- May 18, 2008
- Swan Hill Victoria
- Paramotor. 30m2 wing, had benson gyro
- Total Flight Time
- 100 hrs
A friend and i build Paramoters, and we thought about a design that was shown on Myth busters. Two horizontal props driven of one engine. You stand or sit on a platform, then the 2 props are above you, one each side about 6 foot up.Then with weight shift, you move back and forth. 2 small rudders under each prop for turning. We have built paramotors that weigh 15 kg and producing 70 kg thrust. So theoritacally, 140 - 30- airframe. It should lift 90 kg. The mythbusters showed that the airforce had one in a museum. And the one the mythbusters built was to heavy. They used ducted props, and an industrial stationary engine. It did lift 1 inch though.