Aviation buff and YouTuber Peter Sripol may have succeeded in creating a paramotor with his 3D printer, 50 drone motors, hot glue, and duct tape. But his warning to anyone watching the video below is pretty straightforward: “Don’t try this at home. Definitely, definitely don’t do any of this at home.”
Paramotoring or powered paragliding is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a back-mounted motor (a paramotor), which provides enough thrust to take off using a paraglider. It can be launched in still air, or on level ground, by the pilot alone without any assistance. In his latest video, Sripol takes us through the process of creating a homemade paramotor with drone parts.
And we have to say, the YouTuber’s flying machine looks like a lot of fun. But the DIY contraption uses way more duct tape than any gravity-defying equipment your life depends on should be allowed to use.
Even the batteries powering the 50 drone motors on what Sripol…