Engine Related Accessories
2013 Mar 4, Fuel Level & Flow meters, Temperature
gauges, Timers, Auto Shutofff, Dampeners
Some cool products come out occasionally to support the paramotor pilot's
need to know and desire for safety. Everything from fuel flow rates to auto
shutoff devices. Some are only sold for a while because the market is small
and, once most potential customers have them, the sales rate may drop below
a sustainable level. So far, so good: it hasn't happened yet to any major
products that I'm aware of but we shouldn't be surprised when it happens.
My hat is off to those who take on our small market and I hope they are
able to make it worth their while. We all win.
About getting a product reviewed. I love trying new stuff but 1)
hate the cold and 2) don't like working on paramotors. So if your product
requires much more than about 20 minutes of installation, I'll review it
when I get a chance to fly it on a machine that already has it. Otherwise,
contact me about shipping. Thanks for the opportunity to share your goods
|Engine Fuel Flow & Qty, Temperature,
|Make, Model, Year Reviewed
|Tiggy Fuel Flow
Works with any liquid fuel
engine. Yes, that sounds like rocket motors but no, none of those have been
harnessed for PPG.
2012-Sept They sent me one of these to
review which I did. As best I can tell it's the only device that
measures fuel flow. Pretty cool. Here's the full review with pictures.
|Fly Henry PPG Meter
Works with most two strokes and nearly all gas
2013-Mar-05 This is
a multi-purpose device that, besides offering the usual RPM/CHT/EGT/Time, it
most uniquely, adds a fuel level indicator system. The fuel tank pickup
gives fine level measurements using an ingenious tube-in-tube sensor that
goes in through the top of the gas tank. As the fuel level rises, it changes
the resistance between the concentric tubes which is read as a fuel
remaining. It's programmable with an alarm for CHT or EGT limits and warns
you about low fuel at approximately 15%.
I haven't gotten to fly with the device but will report
on it when I get the chance. It'll take the average person at least a couple
hours to get everything installed and setup but, for about $60, the
distributor will install and set it up for you.
Michael Sekler is the
importer for Fly Henry in the U.S and elsewhere.
Here is the device's manual
and a descriptive video.
|Paramotor Engine Cutout
||Experience & Comments
Under development by Scout Paramotors
2013-Mar-05 If all goes well, I hope to review a prototype
version of this device in the next month or so (weather permitting). I'm
told it will be made available for public sale and as OEM to interested
paramotor manufacturers. First it will appear on a new paramotor being
marketed as Scout Paramotors.
It was designed by Svec Miroslav and stands to be the single biggest
improvement in paramotor safety ever. Stay tuned. Here is a
YouTube video where
the device is tested.
|Paramotor Engine Dampener/Mounts
||Experience & Comments
|Kittila Engine Mounts
2013-Mar 5 Unfortunately I was unable to review these yet because
it's just too damned cold in Chicago. Hopefully I'll get a chance in FL and
will use an acceleration app on my HTC thunderbolt phone (taped to a the
frame) to record before and after vibration maximums in three axis.
If I do get the chance, files will be provided for both the control test
(using stock engine mounts) and the goal test using the "Vibration
Monitoring" Android application by Mobile Tools.