Paraknight Posted July 21, 2017 Share Posted July 21, 2017 I have seen a fair number of people, on various paramotor sites, forums, and youtube, talking about things getting caught in the props over the years. Fom loose clothing, to straps/wires, and the obvious one the throttle cable. With so many various reports of this happening over the years, and the clear safety issue it presents, how come so many motors still have huge gaps in the cage? Look at Parajet, for example: The volution has the big "A" shape with the swooping gaps either side and large gaps at the bottom, and large slits either side of the core frame. Then the the Maverick and Zenith both have the huge circular hole in the middle surrounding the motor, as well as similar gaps at the bottom. How come this fairly obvious flaw hasn't been closed up? surely it just makes sense to stop *ANYTHING* getting into the prop, and any gaps at all are just asking for trouble at some point. I will put my hands up and say this is clearly from a VERY rookie perspective so maybe there's a reason for it that I am unaware of, but the only reasoning for the gaps on the volution i can see is due to the way it disassembles, but there seems to be no reason the tolerances couldn't be a LOT tighter than they are. And I cant see any real reason the netting on the Mav / Zenith couldn't be a few inches closer to the middle. Whats the deal? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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