Untitled. World's first commercial electric plane takes off near Vancouver. The world's first commercial all-electric plane, the six-seater Harbour Air ePlane with an engine designed by Australian engineering firm MagniX, has taken flight in Canada.
Operated by Harbour Air the six-seater, all-electric commercial seaplane completed a test flight in Canada, marking a "world-first milestone". The Harbour Air ePlane performed a 15-minute trial flight in the city of Richmond, south of Vancouver, on 10 December. It was piloted by Harbour Air CEO and founder Greg McDougall. "Today, we made history," said McDougall. "I am incredibly proud of Harbour Air's leadership role in re-defining safety and innovation in the aviation and seaplane industry. " Electric Ultralight Odyssey. The E-Gull. Thunder Gull, Soaring Gull - DCC Corporation. Thunder Gull, Soaring Gull Thunder Gull, Soaring Gull Power Glider 1: The superior aerodynamics and control characteristics of the Thunder Gull continue with the Soaring Gull.
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After selling my Coot amphibian in 2011, I looked for a smaller airplane that would have a reasonable range on pure electric power. I explored electric-powered self-launching sailplanes, but I eventually chose Earthstar’s eGull. I chose it because it was aerodynamically superior to most other ultralight aircraft, and I respected and trusted Mark Beierle, Earthstar’s CEO. Mark was extraordinarily helpful in finding the right aircraft for me and in modifying it to my liking. The original builder was the late Bill Hanline. Find Aircraft & Aircraft Parts - Airplane Sale, Jets, Helicopters, Experimental, Warbirds & Homebuilt.
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Swartz Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2017 It’s a long way from the windy sand dunes of the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the San Francisco Bay, but the aviation adventure that the Wright brothers launched near Kitty Hawk in 1903 now continues with new electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft being developed by Silicon Valley startups. HomeMade Electric Airplane. L16 Linear Actuator, 140mm, 35:1, 12V w/ Potentiometer Feedback. • Gear ratio: 35:1• Stroke: 140mm• Max Speed (no load): 32mm/s• Input voltage: 0-15 VDC, Rated at 12VDC• Stall current: 650mA @ 12V• Comes with Potentiometer Feedback Actuonix introduces the L16 Linear Actuator, 140mm, 35:1, 12V w/ Potentiometer Feedback.
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The electric motor installed in the nose of the glider with folding propeller blades is aerodynamically clean and has no additional drag during climbing or cruising flight. The drag-reduction offered by the retractable landing gear, vertical-design winglets, and variable-position horizontal stabilizer, further expand the glide performance higher airspeeds.
Electric-powered flight does not necessarily require the steady climbing flight typical of self-launch gliders as the aerodynamically efficient nose-mounted propulsion system allows sustained level flight at cruise speeds with minimal energy consumption. A pair of lithium polymer (LiPo) battery packs with a combined capacity of 4.3 kWh provides power. Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions. New findings at Oregon State University have overturned a scientific dogma that stood for decades, by showing that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery - a discovery that could pose a challenge and sustainable alternative to the widely-used lithium-ion battery.
Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous in devices all over the world, ranging from cell phones to laptop computers and electric cars. But there may soon be a new type of battery based on materials that are far more abundant and less costly. A potassium-ion battery has been shown to be possible. The Designer. Mark Beierle has a very unique background of aircraft design. Mark took his first airplane ride at the age of 5, his first flying lesson at 12, he soloed his first airplane at 16, and received his private pilots license at age 17 with over 200 hours of logged flying time.
He financed his lessons and his interest in aviation by building and testing radio-controlled airplanes for the publication Radio Control News. This helped finance his first airplane, a 1946 Taylor Craft, which he modified for aerobatics. He then became self-employed and broadened his experience at the controls of a variety of airplanes which he flew and worked on. He restored antique aircraft for others, occasionally doing custom alterations and modifications. Sun Flyer Prototype on Production Line.
Aero Electric Aircraft Corp.'s first all-electric Sun Flyer trainer has hit the assembly line. Arion Aircraft in Shelbyville, Tennessee, has been contracted to build the initial two-seat prototype, which will feature an Avidyne touchscreen avionics system. "After extensive analysis of the options available for this critical phase of the development process, we have selected a company that offers a flexible, high-quality process for the assembly of this first two-seat prototype," said George Bye, CEO of AEAC. AEAC plans to bring the first FAA-approved, all-electric aircraft to flight training markets — and soon.
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Electric Powered Aircraft - Part 3Motor and propeller selection are the topics this time.By James Dunn This article is the third in a special multipart series. Part 1 (April '02) outlined the background and challenges involved in developing an electric-powered airplane and the overall significance of this challenging project. Part 2 (September '02) explained the approach used to select the ideal aircraft to electrify and the specifications of the candidate airframe selected for this project.
This month's article covers the selection of the electric motor and propeller and explains the performance benefits and power available from a high-efficiency electric drive system. This project focuses on designing, building and testing a safe, practical two-place general aviation airplane powered by DC electricity from fuel cells and advanced rechargeable batteries. Why Electric Aircraft? Motor Selection To begin the propulsion system selection process, we established several basic objectives: 1. GBS-batteries. The Elf. Over 30 years experience in flying hang gliders, ultralights and sailplanes has led us to one simple conclusion – much of the fascination and satisfaction in recreational flying is to be found in the realm of soaring flight.
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From cancer treatment to ion thruster: The newest little idea for nanosat micro rockets. Nanosatellites are smartphone-sized spacecraft that can perform simple, yet valuable, space missions. Dozens of these little vehicles are now tirelessly orbiting Earth performing valuable functions for NASA, the Department of Defense and even private companies. Nanosatellites borrow many of their components from terrestrial gadgets: miniaturized cameras, wireless radios and GPS receivers that have been perfected for hand-held devices are also perfect for spacecraft. However, according to Michigan Technological University's L. Brad King, there is at least one technology need that is unique to space: "Even the best smartphones don't have miniaturized rocket engines, so we need to develop them from scratch. " Miniature rockets aren't needed to launch a nanosatellite from Earth. These new electrospray thrusters face some design challenges, however. Electric Motorsport EV Parts.
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