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-together anodized aluminum tubing to save weight. Inflight 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 (40 km/h; 22 kn)


  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