BMW i and Designworks teamed up with Peter Salzmann, a professional paratrooper, to create a special outfit that can be electrically controlled to increase the wearer’s speed and flight time. The suit was tested for the first time during the flight of skydiving athlete Peter Salzmann recently.
BMW i’s Electrified Wingsuit electric flight suit uses a lifting system with two sets of carbon-coated wings, with a capacity of 7.5 kW each, with a total output of 15kW. The propeller rotates at a speed of about 25,000 rpm and a flight time of about 5 minutes.
The electrified drive system and energy storage are integrated into the front of the wing. The propellant allows Salzmann to fly at speeds of up to 300 km / h, an impossible figure.
BMW said it took about three years working with Salzmann and the design team to create the electrified wing.
During the first flight, Salzmann and two others jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 3,000 meters and flew in formation in the direction of Mount Massif in Austria.
It seems that Salzmann is the only suit pilot to use propulsion. When it was time to land, the trio opened the parachute and landed safely. Here are the details of the skydive with this electrochemical outfit:
Performance with BMW’s Electrified Wingsuit electrified flight suit
Refer to Slashgear