We do not accept anything as given. We have completely redesigned how paramotor chassis and harnesses have looked for years. We’ve implemented the advantages of a climbing harness, mountaineering backpack, and paragliding harness to give you the best possible handling on the ground and in the air. Now, even loaded with full luggage bags and filled out with 19 liters of fuel for your big adventures, the NXT feels lighter and handles like a dream.
A completely foldable seat board allows you to run faster and easier while the waist strap holds over 80% of the weight allowing you to freely move your shoulders, giving you full control over the glider.
What is your NXT adventure?
Scout NXT is a natural upgrade to the Scout One, provides the same excellent flight characteristics but is packed full of next-generation improvements and innovations.
Most paramotors have a parallel frame construction providing a good enough position for ground handling, but a less than ideal position in flight. The prop is usually reclined, sacrificing some thrust to keep it comfortable, which is obviously not the ideal solution.
The Scout One has a reclined angle built into the frame thus keeping the prop perfectly vertical in flight and your back comfortably reclined. This downside to this is that it makes ground handling a bit more difficult, not a problem at all if you do it right.
But now with variable frame geometry, you can have the benefits of both!
The back stays perfectly parallel on the ground allowing you to stand straight and have a great view of your glider whilst on the ground. Once airborne the frame geometry changes to give you a nice reclined angle for your comfort. Say goodbye to compromise!
Some paramotors are easier to get seated but more difficult to get out the harness for landing. Some paramotors are easy to get out of the harness but impossible to get seated without the use of either your hands or a support bar/ kick-in stirrup.
Now with the NXT there is no need for compromises. We have completely redesigned the harness geometry. The main strap of the seat board slides through a shackle allowing the seat to fold all the way down for easy takeoffs and landings. Getting into the seat is as simple as lifting your knees, the seat board will follow effortlessly.
Paramotors are sometimes called ”backpack aircraft”. While being a great aircraft, they are almost always poorly-designed backpacks. Any pilot carrying a paramotor looks as though they are far from enjoying it. For years this has been the case. Why?
We have completely redesigned the harness to reflect the best features in backpack/rucksack design. Incorporating a waist belt and proper backpack geometry, we have transferred the majority of the weight to the waist. Your shoulders are now unloaded, free to move, allowing your arms unhindered control of your glider.
Yes, it actually feels lighter. Lighter than paramotors that actually weigh less on the scale. We don’t know why didn’t come up with it sooner.
Having your paramotor higher on your back due to waist belt/backpack geometry has another major benefit: more legroom for longer steps which results in a faster, smoother run. As the seat board folds all the way down, it liberates your legs and increases your range of motion.
This is especially important for pilots flying small, sporty gliders or pilots who are fully-loaded for expedition flights as you will experience the freedom of unhindered takeoff runs.
As with everything, benefits come with their respective disadvantages. While the Scout One is a very intuitive and forgiving paramotor, the Scout NXT requires a bit more experience.
Yes, you will be rewarded with improved ground handling characteristics, ability to run faster and ease in getting seated, but only when executed skilfully.
The Scout NXT is recommended for pilots with at least 1-2 years of experience.
With our custom 19-liter fuel tank, you’ll have plenty of fuel to fire up your next adventure. Due to the waist strap, proper backpack geometry, and higher/compact design of the fuel tank, it’s easier than ever to carry up to 4 hours worth of fuel. Enjoy!
Safety is our priority. So we’ve designed both upper and lower carbon fiber back-protection plates to support you in the air as well as help protect you in the event of a crash.
Shaped as beautifully as a high-dollar racecar seat; the added neck protection further increases the safety of our paramotor by giving your head and neck some much-needed support. And YES, it’s made of carbon fiber too. It’s kind of our thing 😉
Stay safe, please.
SCOUT is fully certified according to EU regulations. We have passed certification in both the Czech Republic and Austria. In most other countries no certification is needed.
This means that all Scout paramotors meet rigorous CAA testing criteria to ensure passively safe design, as well as demonstrating it’s structural integrity by passing load tests for 150 kg at 15g. Would you believe that there are only a handful of paramotors on the market that have passed this certification!?