The Paramotor also known as Parafly is considered an adaptation of paragliding.
Paragliders to fly need a wind speed exceeds 20 km / h depending on the type of sailing, this speed is achieved thanks to the wind that is generated when running back.
In this paramotor wind speed is generated through the strength that provides the engine that lead back when it exceeds the speed necessary to get up. While in a paraglider is required a certain height in order to fly with the paramotor can take off from virtually anywhere plan.
There are several types of engines for paramotor, being from small engines for people of low birth weight (55 kg about pulse) the most powerful engines to carry out flights in double (pilot and escort of about 120 to 150 kg approximately boost). The most currently used are 2-stroke engines, because to implement with 4-stroke engines would be too heavy and there is still development to an electric paramotor.
Most engines are of European origin and brands dedicated to this sport installed in the chassis kind of variation and propeller type and weight range of andadeiras. of anchorage del harness. You can also adapt karting engines obtaining very good results.
The paraglider used may be the same as used for free flight (non-power) but, increasingly, factories indicate ESPECIAS candles for powered flight, with larger reinforcements and including different characteristics, such as the parepentes with pefís “reflex”. The candle is usually of European, Israeli or Brazilian origin; many brands ralizam production in Asia.
There are several types of sailing according to the characteristics and pilot skills (more or less easy, more or less rapid) and one should always use a talla proper sail rider’s weight and / as all accompanying equipment.
The Grenadian Ramón Morillas broke the record of paramotor crossing world, to complete a flight of 1,105 kilometers between Jerez de la Frontera and Lanzarote on 23 April 2007, informed the expedition organizers.
The previous record was also held by Morillas, with 951 kilometers between Lepe and the French town of Roquefort, since June 2006.
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