The Starseed X airframe design delivers an all new integrated sensation and feels and acts like an extension of your own body. The unique design concept gives you a completely new level of direct control and a felt gear shift which propels you right into the air with an incredible efficiency. Based on extensive testing over the last five years and many prototypes later, we have landed what we believe is the perfect balance between the thrust line, the arm attachment points and the raiser attachments. This provides the best possible mix of handling and weight shift capabilities without compromising stability.
There is a reason why backpacks are designed to be worn on your back and not between your legs :-) On Starseed X the fuel tank is raised to become the back panel, thus providing free flow of air around the pilot compared to traditional paramotor designs. This allows us to get more thrust out of every engine on the market - only with less noise and less fuel consumption. Even the smaller and lighter engines deliver remarkably better performance with the optimised aerodynamics found on Starseed X.
Talking about performance: The weight shift capabilities are way better than we could ever dream of, while still maintaining great stability. On Starseed X you'll find the best possible balance between weight distribution, aerodynamics, weight shift capabilities and safety.
Our anti-torque system is based on offsetting the arms in relation to the frame (not the raisers in relation to the arms). This way all forces are in line with the arms, creating a more rigid construction with no twisting that can result in bent arms. The solution helps to compensate for and almost equalise the torque effect of the engine and propeller in a magnificent way. This system has proved to work even better than we could have had hoped for. The pilot can change sides according to which engine is fitted to the Starseed X.
Although the tank is placed on the back, we do not experience any torque steer with our sophisticated, yet very simplified, anti-torque system. Our system offers a stable flight yet retaining full weight shift capabilities.
The very heart of Starseed X is the star that gathers and anchors both the gas tank and the struts and acts as a binding site throughout the design. The star is a significant improvement on how to assemble and tie up paramotors. The concept enables very easy assembly, reduces the amount of materials and provides a high strength with the fewest possible components. The struts are easily inserted into the star and locked with a simple locking pin mechanism that eliminates twisting, and hereby stiffens the whole frame.
Careful attention has been paid to the ease of assembly and the compact size when disassemble while remaining strong once assembled. The sophisticated design keeps the netting attached correctly aligned at all times. It is quick and above all easy to assemble - once built up, we find power launches are possible from the sturdy titanium hoop. The netting is tensioned using m2 buckles, this allows a small amount of movement while also providing permanent tension and absorption of vibrations. Disassembled, the frames section makes a small curve that can be tucked beside the motor or stored in the optional padded frame bag.
Accurate and reliable digital fuel gauge without any moving parts, as well as an LCD display for accurate reading, is fully integrated into the tank. A significant challenge with paramotoring is the often missing tank gauge which at all times shows how much gasoline is left in the tank and the status of estimated flight time based on the remaining gasoline. Starseed X is the market's first paramotor with a built-in digital tank gauge and with a very high degree of accuracy.
The fuel cap has beautiful details and contributes to an exclusive expression of Starseed X. The fuel cap can be pressed down after refueling and contributes to a beautiful aesthetics.
Designed for maximum portability, Starseed X is particularly well suited for transport on aircrafts and for storage when the gear is not in use.
With Starseed X you are ready for take-off in just a few minutes.
We have challenged the now 30 year old classic method of fixed foot /undercarriage with a brand new approach, the Tilt Leg.
The Tilt Leg is compact, functional and seamlessly integrated with the Starseed X frame. Should you want the lightest possible weight with 800 grams of savings, the ‘Tilt Leg’ can be easily dismantled.
An integrated (but removable) retractable foot ensures that the paramotor sits firmly on the ground when not in use. When preparing for take-off, the foot slides nicely away from the legs and unites with the rest of the frame. In flight two strong magnet clips ensures the leg is fastened in a lock position.
Our anti-torque system is based on offsetting the arms in relation to the frame (not the raisers in relation to the arms). This way, all forces are in line with the arms, creating a more rigid construction with no twisting that can result in the need for replacing the arms.
The tank placed on the back prevents stumbling in the tank during take-off, and a good distance to the hoop and propeller gives a superior view of the wing over the head. You can easily tilt your head right up even with your helmet on.
Starseed X is based on the idea that "Light is right" – without compromising strength. The entire frame is made of the highest titan quality available and adapted to paramotoring for the optimal performance. Titanium is 40% lighter than steel, it is stronger than steel and alloys and it is corrosion-resistant with anti-fatigue properties. A titanium paramotor welded in a chamber will look good for years to come: no rust, no cracks, no peeling paint, holding on to its good looks and its residual value.
The new updated Apco SLT harness has the option of side mounted reserve chute, for ease of location and carrying your rescue chute. This can be attached left or right and replaces one of the pockets with a zip on rescue pod, so you always have your rescue chute, plus a clear lap for easy launching.
The Starseed X airframe supports most engines on the market, and it is possible to custom-order engine plates for most engines on the market. Even with lesser parts and material than most other paramotor frames, this is made possible by the strong construction, intelligent distribution of materials and the binding method. Starseed X is, however, optimised for the all new and revolutionary e-82 from e-Flight (launch date TBD), the Vittorazi Atom 80 and Moster 185 and all Corsair engines for optimal efficiency and flight experience.
The Starseed X is made of an optimal mix of Titanium Grade 2 and Grade 5.
Weight of individual parts
Starseed X is delivered in a solid cardboard box. Later in 2020 we will make available a purpose built transport/storage bag to order for Starseed X.
If your engine is not in the order list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll do our very best to help you! Please note that due to the distinct design of Starseed some engines might not be supported.
The Starseed fuel sensor is made in cooperation with Fly Henry, custom made for the Starseed X fuel tank.