The GOAT is the update of the BUG by Michael Sandlin. He offers the plans for this very basic glider free on the internet. So if you are not family of the Hiltons or Hughes and you are having two right hands, this might be ideal for you to get airborne.
Five or six major separable parts, the heaviest being the the wing panel at 35 to 42 lbs.
Emergency parachute, hang glider type, hand deployed 22 gore round canopy PDA, with bridle & swivel
16" or 14" diameter wheelbarrow or ultrlight aircraft wheel, tube tire
nose skid for braking (no wheel brake), tail skid at rear (or wheel)
drogue chute, hang glider type, 5 ft. diam. (flat octagonal) canopy, attached to main struts or flying cables, 27" outboard from centerline on left side
tow hookup with weak link loop, to break at about 110% gross weight
Altimeter/variometer mounts on nose tube or strut, hang glider type
Quick assembly pins, handles & tapered ends for "drift pin" assembly, all fasteners attached to airframe
Flap panels in fixed position, or fixed trailing edge.
Four point seat belt
Conventional stick and rudder controls
There are no formal values established for performance, pilot weight, or maximum speeds or loads, because no rigorous tests have been performed to measure these values. There is, however, discussion of these factors on this page and on the forum.
Pictures of the website
Michael Sandlin, the designer/builder
This video gives a good impression of the GOATs abilities.