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Propuluse Titan
 
Propulse Models
 
model engine power drive clutch starter hang system propeller frame weight price
Propulse                    
Titan 100 100 cc 21 hp belt yes manual low ws wood, carbon option titanium 42 lbs $6200
Titan 185 Plus 185 cc 25 hp belt yes flash low ws wood, carbon option titanium 53 lbs $6300

* manufacturer's specifications

     
Propulse Titan
Propulse Titan
 
engine manufacturer size clutch power* weight*
EOS 100 Booster EOS 100cc yes 21hp 9.75kg
Top80 Per Il Volo 80cc yes 15hp 12.6kg
Thor 130 Pollini 125cc yes 21hp 13.8kg
Moster Plus Vittorazi 185cc yes 25hp 14.2kg

* manufacturer's specifications

 

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.

     
propeller types: wood carbon fiber
remains balanced longer   yes
lighter   yes
easier to transport (2 piece)   yes
quicker spool up, especially clutch   yes
lasts longer, especially in sand   yes
cost $210 - $240 $420 - $650
 

Propellors: wood and carbon fiber

Propulse paramotors are equipped with a wood propellor. Two piece carbon fiber propellors are a $210 upgrade. There are two carbon propellor choices, the 49 inch (125 cm) eProp and the 51 inch (130 cm) Helix. Although the cage clearance is sufficient for the 51 inch propellor, new pilots should avoid the 51 inch props until they gain more experience. The carbon propellors have advantages, however they do cost more. See chart to the left.

     
Propulse Titan  

Weight-Shift Mid Hang Point

The Titan uses the latest mid hang weight shift system. To counter the torque effect, the weight shift bar and harness system is offset by cleverly using two different sized extensions out and away from the frame where the weight shift bars pivot. Since both the EOS and the Moster are belt drive, the torque for both motors is to the right. Since the right extension is longer than the left extension, the paramotor twists right to steer left.

Ah, don't worry if you are confused by torque concept. The important thing is that it works very well. Remember, "there is no spoon."

The original Propulse uses high hang points similar to the Fly Products high hang point system.

Propulse Titan   Propulse Titan
Propulse Titan  

Super Light Apco Harness

The Titan uses the Super Light Air Back Support Apco paramotor harness. Comfortable padding makes this harness a pleasure whether ground handling or flying a long cross country. The harness is packed with features, plently of pockets, storage, speed bar pulleys, and it will accomidate a reserve with an optional zip on reserve container.

Propulse Titan  

Throttle Heaven

The Titan throttle is the most comfortable we've flown. The red button is the kill switch, and the yellow button is for someday an electric start or possibly could be rigged as a push to talk. The gas check mirror is included and arrives mounted on the throttle ready to use.

Propulse Titan  

Quick Cage

The Titan cage breaks down completely for transport similar to other cages. See photo below.

However the Titan also has a quick cage system that enables you to remove or install the cage in about a minute. The only catch is that the cage remains in the two larger sections as shown in the photo on the left. The photo below/left shows the brace that keeps the two quarter sections together. These two bolts are removed in order to break the cage down completely as shown below.

The clever way this quick cage works is best shown on video. Someone will do it eventually. It's pretty cool.

Titan Cage   Propulse Titan
Propulse Titan  

Ratchet Net Tightening System

Part of the reason it only takes a minute to add or remove the cage are these little ratchets that tighten or losen the net in about 2 seconds.

Propulse Titan  

The Tank

The Titan gas tank is very easy to remove and install. The tank holds around 3.2 gallons.

Jeff Goin Titan Paramotor  

Jeff Goin flies the Titan EOS 100

"I liked it."

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