Paramotor Service & Assembly Information

Tests of premium 100% unleaded gasoline have demonstrated that MOGAS winter formulas may cause fade/stoppage at high throttle settings due to low vapor pressure in the gasoline causing bubble formation that results in fuel starvation.  To sum up, if you are having problems with fade/stoppage switch to AVGAS.  Tests in identical conditions showed that AVGAS does not form bubbles (vaporize) in the fuel lines due to fuel pump suction.

1. Basics

A. Troubleshooting paramotors – If a pilot is unable or cannot service his own paramotor, what should he do?

B. Engine break-in procedures – All new or rebuilt engines must be broken in.  If this is not done, the engine will have a much shorter life.

C. Paramotor essential tool kit – here are the tools (mostly from Harbor Freight) that you need to do basic work on your paramotor.

D. Paramotor assembly guide and accompanying video  This video is for the Miniplane Thor 130, others similar.

E. Shipping a complete paramotor for travel – How to properly pack and ship a complete paramotor (including the frame and harness).

2. Paramotor info by make and model

Many of the issues with the Polini, Minari, Simonini, Vittorazi, and other engines are common to the Top 80 so be sure to check the Top 80 section if you cannot find what you are looking for.

General – Info common to all paramotors including torque values, electrical & ignition systems, etc.

Carburetors  WG-8 & WB-37  Polini carburetors

Minari 180 & 200

Top 80

Polini Thor models

Simonini Mini 2 Plus

Vittorazi Atom 80 – user manual ONLY

Vittorazi Moster 185

Turkey Vulture