BMW and Designworks have jointly designed and built the world's first electric powered wingsuit. Work on it took 3 years, but the effects exceeded all expectations of its creators. In a moment you will be able to see the action of extreme sports fan, the famous base jumper Peter Salzmann.
Until now, the Austrian has flown a wingsuit without an additional drive. Now he can no longer imagine traversing the most virgin areas of the Alps without a BMW drive. It allows him not only to accelerate to a dizzying speed of 300 km / h, but also to perform previously unavailable acrobatics. With an ordinary wingsuit, you can fly at a speed of about 100 km Media Joker h. So the difference is colossal.
During the first electric wingsuit test, Peter jumped out of a helicopter at 3,000 meters, along with two other wingsuit fans, but without propulsion, over the mountains in his native Austria.
The electric wingsuit is powered by a chest-mounted rig. It has a total power of 15 kW, divided into two rotors made of carbon fiber with a power of 7.5 kW. They rotate at a speed of 25,000 rpm. The system has small batteries installed that allow for turbo-charged flights of up to 5 minutes.