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Flotation Systems

Miniplane Dual Flotation System

PPG Smoke Float SystemDual Flotation System for Ultralight Aircraft!

The Miniplane Dual Flotation System consists of 2 separate floats offering greater stability, buoyancy and safety in case of a water landing.

This solution was designed to be attached to the frame, it is not to be worn by the pilot nor is it load-bearing.

There are numerous advantages of this solution:

  • The overall dimensions of the single float are reduced and it is easier to install on any type of frame.
  • More freedom of movement for the pilot.
  • When necessary, the pilot may leave the machine without difficulty.
  • More side stability in the water, it guarantees a greater chance of survival even in the event of waves or wind gusts.
  • Each bag is very compact, it does not affect the aerodynamics of the paramotor.

To increase the buoyancy, more floats can be used, you can even use a third unit to be placed frontally to obtain 160x3 = 480N of bouancy, or even increase the number to use them on the trikes or tandem machines.

This flotation system is fixed to the frame with the supplied straps and velcro.

  • Automatic - produces opening after 3 seconds after becoming saturated, a salt fuse melts and activates the perforation mechanism of the CO2 cylinder.
  • Manual - pull the red handle (this handle can be hidden inside the container, in this way you can reduce the risk of accidental opening).
  • Emergency - inflate by blowing into the tube. There is a valve that can be used to deflate the float to fold it back into its container (activation of the automatic system of the float already inflated causes it to tear and irreversibly damage).

Each float has been airtight tested for 24 hours, built with the best materials used in airline life jackets. You can reuse it easily after replacing the CO2 canister and the salt cartridge in case of immersion.

Weight: approx 480 grams each, CO2 gas cylinder included.

Co2 cylinder 33g, medium weight between 140 to 200 grams depending on the brand.

Dimensions: round soft pack diameter 7cm x 35 cm length.
Opened: 160 liters, 50 cm height.

Buoyancy: greater than 160 N.

Please note: This device must be properly installed on the FRAME, not the harness, or damage will occur. These are not meant to be load-bearing.

Miniplane Dual Flotation System $220



 

 

PPG Smoke Float System

PPG Smoke Float SystemFlotation System for Ultralight Aircraft!

The PPG Smoke Float System is an industry first cost-effective alternative float for paramotor, paragliding, SIV and hang gliding pilots who fly over water. Utilizing genuine abrasion resistant CorduraŽ fabric with a 4 point VelcroŽ mounting system - it installs in minutes and can add up to 300N of buoyancy in the advent of a water landing. Reusable design allows for easy repacking and recharging after a freshwater or saltwater incident.

Please note: This listing is for the Float System only, no Paramotor is included. Co2 Cartridge (33g) is included.

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Please note: All life vests should be replaced after 4 years, this is standard industry practice for self inflating vests as the reliability after that can not be 100% guaranteed due to exposure to the elements and wear and tear. Float System vests need complete replacement every 4 years.

Please note: This device must be properly installed on the FRAME, not the harness, or damage will occur. These are not meant to be load-bearing.

 

PPG Smoke Float System $189


 

 

Powerfloat

Powerfloat2BSURE XLAquatic Flotation System for Ultralight Aircraft!

The Powerfloat is a larger U shaped life vest made to fit a PPG frame with more flotation designed exclusively for the powered paraglider & paramotor community. The Powerfloat U shaped vest weighs approx 2 lbs.

Please note: This listing is for the Powerfloat only, no Paramotor is included.

Co2 Cartridge is included. Supplied with the UML Pro Sensor Inflator (approx 2 year replacement, 1 year if humid). 

Please note: All life vests should be replaced after 4 years, this is standard industry practice for self inflating vests as the reliability after that can not be 100% guaranteed due to exposure to the elements and wear and tear. Powerfloat vests need complete replacement every 4 years.

Please note: The Powerfloat must be properly installed on the FRAME, not the harness, or damage will occur. These are not meant to be load-bearing.  

 

Powerfloat U-Shaped $165


 

 

Powerfloat 2BSURE

Powerfloat2BSURE XLAquatic Flotation System for Ultralight Aircraft!

The 2Bsure vests are available in two sizes, both sizes work great for Powered Paragliders and Paragliders and include the Co2 Canisters (2 x 25 gram) and automatic inflation. The best thing about the twin system is they fit any frame or harness and have the security of two flotation units. These are also popular with coastal Tandem pilots as they can be mounted on the spreader bars as an option for PPG or PG pilots.

The 2Bsure XL are much larger in volume are are ideal for hang gliders, powered hangliders, powered parachutes and Powered Paraglider trikes and include the Co2 Canisters (2 x 24 gram) and Automatic inflation and can be fitted almost anywhere on a frame or upright as required.

Please note: The Powerfloat must be properly installed on the FRAME, not the harness, or damage will occur. These are not meant to be load-bearing. 

The set or pair of 2Bsure vests weighs approx 2 lbs including the Co2 canisters.

Powerfloat 2BSURE $195


 

Powerfloat 2BSURE XL

Powerfloat2BSURE XLThe 2Bsure XL size has six times the flotation of a normal life vest in the pair for excessive flotation. These are supplied with the new multiple fit system - they can be attached with the webbing supplied, Velcro or with zip ties through the loops on the back.

The 2Bsure XL is ideal for schools doing SIV courses over lakes, Acro pilots, coastal pilots and every day pilots that have any chance of a water landing. The biggest and best flotation system available for pilots. The 2Bsure XL is also great for heavier applications such as PPG Trikes, Hang Gliders and Powered Parachutes as the two flotation cells are 3 times larger using two 70 gram Co2 canisters. The Powerfloat 2Bsure XL weight is 3 lbs.

Co2 Cartridge is included. Supplied with the Sensor Inflator (approx 2 year replacement, 1 year if humid).

Please note: All life vests should be replaced after 4 years, this is standard industry practice for self inflating vests as the reliability after that can not be 100% guaranteed due to exposure to the elements and wear and tear. Powerfloat vests need complete replacement every 4 years.

Please note: The Powerfloat must be properly installed on the FRAME, not the harness, or damage will occur. These are not meant to be load-bearing.  

 

Powerfloat 2BSURE XL $285



Please note: All life vests should be replaced after 4 years, this is standard industry practice for self inflating vests as the reliability after that can not be 100% guaranteed due to exposure to the elements and wear and tear. Powerfloats need complete replacement every 4 years. We also sell the Recharge Kits for the Powerfloat, just email us or look in our eBay Store (TrikeBuggy). Download the Powerfloat Users Guide (PDF).

 

Powerfloat Testing from Ben Darke on Vimeo.

 

Powerfloat Paramotor Floatation Vest installation guide from Ben Darke on Vimeo.