The SP140 Electric Powered Paraglider (EPPG) produces 165 lbs (75kg) of thrust, which is more than enough for heavier pilots, or even tandem flights. At this thrust level, it outperforms popular gas motors like the Moster 185 in terms of thrust.

With this kind of power, the SP140 electric features different power modes (chill and sport), allowing the thrust and responsiveness to be adjusted according to the pilot’s preference.

With the SP140 Electric Paramotor, 45-60 minutes is typical, with some achieving more flight time with efficient flying and efficient wings. The efficiency of flight depends on the paraglider wing used and the amount of power used. Just like how racing your car versus driving it normally will affect range and fuel consumption.

More batteries can be connected in parallel to double the flight time to 2 hours, but this increases the weight, and most pilots will choose to trike launch versus foot launch if they are going to add extra batteries in parallel.

With the typical gas paramotor flight averaging around 40 minutes of flight time, 1 hour of flight time is enough for 95% of pilots to make the switch and enjoy all the benefits of electric.

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The cost of an electric paramotor can vary from $7,000 to $9,000, depending on the additional equipment chosen. The largest cost in aviation is maintenance; therefore, while the upfront cost is significant, considering the cost per hour of flight is what really affects the long-term cost of paramotoring.

The cost per hour of runtime with an electric paramotor is about $0.60 versus $11.69 for traditional models. So, after around a few hundred hours of flight time, this could result in thousands of dollars in cost savings.

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Typical charging time is 24 hours depending on the battery‘s size.

With only one moving part, an electric paramotor like the SP140 does not require any scheduled maintenance or rebuilds.

The battery is rated for at least 500 charging cycles before it reaches 80% of its original capacity. After this point, the battery can still be used, but it may provide closer to 40 minutes of flight versus the 60 minutes that a new battery would offer.

Extra batteries can be ordered along with your motor. This way, if you wish to extend your flying time, the discharged battery can easily be swapped out for a freshly charged one in just a few seconds.

The battery or motor can be purchased individually to mount on a different frame. The motor, Electronic Speed Controller (ESC), and battery represent the components with the highest cost. In our effort to make electric paramotors more affordable, we focused on designing a low-cost frame. While other gas paramotor frames may cost around $2,000, we manufacture ours for approximately $1,000. Therefore, ordering everything but the frame will not significantly reduce the typical expense associated with the frame.

Additionally, the SP140 is specifically designed to allow for easy battery swaps, ensuring a seamless experience.

Paramotors are already the most compact way to fly, eliminating the need for a large hangar or trailer for transport. Electric paramotors, like the SP140, offer even greater convenience as they don’t require fuel or oil, eliminating the risk of spills during transit. Furthermore, due to their simpler design, they can be broken down into smaller components than gas motors, enhancing their compactness and portability.

We are located in Northeast Ohio, USA. If you would like to pick up your order, it can be arranged. Please contact us before placing your order if you would like to pick up.

Note: At this time, we aren’t able to offer factory tours.

With every new version of OpenPPG, official files will be released shortly afterward. This approach aims to reduce confusion and establish a foundation for clear and concise information development.

Current firmware and files can be found on the OpenPPG GitHub or in the config tool config.openppg.com/

It’s generally not recommended to fly any paramotor, electric or gasoline, in the rain. Wet conditions can affect the wing’s performance; this is the largest danger of flying in the rain. The SP140 is water-resistant, so a light rain is not a problem for the electric motor system.

Electric paramotors are generally around the same weight range as there gasoline counterparts with 1hr of fuel. They can weigh anywhere from 24 to 35 kilograms (55 to 77 pounds), including the motor, frame, and battery ready to fly.

Learn more about the X4 and SP140 specs and compare to top gasoline paramotors at our comparison page.

Compare X4 vs SP140 PPG

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