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BlackHawk LowBoy II Quad
This ain't yo mommas ride!!
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.
Paint? Let’s talk paint! Frame is sandblasted and then powder coat primer is applied. The final powder coat is completed in your choice of either Black Cherry Metallic with Clear Coat! or Gunsmoke Silver Metallic with Clear Coat! Seriously, you will NOT find a better looking more stable, better flying wheeled vehicle in Powered Paragliding!
Come join the new gang in town! The LowBoys!
BlackHawk MZ313 - 2 stroke
— 180-200 pounds of thrust BlackHawk Hell Cat 360 - 4 stroke
— 220+ pounds of thrust
Wheeleze Wheels and Tires
8" polished aluminum rims
Custom modifications for anyone
with a handicap are free.
The rear one inch thick incredibly strong fiberglass suspension axles, slide into the lower frame compartment instantly, to make it only 4 foot wide for easy loading in the back of a pickup truck, or the complete LowBoy Quad disassembles quickly into suitcase size for shipping.
The LowBoy Quad is by far the safest and easiest way to launch and fly a powered paraglider ever made. The LowBoy II Quad is 100 times safer then any other machine ever made as it will handle the worst and most uneven terrain and off center paragliders and still stay upright on its wheels.
It is incredibly strong as it is made with 4130 Chrome Moly steel construction, has fiberglass axles for amazing suspension with over a foot of wheel travel (will handle any terrain no matter how bad), has easy straight axle steering. High speed wheel bearings, comfortable racing seat with cover and 4 point harness.
Can be used for single or tandem passenger flight, low center of gravity, super easy to launch and land. Extremely safe and fun to fly!
Entire frame can be disassembled in less then 5 minutes for compact travel. Optional wheeleze balloon tires & wheels available.
The LowBoy II Quad will fit and can be used 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 MZ313 Paramotor.
BlackHawk paramotors come standard with the BlackHawk Travel Cage but can be upgraded to the Rhino or Rhino XLT cage. For quad applications we recommend the Rhino or Rhino XLT. For more info on the Cages visit our Paramotor Cages page
Why a Quad and not a Trike?
BlackHawk LowBoy II
Can be used for single or tandem passenger flight, low center of gravity, very comfortable racing seat and foot bar for passenger, super easy to launch and land. Extremely safe & fun to fly!
BlackHawk paramotors come standard with the BlackHawk Travel Cage but can be upgraded to the Rhino or Rhino XLT cage. For quad applications we recommend the Rhino XLT and 52 or 54 inch prop. For more info on the Cages visit our Paramotor Cages page
*2 person powered paragliders do not qualify for the FAA's FAR 103 in the US.
Trikes Vs. Quads, Why ParaToys 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 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.
I am not a pilot with a lot of experience but do know the difference of a quality product. On my trike, I struggled with launches for some time because of a frame that flexed and not having the stability of a fourth wheel. When the frame on my trike flexed the risers moved and the wing would start to fall in one direction or the other. I learned to overcome the flex with braking but knew this was not something that I should have to deal with. In addition, when launching in winds of more that 2-3 miles per hour, the lines would flex the cage towards the prop. There were a couple of times when this occurred and I nicked the tip of the prop. One other irritant I had with my previous unit was the motor. The mid throttle, or cruising speed on the simonini motor ran rough no matter what I did to adjust it. I found this a common complaint amongst other Simonini pilots. It idled fine and the top end had plenty of power. However, the midrange always ran irregular and it was very annoying and made it hard to taxi before launching
After a lot of research and demoing equipment, I now own a BlackHawk LowBoy II quad with the 313cc motor. What a difference! The unit is extremely well built. Neither the fame nor the Rhino cage flex under pressure when launching or landing. With my trike, the center of gravity was high and on rough fields the thought of tipping was always in the back of my mind. With the LowBoy II quad, even with a cross wind, I never worry about going over. The motor runs very smooth and the power band is smooth through the entire power range. No hesitation when passing through the midrange.
I am also flying the new ParaToys Momentum wing. I find this wing to be a great intermediate wing. It is very fast when you let the trim out and floats like no other wing I've ever experienced. The handling is very responsive and very stable with very light controls. I canít begin to tell you how much more Iím enjoying flight now that Iím flying a quality PPG.
I have the "Grazhopper" from Mo Sheldon. I just got back from the airfield where I got to see the Quad that John Black got from you at Salton Sea. I was very impressed with the quality and suspension of it and now wish I had gotten a Low Boy Quad. Congrats on a good/simple design.