|Role||Powered hang glider|
|National origin||United Kingdom|
US$5000 (circa 2000, without wing)
Design and development
The booster was sold either as an engine package or as a powered hang gliding harness, to which the pilot could add any standard hang glider wing. When ready to fly the aircraft features a cable-braced hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, single-place accommodation, foot-launching and landing and a single engine in pusher configuration.
The aircraft uses a standard hang glider wing, made from bolted-together aluminium tubing, with its single surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. The wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame control bar. The engine is a lightweight, two-stroke, single cylinder Radne Raket 120 of 14 hp (10 kW), which is mounted at the rear of the pilot's prone position harness pod, with the propeller at the very rear.
- Pegasus Booster
- Version produced by Pegasus Aviation in the late 1990s period.
- Solar Wings Booster Mk I
- Version produced by Solar Wings in the early-2000s period. Was noted as being compatible with the Woody Valley harness that was popular in Europe in that time period.
- Solar Wings Booster Mk II
- Version produced by Solar Wings in the mid-2000s period. Was noted as being not compatible with the Woody Valley harness that was popular in Europe in that time period.
Data from Cliche
- Crew: one
- Empty weight: 42 lb (19 kg) powered harness only, plus wing weight
- Fuel capacity: 1.3 U.S. gallons (4.9 L; 1.1 imp gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Radne Raket 120 single cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled, aircraft engine, 14 hp (10 kW)
- Cruise speed: 25 mph (40 km/h; 22 kn)
- Stall speed: 14 mph (23 km/h; 12 kn) depending on the wing selected
- Rate of climb: 400 ft/min (2.0 m/s)