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The Para-Cycle? is a powered parachute and a recumbent bicycle that becomes a street-legal ultralight aircraft. Investigate the machine that fulfills a million dreams!

Since the beginning of time, mankind has yearned to fly like the birds ? becoming airborne in controlled flight, floating from place to place, and landing gently at the place of his choosing.

Now this vision of personal flight is a reality: the Para-Cycle. You pedal it like a bicycle on the ground ? you fly it through the air like a powered parachute.

Powered parachuting is recognized as the safest form of flight ever invented. The sport of bicycling is more popular than ever, with billions of bicycles in use around the world.

The Para-Cycle blends these two inventions, creating a whole new kind of sport transportation. The Para-Cycle marks the beginning of a new era of personal mobility!
Climb, cruise and
decent speed
26 MPH
Glide Ratio 4/1
Range 50 miles
Endurance 2 hours
Rate of climb 500 fpm with 180 lb. pilot
Maximum pilot weight
with standard
40 H.P. 2si motor
250 lbs.
Maximum pilot weight
with optional 50 H.P. +
500 sq. ft. chute
350 lbs.
Service ceiling 10,000 feet
Take off run 50 - 150 feet
depending on wind
Landing Roll 10 to 25 feet
Parachute 400 SQ. FT. ? A new design, high-performance parachute from PERFORMANCE DESIGN, Inc., engineered specifically for this new category of light weight aircraft
Engine Manufactured by 2SI ("Two Stroke International");
Standard: Two cylinder, two stroke, single Bing carburetor, CDI ignition, 40 H.P., gear reduction: 2.04/1, MODEL NUMBER: 460-F-40
Optional: 2si 460L-46 46 H.P. liquid cooled; 460L-50 50 H.P.; 540L-70 70 H.P.; all other engines on the market up to 70 H.P. (contact Para-Cycle for current quotes)
Propeller Standard: Tennessee Propellers 49"X 39" pitch
Optional: Prince Aircraft Co. "P" tip vectored thrust 49" X 39" pitch
Fuel 5 gal. portable Polypropylene translucent fuel tank
Bicycle Three wheel recumbent (semi-reclined)
TIG welded 4130 Chromoly aircraft steel tubing
"Stressed-Tension" frame ? spring loaded resiliency
Bungee suspended Trampoline style seat ? the ultimate in comfort and safety
Ergonomically located control systems
5-point Hooker aerobatic harness ? for complete pilot security (standard)
"Industrial strength" spoke wheels ? rated for 600 lbs. impact loads each
7-speed bicycle shift mechanism
Empty Weight Aircraft: 198 lbs.
Bicycle: 80 lbs.

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