They’re coming. A pre-production electric paramotor has been test flown by us! Numerous individuals and teams are working on the goal of gas-free powered flight and Yuneec’s prototype appears to be close to production. (see news on this machine here). See a review of their electric paramotor on www.FootFlyer.com.
We hope they all succeed soon! It will be expensive at first and probably quite limiting. But hopefully, like all new technology, improving battery technology and motivated minds will sort out the details to bring it in with a whisper.
UHerzlich Willkommen flying the MHP-Proto-X Electric Paramotor. Mind those props! See more information here.
If you have questions or comments about Electric paramotors you are invited to join the Electric PPG discussion group.
Experiment with the Capabilities
Paramotor pilot Mark Deseck drools over the electrifying possibilities. He combined his experience with electricity and excel to offer an interesting look at what the physics say are capable of in ideal implementations. As covered elsewhere, there’s a lot of details to bedevil the developer, but a lot that is possible. His spreadsheet allows experimenting with variables of thrust, battery weight and flight duration to see what any given combination could be like.
See Mark’s Electric Paramotor Spreadsheet here.
Where to Start:
Check out the FAQ. If you have any other information of interest to electric paramotor wannabes, send it to us so we can share. And keep up the good work!
Unfortunately, there is no electric PPG yet for sale. As soon as one hits the market, you will see it listed here along with the marketing literature and an experienced PPG pilot’s take on its capabilities. Manufacturer claims in paramotoring are frequently wildly exaggerated because there is no accountability in them.
For complete information on paramotoring (powered paragliding), please visit www.footflyer.com which strives to strip the myths and give good information from long-time pilots who do NOT sell equipment.