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When thinking about entering the world of Motorised Paragliding several options are available:
Build it | Buy it | Assemble it
See below for VARIOUS OPTIONS

Build it
Complete plans for paramotor manufacture -
of all components incl frame.

Buy it, Build it or Assemble it.
For anyone with access to a lathe and milling
machine, a complete paramotor may be built
at home in a couple of days. Alternatively
take the plans to a turner and have him manufacture the components. We will also
supply any additional components such as harness, prop and frame should this be
required. For both kit form and paramotor
plans , the engine is supplied without
the tuned exhaust. Should this be required
this will be obviously be an additional extra

 

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We have developed 3in 1 CD. (The first of this kind in South Africa and
probably world wide, where such step by step and detailed info is
meticulously described. All of these may be printed out for easier viewing.

BUILD YOUR OWN PARAMOTOR FOR LITERALLY UNDER HALF THE RETAIL PRICE---AND THIS INCLUDES THE ENGINE!!
Complete plans for paramotor manufacture
Build your own Paramotor. Save yourself around R8000 on a new setup. Simply follow our easy step by step instructions, available on CD ROM. See Price list

****NOW AVAILABLE****
The new clutch engine which just needs mounting on a frame. No reduction ratio etc. See Below

The paramotors' basic components are supplied in kit form, with basic components unfinished. Details are supplied how and where to obtain and manufacture the necessary components.

Supplied
1. Engine and reduction ratio
2. Raw unfinished cage. (Needs stringing and powder coating- details incl.)
3. Back piece of cage for engine mount.
4. Harness and prop.
5. Straps, engine mounts, accelerator and cap screws etc not included. (May be requested)

Components may be ordered individually See Price List

Option 1.
Using an engine with a reduction Ratio.

Here the correct propeller RPM is otained through an external set of pulleys (large and small), with the prop being attached to the large pulley and attached to the crank shaft via a small pulley.

Here an external reduction drive is used. When making your ppg 2 pulleys and a cam shaft must be made, along with the mounting plates

CLICK HERE for more details on option 1



All available on our 'BUILD YOUR OWN' cd

*** Option 2. ***
Using an engine with a built in gear box

This has the same effect as the external reduction ratio however there is an internal gearing system which is not visible. It is purchased with this unique engine.

CLICK HERE for more details on option 2

SEND US YOUR PPG, NO MATTER WHAT STATE IT IS IN AND WE WILL SEND IT BACK BRAND NEW! WE USE A COMBINATION OF CERAMIC COATING, & CHROMING FOR EXHAUSTS, PISTONS AND INTERNAL COMPONENTS AND POWDER COATING AND ANADIZING FOR ALL OTHERS. AIRBRUSH AND COMPLETE STICKERS FOR PROPS

Skytribe’s NEW harness set up with side J bars and optional
embroidered panels. Easy to convert from your current set up.

A FEW BEFORE AND AFTER PICS

****NOW AVAILABLE****
Build your own:

- Paramotor
- Helmet
-Syphon Shaker
-PPG Rack
-Compressor
-Prop Balancer

 

PROPELLER BLADES EITHER
AIRBRUSHED OR STICKERED
WITH YOUR FAVORITE LOGO.
THE FORMER IS EXPENSIVE.
ALSO PAINT AVAILABLE THAT
WILL PROVIDE A ‘CARBON’
TYPE FINISH.

 

CERAMIC COATED EXHAUSTS
FOR ADDED PROTECTION AND
HEAT REDUCTION.

 

 

HARNESSES EMBROIDERED
WITH VARIOUS LOGOS OF
YOUR CHOICE. USE WHAT
WE HAVE OR SEND US YOUR
FAVORITE PICTURE.

 

 

 

CUSTOMIZED ACCELERATOR ENDS.
ANADIZED DIFFERENT COLORS.

ANODIZE, POWDERED COATED OR CERAMIC COATED
COMPONENTS. MATERIAL WILL DEPEND WHERE THE
SPECIFIC COMPONENT IS SITUATED ON THE MACHINE
All plans for every component also available on our “build your own ppg” CD.

