TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

New Electric Vehicle to Complenent Your Tesla - Revolt on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by ERP, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. ERP

    ERP Ludicrous Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2015
    Messages:
    112
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    I stumbled across this amazingly fun looking electric vehicle the other day. If you have an electric car and an electric lawnmower, an electric paraglider is the next logical step. I'm hoping this campaign can reach its goal.

    REVOLT - Your revolutionary and affordable aircraft.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  2. swaltner

    swaltner Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    901
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    Kinda slick. I sent an query asking what the expected weight limit is for the pilot. I didn't see that listed on their Kickstarter page.
     
  3. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    5,903
    I spent time paragliding in the early years of this millennium. What was horrible about it was the overbearingly intense roar of its 2-stroke engines.

    If a battery pack can deliver enough energy to its electric motors so that one can remain airborne for any significant time - this would, indeed, be a magnificent machine. I'll definitely stay posted.
     
  4. Paul Carter

    Paul Carter Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,710
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Now this is how Amazon could deliver instead of drones. :)
     
  5. swaltner

    swaltner Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    901
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    I got a reply back on the question about the weight limit; targeting 220 pounds as the max weight.

    I saw a similar product (battery-powered paraglider) flying up at Oshkosh in the Ultralight area. As alluded to above, the difference in the noise profile between this and the ones powered by 2-stroke engines was pretty dramatic.
     
    • Informative x 1
  6. swaltner

    swaltner Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    901
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    I wasn't ready to order a system (I'm way to heavy for their gross weight listed above), but I did sign up for a t-shirt. They were about half-way to their goal with a couple days left, so they cancelled the project. They plan on relaunching at some point integrating changes based on the feedback they received. Here's the update I received:

     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC