The Av8er Orbiter is a British paramotor that was designed by Paul Taylor and produced by Av8er Limited of Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire for powered paragliding. Now out of production, when it was available the aircraft was supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1]

Role Paramotor
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Av8er Limited
Designer Paul Taylor
Status Production completed

Design and development


The Orbiter was designed to comply with the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles rules as well as European regulations. It features a paraglider-style wing, single-place accommodation and a single engine in pusher configuration. The aircraft is built with special attention to balancing and vibration isolation. The cage assembly includes small wheels to ease ground movement of the motor unit.[1]

As is the case with all paramotors, take-off and landing is accomplished by foot. Inflight steering is accomplished via handles that actuate the canopy brakes, creating roll and yaw.[1]


Orbiter Lite
Model with a 14 hp (10 kW) Radne Raket 120 Aero ES engine in pusher configuration with a 4:1 ratio reduction drive and a 140 cm (55 in) diameter two-bladed wooden propeller. The fuel tank capacity is 10 litres (2.2 imp gal; 2.6 US gal).[1]
Orbiter XP
Base model circa 2005.[2]
Orbiter XPE
Model with electronic starting.[2]
Orbiter XPR Light
Model with Radne Raket 120 engine.[2]

Specifications (Orbiter Lite)


Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics


  1. ^ a b c d e Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 64. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster UK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c "Paramotors". Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2015.