The solutions we propose are those that have made us famous and that we proudly claim as creators.
The type of harness used in Miniplane paramotors is closely linked to the types of attachment of the sail and the shape of the arms, which in the different versions have a different function.
- The PSF solution* is the first (in chronological order) original solution that we proposed.
The attachment of the glider is approximately at the pilot's eye level and the two fixed spacer arms, under the pilot's arms, serve to keep the harness in the correct position, in every phase of flight.
It drastically reduce the destabilizing effect of the propeller torque, keeps the whole paramotor/pilot/sail perfectly aligned, avoiding oscillations and absorbs air turbulence.
The attachment of the glider is approximately 40-45 cm higher than the center of gravity of the machine (including the mass of the pilot), therefore the stability obtained is remarkable.
This solution was developed in a period in which the paramotor glider were those used in free flight, a sail of this type requires a different adjustment of the length of the control handles.
This solution is still appreciated by many schools and customers for the practicality and feeling of stability it offers.
Nonetheless, it allowed us to obtain excellent results in competitions where great handling was also required.
To meet the needs of pilots coming from free flight, accustomed to very reactive wings that require faster and more dynamic pilot interventions, we have created the ABM solution **.
First of all, ABM has a smaller height distance between the attachment point and the center of gravity and furthermore it is not rigidly constrained to the frame, leaving more freedom of movement for the side transfer of the load.
The innovation of the ABM system consists in the shape of the arm (S, goose neck, swing arms are the most common nicknames).
Our goal with this S shape was to align the height of the propeller axis (the center of thrust), with the point of resistance (the attachment of the sail) and also the center of rotation of the arms, in order to obtain a neutral behavior of the paramotor, with good handling and also intrinsic stability to guarantee a good level of comfort.
the acronym PSF comes from the Venetian language Par Sentarse Fàçile (same in Italian), Easy Seating, explains that when it was developed this was a major concern for beginners.
the acronym ABM comes from the words: A Braccetti Mobili (tilting arms), but also A Braccetti Medi (medium arms). both explanations are true