Miniplane-USA now has the Miniplane ABM model available with the Minari 180cc or the new 200cc engine.
Because the Minari is a belt driven engine, the ABM arms have the opposite bend to them, compared to the standard ABM to counteract torque produced by the motor.
The Minari is an even larger and more powerful engine, allowing pilots with a larger build to experience the elegant simplicity of the Miniplane ABM Paramotor.
Tandem Instructors will also enjoy the extra thrust that this great motor will provide while still keeping the overall unit weight as light as possible for ease of use.
The Minari engine is the latest offering on the ABM Low Hangpoint Miniplane style only (the torque is a bit much for the PSF). The ABM handles the torque really well, it's a completely different feel than when this motor is mounted on other frames - very balanced, light and climbs straight even a full throttle as a result of the ABM arms. The ABM arms are "bent" in the opposite direction than the Top 80 and Polini units, as the Minari is a belt drive, and turns the prop in the opposite direction than the gearbox redrive. The frame is specific to the Minari, and will not work for other engines (you can't swap Top 80/Polini/Minari).
This motor starts easily, and idles nicely right away, ready to give it's power! The Minari will require about 10 hours of "break-in" at 2.5% oil mix, when it will run a bit rich and blubber a bit. After 10 hours, the mixture is leaned out to 2% (50:1 synthetic 2-stroke oil) and the motor smooths out. It is important to understand this and break this engine inproperly. This way, the motor has the best chances of giving a long life of service. During the break-in, vary the throttle and do not use full power for more than a few seconds.
The power of the new Minari engine on the Miniplane ABM frame is remarkable. The unit's dry weight is 52.5 lbs and it has the same 12 liter tank for plenty of range. Now, pilots over 210 lbs, pilots at high altitudes or Tandem Instructors have a Miniplane Paramotor that will suit their needs!