Congratulations and Thank You for your purchase of the TrikeBuggy Bullet!
This superb PPG Trike will give you years of pleasurable flying with virtually effortless launches and landings. Caution: you may never want to foot launch again after you master this buggy! This is also the only PPG Trike on the market you can transform back into a kitebuggy in just a matter of minutes - giving you the ability to do either activity. When the wind comes up, you'll be ready!
Assemble the Flexifoil Kitebuggy according to the instructions supplied. Pay careful attention to the seat strap detail and be sure to use the copper bolt lubricant supplied, or the bolts will seize! The included sand shield is helpful if launching from sandy beaches. Keep the tire pressure low if you are going to be launching from soft sand, or simply want a softer ride.
Check your Parts List to make sure you have received all the necessary parts for the assembly. All of the pictures on this page can be clicked to enlarge so you can see more clearly the detail.
Position the two lower Gibraltar "T" Clamps on the axle just behind the seat. Please note: This is not the back axle on the Deluxe where the wheels attach, but rather, the false axle right behind the seat. Push them all the way to the outside next to the weld.
Slide the rear uprights into the lower clamps with the motor mounts offset to the rear of the buggy. Make sure they side all the way down to the stop in the bottom of the clamp. Tighten only gently at this time, so the lower clamps can still be rotated on the axle.
Attach the upper Riser Guides 5" forward of the upper rear bracket on the curved tube. This may need to be adjusted to the individual pilot during the Hang Check.
Attach the A-Assist clamps approximately 13" forward of the Riser Guides along the curved tubes.
Set the motor on the back axle of the trike and slide it up against the Motor Mounts. Position the Motor Mount upper tube at the height of the comfort bar inserts of your motor. Attach the Comfort Bar Adapters to the Motor Mount tube. Position your motor on the trike and mark the Comfort Bar Adapters. Drill the Adapters so the attachment pins hold the motor on the trike.
Position the lower Motor Mount near a lower brace on your motor and use a velcro strap to hold the motor against the Mount. Tighten both Motor Mounts and the Comfort Bar Adapters.
To attach the paraglider to the TrikeBuggy Bullet, bring the risers through the Riser Guides and attach them to the Carabiners as shown. Line keepers on the paramotor cage at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions are a good idea to keep the lines organized for launch. 6 inches of clear tubing can be split and taped or zip tied to the cage. Attach the A-Assist cords to the inner "A" risers and check for adjustment - no effect on the glider when risers are overhead in the flying position!
PPG Triking requires specific skills which are different than foot launched flight. If you have not flown a PPG Trike before, an experienced PPG Trike instructor will save you time and money by helping you understand the necessary fundamentals of inflation, taxiing and launching. Landing will be one of the most pleasurable experiences you will ever enjoy, as long as you have good throttle and surge control.
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me anytime (Chad Bastian at 805-403-1859) on my cell phone, or email me at chad@TrikeBuggy.com. If I'm not flying at the moment, I will gladly assist you.
Enjoy your new TrikeBuggy Bullet!
DISCLAIMER: Please read and be sure you thoroughly understand this disclaimer before flying a TrikeBuggy. Trike flying is an extremely demanding sport requiring exceptional levels of attention, judgment, maturity and self discipline. It is unlikely that you will be able to participate in it safely unless you make a conscious and continual commitment to your own safety. PPG and Hang Glider Trike flying is a dangerous sport and may result in injury and death even when practiced by a competent pilot using proper equipment. TrikeBuggies are not covered by product liability insurance, nor have they been designed manufactured or tested to any federal or state government airworthiness standards or regulations. Do not fly them unless you are willing to assume personally all risks in the sport of Trike flying, and all responsibility for any property damage, injury, or death which may result from your use of this TrikeBuggy. Safe operation of the TrikeBuggy requires a pilot proficiency equivalent to that of a BFI (Basic Flight Instructor), as well as an equivalent level of knowledge and understanding of those wind and weather conditions which may compromise the pilot's safe control of the TrikeBuggy. In particular, be advised that gusty winds or turbulent conditions may interfere with even an expert pilot's ability to safely control the TrikeBuggy, and may cause it to crash. Never take anything for granted in Trike Flying. If you are in doubt about anything, stop and figure it out or call TrikeBuggy. Also please read our Warning and Caution!