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.

 

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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

Paramotor-things-for-sale

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/

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

 

 

Paramania’s Latest News from Spain November 2015

Right click to ‘Save as..” and read at your leisure!


For more info  www.paramania.com
Paramania colour logo

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!
Paramania Powergliders   https://www.facebook.com/FlyParamania

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/

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