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Steel Breeze Powered Parachutes Steel Breeze

In 2005 ASAP introduced the two place Steel Breeze powered parachute and Mini Breeze conforming to the FAR 103 regulations.

The main fuselage of the Steel Breeze airframe is constructed of 1.5 inch diameter chromolly steel fabricated and aircraft welded. Tabs are welded onto the airframe to attach the anodized aluminum components used to complete the PPC structure.

The Steel Breeze has a roll bar frame, frontal bars, wide center of gravity attach points and true seat separation. The 4 point riser attach system gives this aircraft a solid platform and with directional input that stays solid in the turn with no twisting or bobbing. The higher than center thrust line lateral attach gives a comfortable rate of climb. This also provides smoother throttle transition during landing as the aircraft has less tendency to oscillate with throttle setting changes.

Rear Seat tank, comfortable and lots of leg room. Front Pilot seat is a full highback seat in a comfortable seating position. Both seats come standard with 4 point safety harness. Full roll cage protection and frontal bars are standard. Full action bungee suspension is simple, works well and is very easily maintained. A Dyno-focal motor mount keeps engine vibration to a minimum. Cable system risers and stainless steel attach points make the strength to handle in excess of 5 G’s in load testing.

The Steel Breeze Powered Parachute may be the first new PPC to enter the market with the SPORT PILOT Manufacturers standards already in place. Steel Breeze is in compliance with Sport Pilot LSA.

The Steel Breeze airframe allows a variety of engine options that will fit the airframe. The basic airframe was available less the engine and canopy. The Steel Breeze can come ready to fly or ready to assemble. Factory built Steel Breeze is ready to fly, just uncrate it, put the wheels on, put gas in and fly. Factory built Steel Breeze is completely set up and test flown before it is packaged. Freight cost is higher due to size of finished package.

The welded main frame makes the Steel Breeze Kit assembly simple and fool proof. Kit comes with everything you need to complete the aircraft.

Standard Steel Breeze Airframe consists of:
Main airframe (Powder coated 1 ½ inch chrome molly aircraft quality TIG welded frame cage), Black anodized 6061T6 1 ¼ inch Aluminum Prop guard.
Dual deluxe seating, rear seat fuel cell 14 US gal., deluxe black seat covers.
4 Point Safety harness for both seats.  
64 inch GSC Tech 3 propeller ground adjustable
8” Azusa Aluminum Mag Wheels
Butterfly Steering wheel with u-joint controls.
Dyno-focal motor mount  
Stainless Steel cable and clamp with 4 point riser attach system
Mustang 500 sq.ft canopy with canopy bag and line socks included.
Long handle Throttle Quadrant
Foot bars canopy steering system
Unique bungee control shock dampening system. Used on many certified aircraft.

Construction Materials:
Aircraft quality TIG welded frame 1 ½” 4130 .063 Chrome Molly
1 ¼” 6061 T6 Aluminum Aircraft Grade
Quality AN aircraft hardware.
Stainless Steel bracketing.

Width at main gear wheels Standard wheels: 70 inches
Width at main gear wheels Jumbo wheels: 74 inches
Overall width at prop guard : 76 inches
Length: 123 inches
Height top of prop guard Standard wheels: 83 inches
Height top of prop guard Jumbo wheels: 85 inches

Airframe only weight, including Parachute Wing and Propeller less engine: 227 lbs

Steel Breeze airframe with:  
Rotax 503 DCDI, B-Box with Pull Start: 323 lbs
Rotax 503 DCDI, B-Box w/Electric Start & Mag End: 343 lbs
Rotax 503 DCDI, C-Box (dampener) w/ Pull Start: 331 lbs
Rotax 503 DCDI, E-Box w/ Electric Start: 347 lbs
Rotax 582 Liquid cooled B-Box w/Pull Start : 342 lbs
Rotax 582 Liquid cooled B-Box w/Electric Start and Mag End: 361 lbs
Rotax 582 Liquid cooled E-Box w/Electric Start: 363 lbs
Hirth 3503 Liquid cooled with gear box and Electric Start: 350 lbs
HKS 700E 4 stroke with Electric Start: 376 lbs

Maximum Gross Weights:
These posted weights are based on Parachute Wing size and type.
Mustang S-500 (Rectangular): 850 lbs
Mustang S-550 (Rectangular): 950 lbs
Thunderbolt E-340 (Elliptical): 900 lbs

Glide Ratio: Between 4 to 1 up to 6 to 1.
Rate of Climb: Between 400 to 800 feet per minute.
Take off Roll: 50 to 300 feet
Landing Roll: 50 to 100 feet.
Cruise Airspeed: 25 to 35 mph. (Elliptical wings 31-45 mph)

 

 


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