Paramania lessons and technical videos
How to refine the wingtip steering on a GTXMike Campbell-Jones shows you how to secure the floating ball on the wingtip steering controls of your GTX.
Throttle assembily of a PAP motorDean Eldridge teaches us how to change the throttle assembly on a PAP motor. What size and type of cable do you use? Deano answers these questions.
Motor maintenance: using lockwire and marking your motorDean Eldridge teaches us in 1 min 45 seconds how to lockwire your motor - for safeties sake - lockwire and mark your motor parts because no one likes to loose a muffler while in the air.
Launching in heavy windsPascal Campbell-Jones shows us how to launch your wing when you have stronger wind conditions. There are a couple tricks to make this operation smooth and so it doesn't pull you all over the launch area. Watch this 2.5 minute instructional video on how to get up in the air!
Reduction drive Pt1: checking and changing the reduction driveDean Eldridge teaches us how to check and change the reduction drive on a Pap ROS 125. If you see a little seepage near your reduction drive and clutch this is not correct and should be checked and changed. It is meant to stay dry. If you see oil around the reduction drive it needs to be repaired or replaced.
Reduction drive Pt2: checking and changing oil with Dean EldridgeDean Eldridge teaches us how to check and change the reduction drive oil on a Pap ROS 125. If you have seen some seepage or been running your motor for many hours it is good to check and change the reduction drive oil on your ROS engine. Deano suggests changing the oil every 50 hours and/or once a year.
Checking and tightening cylinder head boltsDean Eldridge teaches us how to check and tighten cylinder head bolts on this PAP with a Ros motor. Make sure and watch - he has a little trick to help you with your spark plug. Make sure all bolts are tightened correctly using Loctite. Make sure to clean off the area to monitor seepage. Put in a new spark plug, finger tight then 1/4 turn with a wrench. Put in a new spark plug and off you go!
Reverse launch a paramotor or paraglider wingParamania team pilot Dean Eldridge shows us the simple and easy way to understand how to reverse launch using the "A" and "D" method. The A and D method helps a paramotor pilot to keep the lines very organized and untangled and difficult to do incorrectly making safety and safe flight first and most important.
Protecting the leading edge of your propellerLearn how to protect the leading edge of your prop, especially for a carbon fiber prop, you want to preserve the life of the propeller for as long as possible. With this simple step Dean Eldridge shows you how to do it.
Repairing a rip in your wing with Laurent SalinasHere is a quick video on how to fix a small rip in your wing. Contact your dealer if the rip is large.
Paramania wing foldingThere are several different ways to fold your Paramania wing. Watch this video and see the fun ways Pascal Campbell-Jones and Theron McCollough do it!
Paramania four-minute post-flight checkDean Eldridge goes through the mandatory four-minute post-flight check of your motor from harness to chassis and cage. Watch as Dean explains why it is better to do a post-flight check and the simple and best way to look over your motor making sure it is ready to fly!
Wing tip steering Pt1: how to move and secureBecause pilots have different hang points on their motor/harness kits we put a knot that you can adjust for your wing tip steering. Watch this short video on how to adjust and secure the knot properly.
Wing tip steering Pt2: tying the knotIn this follow up video there is a description on how to actually tie a Prussic adjustable knot.
Checking and tightening the maillons on your wingAlong with a pre-flight and post-flight check on your motor you should do a check on your wing. This includes checking the maillons on your risers. Here is a quick video on how to check and secure the maillons.
Paramania trimmer information videoA Paramania educational video on simply and effectively using the trimmer system.
Maillon load testThis is a test of the 3.5mm maillon with a breaking load of 1232 kgs (ref: 316) used by GIN, Paramania and various other paraglider manufacturers. Most standard 3.5 mm maillons are tested to 750 kg.
Trim on a Paramotor wingParamania team pilot Dean Eldridge shows us the simple and easy way to understand trim settings for wings, specifically Paramania reflex wings: how to set your trim for a Paramania wing depending on different wind conditions and when the conditions might be too rough to fly; when it is best for a reverse launch.