Michael Purdy speaks with Mike Armstrong, Director of Sales and Marketing of Skytoy, a new powered paragliding company. Years in development, the company offers an interesting paramotor engine that is about to shake up the sport. If you have not yet heard of this company, here's your chance.
We talk with David Groen about a wide variety of things including gyroplane design and the agreement Groen Brothers Aviation struck with a Chinese company to produce their Sparrowhawk design.
Many people don't realize that two-seat powered parachutes haven't really been in existence for that many years. Dan Bailey, who was there in the early '90's working on them with Six Chuter, joins us to talk about how two-seaters were developed.
There are few parts of the engine system that seem to be ignored as much as throttles. Mike Stratman joins us to talk about their construction, adjustment and maintenance. After all, one of the last things you want in flight is a throttle failure.
Michael and Jeff talk more about specialized paramotors. In this case the discussion centers on spare parts strategy for cross country machines. Is it practical to include an entire engine pack as a spare? Also a little bit about the fun of flying wheels.
Robert Hamilton from Dynon joins us to talk about how the company got started into the business of building glass cockpits and how the technology works. Fortunately, a lot of the technology was already developed for other applications. (Part 1 of 2)
Stan Foster continues to fly and discover things about his new helicopter. This week we talk about a forced landing he had with his helicopter with a play-by-play explanation of what happened and how a modification he made to the design saved the day.
After watching wheels take off, literally and figuratively, I’ve noticed some areas of strength and weakness with some potential for improvement. None of this is new, it’s just shared observations that hopefully designers will take into account when devising their next generation of coolness. One of the most serious cart incidents I’ve read about involved ...