|Soaring Concepts of Sturgis Michigan was at Sun N
Fun for the first time with their Sky Trek two seat powered
parachute. While the company has been in business for over 4 1/2
years and has been attending smaller shows it was decided this year
that Sun N Fun would be added to their schedule.
The concept behind the design of the Sky Trek was to
"design a powered parachute that would stand the training abuse that
a school would put it through." For that reason the craft is made
"from 4130 chromoly steel tubing which gives it three times the
structural strength of craft constructed from aluminum tubing."
The Sky Trek features front and back seating with
the front seat being adjustable for different pilot heights. It
comes supplied with the E.I.S. engine information system from Grand
Rapids Technology, and the Rotax 582, 65 HP liquid cooled engine.
The engine is cooled by a top of the line aluminum Griffin radiator.
A three blade prop is standard with a 4 blade option available.
It is equipped with dual controls, and a 4 piece
Two styles of suspension are offered the standard
fibreflex axle system, and the optional air strut axle suspension
system. The air strut suspension system is adjustable and can be
adjusted from 295 lbs. psi. down to whatever pressure of ride you
want. Disc brakes are also an option.
Chutes offered include the standard Apco,and
optional PD, and Elan. The Sky Trek comes fully assembled ready to
fly from the factory.
The Sky Trek is offered through a dealer network, and over
50 craft are currently flying.