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    Buckeye Paraplane

    I'm looking at a Buckeye Paraplane 2-seat that is missing the chute. In my search I see that the company is out of business. I also saw mention of possibly converting this powered paraglider to a trike. Anyone have any info on these units and how to get a replacement chute or better yet converting it to a trike. I have looked at a few trikes over the years and think it would be fun to have one at my place for 'around the patch flying.

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    Chute

    Quote Originally Posted by WWhunter View Post
    I'm looking at a Buckeye Paraplane 2-seat that is missing the chute. In my search I see that the company is out of business. I also saw mention of possibly converting this powered paraglider to a trike. Anyone have any info on these units and how to get a replacement chute or better yet converting it to a trike. I have looked at a few trikes over the years and think it would be fun to have one at my place for 'around the patch flying.
    I bought a used PPC and it had an older chute. I dumped it and bought a new chute. There is a lot of increased safety with a new chute and there are many places to buy a chute. Not sure about converting to trike.

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    Chute

    Quote Originally Posted by WWhunter View Post
    I'm looking at a Buckeye Paraplane 2-seat that is missing the chute. In my search I see that the company is out of business. I also saw mention of possibly converting this powered paraglider to a trike. Anyone have any info on these units and how to get a replacement chute or better yet converting it to a trike. I have looked at a few trikes over the years and think it would be fun to have one at my place for 'around the patch flying.
    I bought a used PPC and it had an older chute. I dumped it and bought a new chute. There is a lot of increased safety with a new chute and there are many places to buy a chute and the manufactures of chutes are different than the PPG manufacture.
    . Not sure about converting to trike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWhunter View Post
    I'm looking at a Buckeye Paraplane 2-seat that is missing the chute. In my search I see that the company is out of business. I also saw mention of possibly converting this powered paraglider to a trike.
    I think Buckeye did their own trike conversion so it's definitely been done. I would guess a third party wing or parachute should be available since Buckeye is Tango Uniform? I agree a trike would be fun.

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