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Discussion in 'Electric Propulsion' started by wanttobuild, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Feb 27, 2019 #1

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    Better get a firm grasp on this excellent method to power your homebuilt, it is coming and I think for a lot of missions out there, it will be a perfect fit. BMCJ pointed out an electric Goat and it looked like a perfect complement.

    Maybe an electric powered Airbike! Hmmm

    I think we need some resources on how to adapt this form of propulsion for reliable aircraft power.

    YMMV
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    What the hell..please explain.
     
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    I'm glad you like it. Is there a topic for this thread beyond that?
     
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    Well now here's the thing. Wantobuild's comment wasn't showing when I typed my WTF comment. Buggers belief donit!
     
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    My buddy (neighbor) that won the world championship Formula One Air Race in Thailand last year with his Grove (tapered) wing Cassutt is in the process of converting the Cassutt into an electric powered racer. I’ll let you know how that goes.
     
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    HaHa, I came back an edited it.

    Rare to get the first post in a new category.

    I know nothing about Power, but I will start to learn. What I need is a set of plans for an Electric E-Airbike!
     
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    It's more a case of adapting the aircraft to the propulsion. Electric power is very range limited, you need an efficient aircraft to make it useful.
     
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    This will be my eletric airplane

    20190223_181155.jpg
     
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    Are you designing / building a full scale electric airplane?


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    Andre Marcelo

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    This is a PIK26, developed by Karl melen from finland, but I choose a eletric motor for powering
     
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    What motor and batteries are you considering?
     
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    Axial motor, outrunner, 60 volts and 20 kw
     
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    For those who put in an hour per week, electricity seems a great plan, for airlines with a 40 minute turn round and an eight hour flight it's probably not a project at the moment.

    Then you could look at engine progress since the Wright brothers era.
     
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    Lucky for us, this isn't the Homebuilt Airliners forum...
     
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    Worth learning first what battery life is when left unused. I think you will find a rebuild of recip is quite a bargain in comparrison
     
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    Hahaha.... good response!
     

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