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May 23, 2015, 11:52 AM
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Paramotor with Opale Fox RS 2.6


I'm working on a paramotor at this moment and bought a FOX RS 2.6 to be used as a wing for this paramotor. I did some experimenting with the wing from hobbyking but quickly decided I wanted something better.

Yesterday I recieved my wing and want to start this buildlog with a quick review of this wing.

It came nicely packaged with a repair kit (lines and fabric), a catalog, some folders and stickers. The wing itself is packed in a nylon/spinnaker bag that has a handle on the back and a cord to pull it closed.

After laying it out I noticed several things (that are important to me) on each which this wing surpassed my expectations.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7799/...cd27b5d2_k.jpg

fabric, the fabric is light and flexible. The flexibility makes it possible to make small adjustments in flight, for example the trailing edge only curls when pulling the brake. By comparison to the HK wing, when you pull the brake on that wing almost the entire wing get pulled along causing the C and D lines to lose tension.

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Bridles, thin and nicely connected.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/...b61c03ed_k.jpg

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Risers, Simple and strong.
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Im really looking forward to flying it but that has to wait untill the paramotor itself is done. I cannot think of more things to say at this point. Just very happy with the overal feel and quality of the wing.
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May 23, 2015, 12:00 PM
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What a lovely wing!

Looking forward to be following the buildlog :-)
May 23, 2015, 05:59 PM
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Thanks!

Here is a quick render of the base I will be using. Servo's, batteries, etc will be mounted to this base. I think the rails where the pull bar is mounted to will be stretched in order to be able to accommodate all that needs to be mounted. Controls wil be mounted for:
- Left/right brakes
- A-risers (speedbar)
- Big ears (experimental)

This design is not intended to simulate a person flying so there will be no backpack and pilot or trike.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/...572541d9_o.jpg

Electronics:
33kg servo's on brake lines
10 kg servo's on Speedbar and Big Ears
5208 motor and 15" prop
2x 5000mAh 6S batteries for propulsion
1x 300mAh 3S battery for servo's and control
May 26, 2015, 10:09 AM
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Nice wing and nice work Stef! I will follow your buildlog too to see your work, I am curious about seeing what it will look like when it is finished!
May 26, 2015, 03:17 PM
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Thanks! I do too, at first Iwill make the parts from plastic to check of its all ok. The final version will be made from 7075 aluminium and carbon fiber.
Last edited by Stef stuntpiloot; May 26, 2015 at 03:44 PM.
Oct 06, 2017, 03:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stef stuntpiloot
Thanks!

Here is a quick render of the base I will be using. Servo's, batteries, etc will be mounted to this base. I think the rails where the pull bar is mounted to will be stretched in order to be able to accommodate all that needs to be mounted. Controls wil be mounted for:
- Left/right brakes
- A-risers (speedbar)
- Big ears (experimental)

This design is not intended to simulate a person flying so there will be no backpack and pilot or trike.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/...572541d9_o.jpg

Electronics:
33kg servo's on brake lines
10 kg servo's on Speedbar and Big Ears
5208 motor and 15" prop
2x 5000mAh 6S batteries for propulsion
1x 300mAh 3S battery for servo's and control
Did this project ever get completed and fly?

Looks slick. I am wondering where you intend to put ballast? I'm shocked at how much weight mine required... Would love to see this finished