Miroslav Svec, designer of SCOUT paramotors shares his knowledge about paramotor construction.
“If someone’s first question about a paramotor is how much does it weight, I know this person has little knowledge about paramotors. While weight and power are the only measurable parameters of the paramotor, the geometry of the paramotor is way more important.”
This is the first video of a full series.
We will cover every aspect of paramotor construction, the theory and reasoning behind. At the moment we have around 30 videos on the list. At the end of this, you will be able to make a qualified judgment what is the ultimate best paramotor for you.
The most important thing you need to know is what is or will be your flying style.
I would depict these categories:
* cross-country cruisers
* thermalling with a paramotor
You need to know what is your flying style or what you think it could be in the future. Your style defines what is the ideal paramotor for you. For different purpose, different paramotors might be ideal. This is why you will see these categories in every video in our classroom.
Topics that will be covered in this classroom:
1. Intro: Searching for the ultimate best paramotor – what is or will be your flying style?
2. Paramotor suspension, part 1: Why suspension is the most important characteristics of a paramotor?
3. Paramotor suspension, part 2: Why weight-shift is more fun and more safe?
4. Paramotor suspension, part 3: How much weight-shift authority you get from your paramotor?
5. Paramotor suspension, part 4: Pitch stability under power
6. Paramotor suspension, part 5: Speed bar behavior
7. Paramotor suspension, part 6: Ground-handling and running with a paramotor
8. Paramotor suspension, part 7: Comfort in flight
9. Paramotor suspension, part 8: The big comparison of paramotor suspension systems
10. Torque steer is our big enemy, part 1: Why and how much torque we face?
11. Torque steer is our big enemy, part 2: Different ways how to fight back.
12. Torque steer is our big enemy, part 3: SCOUT Dynamic Torque Compensation.
13. Paramotor gyroscopic effect: How does depth of the engine affect the flying experience?
14. Geometry of the paramotor frame, part 1: Why being reclined is inefficient?
15. Geometry of the paramotor frame, part 3: Why being reclined is dangerous?
16. Geometry of the paramotor frame, part 4: Big comparison of paramotor frame geometry
17. Harness geometry, part 1 – getting in and out of the harness
18. Harness geometry, part 2 – carrying the paramotor
19. How much power do you need?
20. Standard 125 cm prop or larger?
21. How much does weight matter?
22. Do you need a clutch?
23. Electric starter or manual?
24. paramotor safety, part 1: Load test of paramotors
25. paramotor safety, part 2: Attachment of the gooseneck bars to the main frame
26. paramotor safety, part 3: crumple zones and back protection
27. paramotor safety, part 4: Beware of getting the throttle cable into the propeller
28. paramotor safety, part 5: propeller clearance
29. How important is aerodynamics of paramotors?
30. How much fuel capacity do you need?
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