Polini are a leading Italian tuning house and when the paramotor scene heard that they were developing an engine for us, everyone got very excited indeed. The Thor is the result of Polini’s R&D programme and a fine product it is. It is technically a long stoke motor as its piston stroke is slightly longer than its cylinder diameter which makes it quite unusual in the paramotor world. Polini used this idea to maximise torque as they identified that this characteristic was often overlooked and just as important as just horse power.
The build quality of this engine is quite exquisite and in the Parajet Macro frame produces a reliable and ample 55kg of static thrust. The Thor also has extremely good fuel consumption and features a wet centrifugal clutch in oil bath which came straight from Polini’s motorcycling background. The reduction drive is designed to be lightweight and the engine has a simple recoil pull start helping to reduce the weight further. Combined with the excellent light yet strong Parajet airframe, we believe this is close to a perfect product which is suitable for the weekend pilot to the comp folk looking for trophy’s.
The Volution is still fitted with bespoke injection mounted components, aerofoil section aluminium tubing for low drag, 2 Polini wooden propeller and the whole unit breaks down to be highly portable enabling you to transport it in almost any car. Parajet has done an amazing job over the last few years combining engineering craftsmanship with the ultimate in beautiful aesthetic design which makes them stand out like a beacon compared to so many almost identical machines on the market.
The airframe provides accurate weight shift piloting with excellent handling characteristics. Parajet has done a lot of work to ensure that the airframe has the highest strength and rigidity to weight ratio possible by using high tension aluminium and very wide profile chassis uprights. This has resulted in an extremely strong airframe that can withstand mishaps that a lot of competitors can only dream about.
Features of the Parajet Volution Thor include:
- The Polini Thor 110cc aero engine suitable for most pilot weights
- High strength to weight ratio chassis
- Wide profile uprights for impact resistance
- Low attachment points for precise handling, easier launching and adjustable for pilot weight
- Attachment arms machined from solid aluminium billet for your safety
- Unique attachment arm frame lock system as opposed to being held by a simple bolt
- Newly designed Parajet lightweight harness
- Very fast and strong unique cage connection system
- New netted frame choice or standard aluminium
- Machined hand control with high quality inset buttons
Parajet offer a standard one year warranty and servicing department. By being based in the UK, it would be very quick and easy to obtain replacement parts should they be needed and this point should always be taken into consideration when thinking of purchasing a paramotor.