Electric Airplanes!

Discussion in 'Other EVs' started by Domenick, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    There are a number of exciting electric aircraft efforts underway, but to start this thread to discuss them in, I came across this great story, so I thought I'd use it to kick things off.

    Basically, it's about a young model airplane builder who decides to make his own passenger-capable electric airplane. Enjoy!

     
  2. siam

    siam New Member

    evs and airplanes are both great.
    but if both are combined, they are even better :D:D:D
     
  3. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    The Eviation Alice is a plane with a 650-mile range. It will use a 900 kWh battery sourced from Kokam, with cells said to be 260 Wh/kg, and 3 250 kW motors. A mockup was presented in 2017 at the Paris air show, and it looks quite striking. Will keep an eye out for actual flights.

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  4. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Great video here about what's happening in electrification of aircraft.

     
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    electriceddy Well-Known Member

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    electriceddy Well-Known Member

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    R P Well-Known Member

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  8. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Active Member

    I had posted this in the general forum. NASA is also trying to develop a electric plane to further the technology and create standardization.


    X-57 Maxwell Electric Propulsion Airplane

    NASA is researching ideas that could lead to the development of electric propulsion-powered aircraft, which would be quieter, more efficient and environmentally friendly than today's commuter aircraft.

    https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/programs_projects/electric_propulsion/index.html

    This link has a lot more information including technical papers and specifications.
    They are also working on autonomous piloting


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