APART FROM AN INCREDIBLE LOOK CERAMIC COATING IS WIDELY USED ON RACE CARS, MOTOR BIKES AND
MANY OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS THAT NEED PROTECTION. IT REDUCES HEAT OUTPUT AND PROTECTS
ENGINE WEAR WHILE PROVIDING MANY COLORS FOR EXTERNAL USE.

Shane builds his paramotor

Sidebar

Sidebar clamp

Frame welding

Filing side bar

Complete

Complete with prop cover
Etienne

THIS PLANS CD NOW INCLUDES HOW TO BUILD YOUR PPG FROM A MOTOR BIKE ENGINE WITHOUT EVEN TURNING ANY REDUCTION PULLEYS. THIS NOW MAKES THIS DOCUMENT PROBABLY THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD AS IT CONTAINS PLANS FOR GO CART ENGINES, MOTOR BIKE EMGINES, AND ALL THE OTHER STANDARD DESIGNS USING REDUCTION RATIOS SUCH AS SOLOS, HIRTHS ETC AND CENTRIFUGAL CLUTCH ENGINES. IT ALSO IS PROVIDED WITH HUNDREDS OF FULL COLOR PHOTOS OF ASSEMBLY HINTS, A FULL 260 PAGE E BOOK, ALSO FULL COLOR ON POWERED PARAGLIDING AND A 30 MIN PPG VIDEO. THERES NOT MUCH MORE YOU COULD WANT!!

THIS IS A BRIEF EXPLANATION BY ETIENNE SMUTS ON HOW TO BUILD HIS PPG FROM A MOTOR BIKE ENGINE.

Flying has always interested me, but only got to flying R/C planes. I made up my mind after searching the net and ending up at a site called Skytribe. I phoned Dave after some good advice, I decided I am going to build a PPG.

I phoned around looking for a 100 cc go-cart engine but ended up buying an ex-race Honda NSR 125, liquid cooled engine with wiring harness carburetor, radiator, exhaust and everything else I needed.

I started stripping this motor by removing the clutch cover and clutch assembly, at this stage I was still considering cutting the gearbox section off and only using the engine. I somehow would have had to mount a propeller drive shaft and reduction system. Looking at the crank gear and clutch gear I realized that this was the way to go and decided to remove everything not needed like selector drum, gear selector drum, shafts, gears etc.

The clutch gear was easy to remove, only needed to drill six rivets. I had to split the engine to remove the primary and secondary shafts and the gears attached to them. I still used the primary shaft. Some other motor cycle engines like the Honda NSR 250 (which is a twin cylinder though, producing 65 Hp easily) has a gearbox that can be removed from the side of the engine once the clutch cover has been removed. I had to split this one though.

The flywheel has to be removed as all the bolts keeping the engine together are fitted from the left, some behind the flywheel. The barrel has to be removed as well, but can be removed with cylinder head still attached, so I didn't have to buy a new head gasket. The engine was in an excellent condition and hardly any carbon was on the piston, it obviously has been replaced recently to ensure best performance. The conrod / crank also had no play at all!

I had to have an output shaft machined that fitted to the clutch gear with six bolts. The shock dampening rubbers were still used to keep things smooth and dampen unwanted “shocks” etc. possibly shortening the engine life time.

The clutch cover was milled out the centre for the output shaft and a bearing retaining boss carefully aligned and welded to the clutch cover. This boss also housed the oil seal that runs on a steel sleeve that was pressed onto the shaft.

The propeller hub and locating plate was turned on a lathe and both were anodized. The hub is located in position onto the shaft with a round pin. The pin's hole was drilled half / half in the hub and shaft, al most like a locating key.

The engine was assembled after all the removed shaft's holes were blanked off using shaped aluminum plates and PRC sealant.

I built my cage using mild steel 19 x 0.9 mm and 16 x 0.9 mm tubing. It ended up very light yet strong. “Long nuts” were turned round and welded into holes drilled in the cage where the engine was to be mounted. The engine was mounted in three positions each position using two engine mount rubbers that were screwed into “long nuts” in cage.

The bike had a PRD (after market pipe). I fitted the pipe to the engine, cutting and turning it as necessary after lengthening it to bring the max power down to about 9000 – 9500 RPM. The engine is very strong, I had to set the power valve closed quite a bit to stop it from over speeding the prop. I am going to fit a courser pitch prop and open the power valve again at a later stage.

It is a pleasure with the electric starter and I have no problems at all to get it started, touch the button and it starts.

If I had to remove the flywheel, starter, charging coils, wiring and battery it should weigh in at the same weight as the solo 210 which weighs 30kg's but THIS solo also hasn't got electric start and vibrates a lot more than the Honda engine.

I am convinced that I am going to have hours & hours of trouble free service from this very reliable engine that cost me R2500.00 excluding the machining of the shaft, the tubing, paint, bolts, nuts etc. And should I mention I took a week leave from work and completed it!!

This Honda NSR 125 is going to become my ppg engine , I Bought it for R2500.00 from a local motorcycle workshop.I had to strip it down and remove all unwanted spares.I even considered to cut the gearbox section off but deciced to use the existing primary shaft for the output shaft to mount the proppellor to as the reduction would be 1:3.25 between the crank gear and the cluch gear.This engine produces its max. power at 9500rpm and lengthening the exhaust should help bring the power down a bit , so at 9100rpm the proppellor speed wil be 2800rpm that is ideal.
Complete clutch assy.to be stripped and only the gear used
The clutch when it is stripped
1/ The spline will be removed for spacing purposes i could off machined a coller for the spacing but just used this for spacing
2/The clutch basket will also be removed
This is some of the parts removed from the engine
The rivets are actually quite soft and can easily be drilled. I will recommend to first drill a pilot hole with a thinner drillbit then using a thicker drillbit just to remove heads. 1/ 65 teeth gear
2/ 20 teeth gear
 


The Frame


Fly by


Honda Engine


JJ Groenewald - Home Built


JJ Groenewald


Joining Pipe


Micro Seats and Tank


Older Design


Rotax 503


Shocks


Springs


Steering Mechanism


Take-off


Wheels

HP Vs Kw

The Americans talk about Hp and because most aeroplanes are made in USA we normally talk about Hp when we talk about planes, however everything else we talk about kW.

1 kW is +- 0.75 Hp

Some comparisons of PPG trike engines

13B Mazda rotary
kW = +150 kW @ 9,500 rpm (which is OK for a gyro, but overkill for a PPC) Weight = about 150 kg.

1600 cc Honda (the one that flow in the first prototype) kW = +- 65 kW @ 7,500 rpm Weight = about 135 kg.

1000cc Toyota Yaris
kW = +-53 kW @ 7,500 rpm (this kW compares favorably with the 582 Rotax) Weight = about 65 kg.

The engine in the clip is a 13B Mazda Rotary, was built by JJ Groenewald build for the gyrocopter project, which was shelved. The PPC Prototype flew with a 1600 cc Honda engine, this engine came from a Bush baby (aero plane). The trouble with this engine is that it's weight about 135 kg (+- 62 kW), the engine that we are planning to use is a 1000 cc Toyota Yaris engine. This engine weighs about 65 kg (+- 53 kW), the optimum reduction ratio is 2,41:1.

 

MARTIN
A second slightly different method compared to the one described above of building a ppg from a motor bike engine that Martin Nalianya from Kenya used to build his home made paramotor from a motor bike engine but cuts away the crank case.

Although he has done a really good job with the resources available we believe he should have a safer, lighter and more user friendly paramotor hence We at skytribe have started a fund to collect gear and anything else you may have lying around at home. An old wing or even a paramotor you don’t use any more. Once we have the gear we at skytribe.co.za are prepared to fly to central Africa with his gear and teach Martin for free. We will also undertake to list all contributors on our site with photos and details of your self.

Martin describes.

Why use a motorcycle engine when specialized paramotor engines exist?

For one, paramotors are relatively new to the market scene and have not yet reached Kenya, so direct importation is a must if you have to get one. Spare parts will be hard to get. Specialized engines are expensive when brand new from Europe. On the other hand, motorcycle engines are plentifully and cheaply available enjoying considerable import tax concessions. Their main drawback is the bulky weight for earth moving machines and cooling fin alignment that is in a direction 90 degrees from that of paramotors

Engine capacity range for the more compact 2-stroke motorcycle engines is similar to that of paramotors [80cc to 200cc].

So the motorcycle engine I chose had to be within this capacity range, was 2-stroke and the engine cylinder head cooling fins can be re-aligned for effective cooling as on a paramotor.

The brands I found on the market that could have their cylinder head cooling fins turned through 90 degrees were TVS max 100, Suzuki AX100, Yamaha AX100, Jieling AX100 and Puma AX100. All the other brands with higher cc ratings had their cylinder head fused to the sleeve. Refer to figures 1 & 2. I settled for the TVS max 100 at a cost of 300USD.

Where would you place the propeller shaft/ propeller?.

The sprocket that drives the chain that rides the rear tire was my first choice as it was the actual designed power outlet from engine that would mean minimal interference with engine set-up. However the sprocket was a particularly small device to adapt on a stubby propeller shaft. This would also have meant maintaining gears with their unnecessary weight.

Accessing carburetor settings would be dangerously impossible as this would have to be done from the side of the rotating propeller.

So lets open the engine casing to seek other alternatives. Refer 

First trying a propeller shaft from the sprocket before changing it to the clutch, cutting the crank case then getting into a lubrication nightmare. Turning the engine upside down seemed to solve the lubrication issue but the engine could not start in that position. So I had to return the engine to its original position and back to problems of containing engine oil. It was only when I balanced the propellers that I realized that the arroldite material I used could be easily cast into which ever shape you wanted if you injected it into into an appropriately shaped container before it hardened. So I was able to device oil chambers inside the crank case and also get to use the kick start. Since the engine weighed heavily on one side, I tilted it upwards this time to the position that balanced right in the cage. The float carburetor also had to be tilted so that it remained horizontal despite the engine being tilted. So I used the same aroldite to cast an  adapter to the engine inlet port.

Throttle, fuel connection, exhaust etc were not that problematic and hence time to test the engine. It would not start with the kick start nor by flicking the propeller. I realized that the flicking the prop half a revolution only turned the crankshaft one and a half revolutions and these were not enough to start an engine that had not been in operation for so long. So I attempted perhaps a most dangerous way of starting the engine though I think its not as dangerous as flicking the prop. I tied a long piece of string round and round the neck of the propeller shaft, had someone hold the frame firmly for me and I pulled away the string. The engine roared to life immediately. Now as a paramotor not a motor cycle. Now am working on carburetor weaving a net for the frame for safety as I realized your hand or fingers can easily go if they met the propeller. Am pleased with the progress as am likening myself to a mother who has just delivered.

Working on a motorcycle engine is difficult and yet can be so easy. It involves knowing the engine in and out and in most cases you don't arrive at the right path before going through a couple of wrong ones. I had to cut the crankcase to attach the propeller shaft to the engine where there was the clutch as I am doing away with the gears. My initial idea of using a centrifugal clutch on this shaft could not work first coz I used motorcycle break pads (which are cunningly similar to the centrifugal clutch) made of aluminum. They could not transmit the power even at max revs. So I figured it was coz they were light and hence I melted some lead into the pads to increase their weight. This also did not work and I realized it was coz of the slower rpm of the larger gear I had attached. There was no way of attaching to the smaller higher rpm gear and so I shelved the 'centrifugal clutch' idea and connected the shaft direct on the larger gear which luckily turns the right direction for the propeller to push.

With the cut off crankcase, I was using grease to lubricate the gears thinking that both bearings holding the crank shaft were lubricated by the 2T oil mixed with fuel. I was wrong as I letter realized the bearing on the propeller side was lubricated by oil held in the crankcase that I had cut off to give way to the propeller shaft. Besides the grease was melting away as the engine heated up. Now lubrication was also becoming nightmare. I cut a flat 3mm thick aluminum plate to cover the crankcase with a hole through to allow the propeller shaft through but this also needed sealing. I could not find an appropriate seal from any shop so I cut my own from a car tire. As you can imagine, the friction was immense and when I tried minimizing it by grinding tho hole wider, I also allowed more oil to escape through. All this time the solution was there like staring at me and laughing at my predicament.

It came when I was trying to center the weight of the engine on the cage.

For the propeller to be centered, the engine in its normal position weighed heavily on the right. So I rotated the engine through almost 90 degrees so that the head was almost upside down. And as luck would have it this was the solution to both lubrication and balance(with a few easier additions of course).

Making the propeller boss was also a bit challenging as I did not have one to fit the variable pitch prop blades.

After discarding any idea that involved welding,( I had tried but even holding pieces together before welding was a problem) luck again struck when an idea hit me on my 36th birthday. This simply involved folding 2 aluminum plates on either sides around the propeller roots. And it held firm on my second attempt.

The frame I designed is very similar to your skytribe frame as it is detachable into four pieces and uses lugs. With mine, the 1 1/2 inch diameter aluminum tube is in 2 pieces that form 2 L shapes extending at the bottom forming a strong base. That can be carried on a bicycle rack.

To place your order for the updated plans CD - CLICK HERE
Len Celliers

 

 

When thinking about entering the world of Motorised Paragliding several options are available:
Build it | Buy it | Assemble it

In building your own paramotor ther are unlimited areas available for aesthetics, such as chroming, anadizing, powdercoating and all the other finer details associated with tooling.

Take care when coating certain material and grades. Various coatings may trap certain gasses such as Hydrogen under the coated layer, which causes embrittlement. A certain process is needed to eliminate this embrittled material. Check with the undertaker first.

2nd Hand Canopies ideal for powered and non-powered flight
from R4000.
2nd Hand Paramotors also available

EXPECTED COSTS of making your own powered paraglider?

Engine - R8600 to R9800
Prop - R850 to R1300
Harness - R1400
Tuned exhaust - R2500. Optional for heavier pilots. May be added later.
Material - R1500
Belt, bearings, nuts, bolts, engine mounts etc - R500 to R1000.
Labour, welding, turning?????- Call on your friends!!

Refer to price list for individual component prices.

SEND US YOUR PPG, NO MATTER WHAT STATE IT IS IN AND WE WILL SEND IT BACK BRAND NEW! WE USE A COMBINATION OF CERAMIC COATING, & CHROMING FOR EXHAUSTS, PISTONS AND INTERNAL COMPONENTS AND POWDER COATING AND ANADIZING FOR ALL OTHERS. AIRBRUSH AND COMPLETE STICKERS FOR PROPS

Skytribe’s NEW harness set up with side J bars and optional embroidered panels. Easy to convert from your current set up.

A FEW BEFORE AND AFTER PICS

****NOW AVAILABLE****
Build your own:

- Paramotor
- Helmet
-Syphon Shaker
-PPG Rack
-Compressor
-Prop Balancer

 

 

PROPELLER BLADES EITHER AIRBRUSHED

OR STICKERED WITH YOUR FAVORITE

LOGO. THE FORMER IS EXPENSIVE

ALSO PAINT AVAILABLE THAT WILL

PROVIDE ‘CARBON’ TYPE FINISH

.

CERAMIC COATED
EXHAUSTS FOR ADDED
PROTECTION AND HEAT
REDUCTION.

 

CUSTOMIZED ACCELERATOR ENDS.
ANADIZED DIFFERENT COLORS.

HARNESSES EMBROIDERED WITH VARIOUS
LOGOS OF YOUR CHOICE. USE WHAT WE HAVE
OR SEND US YOUR FAVORITE PICTURE.

ANODIZE, POWDERED COATED OR CERAMIC COATED COMPONENTS. MATERIAL WILL DEPEND WHERE THE SPECIFIC COMPONENT IS SITUATED ON THE MACHINE

All plans for every component also available on our “build your own ppg” CD.

APART FROM AN INCREDIBLE LOOK CERAMIC COATING IS WIDELY USED ON RACE CARS, MOTOR BIKES AND MANY OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS THAT NEED PROTECTION. IT REDUCES HEAT OUTPUT AND PROTECTS ENGINE WEAR WHILE PROVIDING MANY COLORS FOR EXTERNAL USE.

Harnesses by Skytribe

We sew our own harnesses here at Skytribe, with additional safety webbing. We customise any seat or
harness to your specifications.

Personalise your harnesses, caps, anything you want with our professional embroidery. We will embroider just about anything!

ADDING AN ELECTRIC START TO YOUR SET UP.

Shown below is the ring gear and set up used on the solo and Hirth 210cc engines. It does seem to work easier on the
Hirth rather than the Solo engines for some reason.

This gear we had machined from mild steel. Mild Steel before powder or ceramic coating.
Nicol coating is also used amongst other methods of protection.

ADDING AN ELECTRIC START TO YOUR HOME BUILT KT 100 GO CART OR SIMILAR ENGINE

Here is an electric start set up that was put initially onto a 100cc go cart ppg by Etienne Smuts. The entire ppg including harness and prop, engine and material cost just short of R6000 (=-500US$). The one problem was that the starter used initially turned the wrong way. This is not a problem and we detail this in our plans cd. More about this on our plans CD available through this site.

You will notice above that there seems to be two‘ring gears.’ This is the exact configuration that was present on the motor bike and helps to reduce the power needed to kick over the engine. Very similar in fact to a reduction ratio or block and tackle used to hoist up heavy objects.

 

 

Assemble your own Helmet - NOW AVAILABE ON CD

 

****NOW AVAILABLE****
Build your own:

- Paramotor
- Helmet
-Syphon Shaker
-PPG Rack
-Compressor
-Prop Balancer

Assemble your own Helmet
USING SKYTRIBES HELMET SHELL AND INSTRUCTIONAL CD

by Colin Tapson


The radio specs ask for an 8 ohm speaker and when I spoke to the guys at the shop the reckon that as long as you don't go under 8 ohms you will be fine. The speakers are rated up to 124ohm so should not be a problem.

The head phone are Teac and I bought them because I knew I would have to cutoff the strap. That is done by taking the foam covers off and removing the two screws. The strap is spring loaded. I pulled the springs up and cut the wires close to the speaker then popped the little cover off on the inside and pulled the two strap pieces out. I did not bother to put the little cover back as there are now no more metal parts left inside to cause problems. I then screwed the outer covers back and put the foam back.

When soldering the wires from the speakers make sure to scrape off the insulation. It is not normal plastic but a lacquer type that if not cleaned properly you will NOT get the solder to work. When glueing the different parts to the helmet I tried to keep the wiring between the different sections so that should a problem occur I will be at least able to access most of the wire. I have at this stage only put in one PTT but I am considering another just not sure if I need it yet. One more reason to get to the wires.

The mic was taken from the kids play station and I suppose if I had put in a bit more effort I could have found  smaller one but this one works great. I built up and shaped foam around the mic so as to protect it and my teeth if I ever do try to bite some dirt. The foam was shaped and trimmed so that with the helmet on I have about a 12-15mm gap between my lips and the foam.

The rest of the instructions as on your CD are pretty straight forward. I did find that using clear glue to stick the material to the foam a lot easier as you can put a bead of glue down then pull the material over, rub some thing over to get the glue to soak into the material and then just hold for 10 seconds or so to let the glue dry. Also don't hold your head in the helmet for too long with all that fresh glue as you may be doing a different type of flying.

Wiring Diagrams below. CLICK THUMBNAILS TO VIEW FULL SIZE DRAWINGS

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MAKE YOUR OWN PPG NETTING.

 

Different colours and choose your line thickness.
How to make your own netting designed for your ppg.
By Roland Raffray South Africa.

TILLOTSOM CARBURETTA

Carlo Mayoss  - Home-Built-Trike - using a solo 210cc engine.

This is not a permanent trike but one that can be foot launched or bolted to an undercarriage if there is
no wing thus eliminating running.

Howdy ! My name is Carlo Mayoss and this is the story of my trike .
We all know Dave from Skytribe ? I got hold of him while doing research on PPG and I was flying free flight paragliding and found that it was limited. I wanted to explore the sky, so found out about PPG and this is where I came across Dave at Skytribe. In a flash he got me a PPG at the price I could afford. Thanks bud , you making my dream come true .

The trike is built out of aircraft aluminium (that's what I had). It is a bolt-together trike and the only welding I had to do was the front suspension . So here are some photos and a brief description .

As you can see , the brackets are made of steel and all bolts together with 8'8 bolts and lock nuts .
The PPGs  j-bars connect with the front via ally tubing , the font u shape that bolts to the front is from a lawnmower handle. The springs are to help with steering , and believe me you need them . The whole lot is braced with cable. The PPG motor cage fits into 4 u shape brackets and pins hold the cage in place. The trike has not left the earth yet.  Hope to soon.

The suspension is made out of old trailer leaf springs , drilled and bolted together with 8'8 bolts and lock nuts .

