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

 

 

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.

 

Got Facebook visit the ‘Official Air Conception Facebook Group’

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

EOS 100 Paramotor Engine for PPG 9.5kg with 50kg Thrust

The Austrian made EOS 100 Paramotor engine.

100cc Belt drive with a clutch, easy pull start engine, competes head to head with the well known Top80 and other engines in this class. Build quality is high, economy is good, power is 50kg + category, the engine feels small and I wouldn’t believe the delivery box even contained an engine. UK price of £1995 with auto decompressor (as shown on the custom-air website)

EOS 100 engine

  • Lightweight & compact construction
    The very light engine is built small, nicely and compact with the use of only highest quality materials. Well manufactured in all details by the use of most modern techniques with a smart constellation of components which are perfectly working together.
  • Optimum operation
    The engine is easy to start up, with a smooth and constant run at idle. The well adjusted carburetor together with the unique HIFLOW-SHOT air box care for an even run in all revolutions. Perfectly balanced crankshaft, fly wheel and shafts care for a low vibration. The fan cooling prevents the engine against overheating and allows long duration runs at full power.
  • Power & thrust
    Considering the small size and very low weight, the moderate compression ratio for a durable and long life span, the small displacement, the engine gives an optimum thrust and astonishing power.
  • Reliable quality
    The well proven engine concept and the use of highest quality materials and components, the best workmanship and accurate engine assembly, all grant for a highest quality product and reliable engine run throughout a long period of operation.

EOS 100 engine front

Sporting some promising specs:

engine one cylinder 2 stroke
displacement 102cc
stroke 45mm
bore 54mm
compression ratio 1:10,2
gear ratio of belt drive 1:3,5
carburetor membrane DLE with choke
spark plug NGK B10HS
power 20,4HP (15KW) at 9200RPM
thrust >50kg
starter rope hand starter
cooling fan cooling
average consumption 2,8 – 3,2l/h
fuel inlet Reed valve
air inlet HIFLOW-SHOT air box
fuel recommendation unleaded 98 Octane
fuel mixture 2,5%
2-stroke oil full synthetic
weight
(w.o. exhaust)
7,4kg
weight
(with exhaust – all complete)
9,585kg
exhaust Chromium plated, Carbon silencer
max. build-in length 21cm
dimensions 57x34x25cm
propeller recommendation
(rotation anti clockwise)
CT/E100125V1-2BW wood 2 blade or
H/E100125V1-2BC Carbon 2 blade

above a video showing a test where the engine is run flat-out for 2 hours in a heated room.

50kg thrust test with 125cm wood prop

more info from www.eos-engine.com

APCO NRG specifically designed slalom racing wing – Video

APCO’s new 18 and 20m slalom racing wing.

from APCO “The APCO NRG is the “Bad Boy” in Apco’s Paramotor wings family. Like your kid brother, it’s small but with a lot of attitude. It is a specifically designed slalom racing wing that’s also fun to just play around with. Speed and handling characterize this wing but it’s real virtues are stability and safety in extreme maneuvers. We are proud of this wing and are sure you will be too..”

NRG from APCO

http://www.paramotornews.com

Simon Westmore uses Paramotor and Multicopter to aid in National Geographic Earths Giant Hole Discovery – video

Aerial Video team http://www.aerial-footage.co.uk (Simon Westmore) helped survey Earths Giant Holes expedition by using first a tandem Parajet Volution Paramotor setup with a Synthesis Cabrio tandem glider piloted by Peter Baldwin (at 3m15s) and then later using one his newer toys the Octocopter equipped with camera and fpv setup (at 32m15s).

Originally shown on National Geographic HD channel.

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Paracell PPG Electric Paramotor and Trikes upto 1h40m flying time

Paracell Electric Paramotor Company have been quietly working away on their projects and have produced a good range of electric paramotor and electric trike options.

A neat unit that incorporates a belt reduction system to a fan cooled motor.

Claiming up to 64kg thrust and up to 70 mins flying on the ppg & up to 1 hour and 40 minutes flying time on the trike model with higher battery capacity.

http://paragliderelectric.com < spanish or here for google english

Electric Paramotor News

Kangook Paramotor and Paramania GTR flying side by side a Plane – Video

Shown on Vimeo from the user EasyGlider

Life’s too short !
Enjoy every flying day and ride the sky with that freakin’ gear !

Gear : Kangook Classic 146.
Wing : Paramania GTR 22.
Throttle handle : AEF Caméléon.
Plane : SF 25

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