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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.
A 150cc size gas engine equivalent the Turnigy RotoMax 150cc Brushless outrunner motor.
Another step towards an affordable electric paramotor.
When combined with a 14s Lipoly battery and a 250Amp ESC the RotoMax motor will supply punchy, responsive power that only an electric setup can provide.
Battery: 14 Cell / 51.8V
Max current: 190A
No load current: 51.8V/5.2A
Internal resistance: 0.011 ohm
Diameter of shaft: 10mm
Stator Pole: 24
Motor Pole: 20
Stator Diameter: 101
Lamination Tickness: 0.2mm
Suggested ESC: 250A 14S Compatible
Currently on Hobbyking.com for $398
A great new support page has been started just for the lucky Polini Thor 200 owners.
Polini Thor Knowledge Base on Facebook to provide excellent feedback and advice to any questions or support features. We think this is a great idea and hope it will catch on with other manufacturers or pilot groups.
Vince from Custom-Air Paramotors showing off the latest AirConception Titanium Paramotor. This Vittorazi Moster powered paramotor claims 74kg thrust yet remains a mere 21.6kg all up ready to fly weight.
Vince says its super strong titanium chassis is unmatched in the strength to weight department + the titanium reinforced 3k carbon spars are strong and super light. At 21.6kg its the lightest moster paramotor I have seen, but its not our lightest motor, for that we have another machine with 64kg thrust and it is yet another 2kg less weight.
This minimalistic design is not to everyones taste but the power to weight is sure to raise a few eyebrows.
more info from Custom-Air.co.uk
Discus on The Paramotor Forum
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The paramotor pilots favorite Castrol TTS synthetic 2 stroke oil (green tub) got renamed to Castrol Power 1 tts (green tub again)
In a final bid to confuse the budding pilot, it has now been renamed yet again and now available in a gold tub.
CASTROL POWER 1 RACING 2T
Old and new, pictured side by side below. New being the gold one.
Make sure you get 2T (2 stroke) and not the identical looking 4T (4 stroke) as although very similar looking packaging the products are totally different.
Sometimes flying a paramotor we appreciate a cruise control / throttle lock option. A long XC flight or taking photos while flying are just two examples.
My favorite throttle at the moment is the Polini, it’s small, light & comfortable to use. But alas does not include a cruise control option. This is where the DIYer steps in and adapts his equipment to suit their needs.
Here is a simple video demonstrating how it works.
The simple throttle lock is a 5mm threaded thumb screw. DIY bit… remove existing Allen Head bolt and drill through throttle with a 4.5mm drill. Screw the thumb knob in as to create a thread in the plastic as it goes. Screw in until lever locks. Then back off until the lever works again, add extra half a turn out. Fit safety lock nut to remaining thread. You can now lock the thumb screw open or closed and lock the throttle lever open or closed.
Flying over water with a paramotor always presents us with a risk of drowning from a possible engine failure, wing malfunction or simply a pilot mistake.
There are specific water rescue systems than can be bought and added to your paramotor. There is also the wear a self inflating life jacket / vest not under, but along with your harness.
Obvious pros and cons of the purpose made design:
+ The frame fitted rescue system is neat and easy to leave in place.
– it’s added weight and I don’t always fly over water.
+ it’s made specifically for this purpose.
– it’s expensive.
Obvious pros and cons of the life vest option:
– I have to wear it with my harness and put it on correctly.
+ it’s not part of my machine so I only take it when I’m going to fly over water.
– it’s not made specifically for our sport.
+ it’s cheaper, typically being well under £100
Now the not so obvious pros and cons:
+ the vest can just keep your head clear of water.
+ the vest will keep you afloat once you release your motor harness.
– the built in system does not work so well with an empty fuel tank and you could end up face down in the water.
– the life vest must be worn correctly with you paramotor harness, in order for it to be effective.
+ the built in system has more overall buoyancy.
How do you wear the life vest and then your motor harness, it is important for the inflating part of your vest to be visible and showing outside your motor harness. See the video below.
Watch these video demonstrations from separate manufacturers testing Paramotors in water.
PAP testing in water with and without the Pilot life vest. Note how they wear the Life Vest.
PAP testing in Water
EC-Extreme testing various methods of keeping afloat, not all good ones either.
Water Rescue System PPG Testing
Nirvana demonstrating the AGAMA water rescue system.
AGAMA water rescue system
Footflyer test of the Agama system
Footflyer test of Agama water system
Agama system used in real water landing accident.
Real headcam footage of water landing.
Which ever system you choose, it seems clear that any of them would be better than none. Not flying over water at all is the safest option or only flying over water that is extremely shallow.
TechnoFly the company that brought us the Ventor 125 a light weight engine that incorporated a clutch, a geared re-drive and an electric starter all into a 13.3kg engine package.
They have now gone on to produce an even lighter paramotor engine by eliminating the clutch, gearbox and starter motor to produce a pull start, belt driven engine that not only weighs less but cost less also, citing that one of the most expensive parts on an engine is the gearbox. The new engine dubbed the ROTOR H-130 claims to produce 65kg thrust yet is only 11.3kg complete with exhaust.
TechnoFly state that the engine is designed with a horizontal cooling head for improve airflow.
TechnoFly H-130 shown fitted to an AirConception Titanium Paramotor
to give an all up weight of only 19.6kg
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The Paramania GTX the bivouac generation is now here.
Under pressure, many prototypes later and several years on, the unsatisfied MCJ has finally become satisfied. His project to create the perfect wing for the “X”- country paramotor pilot and bivouac flying as well as the average club pilot out to travel is now finished.
As its cousin the GTR was specifically made to carve sharp turns, in slalom fun. The GTX is designed for comfortable, fast cruising over long distances. While also flying through rough air with minimum need for pilot input.
The GTX is ridiculously easy to launch, even on those wet mornings while loaded up with fuel and all the gear. It simply gets you off the ground quickly and efficiently every time.
The risers and trimmer system give a wide range of speed, but still maintain precise, light and progressive handling throughout. The GTX can be comfortably slowed for thermal efficiency with flatter turns.
Both the GTR and GTX are sharing the latest laminar flow MCJ reflex wing sections. Which include an integrated drag reduction system; made of carefully placed holes that equalize pressure at the trailing edge. The result is leading edge technology which has proven to be quite astounding. Therefore minimal power differences between the fast and slow speeds, a flat polar curve and increased efficiency.
The Paramania GTX 22m is made for the most popular pilot/motor weight combo.
The Gin manufactured Paramania build and engineering quality is of the highest standard. The wing comes with all the usual Paramania trimmings.