BlackHawk’s LowBoy II Paramotor Quad:
THE Paramotor Quad:
The all new BlackHawk LowBoy II was designed and built by Mike Robinson who utilized his extensive experience in building custom Harleys. The new LowBoy II features a new “raked” front end, tapered rear axle, lower ground clearance ( 7″), lower hang point attachment , adjustable billet aluminum hang points with bearings, a racing bucket seat, and 4 point harness. It also features light-weight polished aluminum wheels and ribbed aircraft style 2 ply tires. The wide stance front and rear axles are held in place via pins for easy removal. Cage connections to the LowBoy II are now made by light weight aluminum brackets.
Many quads or trikes on the market have issues with the paint chipping, flaking, and don’t cater to the demands put on them over the years. Our LowBoy II frame is sandblasted, and then a powder coat primer is applied. This ensures your quad will look great for years to come. The final powder coat is completed in your choice of either Metallic Black Cherry with Clear Coat, or Metallic Gunsmoke Silver with Clear Coat! You will NOT find a better looking, better flying, or more stable wheeled vehicle in Powered Paragliding! All these features have earned this quad the reputation as the most sought-after in the sport.
LowBoy II Paramotor Quad:
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HellCat 360 4-Stroke Paramotor
Custom colors +$300
Aluminum A-Assists +$75
Wheeleze Beach Wheels and Tires +$250
Line Guides +$65
Billet Hang-Points +$95
Dual Gas Tank Kit +$235
Reserve Chute Mount +$115
Custom modifications for anyone with a handicap – FREE
LowBoy II Quad:
LowBoy II Tandem Quad:
LowBoy II Quad Features:
The rear, one inch thick, incredibly strong fiberglass suspension axles, slide into the lower frame compartment instantly, making it only 4 feet wide. This provides for easy loading in the back of a pickup truck. The entire LowBoy II Quad disassembles quickly into suitcase size, ideal for shipping.
The LowBoy Quad is by far the safest and easiest way to launch and fly a Powered Paraglider. The LowBoy II Quad is 100 times safer then any other machine, as it will handle the worst or most uneven terrain. Additionally, the quad can remain stable with an off-center paraglider, still staying upright on its wheels.
It is incredibly strong as it is made with 4130 Chrome Moly steel construction. Additionally, the LowBoy has fiberglass axles for amazing suspension with over a foot of wheel travel. With easy, straight axle steering, high speed wheel bearings, comfortable racing seat (with cover), and a 4 point harness, “this is one bad LowBoy!”
Can be used for single or tandem passenger flight and features a low center of gravity. This provides for super easy launching and landing. The LowBoy II Quad is extremely safe and fun to fly!
Entire frame can be disassembled in less then 5 minutes for compact travel. Optional wheeleze balloon tires available.
The LowBoy II Quad is compatible with all major brands of Paramotors on the market today, including: Fresh Breeze, Fly Products and of course the very best of all – the BlackHawk HellCat 360 Paramotor.
BlackHawk’s LowBoy II TANDEM Paramotor Quad*:
The Safest Way to Fly With a Friend:
BlackHawk’s LowBoy II Tandem Quad was designed for single or tandem passenger flight. The Tandem LowBoy features a low center of gravity, very comfortable racing seat, and foot bar for passenger. It’s super easy to launch or land, making it extremely safe and fun to fly!
Tandem LowBoy II Quad:
*2 person powered paragliders do not qualify for the FAA’s FAR 103 in the US. Customers are responsible for checking the applicable regulations where they reside or fly.
The Big Question: Trikes Vs. Quads
Why BlackHawk only offers Quads…
We get the trikes vs. quads question often. After years of training students, hundreds of hours in R&D, and many prototypes, we KNOW that the quad is the best, most stable and safest way to launch a powered paraglider. We build our quads with a low center of gravity and wide wheel base to offer the most stable quad on the market.
Jeff Goin, President of the US Powered Paragliding Association, posted this on his personal site, FootFlyer.com:
“A digression on Quads:”
I saw some extreme examples of the incredible stability offered by low CG quads. John’s (quad) was the most graphic, though. When another pilot was taxiing it, he got into some turbulence which started him swinging left/right. He lifted off and wound up hitting the pavement sideways, skidding to a stop. Had that been a trike or a anything with a higher CG, it would rolled immediately. In fact, there were two trikes that rolled and were damaged. But John’s and another similar unit, which endured highly tipful encounters, just skidded around.
Both incidents that I saw would have tipped most trikes. Mind you, I like trikes and, for experienced pilots, they’re fine. Quads have drawbacks, too, of course, namely in rough terrain because the wheels hit bumps unevenly. But overall, the evidence is overwhelming that you’re less likely to flip a low CG quad than a trike. And of course it makes sense given their broader overall base. Trikes can be improved, of course, by having a low CG and wide rear wheel base, but, all things being otherwise equal, quads are the best tool for beginners learning wheels.