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    Tornado 280 paramotor engine from Air Conception

    how long do you idle? The vibration is always more on a lighter machine as there is not the weight in the cassis to smooth it out. I have had various machines over the years and actually the moster in the AC frame had the most vibration, it was smoother in the zenith but then thats a 6.5kg chassis with a 1.2kg helix prop vs a 2.5kg chassis and a 600g prop. All that said the race2 frame has changed the geometry some what, so while standing on the ground you can feel the engine, in flight with curved back bars the harness is more floating in position rather than leaning on the frame, reducing transferred vibration. For 99% of actual AC pilots the vibration question is a non event. I have never really noticed it being drastically different to any other paramotor except for a counter balanced engine. It was something started and pushed about on facebook by a competitor, I welcome owners comments. The clutch non clutch vibration difference is very small. The tornado I flew was maybe a little smoother than my nitro, its hard to tell. It was also a 3 blade 140cm vs a 2 blade
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    18kg Suitcase Nitro

    Notch, its an organised tour, a group of us 11 in total I think. Transfer KL to Kuala Terrenganu in North East. Then we fly north to Penarik and back, then next day to Dungun, each day a different hotel with local flights, to Chukai, to Balok. transfer to KL, fly through the city of KL where trip ends. I then catch a flight on to Singapore for 2 days to ride EUC before heading home via KL. Message me, maybe you can tag on to the KL city flight, some one joined last time just for that flight, I can give you the organisers name to contact, from Lankawi flight park.
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    18kg Suitcase Nitro

    I am off to Malaysia flying down the coast, hotel to hotel. Thats why the fuss with suit cases. Changed a few things this paramotor and it is now under 18kg
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    18kg Suitcase Nitro

    well it fits, just in places and room to spare in other. I just put it all in zipped it up and weighed it. Nitro Split, complete with frame prop, fuel tank etc. plus a reserve parachute, 25.6kg including the case. Later with extra padding and maybe a spare prop it will be under 30kg 32" Suitcase, 12" deep
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    18kg Suitcase Nitro

    I bought an XL poly plastic case on ebay. It all fits in but not all at the same time. The longest part is the outer hoop 83cm, my case corner to corner is 80cm because the corners are rounded and the trolly wheels impact on space. Opposite corner to corner top to bottom side to side the curved hoop sections fit, I will struggle with engine, its doable but would rub. I am thinking to try another case. I just need 3cm and it will all go in one normal looking case, easily and padded. I think a case without 4 wheels would give extra space. My aim is to have it all in one, wing, motor etc and still be in the 30kg limit, including the weight of the case.
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    18kg Suitcase Nitro

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    18kg Suitcase Nitro

    I have specced and received a machine which turned out even lighter than I hoped. Nitro with a split travel chassis 18.2kg and a little room to make it a touch lighter. The flying I enjoy the most is away from home so with a Tornado already I need to get another Nitro I went back to basics with a pull start for weight saving and simplicity when flying in a foreign country travelling on airlines with lipo batteries is getting hotter. Soft fuel tank which can be rolled up and carried in hand luggage another item I was asked about when flying was the fuel tank, I can simply say there is no tank. Split leg harness, again a weight saving, but also a bulk saving when packing. Im not a big fan of the comfort offered by the split leg, my flights are usually around 1 hour, so it is sufficient. Split leg is also good for tandem as the pilot can widen his legs. Why the nitro? It is less tuned than the tornado and accepting of poorer quality fuel, various oils etc. It is also 1kg lighter. So what is the big deal. The split frame and the total weight. Packing small has been done before but getting all your gear in a case and with a wing under 30kg is not so easy. Same strong titanium frame, same nitro engine 18.2kg and splits in half. I need to find a bigger case. I just pulled a case from my loft to test and it fits no problem, just not all of it. Once I have tested a larger case I will then decide to go with either 2 smaller bags or 1 large one. The frame is under tension and feels as solid as a standard non splitting frame, no wobbly bits or rattles. Its not a quick or super easy process, think more of travelling abroad than dismantling at every flight. Between flights, its quite easy to pull the hoop down to what a standard frame would be. The split part takes 6 screws and 4 harness clips to complete. Photos on Flickr
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    Tornado 280 paramotor engine from Air Conception

    my weight 84kg, 19m ozone freeride wing. UK launching only a few hundred feet above sea level. I have averaged 4.5lph on the tornado, just fun flying. Not conservative but not all out. I cannot climb out at full throttle so that will be helping my economy, typical full climb my max throttle is 3/4, I can actually climb on less which is something I do often on all my machines, quiet and gentle climbs. I only hit full throttle at sudden peaks, when banking hard or hedge hopping. With the extra power of Tornado, I use full throttle less than I do with my Nitro. Vibration, it is a bit smoother than traditional nitro but I would say not greatly smoother than a nitro on a race2 frame, there the chassis is designed more to accommodate the pilot, all reducing transferred vibration. Nitro 150 frame with 3x 140 prop. the power is between standard frame and XL 165 frame. estimate about 75kg
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    Parajet Maverick vs nitro 200

