Spartan DFS Paramotor

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DFS Paramotor
Role Paramotor
National origin United States
Manufacturer Spartan Microlights
Status Production completed
Unit cost
US$8900 (2000 price)

The Spartan DFS Paramotor is an American paramotor that was designed and produced by Spartan Microlights.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed to comply the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles rules. It features a paraglider-style high-wing, single-place accommodation and a single 28 hp (21 kW) single cylinder, two-stroke air-cooled Hirth F-33 engine in pusher configuration. As is the case with all paramotors, take-off and landing is accomplished by foot.[1]

The designation DFS stands for Dual Face System and the powerpack can be used with either a paraglider or hang glider wing.[1]

Specifications (DFS Paramotor)[edit]

Data from Kitplanes[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 6 ft (1.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft (11 m)
  • Height: 5 ft (1.5 m) powerpack only
  • Empty weight: 68 lb (31 kg) plus wing
  • Gross weight: 503 lb (228 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 3.5 U.S. gallons (13 L; 2.9 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hirth F-33 single cylinder, two-stroke air-cooled aircraft engine, 28 hp (21 kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 25 mph (40 km/h; 22 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 ft (2,700 m)
  • Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (4.6 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Downey, Julia: 2000 Trike and 'Chute Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 17, Number 2, February 2000, page 54. Kitplanes Acquisition Company. ISSN 0891-1851
  2. ^ Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 86. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster UK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X