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Southern Skies Spymotor

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Manufacturer  Southern Skies

The Southern Skies Spymotor is an American paramotor that was designed and produced by Southern Skies of Taylorsville, North Carolina for powered paragliding.


Design and development

The aircraft was designed to comply with the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles rules. It features a paraglider-style high-wing, single-place accommodation and a single 18 hp (13 kW) Solo 210 engine in pusher configuration. As is the case with all paramotors, take-off and landing is accomplished by foot.

Designed to be a lightweight paramotor, the Spymotor weighs 39 lb (18 kg) and can lift a pilot up to 180 lb (82 kg). The propeller protection cage is made from a combination of silver-welded 0.035 in (0.9 mm) stainless steel tubing and TIG-welded aluminium. Electric starting was a factory option.

Specifications (Spymotor)

Data from Cliche

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wing area: 290 sq ft (27 m2)
  • Empty weight: 39 lb (18 kg)
  • Gross weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 2 U.S. gallons (7.6 L; 1.7 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Solo 210 single cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled aircraft engine, 18 hp (13 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed, 2 ft 10 in (0.86 m) diameter
  • Performance

  • Cruise speed: 25 mph (40 km/h; 22 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 300 ft/min (1.5 m/s)
  • References

    Southern Skies Spymotor Wikipedia

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