Everest Gliders – Light Weight Paramotor Specific Wings

Launched in 2019 Everest Gliders specialises in light weight class of paramotor wings, released on launch are 4 wings.

Everest Gliders

  • Windplay which is a school style ground handling wing in small sizes.
  • Oxygen, their beginner wing for those first moment of flying.
  • Cross, as the name suggests the easy going stable cross country wing for all pilots.
  • Thunderbolt, which is the more advanced wing, fast & agile.

All are light weight gliders which generally offer excellent easy launching and more feedback in flight.

everest gliders thunderbolt

Check out their website for more information: http://www.everestgliders.com

 

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A $2500 used paramotor video by Tucker Gott

Popular paramotor flying youtube blogger Tucker Gott released a video looking at and flying a used paramotor. Giving his insights and information regarding this sometimes daunting task, buying your first flying machine. Check out part 1 below.

 

Paramotor Things For Sale Facebook Page 10k+ users

The biggest used paramotor group featured on facebook has over 10,000 members, started in 2012 it currently has at time of writing 13,400 users. Averaging 400 posts a month and attracting 1600 comments a month, its an active portal.

If you have a facebook account you to can join and view the Paramotor Things For Sale group with the link below, answer a few simple questions and you are ready to buy or sell your flying equipment. Don’t forget to mention ParamotorNews on the last question.

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

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Facebook groups in general are used widely by the paramotor ppg community as an excellent way to communicate and support each other. Their are many smaller groups to support many things from homebuilders to engine support to flying specific photography.

Air Conception Tornado 280 Paramotor Engine PPG

Air Conception the paramotor company which rocked the PPG world a couple of years back with the popular Nitro 200 engine have expanded their engine family with a larger more powerful unit. The Tornado 280.

Air Conception known for light weight paramotors, unable to find a suitable reliable engine with the same goals as saving weight. they took it upon themselves to produce their own engines. First the Nitro and now the Tornado, keeping with the light weight theme of their paramotors this engine is another example of what is possible.

Two Tornado engines both electric start, both belt drive. One is direct belt drive the other has a dry clutch. Tuned for a linear throttle response something Air Conception pride themselves on is engines which are flyable with a full rpm range and not just chasing max thrust numbers, a concept appreciated by their pilots. Still this engine kicks out some serious power. First up the spec, 268cc. 2 Stroke. 33hp @ 7500rpm, bore and stroke 73×64. That is one fat piston. The complete engine weights are 12.9kg for electric start or 13.5kg for clutch electric start. The power to weight is beyond any other engine currently on the market which is quite an achievement.


Electric Start Clutch Tornado engine above 13.5kg

Only available in the Air Conception paramotor package, there is a choice of 3 frame sizes 2 frame types. 140cm/150cm/165cm with props ranging from 125cm up to 150cm and thrust figures ranging from 80kg to 95kg depending on prop configuration. As a complete package the light weight design translates into a titanium paramotor of 21.4kg with electric start, 3 bade carbon prop, full harness.

more information from http://www.airconception.com

 

Independently Reviewed by Youtube Blogger Tucker Gott

New Ozone Freeride Performance Paramotor Wing

FREERIDE – Dynamic Performance


The FREERIDE brings a new level of agility and dynamic handling to the intermediate-advanced class of PPG wings. This exciting new design delivers the legendary speed, precision, and efficiency of the OZONE VIPER series, plus the handling and agility of the OZONE SLALOM. The mission of the FREERIDE is to elevate excitement without compromising comfort and stability, and it features the dependability and ease of use that our intermediate range wings have become known for. 


Whether you are focused on competitive slalom flying, classic competition, or just carving aggressive lines, the Ozone FREERIDE is a fun and efficient high performance wing that delivers the goods.