Tube ; sq , 50mm , 5mm tick .
Length of frame : 1m140mm.
With of frame : 910mm.
With of frame with wheels:1m400mm.
Length of frame with wheel:1m580mm.


There is a cross piece of frame to hold the front of the PPG from that bolts to the trike , this is 210.5mm from the rear of the frame , There is also a "seat" on the frame that supports the harness and the whole frame when you strap into the trike .
Lastly, the springs at the front wheel came from an old trampoline . There are 2 braising cables from the rear of the frame to the front .

Download a .pdf version of Carlo's plans here

 

TRIKES


dave@skytribe.co.za

 

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Customized helmets for BMX, motor bikes, paragliding and hang gliding among many more uses. A step by step guide on how to assemble your own helmet designed for you. All templates available as printouts. We include a complete full colour guide to making your own syphon shaker with each purchase.

 

 

 

 

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It's not just about Madness CD

Dave Briggs, a legend among enthusiasts of extreme events in South Africa. It's not just about madness is a rollicking account of various exploits, sometimes hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, told in episodic, campfire-tales style, to bring- as he puts it- some fun into our lives, while it also asks and answers, the question "Why?" So fasten your seat belt and enjoy the raw energy of a sometimes bumpy ride with a pilot who is equally ready to face the challenge of the mighty Colorado River as to express his own frank views on the world he sees around him.


 

 

 

 

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Build your own Cost Effective Compressor

A CD of step by step photos on how to make your own air brush compressor fror various items found around the home including fridge motors.

 

 

 

 

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Microlighting

A 20 minute excerpt of Dave Briggs' microlight trip around South Africa.


 

 

 

 

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Build your own Powered Paraglider.

The largest collection of Powered Paraglider plans for different engines.All plans and photos available. Includes: a free video, transport rack PPG plans, free copy of the e-book "An Insight into Powered Paragliding ans full colour Assembly Hints. Build it from a cart or motor bike engine at home. Fits in the boot of a car. Make your own portable aircraft. All on 1 CD and printable on most home PCs..

 

 

 

 

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SkyTribe DVD

An amazing introduction to Powered Paragliding. Includes: What happens when you are hit by a wave at sea when flying your paraglider. Showing take-offs, landings, tandem flights and much more

 

 

 

 

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Make your own Syphon Shaker.

D.I.Y. Plans to manufacture your own Syphon Shaker.
A new revolution in petrol / liquid syphoning
No more spillage or funnels
no more mouths full of petrol,
no more spontaneous combustion.


 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 

It's not just about Madness

Dave Briggs, a legend among enthusiasts of extreme events in South Africa. It's not just about madness is a rollicking account of various exploits, sometimes hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, told in episodic, campfire-tales style, to bring- as he puts it- some fun into our lives, while it also asks and answers, the question "Why?" So fasten your seat belt and enjoy the raw energy of a sometimes bumpy ride with a pilot who is equally ready to face the challenge of the mighty Colorado River as to express his own frank views on the world he sees around him.


 

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product


An Insight into Powered Paragliding.

by David Briggs

Now available on disc and printable from most home PCs. With every purchase of this book you receive a free SkyTribe video.

 

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Assemble your own Full Face Helmet.

(DVD)

Customized helmets for BMX, motor bikes, paragliding and hang gliding among many more uses. A step by step guide on how to assemble your own helmet designed for you. All templates available as printouts. We include a complete full colour guide to making your own syphon shaker with each purchase.

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 




It's not just about Madness CD

Dave Briggs, a legend among enthusiasts of extreme events in South Africa. It's not just about madness is a rollicking account of various exploits, sometimes hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, told in episodic, campfire-tales style, to bring- as he puts it- some fun into our lives, while it also asks and answers, the question "Why?" So fasten your seat belt and enjoy the raw energy of a sometimes bumpy ride with a pilot who is equally ready to face the challenge of the mighty Colorado River as to express his own frank views on the world he sees around him.


 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Build your own Cost Effective Compressor

A CD of step by step photos on how to make your own air brush compressor fror various items found around the home including fridge motors.

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 


Microlighting

A 20 minute excerpt of Dave Briggs' microlight trip around South Africa.


 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Build your own Powered Paraglider.

