Sky Seeker Powerchutes Sky Seeker

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Sky Seeker
Role Powered parachute
National origin Canada
Manufacturer Sky Seeker Powerchutes
Introduction 2000
Status Production completed
Unit cost
US$12,500 (2001)

The Sky Seeker Powerchutes Sky Seeker is a Canadian powered parachute that was designed and produced by Sky Seeker Powerchutes of Woking, Alberta, introduced in 2000.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Sky Seeker was designed as a quick-built kit with a construction time of 6–12 hours for the Canadian basic ultralight category and the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles two-seat trainer rules. It features a 500 sq ft (46 m2) parachute-style high-wing, two-seats-in-tandem, tricycle landing gear and a single 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft is built from tubing and features a fibreglass cockpit fairing for cool-weather flying. The main landing gear incorporates spring rod suspension.[1]

Specifications (Sky Seeker)[edit]

Data from Cliche[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wing area: 500 sq ft (46 m2)
  • Empty weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
  • Gross weight: 700 lb (318 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 503 twin cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled aircraft engine, 50 hp (37 kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 26 mph (42 km/h; 23 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 450 ft/min (2.3 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 1.4 lb/sq ft (6.8 kg/m2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cliche, Andre: Ultralight Aircraft Shopper's Guide 8th Edition, page D-15. Cybair Limited Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-9680628-1-4