Priming and Starting
This is a 2-stroke engine and it MUST have oil mixed with the fuel!
As for fuel, we recommend the use of Avgas 100LL aviation fuel or premium ethanol free gasoline (see Fuel Tips), mixed with a high quality fully synthetic 40:1 (2.5%) 2-stroke oil. Minari has stated that Avgas is OK to use with their engine, and this is our recommendation of fuel for so many reasons. For the first 10 hours of operation, do not keep at full throttle for more than a few minutes.
Failure to mix the proper Synthetic Oil with your fuel even once will cause your engine to seize and void the warranty of your machine!
Attach the Starter Pulley
Bring the Starter handle and the pulley up from the Starter assembly and attach the pulley to the Inox Hook on the frame as shown.
To prime the motor, position your finger over the Primer Spring on the propeller side of the carburetor, then blow into the Priming Tube attached to the Fuel Tank. As you pressurize the tank, gently press the Primer Spring until you can see fuel reach the carburetor via the clear Fuel Tubing. Allow 1-2 seconds of fuel into the carburetor, and then release the Primer Spring before you release the blowing pressure into the Tank. If you release the Priming Tube pressure first, the fuel can drop back from the Carburetor and air can re-enter the Fuel Line.
Please be sure that all Fuel Caps are on straight and are seated to keep air from leaking from the Fuel System during the priming process. The Priming Tube also allows air to enter the tank as fuel is used during flight.
Starting the Motor
Whenever you start ANY Paramotor, you MUST be very careful to ensure that the frame is securely fastened to a solid Paramotor Carrier, Trailer Hitch Rack, leaned securely against some kind of restraint or on your back where it cannot get away from you should the throttle accelerate or stick unexpectedly.
THIS IS THE MOST COMMON ACCIDENT IN PARAMOTORING - DO NOT WAIVER IN YOUR COMMITTMENT TO ADHERE TO THESE STEPS!!!
Pull the Starter Handle gently until it catches. You may need to give it a gentle "flick" for the pawls to catch. DO NOT pull hard when the Starter is not engaged! This will damage the Starter Pawls and void the warranty. Once you have the pressure, pull the Starter handle quickly and firmly through 2 revolutions of the engine. DO NOT pull the Starter to the end of its cord, this will damage the Starter Spring and void the warranty.
If the engine does not start within 5 pulls, it has not been primed properly. It either needs more fuel, or is flooded with too much fuel. The Minari engine does need to be good and wet, so sometimes another priming will get it what it needs. If it is flooded, remove the spark plug and observe whether the plug is wet. If it is, let the plug and cylinder dry out a bit before replacing the plug. DO NOT pull the starter while the plug is out or damage may occur!
The next step is to Break-In your Motor.