FLOATOR by MINIPLANE
2 X 160 Newton of flotation
We are very sorry, since few time in some country the transport of compressed gas cans is forbidden, we can only supply the lifebelt without CO2 cartrige there, or send as dangerous goods, that may be very expensive.
Please contact us to know more.
2 separate floats offer greater stability, buoyancy and safety in case of ditching.
This solution was designed to be applied on the frame, it is not to be worn by the pilot.
There are numerous advantages of this solution:
* - the overall dimensions of the single float are reduced and it is easier to install on any type of frame
* - more freedom of movement for the pilot
* - when necessay, the pilot may leave the machine without obstacle
* - more side stability in the water, it guarantees a greater chance of survival even in the event of waves or wind gusts
* - each bag is very compact, it does not affect the aerodynamics of the paramotor
to increase the buoyancy, more floats can be use :
you can use a third element to be placed frontally to obtain 160x3 = 480N of bouancy,
or even increase the number to use them on the trikes or tandem machines
it is fixed to the frame with the supplied straps and velcro
automatic opening after 3 seconds after diving, a salt fuse melts and activates the perforation mechanism of the CO2 cylinder
manual, pulling the red handle (in case you want to fully trust the automatic mechanism, this handle can be hidden inside the container, in this way you can reduce the risk of accidental opening)
emergency inflation blowing inside the tube, this has a valve that can be used to deflate the float to fold it back into its container (this possibility is foreseen only after having verified that the automatic system and the manual are faulty, the activation of the automatic system of the float already inflated causes it to tear and irreversibly damage).
Each float is airtight tested for 24 hours, built with the best materials used in airline life jackets.
You can use it many times, after replacing the CO2 canister, and the salt cartridge in case of immersion
weight : 480 grams each , CO2 gas cylinder included
co2 cylinder 33g, medium weight between 140 to 200 grams depending from the brand
dimension : round soft pack diameter 7cm x 35 cm lenght
opened : 160 liters, 50 cm height
buoyancy: greater than 160 N
safety notes :
Every 2 years needs regular check of the weight of the CO2 container (the weight and the tollerance is printed in each CO2 cylinder). if the weight is lower is necessary to change the CO2 cylilnder. there is no expiration date for the cylinders, which are visually intact and respect the weight
Every 2 years the chemical/spare fuse in the authomatics should must be replaced (as it could be damaged by getting wet).
More frequent checks of the salt fuse may be necessary in case of very humid weather conditions, the cartridge can be dried by leaving it in the sun, over a heated radiator or in a dry environment, or by placing it for 30 minutes in an oven at 50-60 ° C.
Replacement in doubtful cases is highly recommended, among other things the cartridge is very economical..
as you can see in the photo below, the system is armed and correctly assembled when the green signal appears inside by screwing the transparent cover.
If the signal is red, the system is not properly assembled or the salt cartridge needs to be replaced.
we are very sorry but since few time in some country the transport of compressed gas cans is forbidden, we can only supply the lifebelt without CO2 cartrige there, please contact us to know more.