Powered Paragliding Bible
29: Home Building
Jan 20, 2016 | Section V Choosing Gear |
Choices are limited for kits
and the only one that we're aware of is ParamotorKits.com although there
may be others. Before buying a kit you should talk with someone who has
built it to get the real story on how hard it is, how the parts go
together, and whether they have good support in case a part is damaged
in shipping or crashing.
Avoid the "EasyUp" plans at
all costs, you may find them used. There is no secret, it's just an old design that I've never
seen fly at any of hundreds of gatherings I've been to. The website is
no longer functional (although it's there) but you may come across its
plans for sale. Decent plans exist for a paramotor that has dozens of
flying examples. They're free to rated pilots at PPGplans.com. There's
nothing wrong with the little booklet but it's very dated.