We're super stoked to share this exceptional, non-partial review of the Air Conception Nitro 200... It's been made by one of our customers... Enjoy!
Aviator PPG is Hiring!
As our company's needs have grown, we are looking to add to our incredible team of aviation lovers.
If you've ever wanted to work in the paramotor industry and love working with a team spirit, we'd love to talk to you.
Position Type: Full Time
Required Experience: At least 2 years experience as a paramotor pilot. Educational experience preferred, flight instructing experience a bonus. Prior Military or First Responder experience ideally.
Prior experience working in a small, close knit team will greatly help our ideal candidate. Our team members work hard to serve the needs of our students and customers, we put in long hours and sometimes work for weeks at a time without a day off... But the work is extraordinarily rewarding, and working on our beautiful airport offers you many opportunities to catch quick flights while you're at work.
Job Duties & Expectations: We expect all team members to work whenever needed.... This is a salaried position and our time of greatest need is within the days we have new students in town... Teaching kiting, towing, ground school classes and more will be expected from you. A USPPA instructor's rating is expected to be earned withing 3 months of employment.
Additionally, we expect that you will have reasonable mechanical knowledge and a willingness to serve wherever the team needs you.
An internship period of 30 days will be considered the final part of our interview process.
At long last, Wings Over Winter returns!
Our venue has changed to the expansive Lake Wales Municipal Airport... Plans are in motion to close one of the runways and allow RV and tent camping on site.
We'll be limiting the event to around 300 pilots but we're VERY excited to share the skies with you all!
No ratings required, though we request that all pilots be of at least a PPG2 level of certification.
There will be a small fee for pilots to help cover insurance, bathrooms, etc.
Vendors will be added as they register... Registration for vendors and pilots is available here: http://WingsOverWinter.com
The Delta's Crazy Cousin... This motor / frame combo is INCREDIBLE.
Swinging the industries first ever 150cm prop, the Nitro XL takes the standard Nitro revs down from 7,800rpm to just 6,100rpm... But while a reduction in revs may not initially sound like a good thing, it actually changes the performance MASSIVELY for the better.
The overall thrust of the unit is up by a large margin (we don't have a thrust sled yet, but our butt-ometer is showing us an absolutely INCREDIBLE increase in climb rates). Additionally, fuel consumption and noise are both drastically reduced.
The Delta XL stands a massive 5'4" tall (162.56cm) and astounds all who see it... It looks almost like a caricature... Or a Dodge truck's grill!
But though it's size is massive, we've discovered that it still handles power forwards with ease and in fact we have yet to fail a launch with it. There IS a bit more friction on the lines as they're being pulled across such a large cage, but the feeling is inconsequential and something I'm now fairly used to.
Reverses are easy as well, though with the Delta's forward leaning angle you do need to take care not to rub the lines too heavily on the top of the looming cage.
The strength of the cage is exceptional however. I've had no issue with full power forwards even in moderate wind or with larger wings. Overall the entire unit is extremely well balanced and has completely taken my heart.
Though it's larger than any other motor out there, this cage's balance, weight shift, thrust, and controllability is second to none.
If you'd like more information or to special order your own Delta XL check out our shopping site, or Contact Us any time.
Thank you for reading as always!
June 1st, 2016 - The newly formed Paradigm Aerobatic Team is proud to conduct their first US based performance at EAA’s AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, WI.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention known as the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Paradigm Team is scheduled to showcase their performances as part of the evening air shows on Wednesday and Saturday July 27th & 30th.
The Paradigm Team is made up of pilots from the United States, Spain, & France. Their ultralight paramotors allow them to create an engaging performance reminiscent of an aerial three ring circus as the 6 pilots to showcase the incredible maneuverability, precision, and performance of this relatively modern method of flight. Led by Eric Farewell of Aviator PPG in Central Florida (EAA# 1153625), the pilots each demonstrate their years of experience and expert skills to the crowd at AirVenture as they also conduct synchronized aerobatic maneuvers never before seen in the United States.
