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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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These were taken at an Yankee ultra light fly-in, in Sandown, NH several weeks ago. The weather was poor (light rain and overcast) so there were no bright blue skies to show off the Colored Fabric wings.







The power units weigh about 65 pounds. The pilot runs a few steps to open the wing and then powers into the air. One Gallon of fuel keeps them flying for about 1 1/2 hours.









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Old Aug 28, 2012, 7:08 PM   #2
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Nice photos Lou, even with overcast skies. These ultralights look like great fun (and just a tad unsafe)!
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Neat photos, it would great fun to photograph them. They almost don't look like they would be able to fly! Can't imagine flying one though.
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That looks good fun, I'de have a go!

Nice series, thanks Lou.

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No thanks, they fall like stones, too many accidents, neat shots though.

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Rodney - I kind of agree with you. Nothing I would want to fly in but lots of fun to watch.

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Looks crazy to me. With all the trees around how high do they need to fly?

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Looks like fun, my son went up on a 2 seater and shot the neighborhood, I would try it. If the motor quit you could still glide down

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Hans - I think that the real danger in these ultra lights is if it gets hit with an abrupt wind gust the wing can collapse and that spells real trouble.

Patty - At least higher than the trees. They are capable of flying quite high. More than 10,000 feet and they need to have Oxygen so they stay below 10,000.

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Some great photos despite the adverse lighting. Looks like plenty of fun & excitement!
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