On this page we will present improvements done on a Walkerjet paramotor by Dana Hague:
"Here are several things I've done to my Walkerjet (give an engineer time and tools and he'll modify anything beyond recognition):
This is an important safety modification, though it probably applies only to older Walkerjets: The black button to the right of my thumb in the picture is the engine kill switch, a momentary contact pushbutton replacing the original rocker
switch that lead to several inadvertent engine shutdowns:
There is also a mirror attached to the throttle to check the fuel level in flight.
The original throttle cable housing was replaced with a section of plastic electrical conduit and tightly secured (the original was a simple piece of plastic tubing secured by a hose clamp. The conduit is also more flexible than the original.
The new cable housing is larger, which gives room for the wiring for the radio PTT switch, barely visible on the top of the throttle grip.
The conduit is secured to a short section of PVC pipe, which in turn slips into a hole in the base of the throttle handle. On the J-bar you can see another piece of smaller diameter pipe (black), which slips into the one on the handle and provides a storage place for the throttle, both in flight, when I want my hands free, as well as on the ground.
The following picture shows the throttle on the storage post, as well as the instrument pod(Tachometer&CHT) The housing is an unknown plastic part from a junk car. The faceplate is a 1/8" plywood. It is attached to the frame with silicone rubber cushioned cable clamps from McMaster-Carr.
The next picture shows a safety improvement. This is just a piece of line with a section of tubing at one end and a clip at the other. The tubing end slips over the fuel tank vent and the other end clips to the riser attach. As it is clipped to the shackle, I can not forget to remove it before attaching the wing. It also provides a not-quite-tight seal on the vent, so I can open the valve when the motor is in storage and not have to worry about atmospheric pressure changes collapsing or bursting the tank. You can also see the top of the storage pouch.
Here I am showing the pouch.It is an AK-47 ammunition pouch from the local army surplus store.It provides a great place for stuff I want accessible in flight (camera, GPS etc.) I chose it because it holds its shape and has a very ergonomic opening system. Right behind it, you can see the secondary kill switch both for emergency backup and for ground safety switch. The switch is placed inside a plastic ring (a PVC pipe cap) so it can not be hit accidentally.
The next picture shows a frame/cage base protection. This consists of a tubing that was mounted on the base tube, to protect the machine from scratches and sliding around.