Electricity Basics

It’s easy to be confused by electricity and the onion of understanding has many, many layers. Here we aim to go just deep enough to be practical. Voltage is electrical pressure Start with voltage: electrical pressure. Remember that. Voltage is pushy. More voltage = more push. Car salesmen are high voltage, high pressure. Roll that […]

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A History Lesson

The short history of electric paramotor starts with a brief flight in 2001 by a German pilot using NiCad batteries and a 60 kg machine. Given the energy density (power capacity per weight) of NiCad we can see that it’s not ever going to provide long flights. That’s OK, it’s a start—and he didn’t have […]

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Open PPG

The most active electric paramotor worldwide in 2019 is the OpenPPG quad-motor. As best I can tell, it’s the only big seller out there probably owing to the very affordable price. It’s a kit that’s based mostly on consumer level goods from the drone industry and has an unusual marketing method. The “Open” part is […]

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New Website

It’s telling that the old website had so many dead links. Companies that were in business couldn’t sustain it and resources dried up. This new site will help us make changes regardless of web technology. The site had been built and maintained using a horse and buggy but we’ve now jumped into the 21st century […]

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