FAQs

1.) Is a pilot's license necessary?

NO. A minimal amount of training is required to be proficient in proper use and operation of unit.

 

2.) How does the PARAMOTOR Chute inflate?

Simply remove the paraglider chute from its tote bag and lay it out behind the unit. The propeller blast is enough to quickly bring the chute up overhead. Next squeeze the throttle, take a few steps, and gently lift off.

 

3.) Can one person launch the PARAMOTOR?

YES, The unit has been specifically designed to be a one person flight endeavor.

 

4.) What is the maximum wind I can fly in?

Steady winds of less than 10 mph for beginners, and no more than 15 mph for experienced pilots.

 

5.) How do I steer the PARAMOTOR?

Using hand-controls, pull left to go left and right to go right. While flying the canopy wing will turn proportionate to the amount of pressure applied while pulling.

 

6.) How long can I fly?

With a standard fuel tank, and varying due to pilot weight/payload, normal usage is one hour per gallon. Therefore with a standard fuel tank of 2 ¼ gallon, this provides more than 2 hours flying time.

 

7.) How fast does it fly?

Maximum no-wind speed is approximately 25 mph. However, this will vary depending upon wind speed and direction.

 

8.) What is canopy/wing made of?

The canopy is made of ripstop nylon and material treated to resist ultraviolet rays. With proper care, storage, and maintenance, the canopy will give you years of reliable service.

 

9.) What happens if the engine stops or you run out of gas?

Directional steering is controlled through the canopy, not engine power; therefore the engine is not necessary to steer. The unit is already under an open canopy that comes down 6 to 10 times slower than those used by skydivers or parachutists. Ultimately, the pilot simply steers and glides while slowly coming to an open spot to land.

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