Off the scale Awesomeness: BMW boxer engine powered twin rotor hoverbike
This is BMW engine modification on a whole different level. What you see is a hoverbike. No scienece fiction, the real thing. Twin rotors are framed around an 1170 cc BMW boxer motor that was sourced from an R1200 BMW bike. The hoverbike is made out of carbon fiber and weighs 231 pounds. Maximum takeoff weight is is 595 pounds with a calculated maximum altitude of 10,000 feet. Pricing is said to be aimed for the $40,000 range but clearly there is a lot to work out here before we can all start riding our hoverbikes
to work. Specs and details below.
: BMW R1200 1170cc
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Range: 92 miles at 92 mph
Top Speed: 172 mph
Ceiling: 10,000 feet
Fuel capacity: 30 liters
With secondary tank: 60 liters
What was a BMW motor used? Well, here are some reasons:
The modern generation of BMW motorcycle engines offer the home builder a great deal:
No complicated sensors to work around
Bolt-on gearboxes available (Rotax or Autoflight)
No need to alter the innards at all.
Over 100hp without modification