Two years ago, I was looking
for a more powerful engine. I tried the Ross 100,
which did not impress me with power.
I then saw Air Conception's Ultra 130. I contacted
Eric Dufour who told me to wait, that he needed to try
it and let me know if it was good or not.
Last winter, the results given were "reliable and
powerful", so I decided to try it. I was so
impressed that I ordered one from Eric Dufour.
I endured 3 months of waiting and much teasing from my
fellow flyers. Finally,
I received it in July and I've put over 60 hours on it.
I love it more and more. Very
reliable, but mostly light and powerful with my Power
Vega 3. This is a good duo. Good thrust of
140 lbs, with a 130cm
And what about the electric start. . . .
Wow! I like to climb
high; stop the motor;
glide down and restart. It's a joy.
For parts, if ever needed . . . . No problem, I repair
them and have an inventory of parts.
I AM SO SATISFIED THAT I ASKED ERIC DUFOUR FOR A MINI
ULTRA FOR MY WIFE MONIC, also
a paramotor pilot.
What a little marvel that Ultra 130 is.
I had to change slightly my taking off
technique, which is normal when using a
different equipment, but now everything is
as it should.
I open the trimmers approximately 1
inch, small impulse and the wing is over my
head, a little gas, a good run to accompany
the wing and airborne I am.
The harness ajustments are perfect and
installed and perfectly adjusted, in flight
trimmers fully out and half throttle, a
little more speed bar,
climb. No need to go full throttle, I
have more than enough power.
Yesterday I was at 700 ft, stopped
the motor the glided towards the ground.
What happiness, total silence. I
restarted without a problem.
What I like on the Ultra 130 is its
lightness, electric start, power, a very
solid cage even though it is small, and
finally I like everything of this little
I HAVE ONLY ONE REGRET,
NOT HAVING BOUGHT IT SOONER ! I
RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE WANTING A VERY
LIGHTWEIGHT UNIT WITH ELECTRIC START.
I weight 210 lbs and I often took risks with not
powerful enough engines, which forced me to take
risks if I wanted to fly just like the other
pilots. But it's over now, with my new
Ultra 130, which
offers 130 lbs of thrust, is light (47 lbs) and
this engine runs smooth and without vibrations.
With its electric start, this is a pleasure to
shot it off and restart in flight, after having
I started it 55 times with the same
Finally, I am very happy of my purchase and I
I purchased the Moster 185 from
Paratour about a year ago. The motor has performed
beautifully! The power is unreal and the best part
about the unit is the weight!
Dry, the unit weighs 46.7LBS. The titanium frame
with the Carbon Fiber supports are rigid and and super
The only issue I have had has been the pull start.
I've had springs fail and pull start engagement in
flight which has stripped the engagement teeth (No
emergencies). I'd call Paratour and they responded
very fast! The parts were on my door step within a day
from the initial call.
Paratour's customer service has been above and beyond on
all levels! I highly recommend the Moster 185 to
anyone interested in pursuing this sport!
I teach PPGing in VA and use the tandem set up for
instructional flights and pilots are amazed at the power
behind the Moster!
Paratour is highly recommended in my book for
equipment, customer service, and training!!!
I took my lessons on a Miniplane Top-80, then bought a
Pap Top-80. Since there was not enough power for
me I bought the H&E R-120. During the years I have
accumulated many hours of flight as well as "some extra
muscular weight" so the same scenario of not enough
power and lift was upon me.
finally identify "the machine", it was most important to
identify the parameters for my personal needs: I
needed more power, a reliable machine, mounted on a nice
but robust frame and I wanted it to be light.
Difficult to find all of those requirements together. .
. I had some options but they weren't abundant. I
went through all the European forums, and talked to many
owners, and finally "the machine" was identified:
Air Conception Moster 180 . . . .
A paramotor that weighs in at 47 lbs and has a static
thrust of 158 lbs . . . . It actually is the best weight
to thrust ratio on the market. A solid paramotor
made of Titanium
that you can break downand with carbon struts which act as a crumple zone should
A new paramotor
which has been out only for a
year, therefore all the glitches of the initial
conception were resolved with version II.
After flying it, I can say that what is said is not only
statistics... One must know how to control the
power . . . I did swing a few times during my first
take-off . . . It
must not have been so elegant! Its impressive thrust has the
wing behind me most of the time, even downwind, and I
keep climbing. THAT is a motor!!!
I never experienced such a thrust, I don't even
know if I'll ever need to use it all. I flew with
half throttle and it was more than enough. I think
I will not need a wing to take-off if I go at full
The direct drive (no clutch) is easy to start, even
cold. No need for a decompressor, nice sound, but
maybe a little more noisy at 6-7000 rmp, but with our
this is a non issue. Compared
to the other equipments I have owned,
I do not feel the torque effect on take-off. With
the Moster, it seems linear.
When warming up the engine, I love the silent block
movement, just like a Harley
at lower RPM,
which gives us a glimpse of its power.
On the plus side: Light weight, unbelievable
thrust, quality finish, brake down solid cage, simple
design, reliable according to the owners . . . .
as for me, the future will tell.
On the minus side: The base
could be wider to make it more stable in the field, the net doesn't cover enough.
Now all I need are good flying
conditions to go have fun with this 26hp.
"I've been flying since 1998 and have owned several
different motors over the years.
A few key PPG motor
characteristics that are important to me are being
lightweight, having a clutch, and having minimal
The Ultra130 has all of these characteristics and more.The electric start is a nice plus and works very
weigh between 160 and 165 pounds and have had a lot of
success with the Top80 engine over the years.However, there are times when the engine lacks
thrust. I quit doing tandems years ago because tandem
motors were very heavy, didnâ€™t have a clutch, and had a
lot of vibration.
Now that I have the Ultra 130, I plan to get back
to tandem flying (with passengers less than 180 lbs.) in
the near future.
Working with Paratour was great experience and I
recommend them and the Ultra 130 to anyone.