The Skywalk E-Walk team have been busy over the winter and now have a dedicated website with more details and photos regarding their excellent “launch assist” electric paramotor http://www.e-walk.org
The E-Walk has an integrated, brushless high-performance motor that brings pilots quietly into the thermals! What was still a vision in the skywalk Magalog is now reality: pure electrically-powered paragliding.
E-Walk, Skywalks electric paraglider propulsion system is nearing completion and should be available to buy in 2011. Why electric paraglider propulsion system, the aim of the project is to reach thermals and achieve long cross country flights.
As such, it has been designed for in-flight comfort and is built into Skywalks paraglider harness, with reserve and back protection in place.
Thrust Vector, an adjustment is made to change the angle of the prop by 45 degrees between take-off to flying. The adjustment is made by stepping on the stirrup, it assures optimum efficiency both in flight and on the ground.
Brushless motor is powered by Lithium Ion batteries and the unit has already passed the new EMV (electro-magnetic tolerance) testing criteria, a pre-condition for certification.