Goodwin Buckshot

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Role Powered parachute
National origin United States
Manufacturer FL Goodwin
Introduction 1998
Status Production completed
Unit cost
US$9000 (2001)

The Goodwin Buckshot is an American powered parachute that was designed and produced by FL Goodwin of Phoenix, Arizona and introduced in 1998.[1]

The aircraft was distributed by Paraborne Aviation of Kissimmee, Florida.[1] The Buckshot is out of production.

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed as a US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles two seat trainer. It features a parachute-style high-wing, two seats in side-by-side configuration, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in pusher configuration. The standard engines supplied were the 45 hp (34 kW) 2si 460F-45 and the 45 hp (34 kW) Zenoah G-50 engine, although any light, two-cylinder, two-stroke engine can be used.[1]

The aircraft is built from bolted anodized aluminium tubing to save weight. In flight steering is accomplished via foot pedals that actuate the canopy brakes, creating roll and yaw. On the ground the aircraft has tiller-controlled nosewheel steering. The main landing gear does not incorporate suspension and the aircraft relies on large tundra tires to provide this.[1]

Specifications (Buckshot)[edit]

Data from Cliche[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Empty weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 13.5 U.S. gallons (51 L; 11.2 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × 2si 460F-45 twin cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled aircraft engine, 45 hp (34 kW)


  • Cruise speed: 25 mph (22 kn; 40 km/h)


  1. ^ a b c d e Cliche, Andre: Ultralight Aircraft Shopper's Guide 8th Edition, page D-4. Cybair Limited Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-9680628-1-4