Interesting Electric Pipistrel

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  1. Jun 27, 2019 #1

    rv6ejguy

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    They had a great time flying this sweet-heart of a plane!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Notice the large span, high aspect ratio wing.
     
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    Is that a subtle hint? :p
     
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    Are you saying that I'm FAT??? ;)
     

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