Powered Parachute Donated to Car Talk: WPNE – Wisconsin Public Radio

Are you a thrill seeker and looking for a new toy this summer? Well we think we have just the thing for you…a powered parachute!

A Six Chuter SX-1 Powered Parachute was donated to Car Talk!

Donated to Car TalkWPNE – Wisconsin Public Radio, this 1998 Six Chuter SX-1 has a  503 CC engine, 54 horsepower and only has 135 hours on it (fun fact :powered parachutes measure in hours not miles)


This type of aircraft was designed to comply with the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles rules, including the category’s maximum empty weight of 254 lb (115 kg). It features aparachute-style high-wing, single-place accommodation, tricycle landing gear and a single 52 hp (39 kW) Rotax 503 engine in pusher configuration.

parachute2How to drive it:

In flight steering is accomplished via foot pedals that actuate the canopy brakes, creating roll and yaw. On the ground the aircraft has lever-controlled nosewheel steering.

Want to help Car Talk and have fun at the same time?

Check out the powered parachute on eBay and make an offer…..let the bidding begin!!

This eBay listing will end in 4 days so make sure you check it out!

Over 82 % of the gross proceeds from the sale of this vehicle will go back to Car TalkWPNE – Wisconsin Public Radio.

For more information about this vehicle call : 877.957.2277 or email ars@arscars.com