Discussion in 'Electric Propulsion' started by rv6ejguy, Jun 27, 2019.
They had a great time flying this sweet-heart of a plane!
Yes. Interesting to see the power needed to fly under different flight conditions. Also, you just hear the prop and airframe noise on the fly by. Pretty cool.
WOW! Gorgeous! I looked up the MTOW for the Alpha (could only find the petrol version's data but one would hope they're pretty similar) and it gave a figure of 550kg. I'll assume ~500kg or less for this flight, as neither occupant looked that heavily built - but hauling half a tonne around at 80+kts, for only 20KW, is very nice as far as I can tell! Heck, by that, there are electric paramotor setups out there that could keep this plane in the air, if you ran them hot.
Notice the large span, high aspect ratio wing.
Is that a subtle hint?
Are you saying that I'm FAT???
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