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.
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.
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
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.
This summer a brand new flying show and social event for the paragliding and paramotoring community is hitting the UK calendar.
Situated in a picturesque country-central location and in the landing fields of the popular paragliding site Llangollen, North Wales will be Parafest 2015.
The camp and showground are at the base of Llangollen hill and there are plenty of other free-flying sites in the surrounding area that are within easy driving distance. We also have a flying field for paramotors and plenty of unrestricted airspace.
With paramotor and paragliding trader’s and schools exhibiting, a market area, kids zone, chainsaw carving, other sideshow attractions, caterers, all- weekend camping and a bar with live music in the marquee on Friday and Saturday nights Parafest 2015 will be a weekend to remember whatever the weather.
The 41st COUPE ICARE will welcome you happily in St Hilaire du Touvet – Lumbin from September 18-21, 2014.
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… announces its programme for this Fall:
A Trade Fair uniting over 200 worldwide manufacturers and other enterprises specialized in ultra light air sports des sports: paragliding, paramotor, hang gliding, ULM, sky diving….
Over 5000 m² of trade fair grounds are covered.
Aerobatic shows by hang glider and paraglider pilots
ULM and gyro demos
Pulma and paramotors
Kites and boomerang
Icarobatix : a paramotor challenge among the world’s top pilots
Evolution of collectable aircraft : Bücker and team REVA
Parachuting and wingsuit
Air Force acrobatic team demo
Paraglider manufacturers demos
Thursday and Friday free days for pilots
World famous contest of costumed hang glider and paraglider pilots: exciting, hilarious, original, fantastically creative and daring