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Minari 180 & 200

by Had Robinson

Note: this page is under construction with more to come.  Here are a few basics on the Minari paramotor.

Bearing condition – What condition are the bearings in my engine?  Which one is the most likely to fail first?

Bearing replacement and case assembly

Belt adjustment

Breaking in the engine

Carburetor info

Carburetor adjustment

Case assembly – see "Bearing replacement and case assembly" above

Fuel/oil specifications

Performance tuning – Most paramotors run poorly in the midrange, the range that we spend most of our time flying in.

Rebuilding 2 cycle engines – When is it time?  This general and helpful article from Utah Motor Trails can help you decide and gives the basics on how
     to do it.  The upper connecting rod bearing in a well-taken care of engine will likely be the first part to fail.  Here are some good tips from MCB
     Performance on rebuilding two-stroke engines.  Splitting open the engine case is a very technical job and requires special tools that will not
     destroy the case halves.  Go to this page for information on how to remove and re-install bearings and the correct way to seal the case halves.

Spark plug installation

SPECIFICATONS 180 – important info including maintenance intervals and torque values

Starter – like the Polini's, the Minari's also have serious problems with their starters.  We are working on fixes.  See the Thor Flash page for some maintenance notes.  It seems getting the electric starter is the only long term solution at this time.

Throttle cable – Cleaning, lubrication, modifications, and cruise control info.

Timing – This page tells you how to time an engine.

User manual

Weight – 24.3 kg (53.5 lb) all up weight at take-off minus fuel (the 200 weighs a bit more)

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