Archaeopteryx the foot launched glider with 28:1 LD

 

The Ruppert Archaeopteryx is a Swiss high-wing, pod-and-boom, single-seat, microlift glider that was designed by Roger Ruppert and is produced by Ruppert Composite GmbH

The Archaeopteryx can be foot launched, tow launched from ground or behind a plane, even bungee launched!! plus it folds away into a trailer.

the price? €73,000 for a complete carbon high tech open cockpit micro lift glider, price will vary according to exchange rates, developments, specification. Add €7000 for a fully enclosed cockpit, or €25000 for electric drive system.

http://www.ruppert-composite.ch/en/flugzeug/portrait.html

 

 

Parafest 3-5th June 2016 UK Paramotor Fly-in Festival & Trade Show

parafest paramotor festival & trade show

PARAFEST 2016 – An event not to be missed

Parafest is the UK’s only trade exhibition for paragliding and paramotor aviation.
Manufacturers, dealers and schools will be attending with their full range for display and demo.
You can meet the experts and ask your questions to the people who know the answers.

Based in North Wales for its country central location, its close proximity to some great paragliding sites and with a field reserved for paramotor flying pilots will enjoy breathtaking views along the North Wales coast into Snowdonia National Park and beyond.
Whether you’re a seasoned pilot, a new pilot or a wannabee pilot Parafest has it all in one great location, close to the coast and surrounded by the natural beauty of North Wales.

Hang glider pilots, powered or unpowered, this is also for you. It’s all foot launched flying fun.

Parfaits field is just a 5 minute flight from the coast. With its smooth sea breeze and big sandy beaches the coastline is a paramotor pilot’s paradise.
You can follow the coastline from Talacre beach with its deserted lighthouse, past the holiday towns of Prestatyn, Rhyl and Abergele all the way to Llandudno and its pier.
Fly over the Great Orme and give a wave to the skiers and toboggan riders on the dry slope or you can fly inland to the summit of Snowdon, less than 30 miles away as the paramotor flies. From the coast to the flatlands or into the mountains, Parafest has it all.

You will need a ticket to enter, to purchase tickets and for more information follow the link to the organisers website: http://www.parafest.co.uk

parajet sponsor parafest

Trade Exhibitors Expected:

Parajet, Paramania, Bulldog, Custom Air Conception, Bailey, CM paramotors, Dudek, Fairhaven, Nirvana, Ozone, PAP, Scout, Uk Airsports, Airways, BHPA, Scout, Typhoon Bikes, Nene Valley Paramotors, Northern Skys Paramotoring, Manchester Paragliders, MWPC, Wings for you, TAG, Flylight Airsports.

 


 

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Polini Thor 80 LC (liquid Cooled) Paramotor Engine

polini thor 80 lc

Thor 80 is Polini’s new mini 2 stroke paramotor engine is compact in size, liquid-cooled.

The Thor 80 weighs 12.5kg. It is liquid cooled, not unique in the paramotor world but this one has a forced air cooled radiator. See the diagram below, engine mount layout is per other thor engines 130, 190, 200. This one has a plastic shield ducting air from an internal fan behind the starter up through the radiator, allowing for the radiator to be kept tight and tidy behind the pilot.

Measuring 41cm wide x 54cm high & 30cm deep is it compact, especially given it has a radiator.

polini thor 80 cooling

The power plant measures 86cc 50×44 for 17 hp at 10,450 rpm, compression ratio 14.01

The engine comes with Polini own CP d.21 carburetor or it can be ordered with the more familiar Walbro WG8 carburetor. A dry-centrifugal clutch, with 3.58 gear reduction with helical teeth in oil bath. As this engine has a clutch and gear reduction it is also flash starter equipped.

Thrust test video suggest 55kg with 130cm prop.  The liquid cooling will aid in economy and we expect the little engine to be fairly frugal.

 

Paramania’s Latest News from Spain November 2015

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For more info  www.paramania.com
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Feel free to join, like or post on any of Paramania’s fan sites, post your thoughts on your wing, connect with fans from the farthest corners of the Earth and share the joy of powered flight!
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Aviator PPG flying the NiTRO

A great video of the Aviator PPG guys, unboxing and playing on the new Air Conception Nitro 200cc.

This new engine is set to take the paramotor world to new heights.

 

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Air Conception NiTRO 200cc paramotor engine

air conception nitro engine

Final realisation of the Nitro 200cc engine, picture shown is the off the final production model.

air conception nitro paramotor

Full Air Conception Titanium Paramotor and Nitro Engine specification can be seen here: http://www.custom-air.co.uk/Custom_Air_Paramotors/Air_Conception_Nitro_200_Paramotor_Engine.html

Promising to be economical, light, quiet and reliable.

 

Can be discussed on the Official Air Conception Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/airconception/

The Worlds Longest Paramotor Race, The Icarus Trophy

The Icarus Trophy is a massive 2 week long unsupported air race on paramotors. It launches with the pioneers race across the USA on the 12th of October 2015

the Icarus trophy

We all start in one place with a paramotor on our backs and finish up in another one – a bloody long way away. In between these two points one of the greatest adventures on the planet is waiting to slap you about the chops.

Unsupported means you’ll be flying with everything you need to survive strapped to your very person. If you get lost, it’s down to you to get yourself unlost.

The Icarus Trophy is a real timed race but first it’s an adventure. That means you don’t have to be super competitive to take part. We always find the people who come in last have the best stories to tell.

more about Icarus Trophy here

icarus trophy track

Track the competitors live here

the 2015 Coupe Icare is upon us 17th-20th September

The 42nd COUPE ICARE will welcome you happily in St Hilaire du Touvet – Lumbin from September 17-20, 2015.

The world’s greatest free flight encounter, packed with emotion, audacity, creativity, fantasy, thrills and laughter, colour and dreams and an unflinching passion for flying

http://www.coupe-icare.org/GB_home.html

Air Conception release the Nitro 200cc engine

Long time in development this promising looking engine in an astonishing achievement of light weight and power.

At only 11.8kg and boasting 74kg thrust with 125cm prop. This makes it the lightest engine giving over 70kg thrust.

Photo below is a prototype model.

nitro 190

Spec: 28hp @ 8100 rpm, Pull Start, Belt Drive with a reduction of 1:2.7, the tiny silencer comes with an integrated Db killer.

With Air Conception having a reputation for reliability from their 130cc engines we have high hopes for this 200cc.

Coupled to their titanium paramotor quoting all up weight of only 19kg, it is another first in this power band.

Click for> Nitro 200 specs

All Air Conception Products can be discussed on the Official Air Conception Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/airconception/