The Paraavis Vityaz (Russian: "Витязь", English: "Knight") is a Russia paramotor, designed and produced by Paraavis of Moscow for powered paragliding. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1]

Role Paramotor
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Paraavis
Status In production (2015)
Produced early 2000s - present

Design and development


The Vityaz 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 or two-place accommodation and a single engine in pusher configuration. Early versions were powered by a Zanzottera MZ 34 27.5 hp (21 kW) motor with a 2.5:1 ratio reduction drive and a 125 cm (49 in) diameter two-bladed wooden propeller. Later versions feature a Simonini Mini 2 Plus of 28 hp (21 kW) or a Simonini Mini 2 Evo of 33 hp (25 kW) and a two-bladed wooden propeller. The fuel tank capacity is 8 litres (1.8 imp gal; 2.1 US gal), while later versions offer an option of 15 litres (3.3 imp gal; 4.0 US gal). The aircraft is built in two versions, one predominantly from aluminium and the other from titanium.[1][2]

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]

Specifications (Vityaz)


Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Empty weight: 31 kg (68 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 8 litres (1.8 imp gal; 2.1 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Zanzottera MZ 34 single cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled aircraft engine, with a 2.5:1 reduction drive, 20.5 kW (27.5 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden, fixed pitch, 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in) diameter


  1. ^ a b c d Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 71. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster UK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ "Vityaz". Retrieved 10 November 2015.