|Weight 60 lbs, one ring cage
|Digital ignition (std.)
|Simonini 202 (tuned)
|48" Helix composite
|Thrust 153 lbs
|Easy start (std.)
|24 HP@6000 RPM
|Max pilot weight 260 lbs
|5024 AL frame (std.)
|2.5 gallon gas tank
|Bing 34 mm carburetor
Fresh Breeze is now offering propeller cages and suspension frames made from high grade titanium instead of aluminum. The first titanium cage will be made for the Simonini 122 ORC.
The main advantage will be a much higher strength of all frame parts and a decreased weight. An additional feature are streamlined tubes which reduce air drag and noise. The prop runs in smoother air with an increased efficiency.
You can view a video of Chris running a titanium power unit on his back here.
The Simonini is built as a stand-up power head with a four part prop guard. Two prop sizes are available in 110 cm and 122 cm in diameter. This motor closes the gap between the Solo and the Hirth engine. Standard features are the High Energy Ignition and a high power resonator. This is not the stock Simonini engine. It has been retuned by Fresh Breeze. The tuned pipe and re-drive have lowered the power band of the engine allowing very quiet operation and increased longevity. The Simonini has high power to weight ratio. The certification from the DULV (German Ultralight Association) guarantees safety and quietness. The flywheel is finely balanced in Germany with a special fixture Fresh Breeze developed to remove vibration and increase longevity
The crankcase is reinforced with a stainless steel plate to reinforce the stock crankcase. This is a special adjustment Fresh Breeze does and is not available in any other motoring unit.
The Fresh Breeze pull start is installed. Fresh Breeze motors are also available with an electric starter and a pull start. Most other units have only an electric start. With no pull start, if the battery is dead you can't fly, and it does happen.
The famous BING float bowl Carburetor is fitted for instant starting. Many other units have the less expensive Walbro carburetor that needs constant adjustment.
The Fresh Breeze tuned pipe is installed. This pipe is designed on the Fresh Breeze engine dyno to smooth out and lower the power band of the engine. A little power is sacrificed, but the rpm are reduced to 6,000, for very quiet power and long life. All other motor units use the stock Simonini pipe that tends to crack after a while and the rpm are over 7,000.
Southern Skies has all parts in stock, a very generous warranty as well as top technical support. Fresh Breeze has been developing motors for 15 years and has an established factory and a very experienced, long-term US importer. With a tradition of excellence and the experience to back it up, Fresh Breeze is a company you can count on.
Fresh Breeze comes with a superb composite propeller. Two prop/cage sizes are available – 110 cm and 122 cm in diameter. Wood propellers are less expensive and make more noise.
Fresh Breeze uses a large, high mounted gas tank for reliable fuel delivery and long duration flights.
Fresh Breeze has a separate harness that allows for great weight shift and the harness can easily be used for ground handling. Most harnesses are attached to the motor, and are not removable.
All Fresh Breeze units are destructively tested and certified by DULV. No other unit offered in the US is DULV certified.
Fresh Breeze units feature a soft J-bar suspension system. This feature is paramount! It is a quick release that allows an emergency motor jettison feature (in compliance with German Ultralight safety requirements) for even more enhanced security in flight. If there ever was a time where your motor caught on fire or a water landing, you can simply pull two pins, then slide the motor pack off your back and let it go. The chances are slim that this would ever happen, but Fresh Breeze is the only motor on the market that offer this degree of safety. It's like having a reserve parachute (which is a good idea as well!), you give yourself another option. This feature also gives you an excellent feel for your paraglider and the ability to weight shift your glider like no other unit out there. On climb out, you can simply cross your legs away from the turn induced by engine/propeller torque, and you are flying straight! Especially valuable when Motoring to the Thermals, where you will really appreciate this unique system.