A Young Inventor Built a Flying Machine Powered by 50 Drone Motors

But don't use it to jump from a mountain.
Derya Ozdemir

Usually, a powered paraglider gets its propulsion from a large single motor, fueled by a tank. However, in this video, YouTuber and inventor Peter Sripol builds a paramotor using 50 drone motors, if you can believe it.

While it may seem like just an interesting idea that happens to look incredibly cool, this design actually has a few of its own advantages. For example, during one of the flight tests, one of the BLDC motors (check out 03:30 for that sweet ESC startup sound!) gets loose and nearly falls off. If the contraption had a single motor, this would mean he would lose control of the paraglider, causing a potentially catastrophic accident. Another one is that the whole thing can be powered by batteries, and BLDC motors are known to be quite efficient. If you want to learn more and see the build in action, make sure you check out the video above and enjoy the flight tests!

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