Lets face it, zip ties are pretty much the best invention ever known to man! I can almost guarantee that there isn’t a paramotor on the market that doesn’t have something zip tied, but how long has it been since you checked the integrity of those crafty plastic securing straps? Over time, the plastic can become brittle, stretched or just broken and ineffective. Take some time this weekend and replace any and all zip ties on your paramotor. It’s an inexpensive maintenance project that will ensure things stay secure in flight.
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Don’t be a clown.. wipe it down.
Last year I was meeting up with a group of friends to go paramotoring. I was asked by one of the pilots if I wouldn’t mind flying his unit because it was having some “tuning issues”. On visual inspection of his Paramotor.. it looked like a Smokers Jet Ski from the movie Waterworld, which didn’t give me much confidence that it had been taken care of mechanically.
If your paramotor is running fine, why clean it? Below are a few reasons:
-Build up on the head or cylinder can lead to overheating
-Build up on the muffler can lead to hot spots and can lead to cracking.
-Excess build up or debris near the air box can lead to a clogged air filter that can cause tuning issues
-Excess build up or debris near the air box can lead to that mess getting into your carburetor and cause tuning issues or lean your engine out and burn a hole in the piston.
-And most importantly.. It just looks like you care 😉
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Have you ever discovered a problem during preflight that prevents you from flying?
I know it’s happened to me.. after a long day of work, you rush out to your favorite flying site just in time for that perfect sunset flight only to discover something on your Paramotor during preflight that prevents you from flying.
Post Flight Inspection is one of the most important things to remember. Quick tip: when/if you find a problem however small or big, fix is ASAP and don’t procrastinate.
Call or email us to chat it up about PPG anytime 855-FLY-HALO
Unexplained hiccups during flight on your Paramotor?
Replacing your fuel system on your Paramotor can save you from unexplained engine outs, overheating and priming issues. Once exposed to petrol; fuel lines become stiff, brittle, and are constantly expanding which can lead to air leaks in your system. Tygon fuel line is our preferred product to use and can be found at most auto part stores. It’s always best to mimic your current system and refer to the owners manual – and follow the suggested method of installation.
If you have any questions or need help, feel free to give us a call. 855-FLY-HALO
How do you know when you paraglider is ready for retirement?
Our wing takes care of us, but do we actually take the time to take care of it in return, and how do you know when it’s time to let her go or hang on?
UV exposure, dirt, moisture and time in flight are just a few examples of how a wing is stressed and can wear overtime. There is only so much that we can inspect visually. Do yourself a favor once a year and have a professional repair facility inspect your glider. Here is a short list of what they will test and look for during the inspection:
- Risers for fraying or wear on the webbing
- Cloth for any tears, punctures and porosity
- Lines for sheath damage, severed, kinked, stretched or shrunk in length
Depending on the brand of paraglider you own, get in touch with your local or favorite repair facility today.. well okay, maybe after this weekend’s flying 😉
As always, if you have any question or need help finding a reputable repair facility, give us a call.
Team Fly Halo 855.FLY.HALO
94.7% of all tuning issues on a paramotor are linked to one thing and can be resolved in a matter of minutes.
How long has it been since you replaced your spark plug? Before heading out this weekend, replace it. You’ll notice that your paramotor will start easier, runs smoother, produces more power and is less stressful on your entire system.
Have a good weekend and fly safe!
The New Paramotor Preflight GAME!
Can you spot the differences between the two paramotors?
Lets face it, as we get comfortable with our paramotor kit, we can become complacent and skip the all important preflight. Can you spot the differences between the two paramotors, and if so, how many?
Paramotor #1 has been preflighted and is ready to go.
Paramotor #2 hasn’t been preflighted, and here is a small list of what is different if you didn’t catch them already:
-One prop bolt is loose
-Fuel tank strap isn’t snug
-Silencer gasket is leaking and needs to be tightened
-Air-box is loose
-Spark plug terminal cap is loose
-One rubber engine mount is starting to crack and needs to be replaced
-And on and on and on…
Do yourself a favor and preflight before every flight. It’s a lot easier to catch problems on the ground before your propeller catches them in the air.
Give us a call if you have any questions or just need a quick tip.
Team Fly Halo.