The Powered Hang Glider Trike version of the TrikeBuggy has been discontinued due to lack of interest. This information is still being provided for informational purposes only.
Triking has become a very popular form of ultralight flight, due to the simple and easy characteristics of flight control found on these weight-shift control aircraft.
The TrikeBuggy Delta is about as simple as it gets! We have added an "A" frame to the Deluxe Stainless Steel Kite Buggy, incorporating the motor and glider mounts onto the two legs of the frame.
This hang glider trike uses a standard paramotor to provide the power, and the cage can be removed to lower the drag since there are no paraglider lines to get caught up in the propeller. The motor can be quickly dismounted for travel or service.
The robust stainless steel frame of the Stainless Steel Buggy is the perfect platform for this comfortable little single place trike. We add our heavy-duty aluminum frame that mounts quickly and easily to the buggy and wing, with an integrated mount and clamps that accept most paramotors. A custom motor mount can easily be made to accept most motors.
The center of gravity is low, and the seat position is reclined and relaxed. Simply sit down, fasten your seat belt and GO! The TrikeBuggy Delta can be easily launched in the smooth, calm air of early mornings and twilight evenings. Experienced pilots will appreciate and enjoy the way that thermals can be used later in the day to extend flight time. Gaining altitude in this trike using thermal lift is as natural as can be, since the wing loading is ideal with the extra weight.
The TrikeBuggy Delta is Part 103 compliant as an Ultralight Vehicle, for use with a single occupant with a total weight of less than 254 lbs. and less than 5 gallons of fuel. No License is required!
Upon arriving at the flying site, it takes about 30 minutes to assemble the TrikeBuggy Delta with the Wills Wing Falcon Tandem and about 45 minutes with the Gibbo Manta wing.
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Wills Wing Falcon Tandem Hang Glider
The Falcon 3 Tandem features newly developed and especially robust control bar hardware, along with a stronger, stiffer airframe. The wider control bar more comfortably accommodates pilots of all sizes. All full chord length cambered battens are of durable 7075-T6. All battens inboard of the tip battens have the new lever type rear tips. The sail features a full leading edge length mylar pocket and a heavy duty trailing edge. The airframe and sail design combine to produce a glider with exceptional load carrying capacity, that slows down extremely well and retains excellent handling qualities across a hook in weight range from 185 lbs to 500 lbs. Landings are easy, with relatively light flare pressures, even in light winds.
The Falcon 3 Tandem features a nose cone, an improved sail cut and cleaner sail, and a new washout tube configuration that supports both the number two and three battens via a carbon transverse batten. The minimum pack length for shipping or transport for the Falcon 3 Tandem is 156 inches. However, the entire wing folds up to fit into a canvas bag that is included with the package and has a length of 253 inches.
Professional tandem instructors who have tried the Falcon 3 Tandem agree that it offers the best all around handling qualities and the best landing characteristics of any tandem glider available. The control feel and response remains consistent across the very broad weight range, providing students with the opportunity to relax with a glider that behaves well as they build skills and experience their first solo flights.
While the Wills Wing Falcon glider is not a trike wing specifically, it has been used sucessfully with light soaring trikes for years. The slow and easy flying characteristics of this glider, combined with the price, make it a popular choice for TrikeBuggy Delta pilots.
Specification Falcon 3 Tandem
North Wing Stratus Trike Wing
The Stratus uses stability technology from the topless hang gliders to improve performance. By using only one bridle line and an outboard sprog (washout strut), North Wing has achieved excellent pitch stability while reducing drag. The efficient airfoil used by the North Wing Stratus provides superb acceleration through turbulence, while displaying very docile flight characteristics in yaw and pitch. The Stratus shows excellent stall parameters straight ahead and in turns. Hang Gliders are adequate on the light trikes but let's face it, in light lift... most of the time you will keep your engine on. Not with the North Wing Stratus! You will be amazed at how light of thermal lift you can really play with!