pm »
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2018, 01:29:45 am »
Thanks Jim I look forward to meeting you.  :smile:

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Re: Ultralite
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2019, 01:50:05 pm »
Funny how you bumped this thread, last night I stumbled across a video from Flight Junkies. I ended up calling the owner, Kurt, and talking to him. He sells Powered Paraglider Aircraft. He has been doing this for 3 decades and only sells the best equipment. He said the one for my weight would cost $12,000 every thing included. His engines, Fresh Breese, starts the first time, right out of the box. And started on the first pull on every unit he used.
My only concern now is I do not think my runway is wide enough for Powered Paragliding.
Another funny thing. Last night on the news, a guy in one of these units landed 60 feet up in a tree and had to be rescued. He did not get hurt.
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Re: Ultralite
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2019, 05:37:11 pm »
Guy I work with was down in Clearwater and some how hit power lines. He got injuries but back to work and back in the air.