In 2011, Wayne Mitchler of Sky-Biker Aviation Inc of Canada, tired of the exaggerated marketing numbers, asked us to allow him to run a true unbiased thrust test at our Salton Sea Fly-In and we were excited to host.
Wayne ran the test over a 2 day period often running each engine 2 times and only taking the best score. The test we run in Salton City, approximately 15mt (50ft) below sea level allowing the engines to perform to their peak. Each manufacture that was in attendance was asked to participate, ParaJet and Nirvana declined. A ParaJet Rotron was loaned to Wayne by a pilot for testing.
There have been claims of inaccuracies by some but these tests were run by an independent source using a fair and accurate measurement system. Everything was done to give the most accurate number possible. We invite any manufacture that disagrees with our test to host their own, We would be happy to repeat these results.