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The Blue Heron Express is a great way for the serious powered parachute enthusiast to start. This light-weight model easily converts from a single-place unit to a two-place trainer.  The rear seat assembly is removable and an optional bracket is set in its place.  The aluminum fuel tank can be plumbed for five or ten gallon capacity.  Combined with an incredibly light airframe weight of only 245 pounds, the Blue Heron Express can conform completely to FAA Regulations Part 103 for single-place operation, while providing the ability to turn into a two-place trainer for those interested in pursuing an instructor's certification.

Specifications Engine
Configuration Single/2-seat Type Rotax 503 DC
Height 6' 6" Power 52 HP
Length 9' Cooling Air
Width 5' 11"
Empty Weight 245 lbs. Parachute
Gross Weight 740 lbs. Type Performance Designs
Maximum Payload 450 lbs. Models Sunriser, Barnstormer, Windjammer
Fuel Capacity 5/10 gallons Span 39' 6"
Takeoff Distance 150-200 ft. Area 500 sq. ft.
Landing Distance 150 ft. Loading 1.1 lb./sq. ft.
Climb Rate 300-400 fpm.
Cruise Speed 26 mph Other Features
Kit Type Assembly Airframe Color Custom
Assembly Time 30-50 hrs. Canopy Color Custom
    Propeller 3-blade

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