All About Fuel

Extracting this much power from such tiny, lightweight motors, requires great care. The following will help you to make the most intelligent fuel choices for your favorite propulsion. Excerpted from Group K Technical Documents. See also Alcohol in Fuel,   Does AvGas...

Understanding Paramotor Torque & Twist

This is one of the most confusing aspects of paramotor dynamics. Here are the basics: Various torque effects conspire to twist your body left (belt drive), redirecting thrust that now pushes your body left, which causes the wing to bank right like in the illustration...

Paramotor Overheating

Causes and cures of this motor killer Heat is a paramotor’s mortal enemy. Worst cases have the piston welding itself to the cylinder wall in the mother of all motor failures: a seizure. A close cousin is the piston burning a hole through it’s top. Molten...

Matching Propeller To PPG

Download the Prop Speed Spreadsheet to quicken your calculations. What’s the right prop for your paramotor? As you can imagine, it’s not a simple answer, but here are some criteria on which to choose. First some basics about props and engines to get you...