The Cygnet has been added to the extensive list of crazy-cool products featured on the website ToysforBigBoys.com. Just as the name implies, browsing around their site evokes the same levels of awe and excitement as walking into Toys R Us did when I was 10. Is it too early to start working on a Christmas list?
Larry Jones of Adelaide Airsports in Australia sent us this article from Sky Sailor magazine featuring his write-up and review of the Cygnet. We have a great community of Cygnet owners and pilots all over the world and we always enjoy seeing articles like this. Thanks Larry!
In January (2014,) a couple of Cygnet pilots were featured in an article written by Hank Brooks in “Ebb & Flow”, the newsletter for the Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers club. The author and a few friends were paddling around Dunedin Causeway in South Florida when they saw Derek Holmes and Dave Myers fly overhead in […] Read More »
At first glance, a parachute sounds like a great idea. If something goes wrong, you just pull the handle and then float gently down under your parachute . . . But like all things in life, sometimes there are also negatives to consider. The big negative is inadvertent deployment. Almost as bad as having your […] Read More »
It is important to get clarity up front what you want from your flying so we don’t waste your time or money on something that is not a good idea. For example, the fastest and cheapest way for you to go skiing and see family in Virginia is to fly commercial. The second best way […] Read More »
Simple answer, WIDE OPEN SPACES! Imagine learning to fly on a huge flat grassy field, with nothing to hit, no other traffic, and no obstacles upwind to spoil the smooth wind. In this ideal condition, you can always take off and land straight into the wind, and you don’t have to worry about hitting the […] Read More »
Short answer, 10 to 15 hours. I have seen it take less than 10 hours and more than 30 hours, even with a person who was a good student and is a great pilot, and now even an instructor. There are two aspects: one is actual skill and the other is confidence. Some people get […] Read More »
Choosing between a single-seat and a two-seat trike: An ultralight can only have one seat, but not all single-seaters are ultralights. What an ultralight actually is: FAA ultralight criteria (FAR Part 103) One seat only! 5 gallons max fuel capacity 254 pounds max empty weight, excluding floats and safety devices max top speed 55 knots […] Read More »
If you have decided on a single seat trike, the next decision is which wing to get. The Maverick is tried and true. The latest revision is the Maverick 3. The Maverick wing is well proven and I can strongly recommend it. It has pleased many customers. The Pacer is also a nice wing but it […] Read More »