PPG Flying Site Information
Olympic Paragliding relocated to the Benton Arkansas area in 2010. The current flying site is the old Saline County Municipal Airport which is now closed. It's a perfect place to fly because the runway is closed and there is no general aviation traffic. Imagine this: You drive down the runway and find the best launch site for the wind conditions. Park on the grass and takeoff on the nice smooth asphalt. That is hard to beat.
Powered Paraglider Wood and Carbon Fiber Propeller Repair
At Olympic Paragliding, I offer wood and carbon fiber propeller repair for all makes of powered paragliders; some powered hang gliders, and even some ultralight aircraft and powered parachutes.
On my website, you will find pictures of damaged props sent for repair. This will give you some idea of the extent of damage that can be repaired. I repair wood and carbon fiber propellers. If your prop is questionable, please call or email me a photo of the damaged area. The average price to repair wood propellers is $60 and the average for carbon fiber props is $90.00. Shipping is an additional charge and usually costs between $10 and $19 each way depending on size, weight, and distance.
New Wood Propellers for Powered Paragliders
I import new wood props for most Powered Paragliders. These PPG propellers are imported from Thailand from a family that has been building them for me exclusively for a decade. The current price for wood propellers is $175.00 plus shipping. I charge only actual shipping charges and do not add a handling fee. See the New Props page for a current inventory list.
I manufacture a simple Propeller Balancer for only $21.95. If you don�t have a prop balancer, you need to check this one out.
I also manufacture a throttle assembly for use on powered paragliders. I could not find a throttle assembly available on the Internet for less than $100, and most were considerably more. So if you need a throttle assembly for your project PPG, or for a retro-fit, check this out. The complete throttle assembly is only $79.00 plus shipping.CHECK OUT THE NEW HERCULES POWERED PARAGLIDER. No Longer Available.
6004 Redrive bearings are available for $5.95 each. This is the most commonly used bearing in redrives.
Propeller Leading Edge Insert
As an additional service, Im now offering a modification for beach and sand fliers. The sand at these locations will rapidly erode a wood prop rendering it useless in a matter of a few hours.
I can modify your existing propeller or make the addition to new propellers, which will extend the life of your propeller in these environments considerably. I can also make the modification to propellers already eroded by sand. So take that prop off the wall and put it back to work.
I fiberglass both sides of the propeller 12 inches back from the tip. The modification makes the wooden propeller nearly as strong as a carbon fiber prop and a lot more resistant to sand erosion. The cost of the modification is $75.00. Ive had customers destroy a wood propeller in one weekend of flying. With the fiberglass overlay, the same weekend of beach flying yielded a prop that still looked like new.
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