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Old Mar 3, 2004, 3:17 PM   #11
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I've been to the top of Mt. Evans too. That means I've ridden my motorcyle higher than I've flown my flying machine!

The prop on the powered parachute does exactly the same thing as it does on any airplane. It's the weight of the cart that keeps the wing inflated, not the forward motion. If you turn the engine off, the wing stays inflated and you continue almost the same forward speed, you just glide down.

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Old Mar 3, 2004, 9:00 PM   #12
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just like a regular parachuter, the weight of the person or in this case cart keeps air in the wing, like he said, the fan pushes it forward, again like he said, but they also use the fan to put air in the parachute before it takes off bucause its not comeing out of a plane, they hold the chute behind it so the air goes in, then they take off

from re-reading this, it seems even more confusing :? , maybe i can find a pic for you
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Old Mar 3, 2004, 9:20 PM   #13
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well..... i don't really understand how you could control the altitude......lol....sry
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