The paramotor I have is an Airfer Tornado. It has an electric generating system so I thought I would make a modification and install the external power supply to run my GPS, heated gloves and a strobe light. This paramotor supplies 8amp per hour (12 volt) at 4000rpm so there is significant power generated to run my gadgets.
This picture shows how I have mounted three standard `Phono' type sockets and one single pole `Toggle' switch to a short piece of angled aluminum.
I first cut a short piece (approx. 3 inch) of angle type aluminum and formed the corners to a round shape to avoid cuts to my hands!!
Then I drilled 4 holes for the three phono plugs and the iscolating toggle switch.. The whole assembly is `Tie' rapped to the inner cage of the paramotor, for extra safety I used a hot glue gun to secure the plate to the paramotor. It is rock solid now!!
The circuit is backed up by an inline fuse holder next to the battery, so if there is ever a short the fuse will blow instead of melting the wires.
The In-line fuse holder is a sealed type one that will not let oil and particles inside. The fuse holder must be installed inline of the `Positive wire (+)', this must be installed for safety reasons. I put a 5 Amp fuse, and the cable size I used is 1mm twin.
GPS Lead Picture,
This lead was made of 4 core screened cable using a `Phono' plug and a Garmin connector plug.The picture below illustrates the electrical diagram:
Now I do not run out of GPS power in flight!!
Below, I present the heated gloves. They are an excellent choice for winter flying. Supplied with a thermostat, these gloves will keep the pilot's hands warm even at very low temperatures.
The gloves can be purchased at every reputable mororbike store. With all these accessories, a pilot will make flying safer and more comfortable.
The Garmin Connectors can be source on the web at www.pfranc.com