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Miniplane Assembly Steps:
Assembly: ABM Harness (Harness Parts)
The ABM Harness is a unique paramotor harness allowing the use of weight-shift (seat steering) during flight. Free flight pilots will appreciate not only this feature, but also the lower hangpoint of the carabiners, giving their head much more space away from the risers during kiting and launch.
At this time, we are offering two distinctive harnesses for the Miniplane:
Position the harness near the frame. Look at the top of the harness for the attachment straps and hardware. Use the locknut and washer to attach the Harness straps to the frame.
Please note: The PSF and ABM harnesses attach to different points on the Frame. The ABM attaches to the upper holes in the Upper Frame Extension (curved), while the PSF attaches to the lower point where the Upper Frame Extension attaches to the Frame (see photo - click to enlarge).
Position the ABM Arms (there should be no straps over the arm), then remove the locknut, washer and spring from the bolt on the ABM Arm. Insert the ABM arm bolts into the round receptacles on the side of the Frame.
Fasten the ABM Arm using the washer, spring and locknut in that order. Tighten about half of the spring's space between coils to ensure that the spring will hold tension against the arm.
Attach the side straps to the Frame, then attach the lower buckles to the frame under the lower Fuel Tank support with a Lark's Head loop. Clip the buckle from the shoulder strap into this. This strap should hold the weight of the paramotor when standing, but without tension during flight.
Work with your trusted Miniplane Dealer and do a good Hang Check before considering flight.
To properly adjust the ABM Harness, have a look at Hadley Robinson's page at Southwest Airsports describing the adjustments and settings that work well for this style of harness.
The next step in the assembly is the Propeller.