The largest collection of Powered Paraglider plans for different engines.All plans and photos available. Includes: a free video, transport rack PPG plans, free copy of the e-book "An Insight into Powered Paragliding ans full colour Assembly Hints. Build it from a cart or motor bike engine at home. Fits in the boot of a car. Make your own portable aircraft. All on 1 CD and printable on most home PCs..

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



SkyTribe DVD

An amazing introduction to Powered Paragliding. Includes: What happens when you are hit by a wave at sea when flying your paraglider. Showing take-offs, landings, tandem flights and much more

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Make your own Syphon Shaker.

D.I.Y. Plans to manufacture your own Syphon Shaker.
A new revolution in petrol / liquid syphoning
No more spillage or funnels
no more mouths full of petrol,
no more spontaneous combustion.


 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 

It's not just about Madness

Dave Briggs, a legend among enthusiasts of extreme events in South Africa. It's not just about madness is a rollicking account of various exploits, sometimes hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, told in episodic, campfire-tales style, to bring- as he puts it- some fun into our lives, while it also asks and answers, the question "Why?" So fasten your seat belt and enjoy the raw energy of a sometimes bumpy ride with a pilot who is equally ready to face the challenge of the mighty Colorado River as to express his own frank views on the world he sees around him.


 

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product


An Insight into Powered Paragliding.

by David Briggs

Now available on disc and printable from most home PCs. With every purchase of this book you receive a free SkyTribe video.

 

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Assemble your own Full Face Helmet.

(DVD)

Customized helmets for BMX, motor bikes, paragliding and hang gliding among many more uses. A step by step guide on how to assemble your own helmet designed for you. All templates available as printouts. We include a complete full colour guide to making your own syphon shaker with each purchase.

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 




It's not just about Madness CD

Dave Briggs, a legend among enthusiasts of extreme events in South Africa. It's not just about madness is a rollicking account of various exploits, sometimes hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, told in episodic, campfire-tales style, to bring- as he puts it- some fun into our lives, while it also asks and answers, the question "Why?" So fasten your seat belt and enjoy the raw energy of a sometimes bumpy ride with a pilot who is equally ready to face the challenge of the mighty Colorado River as to express his own frank views on the world he sees around him.


 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Build your own Cost Effective Compressor

A CD of step by step photos on how to make your own air brush compressor fror various items found around the home including fridge motors.

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 


Microlighting

A 20 minute excerpt of Dave Briggs' microlight trip around South Africa.


 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Build your own Powered Paraglider.

The largest collection of Powered Paraglider plans for different engines.All plans and photos available. Includes: a free video, transport rack PPG plans, free copy of the e-book "An Insight into Powered Paragliding ans full colour Assembly Hints. Build it from a cart or motor bike engine at home. Fits in the boot of a car. Make your own portable aircraft. All on 1 CD and printable on most home PCs..

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



SkyTribe DVD

An amazing introduction to Powered Paragliding. Includes: What happens when you are hit by a wave at sea when flying your paraglider. Showing take-offs, landings, tandem flights and much more

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Make your own Syphon Shaker.

D.I.Y. Plans to manufacture your own Syphon Shaker.
A new revolution in petrol / liquid syphoning
No more spillage or funnels
no more mouths full of petrol,
no more spontaneous combustion.


 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 

It's not just about Madness

Dave Briggs, a legend among enthusiasts of extreme events in South Africa. It's not just about madness is a rollicking account of various exploits, sometimes hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, told in episodic, campfire-tales style, to bring- as he puts it- some fun into our lives, while it also asks and answers, the question "Why?" So fasten your seat belt and enjoy the raw energy of a sometimes bumpy ride with a pilot who is equally ready to face the challenge of the mighty Colorado River as to express his own frank views on the world he sees around him.


 

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product


An Insight into Powered Paragliding.

by David Briggs

Now available on disc and printable from most home PCs. With every purchase of this book you receive a free SkyTribe video.

 

 

 

 

 

Featured
Product

 



Assemble your own Full Face Helmet.

(DVD)

Customized helmets for BMX, motor bikes, paragliding and hang gliding among many more uses. A step by step guide on how to assemble your own helmet designed for you. All templates available as printouts. We include a complete full colour guide to making your own syphon shaker with each purchase.

 

 
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