In a range of sizes to suit all. From 15m to 23m, From 55kg to 170kg
http://flyozone.com/paramotor/en/products/gliders/freeride/info/

WOW – The 4th Annual Wings Over Winter Flying Event

Organised by Aviator PPG Florida, this year was the 4th WOW and proving ever more successful. Attracting visitors from all over the world. This one is on my to do list, flying in  Florida USA, the weather looks perfect for PPG.

Message from Aviator PPG “We loved having every one here for our 4th Annual Wings Over Winter event… Special thanks to the City of Lake Wales and all of the locals who made the event so spectacular. We look forward to seeing you all next year!”

Learn to Fly Aviator PPG: http://AviatorPPG.com

Song One: The Hip Abduction: http://thehipabduction.com/
Song Two: Dansonn Beats: https://www.dansonnbeats.com/

Air Conception Nitro XL

One year on and possibly the most influential engine ever released to the paramotor world in recent times. 

The interweb chatter on social media sites, forums and talk on the field is where I hear about the nitro engine. What I hear though is good news, no complaining, just praise. It’s a first for paramotoring as we can be a harsh bunch when new products arrive. 

1st was the pull start Nitro 11.3kg which was later followed by an even more popular electric start nitro at only 11.7kg… What ever next?

Well one year on and Air Conception are here to break new ground again. Using the now well known Nitro engine they have adopted an extraordinary 165cm paramotor frame. Yes you read that right. 1 6 5 cm (1.65m)!! Why so large, why such a jump in size. 


Utilising their alloy delta frame 165cm hoop allows for the fitting of a 150cm prop, not any prop, a high aspect, light weight carbon e-prop using their most efficient blade technology. 

This creates a number of improvements. Greatly improved fuel economy, less noise and increased thrust. Some numbers have been put out from the manufacturer, less than 2lph cruising, reduced noise at level flight from lower rpm, plus a healthy 80kg thrust. E-prop has already been tested to show noise reductions of up to 10db, adding to this the 150cm requires low engine rpm for level flight, then it is sure to be quieter which is great for everyone. 
Air Conception are on a roll this year, launched to stardom with the Nitro, we wait with keen interest to see what they bring next. 

One thing we know of that is next in line is a clutched version of the electric start nitro and already some pilots are queuing.

Manufacturers website http://www.airconception.com 

Parafest 2017 – the UKs Largest Paramotor Show 30th June to 2nd July


Now in its third year, Parafest has become the ‘must go to’ event in every pilots calendar. 

Parafest 2017 dates are confirmed as June 30 – July 2 at Caerwys, the same spectacular site on the North Wales coast as Parafest 2016. 
Everyone is equally welcome. Paramotors, Paragliders, hang gliders, powered hang gliders, SSDR, non pilots and children. More emphasis has been put on the non flying entertainment for 2017 to give Parafest its family friendly festival feel and we will have a full line-up of entertainment for adults and children alike. The camping fields will be open from the weekend before the festival starts (June 24) so you can arrive early, grab the best pitch and enjoy what Wales has to offer.
The GREAT news is that the powered pilots can use the massive field next to the festival site!

The many North Wales paragliding sites are also within easy driving distance from the festival and we have experienced local pilots offering details and site briefs to visiting pilots. One of the hills can be seen from the festival site and if conditions allow pilots will be able to glide back and land at Parafest. 
The two most important things for a festival have already been booked, the stage and the bar.

The line-up is growing fast – Fire breathing circus acrobats, Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd tribute acts are already confirmed, with more in the running, jostling for position. 

Saturday night is 80’s night and we are currently in negotiation with one of the UK’s top 80’s tribute acts to come and entertain us. So don’t forget your leg warmers and your shoulder pads..!!
Parafest is brought to you by a select and altruistic group of fly hard, play hard Paramotor pilots. 

The Paramotor Party Boyz guarantee a good time will be had by all. 

If you only go to one UK flying event in 2017 then, you need to make sure it’s the best, which means you must go to Parafest.
New website with full details and online ticket sales goes live in January.
www.parafest.co.uk

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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