How To Fly a Powered Paraglider Trike : How to Choose a Paragliding Motor


CHAD BASTIAN: Hi, this is Chad Bastian, welcome
to Expert Village. We’re here to talk about the trike buggy and PPG triking with paragliders.
Okay. In this clip we’re going to talk about how to choose a motor kind of the big question.
There are a lot of motors out there. There are a lot of different features and a lot
of different people selling their features telling you their motor’s the best. And I
think the bottom line is that all motors have features and benefits that are good and other
features and benefits that maybe aren’t so good. I think the best thing to do is research
the motor. Look at what’s out there. Some motors are quieter. Other ones are stronger.
Other ones are cheaper. There are a lot of reasons to get different motors and what’s
right for you maybe different for somebody else. There may be someone that really believes
their motor’s the best and they’re going to tell you, “Absolutely, mine will do everything,”
but the bottom line is for them it maybe better but for your purpose, it may not be the best
motor. So, look around and see. Also, it may be good to choose a motor based on your instructor.
Your instructor is going to be able to help you service the motor that they sell, and
so buying a motor that they know nothing about, you show up with that motor and they’ll probably
not going to be able to help you as well. So, it may be good in your particular case
to choose a motor that you’re going to be able to get good back up on. You want to do
that anyway. Make sure you got one that you can get service and parts and information
because when you buy a motor, you become your own mechanic. There’s nobody that really works
on these except for yourself. So, you have to be the person that’s going to be able to
work on your motor. And the bottom line is all the motors work and people are flying
just about everything out there. Certainly, some of them are more reliable. Some of them
are cheaper. Other ones are noisy. It’s all a matter of what you want. That’s why I don’t
sell one particular type of motor because I think for different people, there’s definitely
different things that are going to be better for them.

4 thoughts on “How To Fly a Powered Paraglider Trike : How to Choose a Paragliding Motor

  1. Is there anyone in this business that can be trusted. I just want to learn how to fly and buy the best and safest equipment that i can find. Every time i watch a video on youtube i get more confused on who to trust. Please, will somebody that really knows what is going on help me? My email is [email protected] or call me @ 304-216-5432 Thanks, My name is Jim

  2. Erik, Thanks for your help. I will check out Planet PPG. I talked to Flight Junkies and Super Dells group. I have to say that everyone has a great sales pitch, but there was a lot of bashing each other so far. Thanks again for the lead and good luck to you. Jim

  3. Here's a good piece of advice, if your a big guy, don't buy a Fresh Breeze Monster. It's not powerful enough to get you in the air quick, this comes from experience.

  4. One of the best commentaries I have EVER heard on How to choose a motor for this sport. I thank you sir for that, I get really tired of all the bashing. You are correct, they all pretty much do the same thing.

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