About the project

Or why do I make this and why anyone might need it?

Roadable aircraft introduction.

Almost at the very dawn of aviation a concept of a roadable aircraft was born. Many aviation enthusiasts were dreaming of an aircraft that could go by roads as well as fly. Many talented engineers made attempts to fulfill this dream by designing and building prototypes of roadable aircraft of various types, ranging from planes to helicopters and autogyros. So far none of these projects has proved to be commercially successful. Bit this does not prevent inventors from continuing attempts.

Invention of flexible paraglider wings and of powered paragliders makes the goal of designing of a practical and inexpensive roadable aircraft achievable. This is because a flexible wing can be packed to a very compact volume for transportation and can be deployed fairly quickly by a pilot alone.

Numerous projects of roadable paramotor vehicles have been undertaken by now. Some of them are still under development right now. Nevertheless I believe that our project is different in many respects and makes a unique contribution to development of ultralight roadable aircraft.

What QUADROLET & PARAVOZ are designed for?

Quadrolet & Paravoz (Q&P) are designed not for bypassing traffic jams, not for military or commercial applications as some of other similar aircraft are. They are intended purely for travel, leisure and sports. When designing Q&P I had in mind to overcome some existing shortcomings of paramotoring:

  • In most cases in order to fly a paramotor one must ride a car before and after the flight. And you definitely have to have a large luggage compartment to place your motor and glider (or may be two?).
  • Assembling a paramotor before flight and disassembling after takes time and not the most pleasant part of the sport and prone to mistakes.
  • Unless you have a ground support crew, that would follow you while you fly, you have to land at the place of the take-off in order to get back to your car. That is not always practical, especially in strong winds.

A roadable paramotor vehicle overcomes all these drawbacks and, what is more important, makes possible para-travel which would combine driving and flying. One may want to switch from one mode of transportation to another because of weather condition, terrain condition, existing restrictions to flying or to driving on your path. Ability to go by public roads legally allows one to get to a gas station for refueling, to a hotel to spend a night, to a restaurant to have a meal or to your friend's house to have a sex without using any other means of ground transportation and leaving your paramotor unattended on the field.

How QUADROLET & PARAVOZ are different from other roadable paramotor vehicles?

  • Q&P have a single power unit which may be switched to drive either the propeller or the wheels. This allows to keep the weight low and to use all the power available both in the air and on the ground.
  • Q&P conforms to US FAR 105. Both vehicles are single seaters and the weights are within the legal ultralight limits. (Designing of double seaters is in the future plans.)



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