We've shared videos and blogs about this exceptional chassis before, but it's been about two years since we've mentioned it, and we felt it needed some love. Here's a brand new video with Eric's thoughts on the Nitro XL!
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, vibration, and noise are all drastically reduced.
The Delta XL stands a massive 5'4" tall (162.56cm) and astounds all who see it...
Although it's size is massive, we've discovered that it still handles power forwards with ease, 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 the cage, but the feeling is inconsequential and something that you'll get 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.
In addition, the strength of the cage is exceptional. 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 unique combination of 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!
Ed, Billy, Allan, Eric, Beau and Rodney all took to the skies this September. Six new Paramotor pilots have joined the community! It's always an amazing feeling to see new students walk into our shop having sometimes never even seen a paramotor in person, and within 5 days they are flying solo. We are always just as excited as they are to see them complete their journey.
This short documentary showcases our students from their perspective. They explain what it's like learning to fly paramotors from ground school, to kiting for the first time, the motor simulation, towing, and of course their first solo flights. For anyone interested in what our training program is like, this video is a little peephole into our world.
The days are intense; 12 hours long, beginning with kiting practice at sunrise, ground school all day, and then more field work in the evening. We cover weather, federal aviation regulations, safety, maintenance, airspace, and so much more. It's hard work, but the gratification that comes with ultimate success makes it all worth it. It takes a lot of patience and practice, but eventually it will click. One of the biggest lessons the students learned this week was to just shut their brain off and listen to the instructors' guidance on the radio. "Hit the I-believe button", as our instructor Jon would say!
Overall, the growth that we saw in each and every student this month was awe-inspiring. This sport truly does change lives, but not just because it gives us all a new hobby. We firmly believe paramotoring makes us all better people. We constantly practice valuable skills like patience, diligence, and humility. Our perspective on life changes. We make new friends and new family. We make new memories that we'll cherish forever. THAT is why we love what we do so much. Paramotoring is so much more than just flying and six more people discovered that this month.
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