I fly the heavier version of the PPG, the buckeye. It’s allot heavier, bigger and requires allot more power to move.
These machines usually have Rotax 2/4 strokes engines, 64" props and weigh around 500 pounds. We use 500-550 squared feet parachutes.
I have 2 questions if I may:
- Is it possible to build a power system that can produce enough thrust (300-350 pounds) for a buckeye?
- I am wondering what will happen if one prop breaks while the motor is in full power. Wouldn’t that create a crazy torque?