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

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Polini Thor 80 LC (liquid Cooled) Paramotor Engine

polini thor 80 lc

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.

polini thor 80 cooling

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.

 

Polini Thor 200 – clutch, pull start / electric start 193cc 29hp

Maybe the end of Simonini’s reign over the 200cc market.

The Polini Thor 200 is about to make a stand.

We have really enjoyed the quality of the polini thor 100 and now the bigger brother has come to play.

 

Polini Thor 200 engine features advance technical solutions; dimensions, power torque ratio, reduced vibrations, performance of climb, innovative and compact design. Everything has been studied to grant the best weight-power ratio, optimizing the heat functions and the flywheel mass.

 

The power unit with 193cc displacement, 64mm bore and 60mm stroke, is cast in light alloy. It offers the maximum performance with a 29hp power at 7400 rev/min. even at the maximum working temperature. The cylinder liner has a nickel -chrome coating for the best piston sliding. The piston is gravity die-cast in light alloy at high silicon content with 2 chromed and nitrided steel rings

 

The exhaust system is completely hand made for a better product quality. The muffler has been designed to achieved a compact design and contained dimensions. The reduced overall dimensions improve the aerodynamic and grant a low noise level.

 

The forced air cooling system grants a better air cooling, optimizing the performance and maintaining even temperature.

 

The engine has a balance countershaft that grants a great comfort when driving during the flight since it cancels the vibrations. The engine can be fixed with stiff silent blocks avoiding the irritating engine shaking.

 

The centrifugal clutch has been studied to grant the best safety features during all the phases, starting, take off, flight and landing.

 

Thor 200 engine is provided with the new Polini “Flash Starter”, really easy to start. The engine can be also equipped with electric starter.

 

Great power, low fuel consumption, performance optimization at every rpm; these features are granted thanks to the PWK Ø28 carburetor.

 

Polini THOR 200 features many other technical solutions and safety characteristics. The system with closed circuit for the fuel collection during its transportation. Pre-arrangement for 12V exit for future electric devices. Very low propeller over turning torque granted by the counter turning masses.

 

More details and Pictures from Polini http://www.polini.it/en/page_544.html

 

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