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Miniplane Paramotor Assembly
Congratulations on your purchase of the Miniplane Paramotor - the lightest, most reliable and easiest to use powered paraglider on the market today!
To the left, you will find our navigation to the Miniplane Assembly Instructions, separated into specific steps to make it easier to follow. You are welcome to give us a call if there are any questions.
There is no printed Miniplane Instruction Manual that comes with this paramotor. There is an online manual from Miniplane and various videos available from independent sources for assembling your Miniplane, and you are welcome to give us a call if there are any questions.
Our best recommendation is to assemble your new Miniplane Paramotor with your trusted Dealer/Instructor. They will be familiar with how this machine goes together, and will give you lots of great tips and tricks for assembling, starting and maintaining your machine. If you are in the Santa Barbara area, we would be happy to meet with you and help you assemble your new Miniplane Paramotor.
The Articles and Tips to the left have been found to be helpful to keep your Miniplane Paramotor running in Top condition. Please send us any suggestions you may have to add to this resource at info@Miniplane-USA.com
IMPORTANT!!! Please Read This:
This is a 2-stroke engine and it MUST have oil mixed with the fuel!
The Top 80 engine is made to use a semi-synthetic 2-stroke oil mixed at 2% (50:1) or a fully synthetic oil at a slightly leaner ratio of 1.5 - 1.7%. See our Fuel Tips page for more information about what fuel to use.
Failure to mix the proper Synthetic Oil with your fuel at the proper ratio even once will cause your engine to seize and void the warranty of your machine!
Included with your Miniplane is a small bottle of oil (2 doses) that needs to be added to the Gearbox before use. Add 1/2 of the contents of the bottle (30-50cc, the remainder should be saved for your first oil change at at 10 hours) then seal the gearbox with the included Gearbox Vent Cap and tighten gently.
Your new Miniplane Paramotor has a schedule of regular maintenance that needs to be done as early as 10 hours of run time. Most thing are easy and quick, such as to re-torque the head and change the gear oil. Please refer to the Miniplane.com Maintenance page for these important service recommendations for your machine. Torque recommendations can also be found on this page.
Pulling the Starter
Never pull the starter cord with the wire disconnected from the spark plug. If the spark plug is removed for some reason and you want to crank the engine, be sure to re-connect the spark plug and ground the body of the spark plug to some part of the engine. Pulling the Starter Handle without the spark plug installed and the plug wire securely connected will permanently damage your ignition coil! Replacing the coil is a technical and difficult task, even though the part is readily available. Also make sure that you always install the 2mm aluminum washer under the spark plug - this is important for the correct engine compression ratio.
Always install the Spark Plug Washer (aluminum 2mm) under the Spark Plug! This insures the correct engine compression ratio. Failure to install it will result in damage to the engine due to excessive compression and pre-ignition of the fuel/air mixture (knocking). Also, use red threadlock on the small top terminal threads on the top of the Spark Plug or the terminal WILL loosen and damage the spark plug boot! Adjust spark plug gap to .020” (0.5mm).
Here are some helpful online videos of assembling the Miniplane Paramotor: