Battery powered winch launching

An aeroclub in Austria claims to be using the worlds first battery powered glider launching winch. Although mains supplied e-powered winches are already in use, this is a significant development.

Technical data:
Power: 205 kW
Rope force: 8500 N
Max launching weight: 850 kg
Battery capacity: 180 kWh (160 kWh usable)
Number of start per load: > 100 launches
Battery technology: 200 x 280 Ah LiFePo cells