The titanium trend
Paramotor manufacturers are finally acknowledging that lighter paramotors are easier to launch and land. It's a fact. So not only do pilots who realize this want lighter paramotors, but also instructors love lighter paramotors because their students learn more quickly, with fewer mishaps.
In the begining, many paramotors frames were steel. Strong and simple to build, steel paramotors were very heavy and only the strong and tall pilots could fly them.
Then came the lighter aluminium paramotors, expanding the accessability of the powered paragliding. However, strength suffered. With some aluminum designs, it doesn't take much of a mishap to bend up a frame or cage, which can be expensive to replace.
Then Pastic paramotors appeared. Strong and damage resistant, plastic was very heavy.
Carbon fiber paramotors hit the market. Light and strong in certain applications, carbon fiber performed well in cage spokes, harness seat plates and propellors. However, carbon fiber frames and cage rings could not handle extreme point loads, so carbon fiber paramotors weren't the answer either. CRUNCH!
So far, the only practical way to make a paramotor light AND strong appears to be to use titanium. Until recently, manufacturers resisted using titanium because the materials and manufacturing process are more expensive. Now the new trend is titanium, and the Titan is currently our favorite.
Engines: EOS 100 and Moster 185
In addition to titanium construction, the key to the Titan's success are two light weight engine options, the EOS 100 and the Moster 185. Both engines have proven track records, which is why other leading paramotor manufacturers are using these engines as well.
The EOS 100 Booster, made in Austria, is lighter than the TOP80 and has approximately the same or slightly more power. Like the TOP80, the EOS is quiet and fuel efficient. The EOS is very smooth throughout the power range and provides instant power when you squeeze the throttle, more responsive than any engine we've tested.
The Vittorazi Moster 185 is the lightest and most reliable power in it's category. Improved continuously over the years, the latest version, the Moster 185 Plus, has a clutch with a easy flash start. Other versions of the Moster are available for special order, though most will order the Plus.