R280 Xtrem engine

A worthy successor to the Tornado, the new-generation R280 Xtrem thermal group offers remarkable performance with a maximum speed of 9200 rpm. Intended for slalom competitors, tandem pilots and wheel launch, this extreme engine is a technological gem, offering a power/weight ratio unrivaled to date. Equipped with electric starter, this engine comes in weighing only 30.4 lbs (13.8 kg).

Static thrust levels: 220-242 lbs (100-110 kg) depending on propeller size.



  • Total weight of the engine alone of 30.4 lbs (13.8 kg) (steel exhaust, air box, engine mounts and propeller screws included)
  • 2-stroke single cylinder with air cooling (392°F max with 68°F ambient temperature)
  • Continuous maximum power operation guaranteed without critical overheating.
  • Displacement 268 cc – bore and stroke 73 x 64
  • Diaphragm carburetor with external pump.
  • 1:3 belt reduction
  • New generation 350W electric starter
  • Power of 38 HP at 9100 rpm
  • 6-jaw reinforced clutch
  • Low vibration level and without roughness at all speeds.
  • Silicone shock absorbers 2-year warranty (extension to 3 years on complete AC paramotors).
  • Real thrust of 238 lbs (108 kg) with E-props three-blades 140cm propeller (see video below). New reduction for 150 and 160cm propeller under development.