HummerChute Approved - 19/4/10
The HummerChute is Aerochute Industries' latest design in powered parachutes, using a Rotax 582 motor. It has been in design and testing for the last 18 months and has now been approved for sale. Aerochute Industries has built and tested the HummerChute to the same rigorous testing standards it uses when introducing any new product to the public. The criteria for the HummerChute was to produce a powered parachute with increased lifting performance, whilst keeping all the safety and stability characteristics of the original Aerochute design. This, incidentally has stood the test of time, with 21 years of safe, stable, easy to use enjoyable flying.
The main features of the HummerChute are a Bigger motor, Bigger head plate, Bigger Prop and Bigger seating capacity. This translates into exceptional performance and climb rate, 50% larger seating area and a bonus of hands free flying! The HummerChute has an AUW of 350kg which gives 2 large people the ability to fly comfortably together with an excellent climb rate. AUW of 350kg the HummerChute can climb to 1000ft in 2 minutes 30 seconds. At 300kg it is 2 mins to 1000ft. The CoG has been exhaustively tested and altered to accommodate the extra power and engine mounting points. Which means you get the same stability of an Aerochute… but it’s just on steroids.
The HummerChute uses the new design twin prop guard which can accommodate a larger prop. Higher engine mounts still give good ground clearance so a 64 inch diameter prop can swing to produce massive thrust. The wider head plate and seating gives 3 important features.
1. The ability to give larger people the comfort to fly together.
2. The wider head plate gives the ability to introduce new canopy designs to the HummerChute.
3. Hands free flying!
When flying solo the wider seat gives the pilot the ability to fly hands free by using weight shift movements. You take off as normal then can let go of the hand controls. Using the inherent stability of the Aerochute canopy design, flying hands free is easy, enjoyable and safe without the swimming effect of other designs. With the seat belt still connected you can move from one side of the seat to the other and turn the HummerChute. In fact you can complete accurate circuit patterns and line up on final all hands free, sitting comfortably in your lounge chair in the sky!
Overall the HummerChute is a pleasure to fly. It still provides the stability and compactness of an Aerochute but with the performance of a rocket!
Hot weather, heavy payloads, the HummerChute gives you something up your sleeve. Test flights are available anytime. If you make the effort to try it you won’t be disappointed.
Remember it is built by a CASA approved manufacturer with 21 years experience in the powered parachute industry.
Aerochute Industries - the company you can trust !