R/C Sky Diving Discuss all aspects of r/c sky diving and divers here!

Dropping from paragliders

Reply
Old 01-17-2008, 12:32 AM
  #1
Shortbuss
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Golden, BC, CANADA
Posts: 60
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Dropping from paragliders

Hey I am interested in RC Skydiving but not really into the big RC planes. Park flyers are too small too take an RC skydiver up.... but I do paraglide. Anyone ever dropped a rig from a paraglider? Would they benifet from a higher wing loading, I mean my adding weight? If you are using an RC plane you want the skydiver as light as possible. But from a paraglider its not so important. Just a few ideas.
Shortbuss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 02:25 PM
  #2
edge_pilot
 
edge_pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lagrange, OH
Posts: 734
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Dropping from paragliders

I think you got some mis-information some were!

We have a skydiver package that only weighs 10 oz. when ready to fly. This skydiver can be dropped from parkflyers all day long. We carry up 2 and 3 at a time with a Mini Ultrastick.

Also, a skydiver leaving from an airplane is not super light. The skydiver needs enough weight to make the chute fly correctly. Most regular skydivers on the market weigh in the neigborhood of 2 to 3 lbs.

I'm sure you could drop one from a paraglider if you want. I have had customers drop them from full size Cessna's. By the way I do not reccommend this!!!

Remember we can take a 3 lb Ultimate diver up with a 60 size trainer. No need for the 1/4 scale airplanes. The guys that jump from bigger planes usually have them because they drop several divers at a time or because they were into big airplanes before they started to skydive.

If you need to know anything specific please feel free to ask.
edge_pilot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 12:29 AM
  #3
Shortbuss
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Golden, BC, CANADA
Posts: 60
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Dropping from paragliders

Thanks for the quick response! I never knew micro sydivers were out! Thats something to think about because I do like the small elec prak flyer. But would a standard RC skydiver still benifet from added weight and a higher wing loading?
Shortbuss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 11:50 AM
  #4
edge_pilot
 
edge_pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lagrange, OH
Posts: 734
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Dropping from paragliders

Some people add weight to there diver if it is windy. Other than that the diver should weigh in at what is good for the type of chute. It all depends on how you want them to fly and how long you want to stay up.
edge_pilot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 11:38 PM
  #5
Shortbuss
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Golden, BC, CANADA
Posts: 60
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Dropping from paragliders

Cool thanks for the info, later on in the year I may order a setup from you!!

Pete
Shortbuss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:16 AM.