Paramotor ultralights employ lightweight two stroke engines worn by the pilot like a backpack. These engines enable pilots to fly as long as 5 hours on a tank of fuel while the gliders allow for speed ranges of 12-58 MPH. As paraglider design has evolved from simple wings designed to descend mountains to modern gliders boasting 9.5 to 1 glide ratios, so have the maneuvers possible, maneuvers that truly must be seen to be believed.
At AirVenture, Paradigm Team pilots will also utilize the the paramotor & paraglider’s unique pendular energy to perform an aerobatic routine like no other. Pilots will conduct maneuvers sustaining upwards of 6G’s and practice formations that include their gliders actually touching one another. The Paradigm Team’s 12 minute act includes over 60 maneuvers beginning with a formation launch and ending with a crowd side landing.
The entire Paradigm Team wants to thank AirVenture for the opportunity to share their exciting slice of sport aviation. They look forward to Oshkosh 2016!
We want to thank our sponsors as well:
We're so stoked to be bringing you stories like this one. James is the man and his thoughts on the Nitro 200 echo our own... #gamechanger
We're excited to announce that Air Conception has announced it's new budget savvy option for folks who want an aluminum framed paramotor. Their new Delta frame brings a whole new level of technology to their inexpensive line.
The fuel tank has been moved up, and closer to the pilot (which increases air flow to the prop, thus increasing thrust). The geometry of the motor's position has also been augmented to allow for a smoother transition between power settings & the new lower subframe presents a very stable base.
Feel free to order your new Delta by Clicking Here.
A few weeks ago we were excited to receive the first US bound Spyder 20M... This wing is a blast, enjoy the two videos below :)
After flying our shop Air Conception Nitro 200 for 100 hours, we wanted to share the results of our testing with you all...
The Nitro's concept was a new one for all of us in the paramotor community... A massive increase in power from Air Conception's older 130cc motors... Without adding a pound.
The concern we all had was that this weight savings and power increase would come at the cost of dependability and comfort... And as with all new motors on the market, that it would have a rash of issues in long term use. Over the past few years, several engines have been "rushed" to the market with a ton of problems developing after they were in the end users hands... Problems that the factory couldn't keep up with, often ending with disgruntled customers and giving those motors a bad name that took years to get past.
With all of this in mind, we cautiously approached the Nitro as an engine that we hoped we could fall in love with. That it's peculiarities would be minimal, and that we would end up happy as can be with it... And thankfully for the most part, our first 100 hour engine has delivered.
But, as with all of our reviews, we want to share the good with the bad and annoying... So, rather than focusing on just the joys of a 42lbs paramotor with nearly the thrust of most 70-90lbs units we want to walk you through the teething issues and how they've been handled by the manufacturer.
Though the Nitro was thoroughly tested in Europe, when we received the first five Nitros we opted to only allow them to be sold to dealers or past customers... At least until we saw how the first 50 hours or so go.
Our goal? To avoid the troubles previous importers had experienced with new engines... And so far, so good... That said, we DID discover a few growing pains and we want to share them all with you.
We're fully of the belief that lightweight motors are the future of the paramotor world.
The Nitro weighs in at just 42.6 lbs and offers an impressive amount of thrust (We're testing some additional propellor options next... More on that later).
The Nitro offers a smooth powerband and extremely reasonable fuel economy as well. Weight shift is natural and quite impressive... The Titanium frame + cage is strong and well manufactured.
We had both experienced, and beginner pilots launch and enjoy the Nitro. The most common themes heard were: "DANG this thing is crazy light!" followed shortly after starting by "HOLY CRAP ... So much power!" ... After being flown, the smiles spoke for themselves.
Over all, we're extremely pleased with the Nitro after our first one hundred hours. It offers an incredible power to weight ratio and has made flying even more of a joy than before. Once you see the light, it simply changes every thing.
We currently have new and used Nitros in stock (including the one this review is based on). Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions... Or Click Here to Order.
This month, we've been testing the new Ozone Mojo Power glider... Ozone's latest EN-A beginner glider targeted toward paramotor pilots... Here's our full review video!