FALCON 4 STROKE PPG
Why a does the 4 stroke
Para flyer have custom built, super-duty belt reduction?
On any ultralight aircraft after the 2 stroke engine, the belt reduction is the next most un-reliable
component. All Falcon's feature a custom four groove industrial
v-belt drive system that is ‘over-built’ to the max.
The pulleys are turned and milled from solid 6061 aluminum billet, and the belt
is Industrial Grade and replacements are available at Industrial Distributors
all around the country. The Exclusive Falcon Re-Drive system is proven reliable and tough as
The Falcon's reduction system is built here in the USA! The system is CNC
Machined to exceed industry tolerances from 6061 Aluminum Billet. The Re-Drive
System is proven, tough and reliable!
The Falcon 4 Stroke Para flyer has a unique low center of gravity
Study the Falcon’s
design and you will notice that the engine is placed low in the frame. This very
important feature contributes to secure handling and stability upon launch.
The Falcon 4 Stroke Para flyer uses a Powder Coated all welded
In a word it’s all about ‘TOUGHNESS’! Welded steel tube is uncompromising in
strength and durability, and it easy to repair. Steel tube aviation airframes
have been used since WWI.. Remember nothing is stronger than steel!
Do I need a license to fly the Falcon?
Not in the USA; the Falcon is classified as an ultralight so there is no
license required, or available from the FAA.
How do I launch the Falcon?
Launching any Para-flyer will require training and practice.
Essentially one would lay the paraglider out behind and centered on the power
unit; to launch the pilot adds power to begin the forward roll, and at the same
time slightly tugs the front glider lines. This action will cause the wing to
inflate and rotate over head; now hit the gas and you’re off and flying.
Where can I launch from?
Launching a 4 stroke Falcon does not require a full airport
runway, any grass field over 300’ long could work as your runway. Once trained
you would also be welcome to fly from many small local airports.
Once I’m flying how do I control the 4 stroke
The 4 stroke Falcon is steered in the air by pulling hand held
toggles ('D' handles); if you pull the left toggle you will turn left, pull the
right toggle and you will turn right. the harder you pull the faster the turn.
Up and down is simply a matter of adding throttle to go up, and reducing
throttle to go down
How high can I fly with my 4 stroke Para flyer?
To best enjoy a detailed ground view, most Para-flyer’s fly
below 1000’ altitude. Usually you are allowed to fly much higher (up to 15000') if you wish.
Your training will cover the heights allowed.
How fast can I fly?
The Falcon has a top speed of about 27mph, perfect for low and
What happens if the engine
quits while in flight?
In the unlikely event of an
'engine out' the Para-flyer is landed normally. In fact it's quite common for a
Para-flyer pilot to intentionally shut down the engine as he prepares to land.
The Paraglider (wing) allows for a comfortable landing with or without power.
Powered Para-flyers find engine-out landing to be almost a 'non-event'