    Specs is an easy comparison as Flying and ownership is subjective to individuals Air Conception Nitro, 19.5kg pull start, 20.5kg electric start, also an e.start clutch option 21kg, supplied with carbon e-prop, Titanium frame, SupAir evo harness made to AC spec (lighter fabrics), carbon seat plate, underseat air bag, side mounted reserve, comfortable sized throttle with soft grip, torque offset weight shift in titanium, 100% variable hang point adjustment with sliding collar, the knotted netting is riveted (It is secure, easy to repair, cost effective to replace) the frame is available in 140cm hoop for 125prop (72kg thrust) or 150cm hoop for 140cm prop (76-78kg thrust*) and there’s XL 165cm frame for 150cm prop (80kg thrust) 11.5 litre tank or 15 litre tank or even a soft fabric tank. Nitro burns on average a bit less fuel than Moster. Nitro proven reliable. mav specs as I know them, could be wrong in places: moster or eos? Moster Mav is more popular than eos, more proven. Pull start 24.5kg, Apco or Dudek harness, I think they are Dudek now I’m not sure. All branded Parajet. Dual start is 26kg? ish. Titanium frame 138cm for 125cm carbon prop. Alloy throttle with trigger style. 10 litre fuel tank which is quite a feature of the design. Alloy weight shift with torque offset. Knotted netting (a little thinner net on the ones I’ve seen) clever clip on painted plastic hoop design for the netting. (Quick to replace netting a little expensive) They are both good machines. The AC is lighter, the Parajet has some nice design features. The only let down on the Moster is the silly exhaust ring thing which needs changing every 20 hours. One day they will fix it. An advantage to the maverick is if you want a smaller engine, you can choose one of the 80-100cc options. Advantage to air conception, light weight and the Nitro engine. Also if you want larger the tornado engine. Underseat airbag may one day be an advantage. strength, they are all titanium frames, only design changes will affect strength and they both have elements to aid in that respect. Im sure there is way more to say about each. I’m trying not to over sell the AC, I just know more about that machine.
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    Tornado 280 paramotor engine from Air Conception

    I was disappointed for another reason. It rained. Even the mighty Tornado could not blow the clouds away. That pic looks to me like one of the test pictures when the TV used to loose transmission and they would say normal service will resume shortly. Sorry for the interruption.
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    Tornado 280 paramotor engine from Air Conception

    Sorry I don't understand the last bit, doesn't make sense to me. Where are you based, who is your order with? I work regularly with AC and they can be quiet at time but I know they are working as hard as they can to make things happen, they are just as keen to get machines out as the customer is to receive them. We all agree they spoke to soon regarding the Tornado. It is their own excitement and passion that is part the problem, they want to tell everyone what they have created. although I have mine now, I have waited longer than any customer, I knew about it over a year ago and even had an engine in hand just over 12 months ago. Lots of testing and refinement has taken place. Its a big step and needs to be right.
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    Tornado 280 paramotor engine from Air Conception

    Thats the new style standard netting. I have the large frame with 150cm hoop 3x140cm prop. Standard size is 140cm hoop and XL is 165cm Mtola, its a new product, anyone who wanted in on the wait list understood there would be delays and lots of testing. I advise buying a nitro if you want normal delivery and support, it has a couple years maturity over the tornado which is not only new to Air Conception it is a new concept in the PPG world. Never before has this much capacity and power been available in a light package, its right at the leading edge of engines currently available.
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    Tornado 280 paramotor engine from Air Conception

    During this next week, some customer machines are leaving the factory. In a week or 2 you will start to see those unboxing and end user reviews. On my freeride I burn 4 litres an hour with trims half out. Thrust, no actual figures, Im guessing at about 85kg. Again like the nitro, its more about power delivery, how the chassis handles it etc. there is a lack or torque. I expected an torque increase with the power, I haven't noticed it, no more or less than a standard nitro. See what other pilots say, its all relevant to wings and pilots etc. 21.7kg all up 150cm frame, 3 blade 140cm prop, large harness.
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    Tornado 280 paramotor engine from Air Conception

    also a pointless but funny short launch. One reason I like the tornado, I can launch from more places, opening many more flying sites for me. 19m ozone freeride, im about 84kg. I followed the track rather than my wing, but with enough power I just swing under it and fly away.