ooted in how your paramotor floats when unforeseen circumstances occur and utilizing genuine abrasion-resistant Cordura® fabric with a 10 point Velcro® mounting system - it installs in minutes and can add up to 300N of buoyancy in the advent of a water landing. A reusable design allows for easy repacking and recharging after a freshwater or saltwater incident.
Our evolved design incorporates tapered bladders. While inflated, the PPG Smoke U Float is distinctly larger at the top, like a V, allowing for the bulk of volumetric displacement to be distributed where it matters most, behind your head.
How It Works
Designed for a range of possible flight applications across paramotor, paragliding, and hang gliding it's easily adaptable to a variety of installation scenarios. During a water landing, “bobbins” can dissolve releasing a puncture needle into the CO2 cartridge, inflating the bladder, and creating buoyancy.
Floatation is created by two individual (1x left, 1x right) bladders capable of a combined inflation capacity up to 300N of displacement. More than twice the size of an adult life jacket. Alternatively, each bladder can be manually inflated in two ways. An oral inflation tube on each unit (left and right) and a manual inflation pull-string.
Installation scenarios vary by application. The U Float System is suitable for use on most paramotor frames and includes 10 attachment points for various configurations. It’s universal enough to adapt to various frame widths or even harness shoulder straps. Mounting should be clear of obstruction, reserve routing, easily accessible in an emergency, and the bladder must be puncture free. It's subtle in design, and seamingly disappears until you need it.
Dual 33g Co2 inflation system
An industry first in this shape, with redundancy where it counts most. The left and right bladders are separate heat-welded chambers. This split design adds a significant degree of comfort in what can be an uncomfortable situation, leaving ample room for the pilot's head.
New bladder material
Complementary to our two-piece float system, we chose a variant material that allows for a little bit more flexibility in its application. With the addition of the tapered bladder, the way the system packs and deploys was a huge consideration.
Weight-shift or fixed-arms
Rather than designing for a specific use case, we’re introducing a slightly narrower overall width. Similar designs rely on a larger overall width and frame-based attachment that moves the entire system lower vertically, obstructing weight-shift systems.
We took a close look at the inflation system itself. By implementing a larger overall radiused nut and setting torque specs on the factory line, we’ve improved the way Co2 exits the cartridge into the bladder.
What do we do?
Paragliding is our passion. We want to share that passion far and wide. We do this in four ways. Firstly we offer advice and sell both new and used paragliding equipment, we offer tourists the chance to view the spectacular scenery around Thailand from a viewpoint most people only dream of, we teach people to fly with our partners at Fly Koh Larn and finally we guide qualified pilots around Thailand to fly above mountains and beaches.
As a passenger on one of our tandem flights you can quite literally sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views Thailand has to offer. You could be 1000m over a mountain top or soaring over white sandy beaches. Our experienced pilots will ensure that your flight will be something you will remember for the rest of your life and of course they will ensure that you get back on the ground safely to tell your friends and family about your amazing experience.
Welcome to the Happy Bus
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.........for the XC hounds!
For pilots who want to get kilometres under their belt rather than hours Khao Sadao is the best XC site in Thailand. The current open distance record of 243 km was set here recently and flights of 100km or more are very common in the flat lands behind take off. Retrieve is always interesting as the locals will come to greet you with the famous Thai smiles, they will probably feed, you and offer you a lift back to take off. Be careful though as you may end up with a marriage proposal or two as well!
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.....for new pilots wanting to spend smooth hours in the sky
For newer pilots who just want to get hours under their belt then Koh Larn is the perfect destination. Koh Larn is a small island situated about 2 hours drive east of Bangkok. The ridge is around 3km long and you can fly the whole island for hours on end. Landing on the beach after a soaring session can be followed up with tasting some of the local seafood and relaxing with friends or family. For non flying visitors there is plenty to do with the usual beach activities.
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