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Hello everyone,
After the third revolution of aviation (electric propulsion), the idea of having an electric plane doesn't sound so unrealistic anymore. In fact, our tests showed that the 190 kg thrust that we get from our electric setup is enough for the aircraft takeoff and ascent.

In this video, we're testing a prototype electric propulsion unit for light aviation with a power of 80-100 hp. 🔥🔥✈✈✈🔥🔥

P.S. English captions available

 

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No, it’s not unrealistic.

You must be aware of firms that already sell or convert aircraft to all electric.

Even the MOD want to move to electric aircraft for training.
 

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I've flown an electric aircraft, albeit a paramotor, around ten years or so ago. A friend built it, with a battery pack I put together for him. It performed pretty well, and had some definite advantages when compared to conventional paramotors that were available at that time. It was certainly easier to handle on the ground, with the ability to just open the tap and have full thrust the instant the wing came up overhead being a definite advantage.
 

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No, it’s not unrealistic.

You must be aware of firms that already sell or convert aircraft to all electric.

Even the MOD want to move to electric aircraft for training.
We already have some experience of converting cars to electric power, but converting planes is something new for us, so, interesting challenges ahead!
 

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I've flown an electric aircraft, albeit a paramotor, around ten years or so ago. A friend built it, with a battery pack I put together for him. It performed pretty well, and had some definite advantages when compared to conventional paramotors that were available at that time. It was certainly easier to handle on the ground, with the ability to just open the tap and have full thrust the instant the wing came up overhead being a definite advantage.
Hopefully, after we successfully finish our experiments we'll be able to experience that instant full thrust you speak about, but for now, we still have a lot of work ahead of us.
 

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The big boys are on this already:

 
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