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quote "Powered parachute (motorized parachute, powered paraglider, PPC, PPG, paraplane) is a paraglider with motor and possibly wheels."

Just to set the record straight, a powered parachute always has wheels. A powered paraglider does not have wheels.

Above statement is not correct, there are many wheeled version of powered paragliders. The distinction between Powered Parachute (PPC) and Powered Paragliding (PPG) is the type of wing use. PPG uses a paraglider wing, which is different from a square parachute style wing used in PPC. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:C861:9480:7892:B027:ECE4:9B5D (talk) 03:27, 9 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is a difference in a powered parachute and a powered paraglider.

Here are some photos of a powered parachute. (please notice the wheels)

Here are photos of a powered paraglider (also known as a paramotor)

The big difference is that the powered paraglider (paramotor) is always footlaunched while a powered parachute always has wheels and is never footlaunched.

Links to powered parachute manufacturers[edit]

Links to powered parachute manufacturers —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:19, 24 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Links to powered parachute gear and accesories[edit]

flying scooter[edit]

For the record, I added the bit about the flying scooter. I have no connection with the inventor; I just thought it was intriguing that a standard ground vehicle can be converted to flight but still function on the ground as intended, and that this was worth mentioning in the article. (It can drive on the ground when converted, but I am not sure if it needs to be deconverted to be fully highway operable, or how inconvenient that might be.) kwami 00:21, 9 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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XploreAir X1 Paravelo[edit]

How is that not a PPC, Ziesmerd??? Single seater, parachute, propeller behind a driver, three wheels... " commercial insertion", yeah. It's a new take on an established technology, hybrid. (talk) 08:49, 6 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fuel efficiency[edit]

Please improve the article by adding some information about fuel efficiency. Roughly how many miles per gallon (or kilometers per liter) should an operator expect to achieve? 2601:281:CC80:5AE0:E9DD:D150:E6D2:73F8 (talk) 01:30, 26 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Powered Parachute with a Rotax 582 engine, a single passenger and an APCO 500 square chute will burn about 3 gallons of fuel an hour depending on wind speeds and other factors. 2600:1702:17F0:2670:E150:A120:27A1:F51C (talk) 17:03, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

application to other vehicles[edit]

I think application to other vehicles should be added. I-TEC Maverick is application of the technology to make a flying car, XploreAir Paravelo is the first functional flying bicycle [1], Skyrider One is the first flying scooter [2] (talk) 11:47, 25 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PPC vs PPG Distinctions[edit]

I am having to regularly re-edit this discussion because people - for whatever reason - want to make PPGs "look like" PPCs and suggest they are more or less the same thing. Let me assure everyone that the PPG industry wants that to be nothing further from such a possibility.

In the U.S. a PPC pilot/owner must be a fully qualified pilot, have regular flight reviews, meet medical requirements, perform and log regular aircraft maintenance by qualified personnel, etc. The PPG industry has no such obligations or oversight, and - quite frankly - does not want them. Stop trying to pull the two closer together!

The statements addressing distinctions are to show an honest closeness of the aircraft types, but to also ensure that arms-length distinctions are maintained. The USPPA has made numerous attempts to keep drawing distinctions, too, and seems to look for more to allow them to remain out of the FAA's direct oversight. See here:

Ziesmerd (talk) 23:21, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]