The Blackbird was designed to improve the function, performance and ergonomics of paramotors. Many hundreds of hours of design and analysis, numerous prototypes and over 50hrs of test flying were dedicated to refining the final product.
The Blackbird seat-back allow the pilot to fly comfortably reclined without compromising take off performance and also allows the incorporation of an optional rigid foot rest. Aerodynamics are improved by moving the fuel tank away from the prop and into a more streamlined position during cruise. Ground handling versatility is also improved allowing better ground stability and compact storage.
The Blackbird features a Carbon/Kevlar back support, Apco SLT harness, Powder coated aluminium lazer cut frame, Carbon fibre spokes, Vittorazi V-throttle and an 11.5 lt carbon/kevlar reinforced composite fuel tank (2.5- 3 hrs endurance).
The cage diameter is 1450mm, and total frame & engine/prop weight is 25kg.
The motor is a Moster 185cc SILENT or PLUS with two piece carbon prop. The thrust with a standard 1.3m carbon prop (Vittorazi) is 75kgs.
The Blackbird sold for $8,450.00 in 2017 from Christchurch, NZ.