Air Conception Tornado 280
We have been extremely excited to be involved in testing the prototype Tornado 280 since Early October 2017. This new paramotor engine from Air Conception significantly raises the bar yet again with highest power to weight ratio of any paramotor engine ever developed, and so far has proven exceptional at delivering that power linearly, with high resolution, smoothly, with minimal torque, and with long term reliability. Testing on prototype units, both here at Aviator and with our European partners, involves putting hundreds of flight and ground hours on the units, with variations on installed engine components, to determine the most reliable, smooth, lightweight, and powerful final configuration.
We anticipate the final production version of the Tornado 280 to weigh approximately the same as the Nitro (around 42 lbs pull start, 45.5 lbs e-start) all up, with everything but the fuel, ready to fly.
It's safe to say we are beyond elated to be able to make this paramotor available to our clients & student family! But it is also of utmost importance to our team and European partners that this engine be tested extensively in the flying environment before being released for sale in order to be confident we are releasing one of the most powerful and reliable paramotors ever built , in other words, WE"D rather be the guinea pigs than pass that duty to clients & customers!
Thanks for your patience, we promise it will be worth the wait, and please stay tuned here for further information on release and pricing. In the meantime, please enjoy these prototype Tornado 280 reviews!
- Eric and Travis
Watch Jeff Goin's review at 9:30 point