This year, production is prepared for ASTRA (AeroSystem TRAining) and Cold Jet Backpack (CJBP) for Paramotors utilising our own light engines in the direct drive of the impellor.
In August I tried a ‘hung up’ unit on my
friend’s back in BackPack fashion as a
Paramotor but the prototype’s excess weight and CG was too far
aft and prevented successful flight. The basic unit will be altered
for Electric Power for BackPack.
The future also looks bright for Propfans –
unshrouded fans which were statically tested and found to increase
thrust by more than 20% compared to free propellors. Dynamic testing
of Propfans is now in progress.
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