Electric Paramotor:
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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!

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The Csaba Lemak motor that started it all. Phil Clark (left) discusses test results with Csaba after some test flying during the day. Photos courtesy Phil Clark.

This machine also made an appearance in Albuquerque, NM where it was weighed and put on a thrust tester. 

 

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.

Latest News:

03/31/2011 News: Production Machine

09/02/2010 The Latest

07/27/2010 Parawatts FOR SALE!

06/26/2010 FlyTec

04/07/2010 Parawatt

03/18/2010 Latest News

10/05/2009 Fly Cocoon

10/04/2009 Humor in the Sidebar

10/02/2009 Razeebuss

10/02/2009 New Poll

08/17/2009 ePac Flown At OSH

06/15/2009 Yuneec Comes to U.S.

05/25/2009 Fresh Breeze e-4-Sale

05/11/2009 Electric Drivetrain

01/10/2009 Resources

11/20/2008 Latest

06/18/2008 Yuneec Progress

03/24/2008 Yuneec, Summer

03/20/2008 E-Drives Update

01/12/2008 Test Flights

12/26/2007 Battery Technology

 
What's Coming:

Wheeled electric is not far behind. Already an electric powered hang gliders are flying. These require less overall power than our craft due to lower drag, but not much less.

Electric sailplanes and hang glider trikes have already flown. Electric PPG's are hopefully not far behind.

Paul Anthem takes on a humorous tour of electric paramotoring's possible but hoped-against future.