paragliding training center
by Had Robinson
Note: Here are some basics on the Minari paramotor. All Italian paramotors use many of the same parts e.g. ignition system, carburetor, starter, throttle cable, engine & muffler mounts, spark plugs, among others. If you do find what you are looking for here, check the Top 80 and Polini pages.
Bearing condition – What condition are the bearings in my engine? Which one is the most likely to fail first?
Case assembly – see "Bearing replacement and case assembly" above
Clutch maintenance and repair – see the "User manual" below
Fuel system quick test – See the "Quick fuel system test" in section A of the link
Fuel system test – A more thorough test of the fuel system
Ignition coil secondary wire replacement – This is the most common point of failure in the ignition system
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 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 type and gap – see "SPECIFICATIONS" below
SPECIFICATONS – important info including maintenance intervals and torque values
Starter – like the Polini's, the Minari's also have 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 (from Minari)
Weight – 24.3 kg (53.5 lb) all up weight at take-off minus fuel (the 200 weighs a bit more)