RC Paramotor and Paraglider terminology is often used interchangeably, but there are some key differences.
The RC paramotor is designed for powered flight and can be operated in calm conditions wherever there is an appropriate open space. There is also constant forward motion which will keep the wing inflated, preventing collapses. Paragliders are unpowered and are often found operating on slopes that have wind or thermals to keep the paraglider aloft.
Some manufacturers and organizations call paramotors “powered paragliders”. In fact, the U.S. Powered Paragliding Association (USPPA) serves the paramotor community. Confused yet? Whatever you call it, our ‘RC dummies’ here in central FL hang motors from their parachutes because they don’t want to die!