March 28, 2014

DIY Paramotor fuel sensor and level display

Paraglider enthusiasts have a constant need to be acutely aware of the amount of fuel left for their motor, otherwise their ability to land at a preferred location can be somewhat hindered. This led Instructables member Ppuxley to create a neat solution which combines a capacitive fuel sensor which is linked to a simple yet effective fuel gauge which is fitted right into the throttle handle. 

The entire system is compact and can also be calibrated to ensure the accuracy of the fuel level sensor - and thanks to using an Arduino-compatible it can be customised as required. Finally a quick demonstration is shown in the following video:


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